Are we outsourcing our child’s education?In earlier days even less educated parents spent time for their kid's education in following up their school studies, understand the things and then explain it to their child. It was like a second schooling for parents where they had to again get familiar with whatever they studied in their school days and explain it to the child. Sending for tuition was only at higher classes like 9th and 10th grade and above when difficulty level became unmanageable.
The situation has now drastically changed especially in metro and big cities where even many highly educated parents hardly spend time themselves for their child's education. They are too busy in their pursuits for earning money and gaining more and more material comfort. For them sitting with their child, understanding their problems in studies and clearing their doubts becomes an overhead which they do not want to take and send them to the tuition classes from 5th and 6th-grade itself.
Necessity is the mother of invention, so seeing this trend lot of coaching and tuition centers have cropped up in every part of the city which takes advantage of this. Many parents literally outsource their child's education to these third-party agencies and have a carefree life. These parents never know as to what problem child is facing in studies and what knowledge they require apart from what is taught in school. Children get left to the mercy of coaching classes and private tuitions for their education. Even in summer vacations, we see that children are engaged in all sorts of hobby classes and summer camps so that parents can have free time.
When a child starts studying their parents are a mentor for them and they expect that they will have answers to all their doubts. If we think of child's perspective it must be demotivating when they see that their parents are not interested in spending time on their studies.
Would it not be great if educated parents of today try to apply a brake to their fast-paced life and carve out some time to invest in their kid's education? Rather than outsourcing their child's studies if they themselves solve their queries, give them extra knowledge and make them study at home then it will be a morale booster for the child.