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Getting Over The Many Challenges Of IAS Exam: How Parents Help

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The Common Issues IAS Aspirants Face

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the UPSC conducted the exam for civil services is the toughest in the nation. It is for this reason, even before candidates start preparing, they are met with doubts and common issues. Out of the many problems that arise on the path to become an IAS officer, there two most common.

  • Am I intelligent enough to clear the exam?

The common myth around the IAS competitive exam is that only topper and geniuses can crack it. This is a misconception. The lack of confidence in your ability to pass the exam is a hurdle that can be easily crossed. Each year the candidates who clear the three-phase IAS exam are a mix of :

  1.  Students from IIT or IIM
  2.  Students from regional universities
  3.  Toppers of colleges
  4.  Average students
  5.  Engineers
  6.  Simple humanities graduates
  7.  Doctors

It proves that one doesn’t need to be a prodigy to be a civil servant. All it takes is hard work and strategy.

The second obvious hurdle IAS aspirants face is coaching. A lot of students wither away precious weeks deciding if they should self-study or enrol in a UPSC coaching. The answer to it varies from student to student. To find it, try out demo classes of a few IAS coachings. See if they help you understand concepts better or prepare more efficiently. If the answer is yes, then join one. If not, then self-preparation is best. The only condition is here is not to waste days or weeks trying to choose between the two. They would be better spent studying.

The Psychological Challenges Faced By IAS Aspirants

Image That Showing An IAS Aspirant Sitting in a confused state infront of his laptop.We’ve spoken about only two common problems civil services aspirants face, but there are more. Preparation for the IAS exam is multi-sided. Each prong of the path will bring new challenges. Considering that the odds are always stacked against your favour, it can be difficult and harrowing. To pass this route pitted with potholes, an anchor is needed. That anchor comes in two forms. The first is the belief that there is value to your life, and second is parents.

Before choosing to initiate the path to civil services, ensure it is the right career for you. When you are 100% determined, it anchors your mind and will power. So, when bad days come, as they invariably do, you are ready to fight through them. The second method to anchoring yourself is accepting that in case of a failure, you have the option to try again, and if you don’t wish to, then there are other avenues to explore. Here – you can check more about the challenges faced by IAS aspirants.

How Parents Help IAS Aspirants Overcome Challenges

The importance of parenting cannot be emphasised enough. Mothers, fathers, and guardians are indeed the unmovable anchor children need while preparing for the Indian Administrative Services. They play a crucial role in the success of their children. So, the question is, how a parent can help their child overcome the challenges that are part and parcel of IAS exam?

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  •  Remember that it is the child’s life. It is not your race or your dream. It is the path the student has chosen. Therefore, always be the adult in trying situations and don’t burden your hopes on the child’s shoulders.
  •  When your daughter or son is feeling down, depressed, or not motivated, meet the moment with poise. In such circumstances, don’t coach them. Don talk about other ways they can prepare for the exam or tricks for giving the test. Encourage the child gently. Don’t instruct.

Don’t be the parent who continuously says ‘you have to win,’ or ‘you have to pass this time.’ Be the parent who offers reassurance like ‘do your best.’ When the tides of IAS preparation overwhelm your child, be the rock that supports them through it.

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Teach your child about pet care

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Does your child enjoy spending time with birds? Are you wondering whether to buy pet birds for your kids? Well, in this blog let us discuss the importance of having pet birds at home. Before purchasing, question yourself whether you can take care and maintain. You also think whether all the members in your family enjoy spending time with pets. Research is important. Research and collect complete information regarding pet care and maintenance. You should know what is needed for pet bird ownership. By visiting a local birds pet shop, you can also get lot of ideas about pet bird ownership. 

Do you need a bird?

It is totally a rewarding experience to own a bird. New bird owners tend to utilize their free time in bird maintenance and care. You should also see for happiness and health of the pet. At the start, it is hard to maintain and take care since you need to allow a a ew minutes every day for cleaning and serving food. If you have kids at home, you will not find the maintenance tasks a difficult one. The kids make the situation completely easy for you. They love to take responsibilities. It is important to think whether you have sufficient time to care your pet before bringing them home. If you do not have time, then it is better to forget your dream. 

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Can you clear the mess?

Most people remain busy doing their daily routine and taking care of their kids. You should set a cleaning schedule along with your regular chores. It is important for the birds to live in neat and clean place. This way, you can avoid health issues. The cage should be cleaned on daily basis. Apart from the cage, the entire place has to be neatly vacuumed or swept so as to avoid storage of discarded food. If your kids are too young, you need to do all these tasks on own. Do you have time to do this job yourself? The pet’s environment should be maintained clean. Before purchasing, think whether you can do all these tasks. 

Can you take your pet for regular veterinary doctor checkup?

It is necessary to take your sick bird to a veterinary doctor. The cost of consultation and medication will almost be same as humans. It is important to check your budget and financial plans before purchasing a pet. Will you be able to afford for veterinary checkups and other emergencies which may arise? Accidents can happen at any time. As parents, you have to be completely prepared to tackle all kinds of situations. Ensure to apply the same rules when it comes to owning a pet bird. 

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Is it okay if your pet bird bites you?

Though you purchase from a reputed birds pet shop, there are chances for the bird to bite you or your kids. Remember, the pet birds do not bite in aggression. They bite so as to climb or grasp. When you are taking the bird on your finger, the bird and grasp your finger to stand with support. It is a natural behavior. It cannot be changed. Most people think that the bird is biting with aggression. It is actually a wrong thought. Before purchasing a pet bird in your house, discuss with your family members. Ask their views and opinions. They should be happy to take care of and play with the pet bird. It is also best to visit a bird pet shop so that you would know how to handle and manage them safely. Here – – you check out how to train birds not to bite.

The majority of shopkeepers share important care and precaution information before you purchase the bed. So, it is easy for you to choose and buy your favorite bird. 

How to select the best species?

You have lot of options in recent years. You can choose according to their colors and size. Only few birds are best to keep at home. Ensure to research about pet species that are best to keep in home. You should also select a bird which is compatible with budget, family, and lifestyle. Discuss with breeders and veterinarians. By selecting and purchasing a good bird, your entire family can enjoy its companionship for a long time. 

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