Buddy Parenting!

Children are an integral part of us and Parenting the right way, with a right approach builds their attitude and personality in a proper fashion. In my previous article, I talked about the ill effects of Parenting and how speaking to children in a certain manner demoralizes them and makes them build a negative aura around them, thus affecting their growth and personality.

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~

One of the best approaches to good parenting is empathy and compassion. When parents understand their kids and try to provide them their guidance and support on time, a perfect child-parent relationship is formed, which creates a beautiful bond between the parent and the children.

Parents when assist their children in their school work and activities and involve themselves in making their children understand stuffs, kids don’t feel hesitation to speak truth in front of their parents and hence, their relation becomes more transparent and strong.

There are times as a parent when you realize that your job is not to be the parent you always imagined you’d be, the parent you always wished you had. Your job is to be the parent your child needs, given the particulars of his or her own life and nature.
~Ayelet Waldman~

This will help the parents understand their kids’ potential and work towards making it better and the kids, on the other hand, will consider and see a friend in their parents. This will help in making a better environment at home.

It is mostly seen that kids nowadays are smarter and understand things and aspects, too fast. Parents must use this skill and try to shape their children’s potential to the optimum, thus making their children, responsible and independent.

An interactive relation between parent and child helps in creating a beautiful bond between them, hence, Buddy Parenting, is recommended. Parenting your kids by not being instructive, but interactive and friendly can be beneficial for both child and the parent.

The many benefits of Buddy Parenting

  • Make Learning fun for their kids
  • Celebrate a better life and creating a strong bond
  • Creating a secure childhood for the kids
  • Completes an important responsibility on the Parents’ part, with ease.

There are instances of how my parents have had acted as my friend and helped me fight tough and difficult situations in my life. One for example, were during my earlier childhood days, when my mom would teach me to draw and identify colors. She would act as any other kid my age and make me learn colors and drawing, the fun way. Another such incident was when I was in my 5th grade and needed urgent help in Math, as exams were the next day and my parents, both helped me in solving the math equations and teaching me tricks to do that. Also, they would tell me to be calm and not worry as they were with me and I need not fear any worst case, if any.

Apart from teaching and studies, my parents taught me to enjoy life and appreciate every moment as it comes. I have memories of vacations in childhood, when we would go to nature centric places and enjoy its alchemy. Also, we played outdoor sports like badminton, cricket under the sun and learnt the qualities of leadership and team spirit, in an enjoyable manner.

During weekends, we would watch Disney programs and then a little News and Discovery channel. And on the onset of monsoons, we would sometimes, even enjoy and live the beauty of rains, by getting drenched in it and live a thousand smiles. My parents were organized and strict, but they didn’t mind a bit of playfulness, sometimes. They made us live a balanced life and also to understand our limits.

My parents have been supportive and friendly in imbibing the best qualities in me and making me live a beautiful childhood and because of their support and encouragement, I came out to be a bright and successful individual.

Brand Chocos has articulated a simple way of creating a special and beautiful bond between kids and parents, called Khuljaye Bachpan. To know more, click here

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8 thoughts on “Buddy Parenting!

  1. Speaking the truth in front of parents creates a greater transparency between them. I stress this one point to all parents. Not just for a good bond between them, but also for their good emotional health, I feel, children must share their emotions with parents even as they grow. Nice post there Amreen!

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