If we guess, how many seeds does a tree produce in its life – one can say ‘millions’. If we assume, how many grow in normal environment, the answer maybe ‘a few’. How many turn to adulthood, just a couple of them.
If we give these seeds to a farmer, how many will grow – the answer is ‘many more’; to a gardener – much more; to a greenhouse – almost all. Nature has produced all seeds fertile but how many seeds will grow, depends upon the environment they’ve been spread in.
Nature produces a blessed stuff but a very few fortunate grow or excel depending upon the favours of the kind environment.
Likewise our children are born blessed by Nature. After that it is only environment that decides their future either to deteriorate them or let them grow and excel. Nature has blessed us the best of it’s gifts – our children, for our extreme love, pleasure, satisfaction, happiness and to continue our race. It’s very difficult for them to survive, grow and excel without a support. They are weak and naive. They cannot be kept upon the mercy and compassion of general environment. Nature has deputed us as parents to protect, support and provide a conducive environment to help them flourish. Besides this we should never forget that we ourselves are a part of the environment as well, we must tune ourselves to be fovourable to them too.
Our children have two ways of growth i.e., physical and mental. We do a much for their physical growth, still need a much to do for their mental growth and progress.
The best we can provide to our children is a conducive and kind environment for their growth. Regarding the mental growth and progress of the children, motivation, appreciation, encouragement and availability of the opportunities to learn, apply and experience is the essence of conducive environment that may satisfy and uplift their passion. I specially want to mention the use of computer and safe internet that as a part, can be a great help for them. There’s no room to be rude or to punish them. It will very badly effect their self confidence and may damage their personalities.
Man has done a lot to protect the physique of his child but still needs to do a lot to elevate its mental abilities to excellence. A very few of us are fortunate enough to have the opportunity.