The Indian subcontinent is known for producing the best of scientists, mathematician, astronauts, bankers, CEO’s but at what cost is a million dollar question, that needs to be looked up front. In today’s fast-paced life, children are getting deprived of their basic requirements like leisure time, play time with their peer group, creative enhancements etc. Instead, they are forced to spend more time with their books preparing for their future. Aren’t we parents being too selfish in doing so? Were we brought up the way our children are being brought up? No is the blatant answer.
Parents of Today were Children of 80s and 90s: Less Stressed
Life in the 80s and 90s was entirely different than what it is now. The parents of the 20th century had the fun side of life being children playing with their friends in big parks in close vicinity and then return home to do their homework and sleep thereon. As students, they were not forced to go different classes to achieve big in life but were allowed to learn on the go through life skills.
But today, each and every student is looked upon as a mark-making machine rather than a child. For instance, a girl called Suhasini of Salem, Tamil Nadu committed suicide for not being able to get 100% in Mathematics. She was not scared of failing but was dejected of not been able to perform to satisfy her parent's dream of getting into IIT.
Children of Today Mark Minting Machines: Pathetic State
This is the pathetic state of affairs in one of the oldest and renowned cultured society of the ancient world. India is the birthplace of prodigies like Ramanujam, Aryabhatt, Dr. Abdul Kalam and many more to name. Instead of motivating children to follow the path shown by these leaders, parents and teachers of today are forcing them to do rote learning without understanding what actually is learning all about.
India according to WHO is a country where the suicide rates are high amongst the young adults in the age group of 15 to 25. The topmost reason is failing in exams or not able to enter elite colleges of their dreams.
Need of the Hour: Parent Children Relationship
Children of today are to be respected for the amount of efforts they are putting in to garner the marks in a highly competitive environment. Parents have to be responsible to have introspective sessions with their children to understand their wants and requirements. They should be open for any feedback or disagreement from their children.
Children should be encouraged to share their opinions about molding their future rather than listening to what is correct for them. Parents of today’s kids have to play the role of a mentor and friend at the same time by motivating them to do what they aspire to become in future rather than showing them the path which is common to all.
Blueprint Media and its Mastermind Series Aid in Knowledge Acquisition
The syndrome of “My child is first in everything” has spoiled the education quality and lives of many innocent children. Blueprint Media through their MasterMind series encourage children to learn subjects in an interesting way. Education should enhance lives not ruin them. Let’s change for a better and brighter future by motivating learning to become better human beings rather than rote learning to become money minting machines.