Things That Children Need to Learn Out of Their Syllabus! 77

Almost every school has reopened after lengthy summer holidays and children started gearing up for the new academic. New books, uniform, shoes, and many other new items depending on the necessity.

Being back from school on her first day, my daughter, sat with her Harry Potter book continuing the story where she had left in the holidays (the previous day of course) Soon, an argument broke out between her and my husband that she need to stop reading novels that the school has started and should start reading school books.

Although what my husband advised her is true to some extent, I wondered what many of us do is such an injustice to our children. Is reading the school books and scoring the top marks in their academic is all that children need to learn in their growing ages?

Well, I think there is more to life than scoring high marks in the academics. We already have plenty evidence all over the internet of successful people who had failed in their academic education. However, let’s assume our children might not become the Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, but they still need to learn many things that are neither taught in school nor in their books. So what are they?

  1. Conversations

Today’s children miss out a great deal on the importance of having a conversation. Either they are busy with their books or with their gadgets. To make an easy conversation is an art that should be learned since a young age and it is very important for children to learn because it’s needed wherever they go. Be it with a boss, a coworker, with loved ones, neighbors, acquaintances, and friends, or with anyone. Knowing the right way of making a conversation without showing anger or sounding too needy is something children need to learn that are not taught in schools and books.

  1. Handling money

Do not be afraid to give a little money in the hands of your child. Afraid that they will lose it or spend it without a thought? It is fine as long as they know the consequences of their acts. Children need to learn how to handle the money. Just like how every subject in the school has practicals, the math they learn also need to have practicals. The subject maths is applicable in their entire life and there is no better way than letting them learn by facing it in real life. Go for shopping and let your child make the payment by making the calculations themselves. Let them make mistakes and let them learn from it.

  1. Importance of relationships

Children need to know the importance of relationships. Most families opting for only one child these days, children do not get exposed to various types of relationships in life and they look up to us as an example. The importance of having a family, grandparents and cousins etc should be taught from an early age for them to understand.

  1. Cooking

Boy or a girl, do not stop them learning the basic culinary skills and simple methods of cooking a dish. Cooking is one of the survival skill and it is a must learn for both the gender. When we are fighting for equality, there is no shame for a boy to learn cooking. The same goes for a girl too.

  1. Surviving without technology

During the holidays, one day all at a sudden my daughter told me that she wished we did not have the UPS system that provides electricity at home 24/7 even when there are power cuts. I was surprised because everyone does prefer it, and here she is telling me that she do not. I did ask her…. why? For which she said, years back when we did not have the system and at the time of power cuts in the night I stopped my work and instead spent time with her until the power came back. Studies were postponed. We spent time together playing and I told her stories. That was more fun and now without any power cuts, am always busy. Well, I had not answer because she was right. Hence, let our children learn to limit the use of technology. Doing things in age-old ways is more fun sometimes.

  1. Self defense

The most important in today’s world is to teach our children how to fight and protect themselves. Be it verbally or physically. One should learn the confidence to stand for themselves and fight for their rights. Education plays a strong role, however that is not enough. Learning physical self-defense will help them save from any danger of being attacked. Though none of us wants that, we never know what the future holds.

  1. Learning from failure

The reason for the increase in suicides among children is because they have never faced failure. We parents are always ready at the threshold to rescue them from any kind of pain or failure and before they could face, they are thrown back at the cushion of safety. Let them fail, let them face life, but always be there to hold hands and make them walk through. If Sharmaji son joined a prestigious college and course, do not force your child also to do same.

  1. Time Management

Oh well, we are still working at that! Every morning it is a struggle to wake my daughter and make her ready before time and trust me our living room clock is half an hour faster. Nevertheless, we at home make it a practice to do everything on time. Teaching time management helps our children when they grow up to follow their schedules in time and be able to perform without getting stressed because of the delay of tasks completion.

School and grades do not determine the true skills of a child. Do recognize what your child talents are and help him or her to excel in it. Being a parent is all about giving the support and guidance until our children can handle it themselves.

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Movie Review: SIMRAN 2800

Queen, Tanu Weds Manu, Tanu Weds Manu Returns and now Simran, Kangna is on a rout, she has proven time and again that she is one of the best actresses available today. She has made a mark for herself in the film industry synonymous to that made by Sridevi, that, of doing movies which are female-centric, of movies which revolve around themselves (Judaai, Chaalbaz, Lamhe, Laadla to name a few). The only difference though being, all the movies had an extremely strong supporting cast. Kangna has to be given accolades to run a movie entirely on her very own shoulders, and this is not the first time either, we bow to you Kangna, you deserve the Best Actress Award for this one.

Kangna who plays Praful Patel is a gujju girl staying in Atlanta who likes herself be called as Prafff. Praf has a typical Gujarati accent and all my Gujju friends are going to love the Gujarati dialogues the movie carries, I know Gujarati and so I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Kangna is introduced from a housekeeping scene mopping and wiping floors and tables, there is just so much genuineness in that scene, it’s great to watch her there. When she goes to Vegas, her sleazy lines such as “are you tired, because you were running in my mind” are some great moments that bring about here innocence and wickedness both out at the same time.

