Are you wondering why you have to #DoYourHomework?
I had always wanted to be a model, to get into the fashion industry and make it big. My parents, on the other hand, aspired for me to be a national level athlete. I was very good at athletics, with several national accolades, but as I grew older I began to realize that my heart was elsewhere. As a result, our thoughts and views never matched up.
Ultimately, we drew a common line where I realized my passion was really for business, and that fueled my career run all through business school and thereafter. Today, I realize, that I did what I loved and the mix of all my achievements makes me unique as an individual, the credit of which goes entirely to my parents.
Looking back, I remember my days as a school going girl and my mother’s emphasis on tackling my homework regularly. At the time, it seemed like an unnecessary restriction. It is only now that I have realized the significance of the principle of doing your homework. This had been excellent advice. When we extrapolate this principle to the lives of our children, we see that we need to do our own research and gather all possible data that would help us take the right decisions for our children.
Today, children have innumerable career options, desires and wishes of what they want to become and see them self as. As they grow, so do their wants and needs increase.
Axis Bank conducted an interesting experiment with a group of parents and their children, where children were asked to draw a picture of what they would like to become in future while parents were asked to paint what they would like their children to be. At the end of it, the pictures that evolved were all mis-matched.
As parents we need to be prepared both emotionally and financially to fulfill our child’s dreams and aspirations to cater to those needs and wants, and help their decision to pursue whatever future they should choose. Homework in this context means considering our child’s desires, understanding their aspirations and adding fuel to their ambitions.
It is every parents burning desire to see their child excel in everything they do. But parents can sometimes be unrealistic and expect that whatever their children touch should turn into gold, that they excel in everything. That can sometimes put unnecessary pressure on children, dampening their enthusiasm for one path because of their parent’s emphasis on another. It is my firm belief that whatever the path chosen, full parental insight and support will be the difference between being just another face in the crowd and a leader in whatever path taken.
The #DoYourHomework Platform at www.homework.axismf.com helps parents to find out education costs for various careers across various countries & also suggests the ideal amount one should invest in order to meet the future requirements. Planning and investing in the right place and the right time!
For more, check out the Homework app.
This platform has various elements :
Children’s Books to inspire children to explore various careers by way of reading short stories on various professions, trying their hand with coloring or solving crossword puzzles on various professions.
“DRAW” which is an activity based board game for parents & kids to discover more about their children.
#DoYourHomework is available on Digital & Social channels for better access.
I was amazed at the #DoYourHomework experiment conducted at Crossword Bookstores & Kidzania where parents were given-a-go at the painting experiment.
Subsequently, they were shown the education calculator and were given guidance on planning for their children’s future.
It is unbelievable what some parents think they want their kids to be and what their child really wants to do. This disconnect is the root of the dissatisfaction some young people show in the early stages of their careers, especially when they pursue something they are not completely convinced they want to.
Whatever the ambition, whatever the dream, financing is always the biggest worry for families. It pays to start planning early and invest financially in your child’s future. Thus at the time your child needs it, it is already there. Thus parents, doing their financial homework is probably one of the best investments they can make in their child’s future.
If you don’t know how to go about it, you can get a good start on www.homework.axismf.com
Plan a bright future for your bright Child!