Hey! Parents! Leave the kids alone!

Published on 20-11-2015

Today is Universal Children's Day!

As set by United Nations treaty, all children have the right to life, to health, to education and to play, as well as the right to family life, to be protected from violence, to not be discriminated, and to have their views heard.

From the very beginning of their entrance into the world, children are living, breathing, hearing, feeling souls.

Their spirits and consciences are veritable blank pages, ready to be filled with lessons from loving, generous parents who are knowledgeable in the ways of the universe.

“Instead of telling children what not to do, tell them what to do. Don’t wait until they’ve made a mistake before you point out the correct way of doing things. This way, the instruction is perceived as instruction, not criticism. Set an example. “Do as I say, not as I do” never works. If a parent wants his child to eat well, he or she should eat well and explain the advantages. If the parents want their child to read, they should read and explain the advantages. The same goes for exercise, relationships, responsibility and respect. Setting an example and supplying reasons for such behavior will make the child less susceptible to peer pressure. He or she will have an explanation, a platform and a goal for living. It is easier to develop with understanding than with an unsupported notion.” Brian Clement, “Children – The Ultimate Creation”

Allow the child to fail. The most difficult problem in being a parent is allowing your children to make the same mistake that you might have made. People seem to need to learn things from experience. It is called trial and error.

A child is human. And like their parents, will need to realize that if something does not work for them, then maybe that something was not meant for them.

Who child becomes is not determined in high school. It doesn’t happen in college or while he earns a living and raises a family.

The majority of who children are, is shaped during the first six years of their lives. In fact, 85% to 90% of his or her personality development takes place while they are listening to bedtime stories, running around on stretching limbs and smilling with a gap-tooth grin. It begins on the day of conception and starts to wane at about six years of age.

And it has to do whether they receive love or not and whether they are allowed to live out their destiny: Independence!

With independence and confidence, children can venture out and experience the difficulties, trials and joys of life that will shape their opinions, influence their adult choices and color the way they react to society.

A child is human. And like their parents, will need to realize that if something does not work for them, then maybe that something was not meant for them.

Who child becomes is not determined in high school. It doesn’t happen in college or while he earns a living and raises a family.

The majority of who children are, is shaped during the first six years of their lives. In fact, 85% to 90% of his or her personality development takes place while they are listening to bedtime stories, running around on stretching limbs and smilling with a gap-tooth grin. It begins on the day of conception and starts to wane at about six years of age.

And it has to do whether they receive love or not and whether they are allowed to live out their destiny: Independence!

With independence and confidence, children can venture out and experience the difficulties, trials and joys of life that will shape their opinions, influence their adult choices and color the way they react to society.

Published on 20/11/2015
Tags: Love,  Happiness,  Children,  Liberty,  Rights,  Mindful Parenting
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