We want our children to be smart, creative, talented. We love to think they have amazing hidden potential in them. But does it come out into the light? Are they receiving the right kind of influence to become the genius they were destined to be?
A child’s mind is like mouldable clay. An average student and a genius starts out at the same level. What differentiates them at a later stage is the education they receive as a child. Education plays one of the most important roles in a child’s life as it renders the necessary emotional, mental and social development which will determine their future. Aristotle said education is the process of creating a sound mind and a sound body. Education is the process of bringing into realisation the potential of an individual.
The more our society develops, the more dependent it is on education. It is only through education that an individual can contribute to the growth of his/her surroundings. But education is so much more than just enrolling your child in a school. The right education will determine how they see and respond to the world around them, how they think of solutions for problems and how they give back to society as healthy, responsible individuals when they grow up. What you learn in childhood remains with you through adulthood.
A child learns fast through imitation, questioning and play. All of this can determine how they see the world around them. And the biggest influence for all of this comes from the schools they attend. Their teachers can either push them to perform or invite them to enjoy the process of learning. That is why it is important to choose the right school that can channelize their energy, hone their skills and cultivate their creativity.
Through good education a child receives knowledge, values, belief systems, habits and skills. Just imagine how much power an individual can possess if each of these were attained through proper training and guidance. Education in short is power. It has the power to change the world in which we live. And if used the right way, it is the most powerful weapon in the world.
Once we understand the power of education, we would want to equip our children with the best kind of education. That is why the school you send them to becomes a crucial turning point in their life. So choose right and you’ll never have to worry about their future.