education

India
July 14, 2009 1:28pm CST
is it better for the children to give education in schools compare to their own houses? should they have more knowledge from their parents?or they get more benefit from school only?
3 responses
@lawana_f (327)
• United States
14 Jul 09
It depends on what the schools are like where you live. There are many times when it would be better for the parents to teach them, but for the to work out to what is best for the child or children the parent or parents have to not only be dedicated to the teachng of the children, but have: the patience, the ability to teach, the knowledge to teach and the time required to do it right. In many cases parents do not have the time or the know how to even help the children with homework, and these parents need to send their children to school, even in the worst schools they will learn more than they can at home. Teaching is not as easy as one might think. To know how to present the knowledge to children challanging them just enough to keep them interested and by all mean not boring them. The only thing that is easier is controlling their environment. Children have a need to push their limits and it is only in doing this that the child will become the best that they can be. A control freak should not be the only one in charge of the teaching. It has a tendancy to limit the child. As my daughter said just a couple of day ago, "if you expect the child to learn and do their best then they will, if you do not expect anything of your children then in most cases that is what you will get." This counts for school too. Even when a child attends school it is the part of the parent to be involved in the childs education if you really want them to excell. Help them where you can and do not do it for them, stay in contact with the teachers and staff so you know what is going on at least every couple of weeks. If possible volunteer at the school on occassion. Then after school and on weekends continue the education with fun projects and activities that keep the childs mind and body involved. Personally I did not feel that I could do a better job alone than I could do with the school system. But I stayed involved in my childrens schooling and they are doin well now as adults. I am proud of each one of them. I also feel it is important to tell you children from a young age that education is something that continues throughout their lifetime, and you can never have to much of it. I know that in the USA a high school education is no longer enough to get a job that will support even one person.
• Philippines
14 Jul 09
Education in schools is really beneficial to children because it is an avenue for them to develop their knowledge, skills, and attitude. It allows them to better understand the explanation of things and allows them also to associate with other children, as well. The people whom they associate with will serve as a guide on who he will be when he grows up. Learning in schools allows them to expand their horizons and enhance their potentials. It builds their confidence as they prepare themselves on what they will be facing in the future years to come. As parents, it is your role to provide what is best for them and for their future. You will also be their teacher in terms of moral values and character. You will serve as their guide and as pillars to support them with whatever they want to do with their lives. It is but your task to not isolate them. You should believe in them and support them with whatever they want to do with their lives.
• United States
14 Jul 09
I think that this depends on the parents. If the parents are dedicated to their children learning and they want to teach them at home then it could be better than sending them to public school. But at the same time if the parent has no urge to teach their children then by all means, send them to school, so that they might learn something. If the parents are willing and have the time to teach their children then I do not feel that the child would be at a disadvantage later. But if the parent decided to keep the child home and does not put in the time and effort to teach their children then it could be worse than no education at all.