Strict Teacher or Kind Teacher

While talking about primary and middle wings, most parents desire a strict teacher who is dominant, commanding, and controlling. Parents of low-performing children believe that strict teachers will bring the desired results, i.e., academic improvement, discipline, pressure to prepare for better grades, etc.

So, are you among those parents who are desperate to let any strict teacher enter your child’s life and hand-held for his success?

Dear Parents,

Do not make any short-term plans for your kids. The use of strictness in helping your child get better grades is a temporary solution that may have negative consequences for your child as an adult.

Studies show that anything that children do because of fear, social status, or because of immense pressure results in developing them as a low IQ individual, and in some cases, such raised-up children are also victims of depression, anxiety, inferiority complex, etc.

Of course, I agree discipline and strict commands are necessary sometimes, but certainly not in the form of a strict teacher who is constantly controlling and commanding your child, because that never results in achieving your child’s bright future aspirations.

Several psychologists, educators, and renowned personalities, including Mahatma Gandhi, APJ Abdul Kalam, the Dalai Lama, and many others, recommend you to instil a desire to learn in your child, ignite his or her curiosity to learn, empower him or her to work hard and motivate them for following a good routine to achieve their academic goals.

An author can say and write this very easily, but for a mother, it can be difficult to put red roses every time for their children, rather they need to put thorns at times to get their children up and on the right track, isn’t that what you are thinking?

These are the 3 top solutions you can use to inspire your kids to learn and to take responsibility for improving their grades:

  1. Define an everyday routine for you and your child. Never promote verbal routine or verbal tasks. Make a chart or a calendar to jot down everyday tasks and the hours you are going to put into that task. Human psychology says that when you write anything your brain is firmer on that and here you practice everyday schedule writing and giving a star on completion of each task, your brain gradually will become firm and self-disciplined to follow that. So, you will be at the first step toward generating self-discipline for your children.


  1. Keep positive energies around you, your child, and your family. In the sense of positive energy, I mean every conversation, thought, and feeling should always be positive. For instance, don’t ask why you aren’t studying, rather say, “it will be great if you devote some time to your books and notebooks.” Instead of saying, “My child needs more practice.”, try saying, “he plans on going the extra mile this time to get better grades.” These small phrases play a gigantic role in your children’s minds and if you practice these positive practices, in no time, you will see these words leaving a great impact on your child’s habits and mindset.


  1. Encourage reading habits. It has been said that there could have been no wonder on this earth without books. With books, we learn, explore and build our personality and reading has unlimited benefits to a child’s physical, emotional, and academic development. Try taking him to public libraries, and introduce him to books on his favorite subject, character, games, etc. The idea here is to get him into a habit of exploring his favorite things using books. Once he gets the habit of using books, he is set to be a persistent reader.

I hope you will now agree with me that inspiring kids is actually an easy task. On top of it, it is also the most permanent way to guarantee your child’s outstanding academic performance. So, say no to a strict teacher instead get a teacher who is not just a subject expert but who can also inspire your child to learn.

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