HOME AND SCHOOL, A PART­NER­SHIP

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

MARIQUITA G. REYES

Be­ing a par­ent is per­haps the sin­gle most dif­fi­cult job in the his­tory of mankind. You get to be­come a CEO, a coach, a nurse, and a jan­i­tress all at the same time. The big­ger prob­lem is there is no cor­rect formula, nor any sys­tem­atic plan to make par­ent­ing work. It’s like a trial and er­ror process that only re­volves around par­tic­u­lar per­sons – our chil­dren. That is why as a par­ent, we need a very re­li­able school to aide us in this en­deavor.

When it comes to ed­u­ca­tion, I live by the Aris­totelian phi­los­o­phy that en­cour­ages well-round­ed­ness. “Ed­u­cat­ing the mind, with­out ed­u­cat­ing the heart is no ed­u­ca­tion at all.”

The high­light of ed­u­ca­tion is not about how many books a child fin­ishes in his se­mes­ter, or how much com­pli­cated math­e­mat­ics can he solve. It is not about be­ing a top achiever in class, nor is it about be­com­ing a prized ath­lete in school. For me, true ed­u­ca­tion is about be­ing moral be­yond in­tel­li­gent. Ed­u­ca­tion should not be a prom­ise of a bet­ter life, but of a bet­ter way of liv­ing.

So par­ents pay at­ten­tion to the kind of school to whom you will en­trust your child’s fu­ture. Put pre­mium in their ed­u­ca­tion.

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The au­thor is Teacher II at Pam­panga High School

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