In the red dress in Vegas, she looks gorgeous, she dazzles and ravishes like a diva and is super cute when she puts on her very native gujju accent “Halo, I aem Praeffff…” she just steals your attention away throughout the movie. A song in the movie titled “Lagdi Hai Thaai” sung by Guru Randhawa aptly describes what Simran is in the movie.

The best thing about this movie is that it has a good storyline and director Hansal Mehta pulls it off amazingly with Kangna. The first hour of the movie just zips its way through with Kangna showcasing her bubbly self, her expressions at an expensive store, her bargaining at the street shop and then her equivalence of the pink champagne and fries at the bartender, there are too many funny and hilarious moments. It’s the second half that becomes a tad serious but since the movie is almost 2 hrs, it doesn’t feel to be stretched at any point of time.

There are some points where you wonder if it is really possible to learn a bank robbery from YouTube and execute a heist, but those go in the movie stride and you really don’t mind these.

The movie touches important points related to the American Dream that much of our Indian Community has and exposes that it might not be true for everyone, it may turn out to be just a Dream for some. The nagging father of Kangna performs well and Sohum Shah is where I think a popular Bollywood actor would have benefited more, but Sohum looks original, he is simple and he looked like a studios guy from a small town in Gujarat, he does justice to his role.

But it’s Kangna and Kangna and Kangna stealing away the show, she is setting new benchmarks which are extremely difficult to surpass when it comes to ACTING. She is fantabulous and the heart of this movie.

She carries it on her shoulders all alone and she delivers a power-packed punch.

Music is good and hummable.

There is actually no one else to talk about in the movie, the movie has absolutely no supporting cast, but trust me, it wasn’t needed as well. The movie is about Simran, and it talks about Simran, hats off to Kangna, this one’s a Kohinoor in the QUEEN’S CROWN. 🙂

All in all, it’s an extremely light and a different movie with awesome Acting by Kangna. Watch it for Kangna.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

(0.5 points extra only and only for Kangna)

Dating is cooler than a Relationship….Do you think so?? 1068

I am 101 % every one of you is going to agree with me on this – Dating is quite fun!! As it involves meeting new people, exploring new places with your gf/bf, the excitement of a new bond, those butterflies in the stomach. But during all this, somewhere deep down lays a sense of insecurity. Insecurity of losing your special someone because dating is not synonyms to the relationship. Where relationships have the commitment, dating doesn’t follow any such decree.

One of the most significant reasons that make dating cooler than relationships is commitment. It’s not easy to not make a connection and still be together. Many people think that settling down or being in a relationship can be boring, actually, they consider it as ‘Old school’. But you know what, if you never come under this league, perhaps, you will never experience the beauty of being in a relationship.

Relationships are not meant to be boring! In fact, being in a relationship makes your life beautiful and evolves you into a better individual.

Below are few reasons that’ll make you wonder how being in a relationship makes you a better person!

  1. A Relationship Rejuvenates You

Love is a very powerful feeling it makes us do things for others which we wouldn’t do for ourselves. A relationship changes you in a better person, your partner brings out the best in you. With your partner’s love and affection, they turn you into a better individual. Being in a relationship fills you with new hopes and aspirations.

  1. It changes your Attitude towards life

When single we usually only think about ourselves, act stubborn and resentful towards people and situations. But being in a relationship makes us think rationally and lowers down our ego and arrogance. It also invokes the sense of responsibility and a better understanding of life which we generally lack.

  1. You Start Feeling Good

The best part of being in a relationship is you start feeling happy and good about everything around. There is no space for stress or reasons to be depressed as two of you are always there to support each other and work towards the happiness of one another. Here, I would like to mention that this is the case of positive relations which are not forced.

  1. You Learn to Adjust

Every relationship demands adjustment, compromise, and sharing. When you get involved with someone the first thing which happens is you start adjusting according to your partners likes and dislikes. Slowly you start sharing your living space, you start making plans together and what not. being in a relationship teaches you how to express your love and care and how to keep your partners needs first.

  1. You Explore new things

The plus point of being in a relationship is your world expands, by this I mean you get to know about new things from you from a partner. You develop new likes and hobbies. You get exposed to a different kind of music, movies and if you both like reading then, books too ;). You also get a brand-new family and set of friends and cousins to hang out with.

  1. You feel Strong

Difficulties are part of life, we all face ups and downs, difficult situations in our lives. But having a partner by your side gives you the strength to fight any battle of life. Knowing that your partner has your back will give you the courage to go through any circumstances and come out with more positivity and belief that with that your partners help you can fight anything and everything

All relationships go through hell, only the real ones get through It …So, no matter how many girls or boys you have dated, there’ll come a time when you’ll realize the meaning of settling down with that special someone!