Having a child is one of the best thing that can happen and raising up a child is one of the toughest job of the world. Parenting should definitely not be taken up so casually, because the efforts put in raising up a child will determine how that child grows up into adulthood.
I believe Children are the most precious treasures and they should be nurtured with lot of warmth, love and care. My son is grown up now but still there are times when he needs me and he wants me to be around him. This bonding of a parent and child never ceases, it is one of a lifetime, and the quality of time parents spend with their children in their childhood days will set the base of this bonding. The journey is fun as well as tiring but whatever it is, it is one of the best.
Today I want to talk about the 5 amazing things of Kids and Parenting, this is my own experience as a parent as well as I believe that this is general with all the kids.
Children are very innocent - This is true, their innocence reflects in their actions, it is difficult for them to identify between right and wrong, they go on what they see and that is where many people also take advantage of them, like the child abuse that happens. It is only because of their innocence that people dare to do wrong things with them. Hence it is very important for parents to make them understand from a very early age of what is right and what is not. While it is important to make them understand at the same time it is also important to keep that innocence going on in them. It is sad to see that the harsh conditions of life takes this away from them sometimes at a very early age.
They are carefree- Children have a very carefree attitude, they do not keep thinking about future and get worried like how we elders do. I think this is one of the best quality of children. They very well know to live in the now moment, they do not care of what tomorrow will bring in, and it is a lesson that we elders have to learn from them. To allow them to be carefree it is the parents responsibility to provide them a protective environment and that parents should not start putting the life burden on them. There are many parents who are very over ambitious and they starts setting these expectations with their children from a very young age, which I believe is criminal.
They are the biggest manipulators - Oh my god, how they do this is marvelous, they always get their way out with their tricks. Crying is their best tool and they can get anything that they want by use this weapon. I call it the most dangerous weapon...hahaha...because no one can control it. This was my weakest area when my Son was small. He would cry and I could never handle that and give into the demands and the worst was that if he would cry, I would also start crying...hehehe. All my sisters would make fun of me on this, but that's how I was. On one of my travels I remember a small child had some demand and his parents did not budge into it, so he started crying loud and banging his head on the ground and doing all the possible drama, but the parents were stern and they did not give into his demand. I was thinking if I would had been in their place, I would have given up in a couple of minutes only. As a parent it is important to be stern at times and deal with these little monsters.
They are joyful -Whatever happens they are always in a joyful state. All they want to do is play and enjoy their time. Having them around adds up so much spark to life. Their chatter, giggles, laughter, all of it is full of life
They Teach elders valuable lessons - I wonder sometimes, why do we lose all of this as we grow up, the societal conditioning is so strong that it takes over the true nature that we are meant to be in. Our Children teach us some real valuable lessons of life. They forgive and forget so fast, they do not hold grudges. On one moment they fight and the other moment you see them playing with the same child. The Let GO philosophy that we struggle as elders is so easy for them. It is important for parents also to observe them and learn from them without any ego.
Childhood is a one time journey of life and it should be enjoyed in a manner that the nature has defined it. As parents it is a responsibility that a child enjoys childhood as it is meant to be and not the way that is fills up their own ambitions. Every child is different, hence it is wrong to compare the shortcomings of your child with others. Some learn fast, some slow, some have very different paths. A parent may be a Doctor that does not mean the child also has to be, the expectation is but that is wrong. Let them choose their own path and be happy in their life by doing what they like. Parents should understand that children also need their space and privacy and we need to honor that and respect that.
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