Arun Sreedharan | Visual Artist

Travelling with a Camera

What will you teach your kid?

The new playground “Cow shed”

In this materialistic world, where Edutech is the next big thing with various online/offline based educational systems selling the ‘your kid can become the genius’ dream, which is unfortunately highly subscribed by the new age parents. I often wonder, if my kid is getting enough play time in the mud, know how to throw stones in the water, learn to put bait using an earthworm, feed a cow, spend time with goats, fly a kite, cycle to the nearby lake, and as parents we make a conscious effort not to get bogged down by the pressures this educational system puts on us, make him a coder, my daughter paints like Picasso, he is already into Mozart symphony. My mum wanted me to be an average kid and I am one. I did all of the above mentioned stuff that we strive for our kid to have, but it’s really a challenge not to give in. And I am happy that I served for my country in the armed forces and I got to do all those adventurous stuff I wanted to and it has educated me and made me a confident average guy.
As parents don’t give into the pressure, hold on, imagine your childhood, let these children have a normal happy childhood, and let them get educated through trial and adventure.

One response to “What will you teach your kid?”

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    Sonia Santhakumar

    I wish if we could have been more large hearted and lavished more love attention to our kid.somehow the fast life and per pressure gets into both parents and kid and both live a meaningless joyless life.such is the modern life……


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