New Delhi: Parents should not treat the “report cards” of children as their “visiting cards” or expect them to fulfil their unfulfilled dreams, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he interacted on Tuesday with around 2,000 students, teachers and parents. He encouraged parents to be a factor of motivation and encouragement for their children.
“I would request parents, do not expect your children to fulfil your unfulfilled dreams. Every child has his or her own potential and strengths…It is important to understand these positives of every child. Parents often treat the report cards of their children as their visiting cards and that adds extra pressure on them which is very unreal and unhealthy,” he said in the second edition of “pariksha pe charcha”.
“Only when you take it in spirit and encourage your child, a 60 per cent holder move towards 70 or 80 per cent. If you only criticise and scold your child for not getting 90 per cent, you will demotivate your child to start believing that they are incapable. This will take their grades further down towards 40 per cent. “If parents start comparing their child with achievement of others, it disappoints the child. Parents should encourage their children for every small improvement,” the prime minister added.