Source: WHO India report 2015 and UNESCO Worldwide report 2019
Do you encounter such children, adolescents and youth in your life – in your family, in your schools, colleges? Do you want to be a mere spectator or you wish to bring change? Change often starts with YOU!
Trends and patterns emerging in India
Children are exposed to a number of things as the world is open today. With the new fast paced technology, trend setting gizmos, rapidly changing family dynamics along with an overwhelmed education system, parents face combined challenges these days. With 350 million smartphone users in India and are expected to grow by 50% in 5 years, the average time spent on smartphone is 3 hours. 71 billion hours are spent on top 5 social apps and the average friend list of a child is 175. Shocking, isn’t it?
Research indicates that parents’ expectations of their children’s cognitive abilities, such as understanding and complying with complex instructions, often misalign with developmental norms. This lack of knowledge, in combination with other factors such as cultural practices, can result in the use of disciplinary methods that are both ineffective and harmful. With increasing number of women joining the workforce and increasing the monthly household income and bringing in prosperity for the family, parents are often time starved, most stressed and guilt ridden for not spending enough time with children.
Children who own mobile phones 0
Parents who feel they don’t have enough time to play with their children 0
Indian parent who exhibits a virtual family 0
Children who feel more confident using a mobile phone 0
Children who feel insecure without mobile phone 0
IMPACT ON CHILDREN
How can Subodh Gyan benefit me?
In the age when value system is in flux and degrading, values are being constantly redefined and the importance of imbibing basic values can not be overemphasized. Values are the roots of our life giving us physical, mental and emotional strength when we grow into a tree full of life. As values are the foundation of our existence, they determine our character and personality. Therefore value education has become the need of the hour. Subodh Gyan ensures the teachings don’t turn into preaching as the learning modality is entirely experiential. Such is the power of our transformative education that we must bring to transform ourselves and people around us.