It’s the desire of each parent to see his child happy and successful in life. And the means to achieve that is education. But are we preparing our children to reach this destination? Let’s understand and recognize that education should have the balance proportion of knowledge, lifeskills and talents to make children move ahead on the path of success.
Focus on overall development of the child: Don’t give importance just to academic performance of your child but lay equal emphasis on co-curricular activities so that he gets opportunities to explore and develop his talents and lifeskills. Lifeskills like taking initiative, being responsible, being emotionally balanced, ability to solve problems, self-expression, etc. are the invaluable key tools which will help your child achieve anything in life.
Build a strong foundation: Inculcate the lifeskills, and develop talents right from the start. Education at pre-school level should be such that the child gets stage exposure, acquires social skills of sharing, independence, decision making, becomes imaginative and creative.
Give ample freedom: Exploring is the best way to get education. Give freedom to your child to discover and experiment with the things around. Appreciate his every small discovery and creation. This’ll boost his self-esteem and reinforce faith in his abilities.
Look at long term and not short term gains: If your child scores 70% instead of his usual 80% but has found a new confidence while leading the school club, remember he has gained far more than you think he has lost. Foresee how your child will emerge in the future.
Making the child powerful: Such education will give your child the power to control not only his life but also to make a difference in the lives of others and make this world a better place to live. Now you wish to see 90% on your child’s report card or see him shaping into an all rounder, the choice is yours.