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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.

Jaspreet Kaur -Vice Principal, Bal Bhavan International School, Sector 12,Dwarka

Education is not learning of facts, but the training of mind to think . Albert Einstein

Life is all about choosing something over the other. Yesterday's fiction is today's reality. The world is changing every day. For education to be meaningful, the evolution of the school must keep pace with the changes in the social milieu. Over the years the school has grown not only in size, but also in its sensitivity towards providing holistic education. The school must take a lead in moulding the future citizens of the country.

Kids today want freedom. They yearn for privacy and individuality. They face a humongous amount of peer pressure. Therefore, should we give them unlimited space or an authoritative grip to channelize the flow of this dangerous psyche?

I personally feel never…but in turn let us learn to be a part of our children’s lives. The moment we are our child’s confidant, friend, adviser, guide is when we are successful in our parenting. Let’s respect their individuality, but let’s remember our Rights as parents to create boundaries and limits. Let’s focus on their needs and not our wants and ambitions for them. For each child is special and different in his or her potentials, intelligence and interests.

We often compare them with better and brighter students. Those are our mistakes and our failures. For comparison does nothing good but breeds contempt and disappointment. STOP COMPARISON.

Do we still wish to follow the worn out safe path of traditional parenting, of exercising power and force to bring kids to the right path? If yes, then it’s time we change our strategies. It’s time we are open to new and practical ways of the 21st century parenting. We may not be successful always, but there is nothing to lose. There is no harm in trying.

The new age parenting is a different ball game altogether. Myriad of technologies and burgeoning entertainment sources are what we are up against. The new generation parenting needs more calculation, caution and care. It’s as if the whole materialistic world is up against us to devour and lure our kids away from the moral values of life. But this is when we buckle up, take a tough stand and lead our children. . I believe that students who have strong ties with community are strong students.

Let’s teach our students:
YOU HAVE TWO HANDS
One to help yourself ,
Second to help others.

Let’s together hold hands to reform the society with our children.
As…Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.

But I am afraid our kids today do not get the wonderful childhood experiences we once had. Their lives are consumed by computer games, electronic gadgets and machines..

Let’s show them the world of a lesser God: of the world of the deprived, the poor and the oppressed. Let’s teach them what they can contribute to humankind. I believe that students who have strong ties with community are strong students.

Thanks for your VISITs

 
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