The general mindset of Indians is that Elders are always right.
This is sadly one of the basic principles of Indian Parenting. Understanding your child or its needs means you are over pampering your child and spoiling it.
Oh your child refuses to do something, you do not give enough spanks to the child, that is why it never listens to you.
Oh your Child stood up for himself, you did not teach your child how to be polite.
Despite being one of the countries with smartest population, we also offer the cheapest labour for the smooth functioning of the world. That also probably explains why the best of the Doctors and Engineers along with other professionals prefer to migrate outside the Country rather than staying within the Country and helping it progress.
Since our childhood, we have been brought up in a toxic environment, wherein children asking questions or doing things according to their understanding or wishes are said to be rebels or spoilt. That also explains, why we allow our superiors including politicians and superiors at our work place to openly bully us.
To discipline a child is a parent’s duty but to understand the child is also a parent’s duty. Just because it is convenient to hit the child and get the work done, does not mean that you always have to resort to the same method. Thoughest part of parenting is to understand the child and its needs and teach him to survive in the world accordingly.
During earlier times, people did not have any kind of support except for fellow Human Beings to survive, but today technology has ensured that every relationship, every chore, every task can be completed by Artificial Intelligence. Want to listen to your favourite Lullaby Alexa will do it for you. Want your favourite food, Swiggy will bring it for you. Want to ride around the city in your favorite car, Uber will do it for you.
Technology has ensured that the small task that we did together, like cooking a meal, going out for a drive, eating weekend special food is completed by Artificial Intelligence.
Then what is the value of relationships that is left ? Relationships can understand a person, which technology miserably fails to do.
Don’t be abusive towards your child under the pretext of Chalta hai or this the way we were brought up. It shatters them, make them competent Human Beings to fight Artificial Intelligence and not to be a slave for somebody in future. When we speak harshly, it affects our child’s self confidence, which in future will be the most essential skill set required to survive.
The best way to discipline your child is to listen to your child.
Do let me know your thoughts on the same.
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