Don’t Ignore your child’s point of view in the matter of his education.

On 17-5-2016 at about 1100 hrs, I was waiting at Chennai Fort railway station. A middle-aged man was talking over a mobile phone.

“Got 977 marks…. OK leave it….”

“………”

“Hum….don’t say him anything”

“…………………”

“Let anybody say anything…Why do you care for others……”

“…………………”

“Which school she is studying in?”

“……..”

“No problem…don’t compare….She might not have forgotten what our boy have forgotten …we will make him write improvement”

“……………..”

Don’t you and I forget?

“………..”

“No problem…don’t scold him…OK  OK  cut the phone off…”

He noted me. I can read his face that he was in a position to convince her.

He cut off the phone after saying, “Train has come….I’ll talk to you sooner I reached the office.”

Parents almost always go wrong if they think they are competent to determine the intelligence of their child. Again they have no right to scold the children in this regard. They are only bound to teach discipline, manners, and culture. Regarding academic knowledge let the child chisel out his profile himself. Let the child go as the creeper go towards the light. If it is made to bend as per your wish its growth will be stunted. If parents ignore their children’s option when it comes to education, they have to pay for it.

Chinese and Japanese have made this a principle for more than 40 years. The variety of inventions in technology in these countries is because of yesterday’s children who studied in their mother tongue the ones that they wanted to learn.

 

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