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Guide and motivate your kids rather than pushing them to score high!

As education system is changing rapidly and becoming more competitive and complex everyday, lot of parents expect their child to be on the first position despite of their caliber and interest. Irony is only one student can attain first position and what about others ?? Aren't they good students or good human being. Our expectations of our children's psychological abilities, even more than of their physical abilities, are typically much too high.


Guide and motivate your kids rather than pushing them to score highAs education system is changing rapidly and becoming more competitive and complex everyday, lot of parents expect their child to be on the first position despite of their caliber and interest. Irony is only one student can attain first position and what about others ?? Aren't they good students or good human being. Our expectations of our children's psychological abilities, even more than of their physical abilities, are typically much too high.


We should have positive and open environment at home where children can discuss with parents on any topic. In a current scenario we are just focused on academics rather than grooming overall personality of child, although trend is changing and we can identify few parents who are helping their kids to pursue career of their choice. Overall personality need to be groomed rather than just scoring 90%, If some one scored 90% and does not carry cultural and family values its like tree with lot of fruits and weak roots. After few season tree will fall down so we need to have strong roots for betterment of society and that is the most important things. Strong roots will always come from family values, as we conduct lot of Interviews for internal job opening but we never consider high marks as a sole criteria. We look at overall personality of candidate while considering them for job opening.

Being into education domain from long time I have seen so many students carrying burden of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Commerce etc despite of their interest, they pursue these subjects because parents wants them to be Engineer, Doctor or CA. Its the need of an hour that we should be flexible and give freedom to our kids to pursue career of their dream and of-course in a guided manner.  

When you ask a question while your child is studying, wait for your child to respond. If you rush to give answer, you’re sending the message that you don’t think your child can answer. A longer “wait time” may communicate higher expectations and, therefore, increase student achievement.
•   Avoid comparing siblings and child of your colleagues.
•   Treat all of your children equally rather than considering their report card.

You can help your child develop that “they can do” attitude. Here’s how:
•    Teach your child how to set small goals, be precise when you giving him/her goal.
•   Teach your child how to handle a challenge and is required be a role model for them.
•   Talk about schoolwork and their life every day, and give time to them.
•   Praise effort not achievement, as effort is journey and journey should be praised rather than milestone.
•   Display your children’s achievements on the fridge or in the bedroom.
•   Make a book/diary of work he/she is particularly proud of.

Those who score good marks I congratulate them and those who could not I congratulate them too because this is not the end of the world, so stay positive work hard and carry cultural values with strong roots.


 

Author: Amit Gupta

Amit Gupta is first stage Entrepreneur and CEO of NCR Eduservices. He is passionate about education and technology in education .

Comments

Prajakti Gokhale  2016-08-04 05:31:44

I agree with above article, It is very important to motivate children with verbal appreciation and caring attitude.I work with age group 7 to 12 , where they are the most sensitive regarding their environment in class ,playground and home. Now a days they

SHAHNAWAZ AHMED  2016-05-19 13:22:28

INDEED HELPING INSTRUCTIONS. I PERSONALLY MORE THAN LIKED AND LOVED YOUR POINTS INDICATED IN YOUR ARTICALE. EVERY ONE OF US BEING PARENTS, WE MUST MAKE A STRONG NOTE OF IT. HOW OUR KIDS CAN BE FREE WITH US TO SHARE EACH AND EVERY THOUGHTS OCCURING THEIR M

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