Parenting is like an art. You will find several books, and articles, saying how to do it and claiming it’s the best and right advice. The truth is, all those advice won’t apply to all children.
I believe that parents should still read those books and articles. Consider them as a guidance, after all, they are still based from other parents’ experiences.
But learning how to raise someone shouldn’t just end on reading, and shouldn’t just end on experience and trial-and-error. I recommend doing both.
A parent is irresponsible to me, if he/ she is only raising their child based on experience alone and on the fact that one way of parenting is good for every children.
I’m a product of that kind of parenting and they made several mistakes. The worst part is I’m not even the first person they’ve raised wrong, my uncle is the first.
They know he developed problems for the way he was raised and yet they think they’re blameless.
It would’ve been more okay if they admitted they made a mistake and they’ve done something to correct it, but they’re not doing anything. I’m never going to follow their methods as a parent, I’ll make sure I’ll do better and I’ll make sure I’ll have a better, open, and closer relationship with my children.
So parents have to get to know your children, what influences their behavior, and their personality, and only apply the rules that will fit the factors that will influence their behavior, and their personality.
Parents, come and share your insights and experiences on parenting. Big or small, what you’ve been through will help other parents.
If you know other parents, please share it too.
Thank you and have a great day!