Let Your Child Know He Is The Citizen Of A Great Nation

India is today the hottest, fastest growing economy. One-third of the engineers in the Silicon Valley of California (U.S.A) are Indians. As we reach the 75th year of Independence, we have a lot of reasons to applaud ourselves and we still have a long way to go. Our coming generation is the true power of India, let’s make it feel proud of its roots.

Discuss with your child the progress of our nation

Don’t look at what remains to be achieved but what we have achieved since our independence. Let your child know how our country has made advancement in the field of education, infrastructure and technology. Do describe the plight of Indians before Independence.

Never demean your country

As elders we often criticize the dearth of facilities and the sorry state of affairs in the country. But remember we are only 75 years old democracy as against 250 years old independent America. Tell your child there are people who may be misusing the nation’s resources but our nation has the potential to be a superpower.

Take a stand for the country with your child

Motivate your child that freedom comes with responsibilities. Prepare them to assume greater roles in life which not only benefit them but their fellow citizens as well. You can start by involving them in small projects like the cleanliness of the neighborhood, planting of trees, education of poor children in the area and so on.

Tell your child the uniqueness of your nation

India is the envy of the whole world with its vast resources, rich culture and transitions, a legacy of beautiful customs of family and love. Let your child realize the value of these invaluable advantages we have over other nations of the world.

Celebrate the joy of Independence with your child

Independence day is the day when we all got freedom, isn’t that a reason to celebrate. Decorate the house with flags, sing the national anthem, dance on patriotic numbers, have a chat with your child how we became independent, tell them about freedom fighters. Let them feel one with their nation, so that they don’t use ‘Motherland’ just as a term but also believe in it. 

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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