In our work as educators, we have had plenty of opportunities to interact with young people and it is indispensable that parents and educators take time to listen to what children between the age group of 11-15 in India are saying today. They do appreciate their parents and elders even if they do not express it always. Here are some of their statements:
- You should not feel guilty that you are not able to fulfill every one of our needs.
- Don’t spend the money which you get on us but also on yourself.
- Trust us and don’t compare us with others and don’t kill your dreams for us.
- You have given us the precious gift of our life so do not give us any other gift on our birthday.