Remember, Your Child's Imagination Is Unique
The happy moments
As a parent of an only child,Kamakshi had her own experiences.She was in a day long course of learning as a parent actually.She was not even middle aged by the time she had to carry on with the responsibility of grooming a child.
She was molding herself to the circumstances and every-time she had a very big adventure.Her husband Rangaswamy was no less in taking part of the adventure.Both had to take toddler steps in grooming their kid Murugan.
Murugan had got special attention as he was the first and only child.As a cute little chubby active kid he had made his impressions in the neighborhood and he was quite popular to everyone.Even Kamakshi was much popular as Murugan's mother rather.The same thing was going on at school.Murugan had a good sense of grasping and a very good memory which was required for a student to be termed as bright.So, Murugan was a very bright and active student at school.He was just in level 3 of schooling.
Daily, Kamakshi asked him what all he did at school and he would start his toddler speech,cutely pronouncing words in his language which Kamakshi could understand very well.
I wonder how these mothers can understand their languages so easily,and respond to them aptly.That is really a great gift god has given to the parents which makes them understand their children better.Though they hardly understand their children once they get the capacity to express themselves which is a bit agonizing for the children who have parents who don't give them complete support and care.Any how,that is a different issue, let us get into our cheerful happy home again.
So,this was a usual course for Murugan and Kamakshi,who used to spend hours chatting and laughing.At times Kamakshi would laugh for silly jokes which had no meaning told by Murugan.They were just moments which Kamakshi was enjoying during learning as a parent.
These moments were again recited to Rangaswamy after he came back home from his office,after a day long ,tiresome work which needed a lot of brain work,he would refresh himself at home ,enjoying all the conversations retold by his wife and kid.
Do you remember your first outing with school
The adventurous outing
Days passed and one day there was a circular enclosed from school for all the parents.It was about an outing which the school was conducting and parents were asked to pay some amount, send their wards with an extra pair of clothes,a snack box for refreshments and a water bottle.
Murugan came back from school,very excited and thrilled about his first outing from school though he had gone many times before,this was an outing only for recreation not for practical learning of a given topic in his books which they had to learn.
Kamakshi was also happy about her kid but a bit anxious.But her son's excitement surpassed her nervousness.So she made all arrangements required and was ready to send him for the outing by evening.This was again recited to Rangaswamy late in the evening who was not at all anxious but was enjoying with his kid.
"Let him enjoy his outing, he is not the only kid who is going, and their teachers will be escorting them,they will take care of them.why should you worry ?"This was what Rangaswamy had told his wife.But, the next day Kamakshi sent her son to school with all the required things as told by the school authority.She came back home, smiling,though halfheartedly.
The memorable moments
By evening Kamkshi was expecting Murugan will be ready with his great, adventurous outing. His discourse would started with full excitement,fun and moments full of enjoyment But,Murugan hadn't said a word.After waiting for some time,Kamakshi herself asked him about his outing.He simply said,ya,I enjoyed it.It was nice and I will be going every time they conduct it here after.Kamakshi didn't force him to tell everything as she was busy with her work and was satisfied that her kid had enjoyed and she was unnecessarily worried about him.
Later in the evening,Rangaswamy was also surprised about the calm and quite home which was totally opposite to his expectation.He, took the initiative himself this time to know what had happened in the outing,how they had taken them,what did they see their,whether he had his snacks and .....Then Murugan started his discourse ,recounting the incidents.
"Yes,we went their by a buses full of children belonging to all other primary classes.Our bus was only for our class and our teachers. We enjoyed the songs and even danced.Our teachers kept on clapping when we sang along with the music players.We saw a lot of trees and it was green side ways where our bus moved with great speed. We felt as though we were flying. All my friends came in colorful dresses.After some time my class teacher gave us some oranges and some pieces of apples which she cut while the bus was moving with great speed.
We went to a park where we played a lot, in the afternoon we had lunch and in the evening we came back in the same bus.We all shared our snacks in the bus.I still have those biscuits left in the box which I will have now."
