GIVE YOUR CHILD EDUCATION FOR LIFE

It’s the desire of each parent to see their children have a happy and successful 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 balanced proportion of knowledge, life skills, 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 children but lay equal emphasis on co-curricular activities so that they get opportunities to explore and develop their talents and life skills. Life skills 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

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Inculcate the lifeskills, and develop talents right from the start. Education at preschool level should be such that the child gets stage exposure, acquires social skills of sharing, independence, decision making, and 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 their every small discovery and creation. This’ll boost their self-esteem and reinforce faith in their abilities.

Look at long term and not short-term gains

If your child scores 70% instead of his/her usual 80% but has found a new confidence while leading the school club, remember he/she has gained far more than you think they have 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/her 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/her shaping into an all rounder, the choice is yours.

This article appeared in Hindustan Times

Sudha Gupta

Mrs. Sudha Gupta, Chairperson of Mother's Pride Pre-School and Presidium Senior Secondary School, is a sought-after expert on parenting.

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