In India, every year on the 14th November the birthday of Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru is being celebrated as Children's Day.
As parents, this children’s day, pledge to make your children all well. Nourish them with moral values & ethics. Make civic sense as a part of their character. Build patience & sustenance. Impart them the essence of education & help them realize it. Because as Swami Vivekananda said,
“Education is the manifestation of perfection which is already in man.” If we are successful in doing so, the results are going to last forever & bring harmony & peace abundantly. As value systems are genetic, the next generation will be prosperous & healthy in every way.
Read Well/Study Well
To start with, preach what you teach, from reading to other activities at home, speak about what you can do & share the experiences with them. To imbibe the value of reading, don’t ever insist on reading to just score marks or reading only school books or academic-related books. Encourage reading with help of books in which they are interested it should be as simple as they play. Never force them into any activity. Storybooks with morals are the best deal. Ask them to carry the book where ever they go, when they feel to read, they can, either it can be in the park or poolside. Reading books not only helps to gain knowledge &wisdom but also stands as a guiding force at all the phases of life.
Make sure to allow them playtime, though they have a lot of home works or extra classes to attend. Never allow them to skip playing. At least if the schedule is so hectic ask them to play small indoor games. Join them if your time permits. It keeps them engaged, if they are bored, it will relax if they are tired, it will definitely freshen up from the hard day. If games are introduced from the younger age, it builds stamina, and good physical strength provides good blood circulation thereby boosting energy levels. Playing games is more casual than a routine exercise.
Groom children with clean and neat behaviors. With insiders or outsider either at home or at school, ask them to behave properly. Though childish few behavioral straits need to be attended carefully at the earlier stage itself which will be helpful for them in their future endeavors. Never point out their mistakes or ill behavior before others, but never forget to deal the matter at the earliest. Introduce them to the concept of give and take respect.
This is the most required phenomenon that needs more attention to children. Make them feel free to express their ideas, likes, dislikes & fear. Encourage sharing their daily experiences or discuss with them about the day. Practice on writing journals. Allow them to mingle with others and make friends. So, they will be aware of different opinions/options to deal with any task.
Shakespeare’s All’s well that ends well –Advice
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none: Parents need to impart this advice to children in a natural way in a more matured environment.