Parenting 101: The Life In Your Shoe
As a mom, we only want what’s best for our children even if it takes a lot of struggle. We want them to have a better understanding of what we can offer them to be able to have a good life in the future. We will try hard to teach them the things that we know will be beneficial to their overall development. In line with that, we don’t want them to commit the same mistakes we did when we were at their age.
The Struggle Of Keeping Things Perfect
Parenting is a tough job, and it requires a lot of hardships and determinations in most instances. However, the failure of keeping things in place is a disaster that we don’t want to happen at all costs. Since we know that there are several consequences that we should avoid, we have to make sure that our kids know when and where to ‘stop.’ It is a struggle to keep things perfect when we know that we (as a kid) tend to ignore some rules too.
Too Much Exploration
Experience is an excellent teacher as they say. However, if we base it on our personal experience, there are things we don’t want our children to get involved with. Though it is okay to try different things, too much adventure can sometimes lead to insanity, and the uncontrolled scenarios can become a lot more complicated than we thought. Exploring a lot of things without supervision has caused us trouble, and we don’t want our kids to get overwhelmed with their freedom in matters such as substance abuse, bad-influence friends, premarital sex, different vices, and a lot more. We want them to understand that there are things they can learn even without trying.
Trying To Become Someone You Are Not
As your child develops his character, you have to be there for him. You have to let him be the person he wants to be instead of pushing him to become someone he is not. If you tried following directions that you don’t like and ended up in a better place, then that’s good for you. However, that is not the case in most scenarios.
The Art Of Teaching A Life Lesson
If the method that is used to make you a better person made you exactly what your parents expected you to be, you have to understand that the same approach won’t become applicable to your child. Just because your parents over-protected you before doesn’t mean you have to over-protect your kids too. Remember that even generations change and that counts yours as well. Some methods of teaching vary from different scenarios, so you have to be careful when dealing with punishment and reinforcements.
Even though we are now parents, we know that we were never perfect when we were a child. We also made wrong decisions that caused us trouble. We also make bad choices now in our life. So as much as possible, we don’t want to let our children make the same mistakes we did in the past. If we can prevent it from happening, then at least we should try doing something about it.