She’s Pragya, a student of BSc non medical, looking forward to give her final semester exams. She’s quite interested in seeking MBA as her post graduation degree. She has always loved to express her thoughts on the worldly matters. She hopes to update everyone with the fresh content.
The quote mentioned above might tickle your funny bone. But it’s a fact that these two lines comprehend the current scenario of parenting very well. A child is like a budding seed, overwhelmed, and spontaneous. Just like a seed, a child should also be nurtured with love, patience and guidance. But a thing of utmost importance they need is – our time. And, unfortunately, this is where our ‘modern’ century lags, making parenting a daunting task for many.
The 21st century is the best known for its technological advancements. And we, as a society, are the integral part of this rapid and complex progress. Therefore, the environment in which the children are brought up today is also way more complex than the pre-modern world. They are exposed to threats like cyber bullying and molestation which were nearly non-existent in the preceding decades. And hence, parenting skills need to be enhanced. Parents’ cognizance should be a step ahead of their child’s intellectual development in every stage of its growth years, especially the teenage years. But staying cognizant doesn’t solely solve the purpose. Here interaction is the key. Take sex education, for instance. Nowadays children get to know about this ‘taboo’ subject (as it’s in India) either intentionally or unintentionally. And that’s where parenting should take a lead and not a back seat. When they talk to their child regarding this, he becomes more open minded and aware about the assaults and crimes associated with it. And when they decide to stay tight-lipped, he gets inclined towards the darker side of it, as untold things provoke him more. So what kind of parent do you want to be? Latter or former, the choice is yours.
In this busy world, amid our hectic schedules, we should look for the quality and not the quantity of time we spend with our children. quality time, away from the gadgets and close to the natural environment. A child, when outdoors, blooms with zeal and excitement just like a young fresh flower. By spending such a time with him, we aren’t just giving him a good upbringing but also doing justice with the most beautiful phase of his life-the childhood.
Finally, an apt modern world parenting advice goes like this…
“Children don’t need more things. The best toys a child can have is a parent who gets down on the floor and plays with them “