A child needs an ecosystem. What kind of things are they exposed to, what are they doing with their lives, where are we trying to drive them?
If you look at the education a child goes through, you spend a certain number of years to learn alphabets. To learn to write and read sentences, you spend a certain number of years. To learn a certain amount of mathematics, you invest some years. Why is it that there is no time given to learn the ways of how you function from within? It is because we have set a priority in society that it is not important. I am saying this with utmost pain – that over 3000 children attempt suicide in the United States every day. How can we ignore this aspect of life? Have we lost our sense?
A child needs an ecosystem. What kind of things are they exposed to, what are they doing with their lives, where are we trying to drive them? We must understand that a child, particularly a youth, means humanity in the making. Even with a car, you expect the next model to be better than the current model. If the car company keeps manufacturing the same model, will you buy it every year? Similarly, the next generation should not think, feel and act the same as you do. That should not be the expectation. At the same time, whether they are working towards their well being or not is definitely a concern for the parent.