Unlock that hidden jewel in your childThe popular Hindi movie "Taare Zameen Par" gives us a very meaningful message which is "Every child is special" and each child has his or her own talent.
Every child is born with a hidden talent inside them which is like a jewel. As the child grows up it becomes the duty of parents to spend time with the child and try to discover that hidden jewel and bring it out from the closet, so that its beauty and shine can be seen and appreciated by the world. Sadly many parents fail to do this and result is that child grows up and becomes an adult with that hidden talent or jewel still locked inside them. At times it is seen that adults regret not being able to nurture their own childhood talents and then they want their children to follow what they missed.
In daily life, many parents do so many comparisons with their neighbors, friends etc as far as their child is concerned. "If their child does it, why can't my child do it?" "Their child goes to music, dance and badminton class, why can't my child do it!" Due to these comparisons, they want their child to do everything that others do and if he is not doing they feel awkward in their social circle. Do they ever think what their child wants to do? Perhaps not. Putting the child in every other activity just for sake of doing is like making them a "jack of all trades and master of none".
As parents, it becomes our duty to encourage our child to do what he or she is best at along with their studies. It may not be only related to studies but it can be some unconventional things like painting, singing, poetry, sports etc. Let us allow our child to follow their own passions rather than we deciding it for them. Let us unlock and bring out this hidden jewel of talent within our child otherwise it may lose its sheen and value if it remains locked inside.
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