first institution of a child where he learns is his/her home. Bringing up a childish
a voyage and as a parent you are the key navigator of your child's growth.
Here are a few tips:
1. Create a loving,
supportive and educational environment at home. Spend quality time with your
children. Discuss with them about their studies. Effective communication can
help you understand your child's actions and motivation. Communication is a two
way process, listen to your child with genuine interest which will enable your
child to reciprocate by sharing his/her thoughts.
2. While talking with
teens step into their world and keep an open mind. This creates an environment
of trust and your teenage child feels assured that he/she can confide in you.
3. Keep a watch on the
daily activities of your children and see that they don't utilize their time
and energy in unwanted activities.
4. Establish family
routine that include time for completing home assignments, completing daily
chores, eating meals as a family and having a regular bed time and reading
time. Make them responsible to lead any task, enhance self-esteem point out
his/her best quality which has helped your family have a better perspective.
5. Limit the amount of
time the child spends watching TV. Parents should help children choose TV shows
that will enhance learning, pay attention to their netsurfing habits, use of
mobiles and other electronic gadgets on regular basis.
6. Each child is unique
and has his/her own gifts and talents to bring to the world. Our job as
teachers and parents is to help bring out those gifts, first to let the child
know that he/she is special and second encourage them to develop his/her
individuality. Acknowledge the child's good behavior in front of others also
try to make them known the consequence of the deliberate wrong actions. Never
compare them with other siblings/others. Every child is 'unique' and one cannot
change that individuality.
You have to dream before the dream comes true.
—Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam