We are responsible for what we are and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions-Swami Vivekananda Inspite of the best efforts of the education system to bring some semblance of understanding of the black and white of life, the other part of the child’s world still present a conflicting picture. It is indeed sad to see children flounder, when make and break situations happen in their lives. In a world that is increasingly dynamic, the need is to engage with children early about the training of life skills and their acquisition.
The prerogative of parents and teachers is to keep their children happy with a ceaseless sense of excitement and curiosity constantly brewing within them. The sad or rather unfortunate past is that we adults have forgotten the meaning of happiness ourselves. Children need to be made feel special and unique like no other all the time. Encouragement and motivation can really move mountains. One has to lead by example to enable our children to emulate virtue, code of conduct, poise, dignity and integrity inclusive of self respect. Patience, endeavour, tolerance and perseverance have to be displayed by us for our children to imbibe and incorporate into their behaviour of conducting themselves in society at large among the members of their peer group and most importantly within the family. Life’s battles will all be fought If parent-child, teacher-taught, give each other a patient listening and thought. For not everything can be sold nor can everything be bought.
A traditional African proverb asserts that it takes an entire in collaboration with the school will walk and work together for the welfare of our children. The steeper the mountain, The harder the climb. The better the view from the finishing line.
Progress lies not in enhancing what is , but in advancing towards what will be. Education is either from nature or from things; the developing of our faculties and organs is the education of nature; that of man..... All that we have not at our birth, and that we stand in need of, at the years of maturity is the gift of education-Rousseau.