When we talk about education, we are referring to a set of values, teachings and skills that a child must learn over time, the transmission of knowledge and socialisation. And this concerns not only the academic sphere, but all social spheres, starting with the family.
Education at home
A proper education is the basis of a good life. It is difficult for a child to be happy in the future if he or she has grown up in a poor environment, lacking in every respect.
The family is the first brick, the fundamental basis for raising healthy, educated children with a better chance of being happy in the future. The family is the first brick on which the educational and social foundations of children and adults of tomorrow are built. And if this cardinal point fails, the same happens to the whole process that follows.
It must never be forgotten that education is not limited to the learning of scholastic and academic subjects, as we have already said, but that it must be based on the constitution of a personality capable of behaving in an adequate way in the different social spheres.
A child must have the ability to express critical opinions. He or she must know how to create his or her own reasoning, how to draw his or her own conclusions, expressing his or her own judgments about values without having to copy anything from others, by means of inappropriate messages, such as television or political messages, for example.
The academic basis of education
On the other hand, one should not even think that the family is the only source of education for children. Although it is crucial from this point of view, school also plays an important role here.
And academic education must not focus solely on passing on knowledge in different subjects, such as mathematics or languages. It must also be involved in the educational process of the youngest children.
A teacher must be able to transmit values, motivation and willingness to learn to his pupils, and not turn education into a boring process of explaining knowledge, studies and forgetfulness, which is what often happens nowadays.
Education concerns every area of life
Education is always present. From the moment we are born until the day we die, we experience a constant process of acquiring knowledge and values that never ends. It is up to each of us to be open to processes that provide us with knowledge and values we can be proud of, that allow us to think and make critical observations and, finally, to feel full and happy throughout our lives.
Knowledge sets people free
Knowledge is a powerful tool that sets you free. It makes it easier to socialize in all areas, brings transversal values and makes you feel more complete. And this is discovered through education.
Don’t be satisfied if your children acquire every academic notion and leave aside the real lessons of life, the values and the ability to think for themselves, which will lead to the realization of their dreams.
Education and knowledge allow everyone to get to know each other better. They offer the ability to discover what one’s goals in life are and provide the tools to turn them into reality.