With the frenzy over results and marks that keeps getting worse year after year, here is a word of advice from a mother.
Teach boys to respect girls and women at home, share in household work and follow rules. Treat them at par with girls, even if it is to make them toe the line.
"I know I can make a positive change in the lives of these children," says Piyusha Vir, "which demanded that I move so far away from home and do the work I needed to do, a calling, if you will."
Teaching kids to be responsible towards families, considerate towards mothers, and participating in housework is a life skill. Take your me-time, moms, and let others take the load at times.
The role of a teacher in a child's life can't be discounted. It is a lottery, almost - getting a good teacher can really influence a child's life for the better, as they feel heard and loved outside of home.
Math classes were troublesome but she ended up majoring in it at college. An inspiring teacher changed the course of her life, writes Anupama Venkatesh.
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