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Always the big rocks first

Posted on: November 24, 2009

I was reading this old Parent Think magazine, came across a nice article, telling a story about how an old man filled a jar with Rocks and Pebbles.

Morale of the story: “Always make sure the big rocks go in first, then you can fill the jar with a lot more. Likewise in life, there will always be room for the non-essentials, but there will not always be room for the essentials. Always give importance to the essentials first, and there will be enough room for the non-essentials.”

Similarly, putting it into parenting context, the author raised the questions like “What are we filling it with, and how are we filling it, so that the child is enabled to reach his fullest potential? Are we randomly filling the jar with whatever is urgent now? Or do we take time to decide what is important and schedule it in order?”

I must say very good questions….

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