The pillars that will always stand strong without swaying, that will remain calm when a whirlwind is around the corner, that can hide tears and double the joy, that is what their parents are to each kid. When a child is in trouble, the first face that flashes through his mind screaming for help is his parents, no matter how many fights and how many crazy arguments have been passed between them. And the days when a child needs guidance and support are when he finally decides to set his wings free and soar towards his destiny.
From a guide who helps the child set their goals to a proud motivator in their life, the parental role varies in each phase of life. The day when your kid enters the tenth-grade classroom, a parent should stand by them and tell “it’s just another day at school,” and constantly remind them that you will be there for them no matter what.
Why have I specifically talked about the tenth grade? Well, with all the anxious talk of tenth being the game-changer in a student’s life, it’s sure to put pressure on them. And as parents, we must ensure they are at ease from all these heated discussions, be it relatives, friends, or neighbors, about their future and career choice. Help them realize that they have a voice and freedom to choose the right path and strive hard towards their dreams.
I have heard some students joke about their twelfth grade at school by saying, “I seem to be living in a pressure cooker”. We can’t expect them to say anything else when everyone around them mutters the prominence and gravity of the classes they are studying in. Of course, we should realize it’s a critical phase for them rather than burn with blisters. Higher secondary exams are one of the few strong winds that gush them towards their career path.
Not just at this crucial age but rather from an early age every parent should;
- Identify the passion
Realize each kid is unique and their own abilities and talents. Engage them in both curricular and extra-curricular to understand their interest areas passions.
- Nurture the passion
Once you have recognized their passions and talents, create a good environment that helps nurture and develop these gifts.
- Keep that passion intact
Constantly reinforce these skills and talents positively and help him to see the beauty of his passion.
- Find appropriate courses
If your child wishes to follow their passion, support them to get into good colleges and choose suitable courses.
- Help them to be back on their feet always
Each time your child fails or struggles, be sure to motivate them to get back up and fight their way forward so that they succeed in life.
- Be there to help them achieve their dreams
Give your child the feeling that you are always there to guide, help, motivate, encourage, and ensure they attain their dream destination.
Be the parent who always guides them with confidence to accomplish their dreams if they put in their sincere effort. And mold their personality in such a way that they stay firm in their own decisions and strive towards their goals without wavering; when they face hardships or manipulations. Let them be the promises of a better tomorrow