Providing order to chaos

I, personally regard education as a means to a useful and happy life. Education is to encourage the individual to think rationally and act prudently in order to ensure his/her own happiness and well-being.
Children need time just to be children – to romp, play, explore, create, develop their own ideas in periods of time.  
We have a mushroom growth of private schools across the length and breadth of our valley -where the child is overloaded with all the appearances of learning.
We now have a quality and dedicated teacher shortage, over crowded classrooms, very few schools with education as a mission, lack of resources and teacher raises that have not been paid as promised. These issues have resulted in poor quality of education.
We are interrupting young children in their operations; whilst they wish to use their hands, we tend to be impatient to make them walk, and insist upon their pronouncing the scanty vocabulary which we compel them to learn.
This has placed unreasonable demands upon the child’s intellectual, psychological and emotional ability; it necessitated ignoring certain phases of the child’s natural development. A rising number of studies are showing deficiencies in the methods.  There has to be emphasis on development of industrious nature of the child, which is a key concern of contemporary thinking in the educational arena. Development of reason has to be given pride of place: self-control and seriousness are required of the child from an early age. The cornerstones about which this conscious endeavour shall proceed is, a controlled environment, free from excess, the constant and unrelenting use of the powers of observation and experiment, leading to a form of rationality.
I continuously stress my kids, the exercise of their powers of improvement, which they grasp easily by watching and indulging in  different activities not for the sake of just play, but for some future necessity.
I believe that the attitude to childhood hinges around the twin considerations of safeguarding innocence and strengthening it by developing character and reason.  We as conscious parents always want our children to grow up understanding different processes, understanding the whole of this or of that as well as the parts. This useful knowledge cannot be obtained without labour. There is a material difference between teaching children in play, and making learning a task.  Children work hard at play; therefore we should let them play at work. Perhaps because it’s the most natural habit to inculcate!
Whenever I arrange an outing with my walking talking, skipping, jumping children, it turns to be a purposeful endeavor to train them without letting them know they were being trained. It almost always is to play, to share and train their thinking into a logical fashion.  
Let us look for an opportunity for our children to explore methods and be released for a day, from formats in formal school setting.

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