4. Competition is increasing everyday!

4_competitionSome of the key attributes of highly successful individuals are:

  • Job skills – knowledge and skills of the particular field
  • Analytical skills – imagination, creative thinking, reasoning, decision making, etc.
  • Social skills – interacting, managing and motivating others
  • Personal attitudes – self discipline, will power, ambition, optimism, etc.
  • Values – integrity, honesty, respect, tolerance, empathy, etc.

Most of these skills and values are not formally taught in schools and colleges!

In summary:

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  • Early years are the most critical learning period, and kindergarten is too late to start learning.
  • Reading habits are important and need to be developed early.
  • Children have a lot of free time that can be used more productively.
  • Now is the time to prepare our children for the competition they will face in the future.