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GUARDIAN OF ANGELS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO JOYFUL PARENTING
Kids computing is like “electronically sugar-coated ‘learning’ that may spoil children’s appetite for the main course.”
Encouraging children to “learn” by flitting about in a colorful multimedia world is a recipe for a disorganized and undisciplined mind. Kids should be encouraged to blossom and flower in a free atmosphere. Their development should be in their own capacities. Barry Sanders, Professor at Pitzer college, US says “good readers grow out of good recites and good speakers.” Then, as a child matures, his success in reading and writing nurtures his “innermost, intimate guide, the self.” So any threat to language and literacy may limit children’s “inner voice” – their capacity to tell themselves stories and talks themselves through academic or other problems. Those who place their faith in technology to solve the problems of education should look more deeply into the needs of children. The renewal of education requires personal attention to students from good teachers and active parents, strongly supported by their communities. It requires commitment to developmentally appropriate education and attention to the full range of children’s real, low-tech needs — physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development.
So, Beware, Be Aware, Brainstorm to activate the mind cells before its too late!!!
– ILAXI PATEL
It is important to note, each child need the vital ingredients of self esteem:
- Physical safety-freedom from physical harm.
- Emotional security-no pressure and fear
- Affiliation-sense of belonging and being wanted
- Purpose-feeling of some meaning in life and looking for direction