1. As is human, specially so with children, children need our touch to feel loved. It can be a gentle pat on the shoulder, a hug or a simple smile also will do. This tells a child that He is loved and cared for.
Expert studies have shown that children need minimum 8 touches per day and more if they are going challenging times.
2. Eye to eye contact is also meaningful and communication with children should be done with eye to eye contact.
3. Some moments are important for children, first when they wake up from the sleep in the morning, second is when they return home from school and third while going to sleep in the night. Our love demonstrated to the children during these three occassions daily will go a long way in inculcating a sense of being loved. This can be done through talking sincerely with them, listening to them and simple words like Good Morning and Good Night Dear will also suffice.
4. It has been observed world over that We (Parents) force them into many unwanted competitions. Be careful to avoid this and a child should participate in any competition if He is fully willing to do so.
5. Many of the subjects (almost 80%) that children are taught will not be useful to them during adulthood.
Children do have a sense of what is useful for them, and We should encourage then to choose the field of their choice for further studies and encourage them to choose the subjects on their own.
6. It has been observed in many of the studies that higher education and degrees do not necessarily mean suceess and happiness.
7. Last but not the least, Not all the highly educated people do well professionally. And not all the ones doing well professionally are happy. To be happy is not at all associated with education and degrees. It is an art that every parent ought to teach his children and this is the single most gift that can be given to our children more than anything else.