Sunday, September 9, 2012

Back To school and First Timers


This week, like many parents we had to take our kids school, first timers or new class, or new class mates or new teachers. We then listen to their after-school stories which are fascinating. As we drop them off and watch them learn their ways in the new class and scrambling looking for their old friend it tells us something unique, especially when our “K” daughter looking for her Pre-K friends and heart broken when some were not there. For our son, he was the first timer, in the day care; all he looked for just toys and friends, forging new friends in life. It is so innocent and full of life kind of style. I wish we, adults, were just like that instead of been so calculative and cautious of what would, might, should and could have gone wrong.

Back to school is about time management. It can get tricky. especially when something significant happens at work, home/family or personal because it can consume students by throwing him/her out of the newly anticipated routine and failing to strike the balance between the fine line of self-pacing to meet school demands and deadlines. For those who are taking online classes, they are time consuming. Time investment and management requires self-discipline that is self-driven. I do believe that online classes have more assignments and students gain more from them than counterpart traditional classes, my opinion.

We all have struggles balancing work, school, socialization and home/family time. It is a constant struggle that requires us to strike the balance and attain discipline. It is important for back-to school students to remember that they are not alone in this wagon. We all sometimes fall off the wagon and come back again. It is our nature in life because no one is perfect, so as there is nothing perfect under the sun.

Go get educated. It is one thing that has guarantee of paying back under the sun, so far. Look at the 2008 recession. College educated do have lower unemployment rate. It won’t surprise you and it should not. You have to start somewhere, pre-K, K 1-12, then College or University. It is the game of sequence, get it right.  It is also biblical. Proverb 22: 6 says “train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”. This is as powerful as it can be that education is the key to success in both spiritual and physical ways of life. Remember that education is the key. May God bless you all.

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