Do we see our children’s distinction?
Every child is truly special and unique, he or she is born to live with his own destiny. Within the mind, heart and body of every child, the optimal plan for his growth, and our role as educators is to know and appreciate the unique and distinctive growth of children, support it wisely, try to open the learning horizon for him and facilitate this growth, but the first obstacle to this innate growth is the comparison to others.
Comparison is the plague of distinction, as one who compares himself to others does not stand out, and therefore children do not stand out under the pressure of comparison.
Especially in recent times due to the technological openness and homes that have become bare by cameras all the time.
Comparing myself, my possessions, and my children’s lives with others has become a habit that we practice daily without realizing its impact on all of us.
We put ourselves and our children under the pressure of comparison which harms them and stands in the way of their innate growth and distinction.
Every child has a set of challenges and talents, and we have nothing to change what they are. Our only role is sympathy and support in their journey, as they need to go through their individual challenges themselves, not to put them in time templates and educational goals that may not suit them.
Listen to your instinctive voice, and try to reach by your heart what your children really need from you. Do not compare your child to anyone, even if he is his brother, and even if it was yourself when you were his age, you will reap the fruits of their distinction and uniqueness, Insha’Allah.