As children grow up they also grow apart from their parents. This is a usual phenomenon. At this stage we parents tend to enjoy the freedom that we get from our children no longer being so dependent of us. Some parents push their children further to being independent. This is a stage in a child’s life that needs to be handled with most caution. If we cling to our children and not give them space they pull away. If we push towards independence they fly the roost and lose the family bo
nds. It is a very precarious balance that needs to be exercised. There is no common rule because each child is a unique individual with their own characteristics.
Developing family values during the formative years will help greatly at this stage. Parenting is the most difficult job in the world and one that most parents give so little thought to. Some parents tend to suddenly wake up when they realise their child is off-course or mixing with inappropriate company. This is the stage that parent
s try and reach out to their children. Every parent should know that it is never too late and however impossible the situation looks you can make a difference to your child’s life. Never give up on your child, believe in them and make sure you tell them that.
Hopefully most parents do not have to get to that stage and are able to somehow get some sort of balance in child raising. The Indian culture of family values and the mother’s focus on her children and their upbringing is what keeps our families together. The career woman still tries to do her best when it comes to her family and children.
As parents we need to watch our words and actions, that is what our children will follow throughout their life as a model sample. This is tough and sometimes changes the very person that you are.
Education is important. When it comes to making the right decisions for your child when it comes to school activities, parents need to think of long term consequences and effects. For instance going on a school trip, the first thing a parent thinks of is cost or indulgence. But just stop and consider the positiv
e impact that it will have on your child’s future. A tour promoted by the school is always with some benefit involved.Travelling has multiple benefits and one can never know what a great influence an international destination can have on a young impressionable mind, inspiring them to achieve great things in life. We should always give our children opportunities to learn and excel.
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