Do you care about your children's education? Do ur parents care about ur study?

@XoyyoX (1055)
China
July 22, 2008 10:13pm CST
In some countries, parents take part in their children's education, they have meetings with the teacher, read to chidlren at home, make sure homeowrk gets done, and sometimes volunteer in the classroom. do parents d othis in your home country? how many days a week do children go to school in your home country? how many hours each day are children in class? what do children dp after school? who takes acre of them?
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@shana123 (2096)
• India
23 Jul 08
studies,student - student
My parents are very serious and concerned about my studies, they even made me join me in best institutions to educate me.Even till now they are so much concerned about the place where im educated,now i'm in college.Even all the parents here in my home country are very concerned about their childeren's education and they do their best to guide them in studies.Here the class hours for students is nearly 8 hours from morning 8.30 - 4
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@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
23 Jul 08
I believe that every parent cares for his or her every child's education. After all, this is the only thing a parent could give his offsprings that which he could use to provide for himself. In addition, this is the only thing he could share with others without diminishing his own. In my own case, I'm a married woman for more than five years now and we do have an only child. She is turning three next month. My husband and I both agreed to have two children even before we got married. However, it took some time before God gave us a daughter. Honestly, we don't take any contraceptives or pills and we don't engage in any family planning method, natural or otherwise. I used to wonder why God has been slow in sending us a child; but now I seem to understand. Times are tough with all the price of commodities going high and having even just one child is expensive; with all the vitamins, diapers, and other stuff she needs. And not only this; a couple of years from now, she'll soon have to attend classes in school. We are already expecting that costs will be as inflated as a balloon by that time; if not merely double the costs. Thus, we've both arrived at a decision that one of us will go abroad to work and save not only for our daughter's education, but also for us to be able to purchase our own land and have our house built on it. And if God permits, we are going to put up a business so that when the time comes, we will be self-sufficient and we could stay at home and be with our daughter as one happy family together.
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@XoyyoX (1055)
• China
24 Jul 08
lol, is that the photo of your happy daughter, i mean the baby in your avatar, after doing your response, i dare not have a child, and wanna to cancel the plan of having one, i'm afraid, i don't have enough money to but the vitamins, diapers...if the costs is like a balloon, and i'll explode...my gosh, how hard to raise a child...lol
@jojuana (311)
• Jamaica
24 Jul 08
Well my parents would ask every now and then HOW I'M DOING,but i was the one who pushed myself to what ever i attained,i am the first one from my family to attend high school and graduate, i graduated with seven subjects,but i haven't started college as yet as no one really cares maybe my mom would say something like what are you going to do with your life and my dad he really, really don't give a d*mn what i do with my life. In my community there are young female babies and no job and males begging, well i do not have a job now but some one i know hooked me up with one for next month. I have 9 accolades (trophy,medals and certificates) my mom would boast to friends sometimes about that because as i said most of the young people around waste there time during school and their parent has never encouraged them,but gladly the guidance counselor at my school was my friend. I will go back to school but i will work towards that, i really want make a difference.
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@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
23 Jul 08
Here in the Philippines, education is very important. Is is one of the best investment for any child. A gradeschooler spends roughly 8 hours in school each day fro about 9 months. Toddlers and preschoolers spend about 3 hours every other day. Parents are very active in PTA (Parent-Teacher Association)meetings to see how their children are doing. They come up with different activities to enhance camaraderie among both students, parents and teachers.
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@chenmeiyi (973)
• China
23 Jul 08
In China,parents do have meetings with the teacher from primary school to high school and almost once a year in order to learn about the academic performance ,the avarage performance of their own children from teachers.In big rich cities,children all have more than one tutors who takes the responsibility to read to the children at home,make sure homework gets accomplished.It takes about 7 hours of primary shcool children at school and more than 10 hours for high school student studying.I have to say most students in big cities have to learn piano lessons,painting ,handwriting or chessing when they are after school.
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@harishv (151)
• India
23 Jul 08
I haven't married. My parents take care about my education. In school days they used to visit regularly to my school to get details about my progress. When i'm through to my college, they shifted house for my education purpose, even it is far from my fathers working place.
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• India
23 Jul 08
yes in my country education is very important. every parent takes a very keen intrest in their childs career and education. parents here wants their children to be first in every aspect.school timmings are really worst 8am to 8pm(some schools). with one hour launch break. parents push their children in schooling . at the age of coolege there is less pushing. but education here is like spoon feeding everything is thought . materials, question banks,guides . .... no need to work hard. i dont like it. cultural events are also there along with studies very few participate in them....... well thats it.
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@acmomcee (49)
23 Jul 08
I'm in UK now, and I don't know yet how parents value education. There are lots of schools though, however, I don't know the culture that parents practice. While in my country, the Philippines, parents give education the most care. Yup, the description you said are all what parents in the Philippines does. In the province, parents even pawn whatever they have just for their children to have good education in the city. And having finish college is the most precious gift every parent can give their children.
