Thursday, September 4, 2014
Being on time.
As this is a kick off of new academic year and its only been 2 weeks since school started, there is nothing much to discusses study wise with parents, at a moment. But there are few other stuffs which I think are very important and needed to be discuss as soon as possible. So I invited all them for orientation meeting at the same time.
I gave them the time of 10 am, however no one was on time.
I know being late is our national trait.
Being late is something we think chalta hai. It is OK.
To be honest it is not OK at all. They didn't bother to realized I was waiting for them at 10am. And how can they or anyone would bother when we take being on time for granted.
They should have known that they are parents, and when they would not be timely, how their kids would know the value of time and importance of being punctual?
Parents are role models, aren't they?
Point to be noted, this post is not about parenting.
Meanwhile discussing issues like home work, being regular, getting more involve with kids, reducing t.v time, taking kids for out door activities as much as possible, importance of books and reading (another thing which we Pakistani don't bother much), I also told them to don't involve their kids in religious, political and family matters in that 20 minutes session.
This is not fair to kids.
This is not their duty or responsibility either.
Esp in Pakistani context where religious and social gatherings/ events go on till late night, it is kids who suffer the most next day at school. Those who take leaves, suffer more in the process of catching up with other kids. Teacher wouldn't stop or repeat the whole lesson gain for just one student. Parents are adults and used to it, maybe these kids would get used to it too eventually, still it is kids who suffer.
It is parents' responsibility to make make sure school, home work and studies must be top prioritizes of their child, not late night religious events and social gathering.