"The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day." - M. Grundler
Twinkles Nursery curriculum designers are parents themselves; having been in the business of education over the decades we can understand the mind of a typical parent, we also know what parents want. We know that as a parent of a precious child, you are anxious to provide the best of all things to your child. Your primary aspiration in life now is to nurture your child’s talents in all possible ways. Majority of parents want their child to be at his/her best and enjoy life never feeling deficient in any way. However, there are a very few parents who are enthusiastic to showcase their child as ‘the very best’ amongst all. Twinkles will always take time to caution such parents and help them understand that a parent’s anxiety should not beat the purpose of their own aspirations.
No achievement of a child at the cost of his/her childhood is worthy at all. On the other hand childhood lost is dangerous to the child and to the society that he will belong to as an adult very soon.
Here are a few things that experts say about parenting:
- Allow your child to make choices of his/her curricular activities.
- Don’t try to push your unrealised dreams on to your child’s reality.
- Children’s interests may change with time. There can be a dip in performance in some courses or activities that a child fared well in the beginning. That’s very natural and parents and facilitators need to give the child a break and help professionally for him/her to regain interest. But, never should the child be made to feel having ‘failed’ in any sense.
- Support your child’s dreams and take part in his imaginations too.
- Always hear your child speak out his/her mind to you.
- Understand your child and help him/her by creating the space that makes the child to be what he/she is.
- A parent can share his/her own ambitions with the child leaving the choice to the child. Many a time children have opted to do what parents have thought through for them.
“Learning is the child’s business. He/she will choose the pace and quantity of learning at early years as it comes naturally best to each child. Parents and facilitators will learn to move at the child’s pace till learning is effectively done. Each child is his/her own comparison”
"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence." - Waitley, Denis
"If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people" - Chinese Proverb
"Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire." - William Butler Yeats
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