Saying this he jumped from the couch and started munching his biscuits.Both Kamakshi and Rangaswamy were happy for him.Their hearts were filled with gratitude for the teachers who took great care and even served their students as parents.
Do you get an appreciation from your child's school
Alas! this was all that had happened
Next morning, Rangaswamy decided to thank the class teacher for whatever they did the day before.So, after dropping Murugan at his class, he met the class teacher and said "good to know about the way you are taking care of our kids mam!"
The teacher smiled though she was a bit confused, why he was thanking for something they've been doing as a routine.Any how she felt it better to appreciate the way the kids are obeying and for the way they are being groomed by the parents.
"Its fine sir,even you as parents are doing a good job.I am able to handle only with the support given by the parents.Else it would have been difficult for me yesterday to handle the kids when the bus got punctured, morning itself and the entire program was postponed.
We asked the children not to be disappointed and asked them to enjoy in the class itself.Murugan was as usual active and he even cheered other students with his dance and songs.But after having lunch ,perhaps he was tired ,he slept for quite a while.And some of the other students followed him and they too slept for some time.I was happy with the way he helped me in handling and I appreciate his way of cooperating.
I was actually thinking to thank you parents for grooming him that way."This was all that the teacher had said.But now Rangaswamy was shocked, though he didn't express it, he just thought it better to clarify once again if they hadn't gone for the outing.After realizing the fact he could not control his laughter. He simply smiled and moved out.
After coming back home, late in the evening, he told Kamakshi whatever the teacher had told him and was again full of laughter seeing her expression."Even I was feeling the same, when I realized that Murugan had told a very good story which kept on believing like kids "he said.Then kamakshi said, "perhaps this was his dream while he was asleep during the school hours yesterday.Poor thing ,he must have been so excited about the outing and he had to experience everything in his dream."
But the dream was made true within a couple of days when the kids were taken for the outing and all the kids along with Murugan enjoyed the moments and could recite a true story to their parents this time.
Make Your Child Learn Through Books
ONE THING I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND YOU HERE IS , DO ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO GO THROUGH BOOKS WHICH ARE MORE RELEVANT TO THEIR AGE AND ATTITUDE.
USUALLY THESE BOOKS WILL MAKE THE CHILD THINK OVER ABOUT THEIR ISSUES WITH THEIR PEERS AT SCHOOL,PLAY GROUND OR ELSE WHERE WHICH THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DECIDE HOW TO TACKLE WITH.
BOOKS PROVIDE A GREAT SOURCE OF RELIEF AND TIPS TO THEM IN SUCH CASES, WHICH EVEN WE AS PARENTS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HANDLE.
THE WIMPY KID IS AN AMAZING DIARY WHICH MAKES YOUR CHILD FEEL COMFORTABLE TO EXPRESS HIS FEELINGS AND IMAGINATION IN A BOOK AND WHICH I PERSONALLY HAVE EXPERIENCED AS A PARENT , AS CHILDREN DO FEEL IT ODD WHEN THEY HAPPEN TO HAVE ISSUES WITH PEERS AND WE AS PARENTS MAY FEEL IT UNCOMMON.
BUT ONCE YOU GO THROUGH THESE BOOKS, THE FIRST THING YOU'LL FEEL IS, THIS IS A VERY PETTY THING GOING ON WITH MY CHILD AND I NEED NOT TAKE IT OR MAKE IT SOMETHING SERIOUS AS THIS HAPPENS WITH MOST OF THE CHILDREN AND WE NEED TO STAY BALANCED AND GUIDE OURSELVES AND OUR CHILDREN IN A MATURE MANNER.
HOPE EVEN YOU'LL FIND THE SAME AFTER YOU GO THROUGH THESE BOOKS AND DO WRITE YOUR OPINIONS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION IF YOU HAVE FELT SO.
I ASSURE YOU WILL FIND A REMARKABLE CHANGE IN YOUR CHILD AFTER REFERRING THESE BOOKS.