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Male teachers scare me

By Vision Reporter

Added 20th April 2003 03:00 AM

COUNSELLING CORNER:
Dear Counsellor,
I am 16-year-old girl in S.3. I have a problem with male teachers; a problem which I have experienced since my childhood. Whenever a male teacher comes to class I just find myself freezing and overwhelmed with fear

COUNSELLING CORNER:
Dear Counsellor,
I am 16-year-old girl in S.3. I have a problem with male teachers; a problem which I have experienced since my childhood. Whenever a male teacher comes to class I just find myself freezing and overwhelmed with fear

COUNSELLING CORNER:

Dear Counsellor,
I am 16-year-old girl in S.3. I have a problem with male teachers; a problem which I have experienced since my childhood. Whenever a male teacher comes to class I just find myself freezing and overwhelmed with fear.

In fact the mere sight of a male teacher even without a stick scares me stiff. I do not feel free to ask or answer questions in class. This has affected my performance especially in subjects taught by male teachers.

What can I do to overcome this problem? I need some help.

B.T- Busia

Dear B.T,

Your problem needs urgent attention. There are specific issues we should look into before you can be helped.

What kind of childhood did you go through? There are chances that you had a nasty or a traumatising experience in the hands of a male person during your childhood.

Your fear of male teachers might therefore be a sign of post-traumatic syndrome. Please see a trained counsellor for face to face counselling.

This problem might later affect your social relationship with members of the opposite sex if it is not addressed early.

The counsellor will help you to appreciate male teachers as harmless and not as beasts.

Male teachers scare me

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