Children’s Day is celebrated on the 14th of November in India as a tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru, who was born on November 14, 1889. Jawaharlal Nehru, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru or simply Chachaji, was known for his love for children. On this day, chocolates and gifts are often distributed among children’s, while schools organize different events such as debates, and music and dance performances.
It is also a common practice to distribute gifts like clothes, toys, and books to orphan children on this day. Prior to 1964, India celebrated Children’s Day on 20 November, which was observed as the Universal Children’s Day by the United Nations. But after his death in 1964, it was unanimously decided to celebrate his birthday as Bal Diwas in the country due to his love and affection towards children. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru once said “The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country”.
A child always remains a child for his/her parent. As a parent, you are a role model and the first learning source for your child. On the occasion of children’s day, here are 10 valuable lessons every parent should teach to develop a stronger bond with their kids.
10 Valuable lessons you should teach your Kids on Children’s Day
Respect for others is an important feature that your child should acquire, including respect for other children of the same age regardless of gender.
Learning from someone’s mistakes is a rare talent. It’s also important to learn from your own failures. Your child shouldn’t be afraid to lose or make a mistake.
Sometimes parents become quite angry with grades that don’t meet their expectations. However, a good grade doesn’t always indicate good knowledge. You should teach your child that knowledge is more important than grades.
Engaging in everyday conversation is essential for teaching your children how to ask a question and how to answer one. Some kids are shyer than others and thus it might take them some time to get the courage to ask someone new a question or to reply with an answer. But engaging in conversation every day will help.
A smile goes a long way, even when you are a child. Laugh lots, smile more and your kids will follow.
Following on this thought, teaching your children how others feel and how to recognize the feelings of someone else is essential.
Friends come and go, but Family is forever. At this age, your children will probably [refer to be with Mum or Dad rather than their friends, but as they get older, friends may start to seem more important. Teaching them that their family circle is their safety zone will give them a safe netting to fall back on if they are burned by their friends in the future.
Some parents show more respect for teachers or other people than for a child. This may be a reason for future insecurities and an inability to stand up for oneself. Explain to your child that respect is important, but the ability to defend one’s point of view is also necessary. Just be sure to make it right.
Teach your child to say “no“ to adults, teachers, and even yourself. You want to raise a strong personality, not a person who should obey any command. The ability to say”NO” will come in handy in adult life.
Some children are naturally wary of strangers while others are more than happy to talk to anyone. If your child falls into the latter group, then it is a good idea to find some books on Stranger Danger before they start their school.