Children are teachers too!
The women’s day was approaching and being a women leader in the innovation area, i was asked to give a motivational speech on this day. It was quite exciting mixed with bit nervousness as it was easy to give a technical speech for me but a motivational speaker is accountable for much more. I started preparing for the speech at home, sometimes when Sameek was around. Out of eagerness, he asked “Mama do you have a show and tell in your office” You seems to be nervous about delivering the speech. Don’t worry, I will help you”, and he started motivating me saying, “When you go to the dais, you need to take a while to see the audiences and address them good morning (as it was scheduled in morning) with a smile“.
There is nothing to get nervous. You get to tell whatever you know. He also helped me how to modulate and pause on my speech. That day, I realised it is always said that mother is a great teacher for the kid but no one explored that the kid is also a great teacher to the mother too.
I received an achiever award on the women’s day and came home in the evening. I was bit tired and was resting when Sameek entered home after his tiring day too but he didn’t forget that i had a speech on the day. He hugged me and said, “Mama I know your boss must have given a smiley on your speech” 🙂 “
With children out of school, physical distancing as the new norm, and children’s rights under threat, the new world order has “turned back the clock” on years of progress made on children’s well-being. However, it’s not all bad. As a human race, we’ve been built to adapt: we’ve seen a tipping point in technology-enabled education and the promise of a new education policy in our country.