K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
If I start teaching my children they will try to go away from me as already they come from school after studying for long hours. After coming back if I start teaching them they may not like it. So I will play with them and be with them for some time. At the same time, I should see that they will understand the subject well. For that, I will arrange a professional tutor who will deliver the goods better thane me.
After hectic work in the office, I come home to relax with my children for some time. During that time also it is something like teaching to my children, I will not have any relaxation. So I don't do that. Kids also give more importance to the teachings or words of a teacher than the parents. They deal with parents in a different way and they deal with teachers differently.
"Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"
However busy the parents are, they should earmark some time everyday to see the children's books and bag and enquire about what was taught and what the child learned. Then either of the parents, or both of them, or by turns as per their time should teach and help them to clear anything they have not learnt properly or still have doubts on.
In the rare case of both parents not sufficiently educated they can hire a tutor. But even then they should at least sit with the children for some time and enquire about their studies and show interest and involvement when the child tells about it. The parents can use the occasion to learn what they do not know also.
Knowledge is power.
Patience and perseverance pays
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz
Living & Learning- simultaneous processes!
One of my sons is in 12 th standard and second is in VIII standard and both do self-study. Some times they need my help and I help accordingly.
Honesty is the best policy.
There can be many reasons for sending a child to a tutor after school, but I never prefer it unless it's essential. The connection between the child and the parents become stronger as pupil and teacher. The children learn to depend upon their parents at the time of any difficulty and the parents get to know the various sides of their children. It's better to teach your own child as long as possible.
No life without Sun
Even my parents too always preferred to hire a tutor rather then teaching us. And we understood why did they didn't teach us on their own.
" The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
– Mark Twain
If the parents who have completed up-to SSLC and still can spend positive time with their children also does not require tutors.
Some parents may be illiterate, cannot reply to the questions asked and help their children. They require tutors so that the child continues to show interest in his subjects.
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