Nowadays, it is important to nurture children as confident and strong citizens with capabilities to accomplish any task by their own and parents play an important role in it, writes Hitesh Puri, Principal, Delhi Public School – East (DPS East), Ahmedabad, for Elets News Network (ENN).
Parents play an important role in educating the child. In modern times, the term education is not limited merely to bookish knowledge and getting grades; it engulfs a vast area with important factors such as developing self-confidence, making your child socially secure, inculcating emotional strength among them, and problem solving etc. For the same we can use following keys:
Making a child emotionally strong: Be a patient listener. It helps your child to come to you for any of his/her turbulences. Make them understand that there is a solution to every problem and they will have to face different situations which might be sometimes unfavourable but they will have to overcome all the hurdles with a winning stroke of confidence.
Be the strength: The education can benefit the child only if he is adaptive to various changes as well as experiences in his/her life. Be friend to your child. Let your child discover a friend, philosopher and a guide in you. Making this happen he will consider you to be his strength. Let them realise that for all problems they have this door always open and welcoming with love.
Each child is unique: Every child is different and unique; blessed with immense potential, curiosity and creativity blended with lots of learning attitude. Respect their individuality. Give them exposure to the fullest. Let them discover their own world; make their own choices and face their own challenges. Just be there as a support.
Providing platform: The more you learn and the more you know the well you can experience. Things come up by doing. Provide them with exposure by encouraging him to participate in school activities, go on tours and excursions, attend social gathering etc. Make them extrovert. Extrovert children openly express themselves. It reduces the chances of such children to harm themselves or others whereas. Introvert child does not mix with others and hence does not express which leads to inner conflicts within and might harm himself.
Social media awareness: In the ever changing and fast paced world of technology, the access to the internet and social media sites has become easy. It is now easily available at the touch of your finger. Many children get affected by the social networking sites and various posts on it. It becomes of great importance to make your child aware about the advantages and disadvantages of social networking sites and apps.
These few steps will surely help our children to emerge as strong individuals and thus with this we ‘The School’ and ‘The Parents’; will be able to educate our child in real sense. It is necessary that we all work on this and satisfy the real goal of education – Holistic development of a child!
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