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Parenting, The Missing Influential Part

Parents with child Statue, Hrobákova street, P...

Parents with child Statue (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Style up! Where are your manners? This is not from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but the reality of life that happened to revolve around someone I know. As a child, he was brought up as a naughty child. He was ever in the wrong and in most times he could do something so embarrassing that his parents would feel ashamed of him. But all in all, his parents loved him so much.

How much is too much love for a child? Personally, I grew up in a no-nonsense-family.  My mother was tough and she could not tolerate any kind of manner-less behavior. If it meant marathon, she was up for it until you’re securely in her hands. Then a beating that followed meant for rectification of that thing that keeps you from going astray.

Well, as for this friend of mine, he was the lone child and almost everything he did was tolerable in his parent’s point of view, even if it meant total madness. In one memorable moment, he picked up a stick and actually whipped his mother in the presence of other people who were in a family function. Too late! His mother tried to beat him back but people were against it saying she was the one to blame for her son’s naughtiness. She lived with that!

Peers become important in middle childhood and...

Peers become important in middle childhood and have an influence distinct from that of parents. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Then it happened that the society shut its doors and stayed inaccessible by the boy. We were actually not allowed to play with him and a punishment followed anyone who went against this directive. Great that while at school, we used to have it all and only to back into family laws cocoons in the evening.

Later, the bay had to change his manners and blamed it all on his parents for being too good to him. The needed advice and guidance, something that his parents failed to provide since their love for him shielded everything before their reach. Oops! Is this how parents fail in parenting?

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