How to Build Character of 21st Century Kids
Educator designs a person’s personality. Our character is a reflection of our thinking process. Educator nurtures our character. He shows us right approach to lead a successful life and to develop oneself as an integrated human being. Indian mythological story insists that our learning starts at our mother womb. Our learning starts from day 1st of our life journey. Gradually, it starts taking proper shape. Our learning grows from abstract point i.e. when a child starts responding on mother’s call; to when we share our own life perspectives with our parent. Our family is our 1st school where the foundation of learning is established. Generally, 2nd phase of learning begins formally at school campus. We get ample of opportunities, where we learn life skills. Our nature and traits are begun to grow as a unique individual. We are unique individual. We have instinct of learning. Human values “respect” promote the principle of “live and let live”. We are human beings, rational thinkers who believe in sense of equality, mutual respect and a sense of deep understanding of one and all living with us in our vicinity.
Handling 21st Century Kids a Challenging Task
We are wise educator. We handle 21st century Android apps enabled generation. Kids love to spend more time on Electronic gadgets. They are least motivated to talk with their peers, parent and elder members of family at the same time parents also spends much time on Electronic Gadgets. Intentionally or unintentionally parents are busy with Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social platform. This creates a void between parent and kids. They are sharing same room, same food and same bed but using different electronic gadgets at the same time. Family members are present under a roof but minds are busy consciously or unconsciously in virtual world.
Non-ending but Interesting Story of Elder Family Members:- A drastic paradigm shift
Gone are the days when we used to hear different stories from our parents and elder members. Those stories usually used to consist of values and life skills, moreover included with real life experience. It was not merely act of telling various stories. It used to involve emotion and passion. Nowadays we see 3D enabled movie, moral stories, and rhymes but some where I find emotion and passion are missing which had and of course which have an essential roles in our life in shaping us integrated personalities.
21st Century Kids
We observe that kids are more vocal but lack in life values. We need to awake on right time. We need to instill values. It is possible when parent, elder members of society, teacher and school work closely to develop life values among student. It does not build up in a day, week or month. We need to nurture our kids.
We are unique individuals. We have instinct of learning. Positive effort to inculcate life skills and essential values are the ways to nurture human values.Rr
Show Respect-Receive Respect:- “Respect” is one of the most essential human values in our life.
“Respect” is one of the most essential human values in our life. When we nurture our kids to respect self and respect others, we prepare them to sensitize the greatest virtue. It integrates other life values. The day child feels the importance of mother, father, siblings, elder members in and other society members in his life, that day child starts giving proper respect. Our task is to awake them, make them sensible towards other dignity. When a child starts following parents instruction, using good manners with others, using polite and appropriate language in the circle, and if s/he receives same values from others then only s/he imbibes it. When a child shows respect to his teacher and receives the same from the teacher, s/he imbibes it. We need to create a culture to respect one another in the family; if s/he feels it, surely s/he learns it. Educator shares and discusses with value of “respect” in our life. A wise educator enables his learners to be rational thinker.
Family first school of life
When we feel the importance someone and something in our life, we start respecting someone and something. If a child feels that my mother is my life. She loves me and always stands for my welfare. The child starts taking each and every thing seriously which comes from his mother. If a child feels importance of a pet animal at home, s/he starts respecting that pet animal.
To respect something and someone is to associate with that person or thing. When we know the worth of other things or other person, it motives us to respect so that someone and something will not be disturbed by our curse of actions. Rohit is a brilliant child and belongs to an affluent business family. He studies in 2nd class. His mother always motivates him to talk politely with workers at home. He wishes “good morning” to his school driver on daily basis. His mother respects his grandfather and grandmother. She speaks politely with each other. Rohit developed this great virtue to respect other from his parents because his parent not only talks much about respecting one another but he observes and feels it at home.
Although Rohit belongs to a rich business family but his parent always discusses the benefits of respecting one another in family and society but they make Rohit a sensible child. One day Rohit visited to his friend Ramiz house. He was playing video game on his father’s smart phone. His father has to make a call to his friend. He asked Ramiz to return the phone but Ramiz wanted to achieve highest point in the game. He did not obey his father and became rigid to give mobile only after completing the game. When Ramiz father tried to take the mobile from him, he ran away from home with phone. Rohit did not feel good to see this event and shared with his mother.
Parent the first and foremost teacher
Parent plays crucial role in instilling values in his child. He creates a learning environment at home. 21st century kids are very smart. They learn well when they observe it and feel it in his surroundings. They not only weigh our words but also consider our action. If parent’s words match with action, they follow it unquestionably. If they find a gap between parent’s word and parent’s action, they seldom consider it.