This is the first blog post and my first post of 2018. It’s a new start for me and I wish you all lot of energy and positivity this coming year.
So basically, I am sharing with you today how kids from a middle-class family in India are getting trapped in a space which don’t give them enough room to grow spiritually, professionally and personally.
Are we as working parents in our busy schedule really focusing and attentive enough in the child’s development and growth? Do we often put pressure of our decisions to be accepted and implemented on a child? Please think and most of our answers are going to be a yes. I must tell you a story.
To be very honest, I am not a parent. But this makes me write about this topic is because its high time that we realize that child has his own choices which we need to make him understand and develop and not influence a child over wrong means.
Since now I live in New Delhi. I am much more responsible and happier now. This gives me confidence to write this for you all mothers and fathers, to be parents etc.
Well, coming back to the story, I was travelling by Metro since there was no space to sit I was standing beside two girls who were sisters by relation. They both were having a serious conversation about which career to opt in terms of stability and dignity being a girl in India.
I was shocked to hear their conversation. The elder sister said, “Government job as a teacher is the best in terms of stability and security.” No Doubt government job is a stable job. But when the younger one asked she would like to become an airhostess with a leading airline and whether to opt for that career, the elder sister just replied saying, “airhostesses are waitresses it’s not a dignified job to enter, they are not treated with respect.”
At that point when she made the statement it made me quite not okay to let a younger one think in such a negative way and interrupt in between to change the perception and choice.
But my point here is, how can we expect a change when we live in the past belief system? How well and how important is it when you give your child a support system and guidance being a parent/elder sibling or relatives and not an ownership like a property rights?
How simple is it to change a child’s perception by just giving in your perception and understanding which influences the child, since he does not yet possess an understanding for life. This is very common in India between middle-class communities also hard to believe in metro cities too. Since I have been through this and I have seen quite of it today also. It is still very common in some of the parts in India.
Is it not important that we give a neutral advice as a friend and expect the child to explore things beautifully in his own way? Figure out life on its own with a strong support system emotionally and financially and let the life make decisions on its own, what is right for him and what is not? By doing this you build up a child’s confidence.
There is I believe a period where a child discovers, since he is curious to explore during this phase he also discovers himself and finds himself, his likes and dislikes, and that is important for a child, it should not come in the way of his professional career.
There is a process to everything, to reach a goal, to construct a building, to plant a tree, so is also the process in growing up as a child. Stable and strong from within.
As a parent for you it is important to grow your child’s personality, mental & analytical skills, Behavioural habits, emotional development. You need to foster your child with confidence and growth in every area. It requires investing in your child, I don’t only mean financially but more and much more emotionally.
No child is born perfect, but we can obviously help a child to overcome and grow out of what he lacks in, build him up and let him accept himself. And it’s very important how well the parent is giving attention to their child development. And not cursing and abusing the child.
I am not an expert, but I can just broader your perception to think.
Disclaimer: This post is just the writers own perception & thoughts and a healthy discussion and do not want to harm and purposely influence any human sentiments or traditional thoughts.