TGR – The Growth Riddle – As a preschool educator and Preschool Principal of various start-up schools, for the last twelve years I have been closely associated with Parents of children birth to six years of age. Throughout this association I have constantly realised and understood that there are a lot of parents who are confused as to how to raise a child. They are unsure of their parenting styles, of what is expected of them as parents, of what to expect from their children. There seems to be a gap between what they read and what they feel, what they should do or what they should let go, confused about what children are capable of, about how much to push them and how much to restrain and many such dilemmas face today’s parents. And to add to all the confusion they read conflicting articles about parenting styles on Google. They do not know if they should believe what Google tells them or they should believe what the Parents and Parents-in- law tell them or should they follow their own gut feeling. They see many a traditional methods do not work with their children but they do not know what modern techniques they should use and how to go about it. They do not have the time or the patience to deal with today’s techno savvy and very aware children. Further they are dogged with all the marketing done by the various preschools, telling them, what according to them children should be learning and how much they should be learning. All this and much more conflicting and confusing information is constantly being bombarded at the parents who therefore are constantly seeking things, to improve their children and themselves. In doing so I find most of the parents are unable to find solutions they are looking for. Thus soon enough they give up the whole exercise and leave things to fate or fall back on the traditional ways which are not really working with the children anymore and try to rationalise it, as it is suitable to them.
As a person who is trying to champion the cause of children, someone who hopes to bring joy in their lives and smile on their faces ‘The Growth Riddle’ is my small humble way of bringing growth, learning and better bonding amongst all those connected with children – the parent and the teachers.
Through my blogs I hope to make a positive difference in the lives of the three stake holders – the children, parents, and teachers.
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Hoping for a long association with you.