Do you know Theodor Seuss Geisel? He is a very famous personality, author of children’s book, animator and political cartoonist who once made a quote about the significance of learning for kids which made him famous. The quote goes like - “The more you read, the more things you know about. And the more you learn, the more opportunities you will have to go to places”. Schools in Jaipur have really set a milestone and a standard when it comes to helping kids learning good habits, and instilling good habits to learn. Both these things complement each other and set and ensure a life path for kids of today. 

There is no denying it that every parent and guardian wants the best for their kids. They want them to live a life beautified with glorious achievements and good memories. Ain’t we? And without any doubt, we can say that we Indian parents might be the most conscious beings on the earth when it comes to securing our kids’ future and preparing and setting them a path of constant success. Worrying for our children is actually a good thing in most cases. It helps them avoid bad habits that may hamper their overall growth. It helps them walk away without deviating from the actual beneficial line.

We roll out a set of instructions, do’s and don’ts, rules, and protocols to keep our kids learn and grow up in a good way as we desire. However, this mindset of ours does not always work out exceedingly well. As everything in life has its own group of goods and bads, the way we set our expectations for our kids also does. If the wall of your expectations from your kid is so huge that the tiny hands of him can’t live the weight of it, those expectations will gradually start to burden your kid down. And undoubtedly, it is possible that your kid won’t be able to handle such pressure and may have a chance to go in an emotional breakdown, a stage of depression, or towards a path he is not supposed to go.

We need to consider our responsibilities as creating an environment for our children that is kids-friendly. We should not put expectations from that which are very unfriendly and burdensome towards them. We need to understand the importance of instilling the habit of learning in our kids. Sometimes, high expectations make kids very reluctant and emotionless towards the process of learning. As parents, our goal should be helping our children become very enthusiastic about learning new things, being curious all the time, and mastering skills in different types of arts, crafts, and other stuff.

It is necessary that the environment we create for them should be filled with a feeling of excitement instead of making them feel that they need to live up to the expectations wall we stand before them. And yes, you can’t do it when your child steps into a teenager. The process of helping them develop affection towards learning new things should be commenced at a very young age. Instead of being a burden for them as they grow up, this mindset should become a part of their life. They should feel joy while learning and like they are missing something if they are sitting ideal for long days without learning anything.

To do that, we need to understand our children’s likings. We need to find different ways to encourage them to love the process of learning. To instil such a love, we need to develop a keen eye on specific subjects we think our kid will be excited about. Once we find out what is it, we will just have to provide them with the material to read about the same. Having very curious minds, the kids will definitely bombard you with their questions once they themselves couldn’t find them. Then, we need to answer those questions without getting paranoid about it.

If this process keeps going on for a number of days, your kid will automatically start to feel attached to this process of learning. Soon, after closing down one topic, they will eventually seek to find other sources of their interest. And this process will keep rotating itself.