When we plant a seed in the earth, we notice that it is small, but we do not criticize saying it is 'rootless and stem less' rather We treat it as a seed and give water and nourishment needed for it's growth. When its first shoots sprout out of the earth, we stand in awe of the process involved, and give the plant the care it needs at each stage of its development. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change. At each stage it is the same thing - a flower or a fruit in the process of expressing its potential. We are placed in a situation where we are called to have a personal touch with each child entrusted to our care. Truly, we are called to serve God in our little children. It is said that, "If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs to be believed". Hence We need to believe in the potential of each child and we need to do everything that is possible to develop this potential of a child. The best words of encouragement for kids are "I believe in you and you can do it". When we believe in our child’s ability, the chances of them making mistakes becomes less. It is this positive attitude that can make a lot of difference in their performance. Believing in them helps them to face their personal struggles and get over little hurdles successfully. It gives them the courage to face everyday challenges, helps them deal with pressure from parents, peers and school and can keep them cheerful throughout the day. It is now time for us to stand as strong pillars for our children. Keep believing your child ! When you believe in your child, he can achieve and grow higher. Believe it with your soul, you possess a powerful asset, so let him fly!
keep believing...! believing...! believing...!
Fr. Richard Jose
St. Jude's Academy.