Parenting and education

What is the role of parents in the education of kids?

To me, as a parent, my role (and that of the school) is to help the child to:
– learn acceptance of who he/she is.
– not to get sucked into “identity games” of pretending to be someone the society expects him/her to be, when they are not!
– build a sense of inner-worthiness not tied to social status, job, money, rank, etc.
– pursue her/his own curiosity and enthusiasm.
– be independent.

However, all said and done, not everything is in our hands. We are merely facilitators, not enforcers. We need to learn to let go and trust the child to follow her/his own path and make her/his own life – whatever that is.

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