Parenting is a crucial issue that many people do not take up seriously. But a video that has become viral on the social media would make all parents take note of some important points regarding raising their children.
“We should give our children what they deserve at the right time. Otherwise, neither we nor our children will have a good future,” says a woman doctor addressing a small group of parents. Though the audience seen in the video is limited, the message is universal.
Most of us dedicate time for kids only after all our home and job-related tasks are over. But this is not the correct way, says the doctor in the video.
Moreover, we hardly listen to our children when they talk to us while we are engaged in some activity. “When our children approach us, we should stop all other work and listen to them,” says the doctor.
In many houses, children often sleep on the sofa or other places tired after playing with their friends. Parents would then carry the kids to their beds. But, instead of doing this try to tell them stories before they sleep. “Work like washing the dishes can be postponed. Relating stories to kids should be given more importance,” instructs the video.
Moreover, it is during the night time that children feel guilty about some naughty things they did during the day. Telling stories is a good opportunity to teach the kids the right things.
Many parents promise to buy bicycles or other items for their kids if they score good marks in exams. But do we offer anything if they fail in the exams? So, making such promises is not a good tendency. People should never love their kids based on conditions.
The video also deals with the harmful effects of giving mobile phones to kids as an item to play with. Apart from damaging creativity, mobile phones have several other harmful effects too.
Many of us shower kisses on our children when they are very small, the number falls drastically when the kids grow up. Parents should ensure that such display of affection continues even when the children grow up. “When such care and affection are not available from home, the children may go in search of them at other places,” says the doctor.
Every day, parents and children have to spend some time together. This gives a chance for the kids to describe their experiences to the parents. Such an opportunity for sharing their feelings should not be denied to your kids, stresses the doctor in the the video.