Kudos to Our Children

By Aaron Berhane June 1, 2009 The 2008-2009 academic year has ended. Students who have pursued their education for the whole year without interruption...

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By Aaron Berhane
June 1, 2009

The 2008-2009 academic year has ended. Students who have pursued their education for the whole year without interruption have acquired knowledge and managed to graduate to the next level.

This is a tremendous success. However, our children may not understand the magnitude of their victory, and it is up to us (the parents) to teach them how valuable their achievements are.

We must commend our children: they finished what they started, implemented what they planned and harvested what they sowed. If we praise our children for their productive efforts in finishing school successfully, they will make us proud every day.

Let’s celebrate the closing of schools and reward our children for their achievements. Let’s take the time to explain our children’s great victory to them, using languages they can understand.

However, we should be careful not to put our children too much at ease. They may quickly slide downhill, thinking they have reached the peak of their success. Let’s encourage them to march onward and upward. If we discuss our children’s goals and achievements throughout the school year, we will raise children who will sparkle more and more each day.

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