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Sunday, 20 December 2015

Sending a child to a hostel

Last week we had gone for a party. The party was held as a   send off  for their son to a very prestigious school  with a hostel  attached to it. Then started  a  discussion of pros and cos of children  staying in a hostel. It was stated that   the girls were  not at all safe in hostels. People were giving real life examples where the girls are very easy targets but  are more reserved than boys. They keep things to themselves and  speak out only when it is too late.
                                       On the other side the argument is that  children these days are very smart and can protect them selves very intelligently. In olden days girls were victims of  such malpractices. Of late it has been heard that boys have also been made  victims   of this  practice. Parents are apprehensive that   boys and girls can adopt such habits in school.
 Actually these talks are exaggerated. Every where there are are good points as well as bad points.Some schools are good and some are bad. we must make a survey of the schools. We must tell good stories to the children. I studied in boarding school in my adolescent days.  I  never  spent my pocket money in unnecessary things and remained within limits. Till today I am grateful to my alma-mater for instilling in  me good manners, so that I  can stand in society with my head up. 


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14 comments:

  1. Agree Usha ji. A lot depends on how we bring up our kids and teach them not to succumb to peer pressure or other things.

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    1. Yes Shailaja peer pressure is very importaant.

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  2. Completely agree with you Usha ma'am. I think not matter what the situation at the end of the day what matters is the principles we install in our kids as parents.

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  3. So true this one. Schools make or break many a lives - so makes sense to choose wth caution rt!

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    1. The influence of schoolmatters a lot,Meena.

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  4. So true Usha ji! A lot depends on what values and principles the child has been brought up with.

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    1. Thanks Aditii.Parents must also keep an eye 'on the child.

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  5. Pluses and minuses are part and parcel of the Mathematics of Life. We can only provide resources. To use them optimally and pick only wise things is totally upto the child and our parenting.

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    1. Yes Only some reach the peak of Mathematics.

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