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Today morning I picked up the newspaper and read an article ‘A detailed guide on parenting.’ Must say it was informative. Later, during the day saw a message on Whatsapp captioned ‘What is your parenting style?’ An interesting one indeed. As I was driving for my Zumba class saw an invitation for a parenting workshop.
Ufff!! Don't know about my parenting style but one thing was sure that it's a difficult puzzle.
Parenting in today's age is no more fun. There is so much information floating around about the Do’s and Don'ts of parenting that I'm sure every mom gets confused at some point in time and questions herself whether she's right or wrong. The confusion starts from the day the first baby comes in our life. Elders in the family give one opinion while the paediatrician gives a different opinion. Whom to follow is the new mom’s question?
In reality everyone is trying to be a perfectionist parent. The deluge of information about parenting is really confusing like some parenting guides say ‘Never say no’ while some say ‘It's ok to say no’ to a child, there are some theories which prove that children should be encouraged to participate in different activities however there are other theories contrary to this view which say that children must not be pushed for co- curricular activities. Poor parents again in a muddle.
This reminds me of my mom who often says that ‘humein pata hi nahi chala ki kab hamare bacche bade ho gaye’ meaning we never realised when our kids were grown up.
I personally feel if everything was perfect we would never make any mistakes, never learn anything new, never grow. Life would be so boring...What do you all think?
So, enjoy parenthood and do what you think is best for your child and makes your child a good human being.
Always remember the Quote:
“You don't learn to walk by following rules.
You learn by doing and falling over’’