There’s so much that goes into raising a child anywhere in the world. Raising children is a joy, however difficult it can be, from food to education and everything in between. There are many considerations when putting your child through the education process. Here are 5 considerations:
1. Cost of school
According to the Economic Times, the complete cost to send a child to private schools, from 3 to 17, is Rs 30 lakh! That’s roughly Rs 2,14,309 a year. With the national salary average of ₹3,87,500 per year, these costs need to be planned.
2. Digital Literacy
As technology advances moment by moment, being digitally literate is imperative. Areas throughout India struggle to find the resources they need to stay connected. During COVID-19 when many institutions transitioned online, many were left behind. However, the pandemic exposed children to digital literacies at a younger age. Educators must integrate technology to help children adapt as they continue to be innovative.
As the national economy continues to rise, children growing up today have greater competition. Taking online tuitions gives students an edge, and better prepares them for boards. High scores on boards mean greater opportunities for university and careers. Online learning also boosts digital literacy.
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4. Career Searching
Typically parents are heavily involved in their child’s future. Many families even choose their children’s career paths. The national board exams make students contemplate their futures at a young age. This is something that parents should be aware of. Thinking of such big matters at a young age can stress children unnecessarily.
Parents should create spaces for their children to try different things. Through different activities and experiences, children can discover what they’re good at and what excites them. Having trouble thinking about future careers? Follow our blog series on Careers!
5. Extracurricular activities
Leading off the last point, extracurricular activities can teach students hands-on skills they don’t have the best exposure to in the classroom. There are so many activities that children can explore today that cultivate a variety of marketable skills.
Being involved in extracurriculars boasts a student’s application for college, helps form leadership skills, reduces the stress of studying, and supports social interaction with peers. Some fun examples of activities children can be involved in include: sports, writing clubs, acting or performance arts, music, or photography to name a few.
Keeping these various considerations in mind can truly support a child’s academic progress. Parents or teachers aren’t solely responsible for raising students, it’s a collective and communal process. Working harmoniously together – families and educators alike – makes for a thriving student. At ConnectEd, we believe that having a strong relationship with parents is key to our student’s academic success. Educators are free to do what they do best with support from home. Let’s work together and raise our future leaders and game-changers thoughtfully!