Parents are invariably the last persons to discover that their child has grown up. You may like to think that you might be an exception to this rule but chances are remote. When change takes place gradually over many years, it is next to impossible to identify it quickly; especially when you were living with the change on a daily basis.
This is where presence of a close and well knit family can make a huge difference to your child’s education. You may feel that your child is overreacting to bullying in school or is taking school creates a bit too casually for his or her own good. You may not be interested in moving away from your disciplinary role.
In such a scenario, having an uncle or aunt to confide in can make a huge difference. You will pay attention whether you like it or not when your brother or sister calls up to tell you about the bullying problem or negative impact of your extra emphasis on exam grades.
As your child grows older and enters teenage, the education process will not be about grades and exams alone. It will be about exploring oneself and finding what one is capable of. In such a scenario, an adult who can talk and behave like a friend can be an invaluable asset.
From initial discussions about potential long term careers to opinions about extra emphasis on grades in the current educational system – a close family can make a huge difference. The good thing is that families are no longer dependent on physical proximity to stay close. Technology helps stay in touch and exchange view even from afar.