Let's teach our children the art and science of lifeI have read with deep interest the threads that seem to throw light on the most difficult times, when we, as parents are finding it very difficult to manage children of today. (12 plus years old, now).
That is one aspect. Listen to those who are just 3 or 4 years old in the metro cities. Their learning curves have become very less indeed!! Be that as it may, it is essential that we teach our children the art and science of life. If we own two cars, let us not use one to drop our child everyday at school or get him a bike to ride to college. Let him go by the city bus. Let him understand how people run around. Let him be a part of the action. Let us not take the child only to the most fancy air-conditioned shopping malls. Let us take them to the slums and the orphanages. And the old age homes.
It should be great if our child learns basic electricity mechanisms, basic car mechanisms, carpentry and even plumbing. We possibly do not teach them all this. Let them go to an ATM when they are just 14 and withdraw ten thousand rupees. Let them live life. Let them go through all the experiences, good and bad. Am afraid, since most children from upper middle class or rich families live in ultra-modern environments where they have a cell phone and a computer, with internet, by the age of five, they do not know how life is for the common man. For millions who are placed in the lower rungs of the economic ladder, for no fault of theirs.
What do Members have to say on this? Any innovative ideas please?