For adults, it becomes a choice to be a part of the festival or not.
But in the case of children parents and elders should let them enjoy the festival instead of confining them in house and make them do homework because the kind of enthusiasm we have as a child never returns once we begin to understand the world and its complexities,
For children, the world is very simple and things make them happy, excited and curious and all those things slowly get notched down as we acquire more and more knowledge.
"It is hardest thing in the world to be good thinker without being a good self examiner"
No life without Sun
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
But these for the children every day is a festival day as they need not wait for a festival for having new clothes and they can eat anything they want on any day. So they feel the festival day is a holiday and they will get up late on that day. Elders should try to explain them the importance of the festival and they should be allowed to enjoy their day and we should not force them to study and keep themselves indoors. They should enjoy the day playing with their friends in the neighbourhood.
Knowledge is power.