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@Wizzywig (7859)
23 Jul 08
School hours in the UK vary but its usually something like 9am to 3.30pm with about an hour for a lunch break and one or two 15minute breaks. We have Parent Teacher Associations and, in most schools, home/school links are actively encouraged. Some parents/carers obviously take a more active role in their childs education than others. Several schools in my local area have before/after school clubs where children can be dropped off and cared for by staff as early as 7am and picked up as late as 6pm. There are also many extra curricular activities including sport, craft, environmental areas.
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@misty99 (736)
24 Jul 08
During the time when i was studying,my parents were not the kind of hands on parents when it comes to our studies.Well i understand the situation,my grandparents were not the rich or average families that can afford to send their children to even a public school.I never took it against anybody,never blamed grannys for being poor.Lucky enough that my parents though undergrad they made sure we all finish and graduated college.Me and my sister depend on our older brother to tutor us when we have problems...particularly in math subjects.Now that i have my own kids,i make it a point to be there and teach them on all their lessons...and participate whenever parents presence are needed.
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
I salute your grannies and parents!and you too!honest to goodness,I do not know the feeling of wanting to go to school but could not because of financial reasons.i was blessed.But you should realize that you are more blessed...your parents had to work hard for your future.I came across a mylotter asking why she is poor...we should not question our fate...instead accept and face.i wish you all the best for your family,especially the kids...continue supporting your children
@XoyyoX (1055)
• China
26 Jul 08
money sometimes isn't a problem, in some countries, like China, once you pass the college entrance exam, no matter how poor your are, the education department, national or regional department will take the responsibility to pay for you, and it's a recent policy. similar to your situation, my wife has got one younger sister and one younger brother, all of them are or were college students, now the her brother and my wife have graduated, and got a job. you know their family's financial status is not that good, it's my wife's duty and actutrally she did give nearly all of her salary to support her siblings to furthur their study after recieving the high school education, the life is tough, but the expereince is a happy one, seeing them learning a lot and growing up.
@shlooper (309)
• United States
23 Jul 08
Here in the United States it varies so much... My parents really never cared how I did in school they always had the attitude "if you try you will succeed, if you don't then you will have to deal with the consequences." I pushed myself to do well. I guess it kind of worked, but they never asked if I had my homework done, never volunteered, and never really did anything to push me. On the other hand, some of my friend's parents were almost more involved in their schooling than the children were. It was somewhat ridiculous. I had school 7(ish) hours a day, weekdays, (standard US schedule) but I stayed nearly 2 hours after every weekday for extra-curricular activities, then I went and did debate for about 18 hours almost every weekend.
@XoyyoX (1055)
• China
23 Jul 08
well, maybe your parents are too busy with their own work, or i might say that they are kind of not responsible parents, if they show no care about your study, forgive me for saying so. i believe that all of parents do care about us, just show their care in different ways. i guess.
@dsharat (456)
• India
23 Jul 08
Hi..!!! In INDIA, parents are very much concerned about their children.Most of them live for their kids...They try to their best regarding their kids future.Even after working for hours in their offices,when they return home they ask their children about their studies.They even help them in doing their homeworks etc..,Our parents do their best to see us in a better position. So,we should also plan that our kids live a better life and have a bright have future ...Most of them wont even care their parents after they get settled,which hurts me alot...So,love your parents...!!!
• India
23 Jul 08
My parents do care about my studies and education. They have taken loans from banks to get enough money for my college education. They care a lot and they always ask about my scores and all. They think and as is the fact, education is a very important part of life and one should do it very passionately. They cared about my education since school and they do it even now. bourne
@dextornap (333)
• India
23 Jul 08
Care for your children's upto a certain age. If they are in the age where they are matured enough to take their decisions then leave them to study what they want and how they want. dont force them. otherwise it may effect both of yours' relationship. If you Son/Daughter is taking a bad decision then talk to them and give suggestions. But leave the power to take decision to them. Oauthority comes with responcibilities. Now its thier responsibilities to make that decision work. So you just relax and watch them. They have taken that decision because they have some interest in that. So they will do thier best. Don't worry.
@heart4u (409)
• Philippines
23 Jul 08
yes thats why they sent me in a university that has a high paying tuition fee
• Indonesia
23 Jul 08
In here, parents take a serious part for their children education. They often have to attend the meeting held by teachers and get any reports about their children behaviour in the classroom. Children spend a lot of their day time in the school and the teacher takes responsibility to take care of them. So if there is any problem, they will contact the parents to discuss it.
• China
23 Jul 08
Yes, I will care, my parents having putting so much efforts about it too! You know in china, the race is so serious, we have no choice ,only try our best!