Nowadays both parents and teachers give undue importance to academic grades. Some people feel that since children get too much free
, they should use it to do their
work. I do not agree with
To start with, the argument that children get too much free
does not hold water. Most of them already spend 7 or 8 hours at
and afterwards they have coaching classes to attend and homework to do. Most kids receive barely one or two hours of free
in a day and asking them to use that
work is outrageous to say the least.
Over emphasis on academics stems from the belief that
grades are an indicator of a child_s future success.
is not always the case. If we look
can see that many of the super successful people in our world are college dropouts. While it is true that we are now living in an age of cut throat competition there is nothing to prove that only A graders can succeed in life. Success, in fact, depends on a variety of factors and academic grades are just one of them. A person_s communication skills, overall personality and character traits
play a crucial role in determining their chances of finding success and happiness in life.
, in my opinion, parents should encourage children to pursue their non-academic interests during their free
, they should be allowed to play a sport or learn a musical instrument. Engaging in
activities is a great opportunity for them to beat stress and gain physical strength and stamina.
To conclude, leisure is important for the overall development of children and
of asking them to complete their
work during their free
, parents should allow them to play and be themselves.
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