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:
- We know you expect much from us and we respect your expectation but do not put our studies as a burden on us, and if you ensure this we promise you that one day we will make you proud.
- Give us time.
- Dot to worry so much about us.
- Understand our feelings.
- Encourage our talents.
- Stop comparing us with other siblings.