Let the Buds Bloom

“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information, but makes our life in harmony with all existence”-Rabindranath Tagore

Education is that weapon with which we can fight against all odds. It is a settled fact that only proper education can help us to stand tall in the battle of life. Once you are a parent, I believe, there is perhaps no other emotion plays in the mind stronger than the betterment of our children. It is the dream of every parent to gift a secure life to their children, to expedite the best possible upbringing and, to help them fulfill their dreams.

Let me share a story of my family. My father, after finishing his engineering, got the chance to work in a reputed foreign farm. But he being the youngest and most adorable son in the family, my grandmother vehemently opposed the idea of his going overseas. As a result, he started his career here in the country missing the opportunity of a lifetime. Can you imagine a similar behaviour from a mother of our generation? Unthinkable, isn’t it? The nub of the matter is,  gone are those days when emotions used to play an upper hand even in such life-turning decisions. We now have learnt to look at the brighter side of things with rationale and have broadened our views.

We, parents, now take into account the realities of the time we are living in. But, the question is, are we all equipped enough to provide our children with the best we can afford? Do we have provisions to guide them towards fulfilling their aspirations?

Now, you may ask, why do we need to think so hard about it?

Well, as I said earlier, the time has changed. We have numerous career options now and, our children choose their career often on their own. they have strong likings and dislikings. They have their own dreams and, it is our duty to encourage them, to help them transforming the dreams into reality.


The expense of education has raised exponentially in the past few years. With private educational institutions coming up in the forefront, children now have different routes to reach their dream destinations. And, you, as a parent, need to help them tread through the way. Are you ready for that or you need to #DoYourHomework?

Many of us are not aware how we should prepare for the future courses of our kids in terms of career or higher education. This site can help you to understand the situation in a better way. They also have career calculators, story books and puzzles which can help the children explore different careers and choose independently.

Whatever might be the outcome of their choice, we should be prepared with our plans for the child’s future. It’s up to you fulfill your child’s aspirations, this is the best gift parents can give to their children.

47 responses to “Let the Buds Bloom

  1. Well presented, Maniparna. Loved Tagore’s quote. Education is really a big issue these day. Amir’s 3 idiots tries to focus on by differentiating education with training. I haven’t been to the referred site yet but surely visit it to know what they are offering.

  2. You said it well… education is our only treasure… no one will dare to belittle you when you have a degree to show to the world… but what is sad about some educated people, they are the one belittling little minds… as a teacher i always encourage my students to do their best in school… because it is their only way to survive🙂 thank you for this post🙂

  3. Blessings…..
    Love the quote.
    The we give our children the best we can, we impart some wisdom and teach them how to use it in the right way at the right time and hope that they remember. The rest is up to them for they will choose their path regardless of what we think they should do, ought to do, must do or shall do. You just pray they land on their feet and remain ever resilient, determined and forgiving of their own humanness and errs.



  4. True Love is knowing when to cut the chord and let our child free to BE the adult he or she is meant to be. NOT easy. Yes this is Real Love. Great post, Maniparna!!❤

  5. My own opinion, Maniparna, is that we can best help our children in teaching them how to think critically, how to use reason, inference, deductive logic, and so forth, in order that they can apply those skills to whatever aspirations may later come to them. Schools generally eschew teaching philosophy, or critical thinking, and this is where we as parents may have a very valuable role to play. In my experience over the past six decades and more, children rarely have aspirations that last very long, or which meet their capacities in a good match. There may be some cultural differences at play here, and I obviously fully respect your own slightly different take on the matter. With all best wishes and thanks, Hariod.

    • In our country, students have to remember everything by heart even without understanding. They go through the notes, gulp them down and regurgitate those in the answer papers. The real knowledge or practical application, in most of the cases, do not happen. And, as in every country, most of the students are of average merit, it becomes a farce in the name of education. Education here means securing high marks so that you can proceed further and get admitted in reputed college/universities. A ‘rote-learning’ process. So, as you’ve said, schools act exactly in the same way. I do think parents have to play with great responsibilities here, to make their children aware of the world around, to explore the journey of life, enacting the role of a guide.

      Thank you so much for sharing your valuable thoughts…🙂

  6. There is a drastic shift in how parent children relationship have changed over the generations. What was considered normal in the previous generations looks unthinkable now. The good thing is that with increased financial awareness and flexibility most of us do realize that we need to support our children to fulfill their aspirations.

    • True. Time has changed and so the mindset. We now focus on the well-being of our children, the emotional quotient plays little. Not that we love our kids any less but the practicality is there. And, so the financial awareness is more on us as you’ve said🙂 We know we have to support them in their dream journey…🙂

  7. Very beautifully explained! That part was so true, about your granny stopping your father from going abroad. I’ve heard similar tales. People didn’t have the broader perspective during those times, but considering the competition nowadays, we can’t afford today.

    A great post, as usual!

  8. Agreed. In fact the preparation starts long before children join school. Even the KG seats are filled up & queued. Parents are interviewed before the kids are.
    Many kids are rejected based on parents’ performance. Look at the competition & our education system. After crossing all these hurdles come the career question.

    • Yes, a tough competition everywhere and there is a big need of money. Whatever career a child wants to take, she/he needs a good institution and training to be competent enough … Parenting is a tough job nowadays…🙂

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