I had a meeting with our students’ parents today. I appreciate their mere presence in school during the meeting. They really wanted to see how their kids fare in school. Some parents were not around and I understand why. Most of them are working parents and they just send representatives for them. Although maybe some were working parents yet they try to find some time to attend the meeting knowing how important it is to show support to our children.
It does count to our kids when we attend such meetings for their sake. Once when we were camping I heard one of my students saying, “My parents do not really care about me… they were too busy to even visit me in this camp. Their mind is on our business always I don’t think they even care about me”….Of course it isn’t true. I knew those parents she mentioned. I knew how they work hard for their children just to send them to school. Their children had been my former students as well and they had shown support to them before. Maybe this one who joined the camp was at that time passing through what we call puberty stage. I really noticed some changes in her then. She felt she isn’t loved because her peers get things she couldn’t get from her parents. At that time she couldn’t understand her parents situation and that they need to earn a living for them. She is actually just like some students who would easily rebel against their parents without even thinking about the hardships or sacrifices their parents had done for them. I guess peer pressure is another factor to consider when we rebel against our parents…..
So during the meeting with parents I asked them to show concern and love to their children but make sure that their children will appreciate that love given to them….Make sure that your children remain respectful of you coz it isn’t enough that we provide them love but we should also teach them the value of appreciating that love we share with them….What love was it then?….It should be true love….true concern….Let us not spoil our children….because when they could no longer get what they wanted all those sacrifices and love that we had provided them will just be in vain..