Every child blindly relies on their parents for every need. Each child sees the world from the perspective of his or her parent.
The parents are the first contact, first friend, first guide, and the first guru for every child. That is why it is the highest responsibility of every parent to give the best to their child.
Parents fulfill this responsibility through the process of parenting. Thus, parenting is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. Raising a happy, healthy child is one of the most challenging jobs a parent can have – and also one of the most rewarding.
- Parenting takes a lot of skill and patience and is constant work and growth;
- Good parenting helps foster empathy, honesty, self-reliance, self-control, kindness, cooperation, and cheerfulness.
- It also promotes intellectual curiosity and encourages a desire to achieve;
- Good parenting also helps protect children from developing health issues, antisocial behavior, and addictions.
If the parents lack a good relationship with their child, they will not relate or interact with them.
Those parents who come from a vulnerable environment might tend to pass on what they suffered or suffering in their life, thus creating the same kind of environment for their child.
- They may force their child to see only those aspects of life which they experienced in their childhood or adulthood.
- They may compel their child to follow them or their instructions rather than following their thoughts or dreams.
Such parents want their child to be a better individual without leading him/her with an example.
The child, in his adulthood, may be successful in his/her career, but he/she may carry that perspective, which was instilled in him or her by their parents, thus depriving him/her of a happy, positive, healthy, balanced, and successful life.
Parents must be able to look at things from their child’s perspective. It will help them to relate with the child in a much better way.
If parents have a good relationship with their child, they tend to trust them more, listen to their opinions, and agree with them. It gives a child the strength and confidence to express feelings, emotions, talents, knowledge, thus assisting the child to excel physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially.