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07 Mar 2022
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Criticism And How It Impacts The Mental Health Of A Child

Parents are a powerful source of feedback in shaping their young children’s behavior and sense of self. It is within these earliest relationships that children first begin to acquire a sense of themselves as capable, competent, and loved. Two common sources of parental feedback used to shape young children’s behavior and self-esteem are praise and criticism.

New research suggests that parents who stoke their children with harsh criticism and scolding may also be saddling them with anxieties that last a lifetime.

Same goes for the teachers as the students spend a major time of a day with teachers. Also, teachers play an integral in academic, mental and emotional development of a child. The kind of relationship a child shares with parents and teachers can have huge impact on his/her mental health. 

Join the webinar and understand everything about Criticism and its impact on the mental health of a child. This will be fruitful for parents and teachers both to have a good relationship with the child.


Varalika Mishra

Varalika Mishra Educator, Author, Mental Health Advocate and Journalist

Varalika Mishra, is a certified mental health first aider on suicide prevention. She is the founder of Your Story is important - her initiative on mental health. She is a freelance journalist and an educator. She is also a published author - recently published her poetry book Shanti Panna with Notion Press in 2021. In the past, she has worked with The Hindu as a sub editor and a reporter with Hindustan Times. Currently she writes for Meghalaya Times newspaper, and various news portals like eNewsroom, Feminism in India, Asia Times, Clarion, Meghalaya Monitor.

On her mental health page, she conducts dialogues and conversations with people who have had experiences with mental health issues and who closely work for this cause. Some of the topics include: Body Shaming and its impact on mental health; Dark skin is beautiful; Men can have depression too; Mental health of Kashmiri women and children; Addiction and its impact on mental health; Dance and its relationship with mental well being; Grief of losing a dog; Dialogue on emotions and its impact on mental well being; Myths around mental health; Mental health of women; music and its impact on mental health; and several other important topics.

Her purpose is to be a catalyst and listen to every human being's story because when she was going through a tough time, she did not find anyone who could listen to her. So it became her mission to be that one person for every soul. She has also conducted a talk at Delhi University in October, last year, for Political Science students on the topic- Social Exclusion and its impact on Mental Health. It was for students who were pursuing their masters in Political Science. She has held dialogues with Mr. Vijay Lokapally - Former Deputy Editor of Hindu on his own journey of depression and with Ms. Lalitha Kumaramangalam on the topic - Women and their mental health with regard to sex workers and acid attack survivors.

She also had a dialogue with Ms. Tania Singh who works closely with acid attack survivors. Her main purpose is to normalize the notion around mental health and break the stigma. In 2019, she conducted several mental health workshops in Government and private schools. She also participated in the UNESCO campaign in 2020, November, and her quote was published on the relevance of mental health. She conducted a mental health workshop at the University of Delhi for Political Science students - Masters students on social exclusion and its impact on mental health during the pandemic. She feels grateful for her journey. Because of her own experience, she has developed the strength and empathy to fight for this cause.

Benefits Of Webinar

  • Parents and teachers will get to understand what criticism is
  • Get to know criticism can impact the mental health of a child
  • This webinar will guide you to have a more positive approach towards child’s effort
  • Understand the types of Criticism 

Summary Of Webinar