I was amongst the first few people to have a kid in my family and friend circle, so while life transformed around me, very few understood. While I gained the responsibility of a new being, I lost quality time spent with the world. While initially I missed being around adult company a lot slowly, everything and nothing was as important as my child. My identity changed from being an individual to being a parent.
This holds true not only for me but for every parent in this world. Once a parent, physically, mentally and biologically, you cannot separate the anxiety, worries and love that comes along with status. You just have to make sure that your kids are healthy, happy, safe and secure all their lives and their future is settled.
What is the utmost important thing that comes to your mind when you think of your child’s future?
With myriad avenues opening up, career options available to your child are in galore and whatever path your child may choose, I feel as a parent, you should be there to support him/her.
But to do so, how prepared are you?
Between 2008 and 2014, the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) reported , the average annual private expenditure for general education (primary level to post graduation and above) has shot up by a staggering 175% to Rs6,788 per student. During the same period, the annual cost of professional and technical education has increased by 96% to Rs62,841 per student.
This whole exercise has been an eye opener for me, I hope you do your homework as well so unlike me you are not in the dark about your kid’s future plans and it’s funding. Investment in the right education policy is the need of the hour and whichever instrument you finally chose to be with, the tools mentioned here are most relevant.