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Nurturing Children’s Potential

Nurturing Child's PotentialThis article was written by : Mr. S. Ramakrishnasayee (Principal, DAV-BHEL School, Vellore, TN)

“Every seed has the potential of a million forests” says a Chinese proverb.

Similarly, well-nurtured children are ‘priceless’ in a society. Their all-round growth is indispensable for the perpetual progress of a nation. Children have informal education at home and formal education in schools and colleges. At home, it’s imperative that parents have friendly confabulations with their siblings and clearly understand the field or areas of study they have a penchant for, and encourage them to do the same extraordinarily well. As the saying goes “The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do”.

Teachers for their part must regularly interact with the students and parents, and endeavour to bring out the best in them (children), which, of course, education is all about.

In short, parents and teachers need to first value the children’s dreams and then nurture them to help them graduate into balanced and matured individuals. This is indeed quite a long process demanding relentless efforts not only from the aforesaid stakeholders (parents and teachers), but also by the society in general. Unmonitored or discouraged children might end up as unproductive human resources and even as delinquents which might have a telling effect on the society.

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ParentEdge is a bi-monthly magazine for discerning Indian parents who would like to actively contribute to their children’s education, intellectual enrichment and stimulation. The magazine’s premise is that learning is a continuous process, and needs to happen both in and outside of school; thus parents have an important role to play in shaping their children’s interests and intellect.

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