As a baby takes birth, it remains highly susceptible to its outer surroundings.
Its just like a soft raw clay that readily takes the shape of whatever hands it gets into. Its flexible. It can mold into any shape and form.
It cannot judge. It cannot differentiate between right or wrong, like we adult are capable of doing. Its just accepts whatever comes to it with an open heart & mind.
And whatever shape or form it gains in this early stage of its life, it retains it for the rest of its entire life.
For any person, his or her first and foremost influence is their parents.
Parenting is one of the most crucial factors of what actually a person becomes.
Good parenting can result into a positive, responsible & a constructive being, whereas bad parenting can result into a negative, irresponsible & a destructive being, who can later even become a threat to the whole society due to its unacceptable behaviors!
Its in this very early years, a child forms an opinion about itself, according to the care & affection it gets from the surrounding. These are the very years when it gains its self-esteem, self confidence and self-control, which later becomes the key factors in its overall growth and personality-development!
For eg., if the child is deprived of the required love and care in its early phases of life, it damages its inner “self image” to the core. This in turn results in low self-respect & low self-confidence, which will show-up in all his regular activities later on in his/her life.
Most of us tend to take parenting pretty casually. Seldom do we actually give some serious thoughts to it.
Nothing can be more wrong & damaging than this neglecting approach. Because, knowingly or unknowingly, we tend to commit many of the serious mistakes in our child’s upbringing, resulting in some irreversible issues later.
The fact is that…. This is where we sow the seed to a future. Its the early stage of a person when we put the building block to his/her upcoming personality traits, that in turn impacts the overall society.
Parenting is a subject that needs & demands some special attention. This can actually make or break lives. This is when we decide what we want to grow in our garden. If we leave it unattended fro a long time, its a definite that weeds will grow all over it.
This is the reason why we dedicate this site to discuss about good parenting and how we can raise good human beings who can uplift and lead the future generation of the human race.
Here are few wonderful quotes on the essence of parenting….
“Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” ~ Jane D. Hull
“A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.” ~ Frank A. Clark
“The well-being and welfare of children should always be our focus.” ~ Todd Tiahrt
“Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.” ~ Nadia Boulanger
“The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.” ~ Benjamin Spock
“Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.” ~ Carl Jung
“Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.” ~ Plato
“Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“There’s really no point in having children if you’re not going to be home enough to father them.” ~ Anthony Edwards
“Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.” ~ Bill Ayers
“Your children are not your children.
They are sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you.
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the make upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness.
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He also loves the bow that is stable.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
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