“Main purpose of education is to make children to develop integrity in Children”
- John Ruskin
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Anyone in this world may say that “children are the best investment”. If only the elders look after their children with love, affection and care, they can reap proper value and benefits on the other hand, if we turn the child into a tool to satisfy our whims and fancies or just to earn money, then that same tool will become thorn in the flesh and it not only troubles the parents but also becomes useless for the society.
The period of child hood is the most important phase in the development of an individual’s personality. Every child has the ability in childhood to grow in to an intellectual. But the child’s true growth depends mainly on the manner the child is brought up.
The mind of man lies hidden cleverly in the deeper depths of his being behind the tender layers in order to develop man’s individuality, an equally tender agent required. There only one such tender substance available in the world for this job, it is LOVE. It is very powerful agent which regulates the thinking process of a child. It is a very powerful agent which understand and experiences. Merely providing the necessities of life for children for their growth does not come under love. True love rests in taking measures to mould their future with patience according to their needs.
If parents catch the spirit of the methods suggested here in with a broad mind, love and patience, they can derive good results. What is meant by ‘catching the spirit?’ We frequently say that children should always speak the truth. But when it comes to implementing it in practice in real life, we realize that the statement demands determination, patience, ability and sacrifice on the part of those who try to follow it in life.
It has been proved that education is not the only important mode for the development of man. Persons like Bill Gates and Dheerubai Ambani did not even complete their high school studies. But they could dictate the world.
Persistent hard work, self-confidence, a strong will, humanity, love, truth and justice help in achieving the desired aim in life. Parent should bring-up children inculcating in them the above qualities. Such children grow into responsible minded ideal citizens possessing the qualities of all-round development. They make their lives happy and help the society and the country.