What does it mean to say I want my children to be happy? Does it mean putting them in redomas, providing everything they want without making any effort?
To educate means to teach, to prune, to trouble, to insist and to persist. More than saying yes is knowing how to say no. Growing has its phases and pain is part of that process. Suffering is sometimes necessary, as is playing, smiling, and studying. Parents can not turn over their spoiled, crazed children to an educational institution, and find that it is their property, as well as educators, their employees.
The school receives the students, and there, their desire is not law. There are rules, as in the whole society. Citizenship should begin to be exercised at home and extend to the school environment. The fundamental task of educators is to establish a natural relationship between the citizen and the rest of the world. The child needs to know this as soon as possible.
To educate is to prepare the subject for life, so that he may leave the throne where they are sometimes placed by the parents. The function of the school is to dethrone, help to understand the pains, disappointments and all the feelings of the child. Always remembering that acquiring knowledge implies pain. There is no growth without the abandonment of the colon. And nobody educates without disturbing, without disturbing and pestering.
The school can not be TDAP (Attention Deficit Disorder), "disturb" increasingly affecting our families. The most serious is that with speech "I do everything for my son to be happy", many children live the modern abandon, exposed to technology (television, mobile phones and games) and magazines and books, which bring into the houses countervalues and the conception of subjectivity. The computer also numbs as much as drugs and the internet is the tripod of fame, beauty and wealth. Children have never been as exposed as today.
What to do in this situation?
All the ages of the story have been troubled, so it is no use to "isolate" the children of the world. That would be utopian and counterproductive. Since education must be based on student achievement, it is necessary to consider conflict as an integral part of the subject's formation. And, of course, there will be no success in shaping the character of our children if education is not participatory.
So the solution to the problem lies in the relationship between the family and the school in the teaching-learning process, as this is fundamental in building citizens who are increasingly aware of their place in society.