by Manali Desai
A good teacher as a role model can really help shape the way children grow beyond the subject! Here are 6 reasons why they are the best role model for your kid!
Even today, after so many years of passing out of school, I remember my teachers with fondness. If someone asks me my favorite I’d not be able to recall the name, but every minute detail of what subject she taught, how she taught, what she wore and why the subject she taught was my favorite.
Why shouldn’t such a person be a role model then? Your child is going to learn some major life teachings from this person after all. So, on the occasion of Teacher’s Day, we give you five such reasons on why you should tell your child to follow in their teacher’s footsteps and consider him/her as a role model
1. A foster parent:
Your toddler will probably start his schooling journey from the age of 2-3 years. Yes, it is initially going to be difficult for you as well as your child to accept the separation as well as the affection and attention being offered by a completely new person. But this person is likely going to end up spending a lot more time with your child than yourself. So, why not teach your child to trust his/her teacher. A teacher is anyway a foster parent for any child as he will be looking to them for advice and counseling. A teacher will, in fact, be asked more questions by your child then he/she asks you.
2. Spends maximum time:
In today’s world, with the advent of the day schools, your toddler will spend most of his day at school. And it has been proven that a child picks up the habits of people he spends time with. Since his teacher is always going to be around him, it would be best to teach your child to consider their teacher as their role model and pick up his/her good habits.
3. A real person:
Instead of having a celebrity or any famous person as a role model, wouldn’t it be better to idolize someone we meet and greet every day?
4. Guide, trainer, friend:
A teacher is someone, who is not only going to teach him new things but also be a guide and a trainer who shows the right way and helps when things are going wrong. A teacher is also a friend who will tell your child what he needs to hear instead of telling him what he wants to hear. Isn’t that the perfect combination of a role model? Someone who can be guided, trainer, and a friend, packaged into one person?
5. Teachers make all other professions possible:
A teacher is someone, who despite being in the same profession creates thousands of others. Someone might spend a lifetime of their career being a teacher, but can you imagine the number of students that person must have taught and what kind of diverse and varied professions all his/her students would be into? That’s something, isn’t it? One person responsible for molding so many lives is surely an exemplary figure and can definitely be idolized as a role model.
6. Helps to realize likes and dislikes and mold your child’s future:
Do you remember when you realized what you wanted to do with your life? What your career should be? I can definitely recall that my favorite subject had always been English. And see where I am today! It has become my bread and butter now. If it had not been my favorite teacher and my favorite subject, I’d be signing a different tune today. But I’m sure I would not have been as happy or as satisfied. It is therefore, during the early years and during school time that one realizes what they want to become in life. This realization will come through a teacher and the subject that he/she teaches. Why shouldn’t this person be a role model then? He/she is shaping your life and your career more than you realize!
If these aren’t enough reasons, we could continue this forever and the list would be endless. This teacher’s day, go back to your teachers and tell them how much you miss and appreciate what they have done for you. Let your child also learn how to respect and treat their teachers. It is a sad fact that teachers aren’t given the due respect they deserve. Maybe we can bring that change and it is high time this change is realized!
We and the generations before us failed to realize the status of teachers, but we can and must teach the current and future generations to treat the teachers the right way and give them their long overdue respect.
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