Thursday, April 30, 2009

Teenage Activities

Teenage is often associated with trouble. The restlessness in your teenage child can cause several unpleasant developments. It is believed that teenagers require utmost care and concern in this particular phase. They say, an empty mind is devil’s workshop. Chances of your teenager having an empty mind during summer vacation are quite high. They have this tendency of getting bored quite easily. So what is the way out?

There are lots of things that can be done and arranged for summer vacation so that teenagers don’t get bored and find an enjoyable mode of recreation. Let’s take a list of fun things that can be done during summer holidays. How about joining a part time job and making some bucks? Well, this way teenager will get an idea of real world and how earning money is a hard job.
Parents can arrange a visit to old age home for their teenagers where the new generation can interact with senior citizens and acquire few unknown insights about life. Joining a summer camp is another wonderful idea because that way they can make lot of new friends. Joining a new hobby course like skating, painting or chess etc will add few dimensions to teenager’s personality.
How about going on a picnic with friends? Surely a fun-filled idea. Watching latest movie or planning a pajama party can be another wonderful idea. A teenager can also join a library or make a collage or can start collecting new items. There are several such ideas for teenagers that can be arranged by the parents.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Importance of Education in Your daughter’s Life

As discussed in previous post, studies are single most important factor in your daughter’s life. Once you have initiated her into studies make sure to encourage her every now and then. Teach her the importance of financial independence. It would be a wonderful idea to discuss different career options with your daughter. Take care of her liking, disliking and academic inclinations. If needed consult a counselor if she is not sure about what she wants to become in life. This must be done when she is around 14 years of age. It is very important to know what she wants to become when she grows up. Having a career is almost like a having a purpose and a source of fulfillment so encourage her to have a career choice.

Often we look upto a certain individual during the times of distress and hopelessness. That individual is called as a role model who can guide us and inspire us. We all have a role model. These role models not only guide you but also act as a tremendous source of inspiration. Talk about Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa or even Oprah Winfrey, they all command awe, inspiration and complete respect. Why I am talking about a role model is because chances of your daughter doing better becomes brighter if she has a role model. The role model could be from any field and from any era but having one will make a lot of difference. It has been said that educating a female equals to teaching the next generation so make sure to provide best of everything to your lovely daughter.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Parents’ Responsibility towards Daughter

Having a daughter is great blessing as well as a matter of concern for many parents. Daughters are always considered as a great responsibility. Though, the situation has improved a lot in urban parts of India but a lot needs to be done to improve the current situation. Talking about daughters parents have a great role to play in their development. Many households still don’t give that importance to the study of daughters thinking that no matter what they study, once they are married their husband will take care of them. Yes, this might come true and many girls manage to find such husbands who will always cherish the relationship and love her immensely but what if dreams don’t come true.

No matter how much parents feel protective about their daughters, the future holds no promises. Parents can not protect their daughters for the rest of their lives so it’s better to make them strong and courageous. Daughters should be given strength and taught how to overcome all the obstacles in the journey of life. The basic of this lesson should start with education. Providing their daughters with best possible education should be the most important priority of any parents. Never ever assume that the knowledge she has acquired after years of schooling and college will go waste after her marriage. Having a sound knowledge and proper degree always act as a strong back up. So studies should always be given top most priority in your daughter’s life.