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:
- Don’t be overstressed that I am a girl and about what I will do when I will grow up.
- I want my parents to spend time with me and not with the job they do.
- I am glad that you take pains to accompany me step by step on the journey of life
- Please don’t wake up late at night to encourage me when my exams are going on and don’t spoil your health