Parenting Styles: From the Heart

Many mothers, especially first-time moms, read a lot of parenting books and look up almost everything on Google. This seems to be second nature to society today, but why? Well it’s because every parent wants what is best for their child, so therefore we educate ourselves. Sometimes no matter how much we read, there are problems that we cannot solve. So what do we do when that happens? Personally, I think we should go with our gut instinct. Different kinds of people from different parts of the world have different parenting styles that are usually passed from one generation to another. This is according to a recent post about parenting from blog you can find here.

“Styles of parenting differ in different parts of the world. When a baby is learning to walk in Indian homes, most of the parents love to hold hands to teach the young one but one fall sends the whole household scampering to quieten the child who breaks out to as if he or she is running for the title of ‘Prince/ Princess of Wails’ ! In Mid East and especially in Israel the parents stand on the other side of the room and call the child to walk in their direction. Even if the child falls there are no tantrums and is encouraged to try again! The cultural differences are ingrained in the psyche from such a tender age.”

“Humans are the only species that want to hand hold their children forever regardless of whatever age they reach! It is not difficult to find overgrown ‘Guddi’, ‘Baby’,’Munna’ and ‘Chicko’! The names given with much affection at tender age become embarrassing sometimes for the individuals at a later day in the age when they are addressed by these nicknames! The birds, animals and all natural species other than humans take care of their children till they learn to catch their own prey and hunt their own food! Once they can stand on their own feet none of these birds or animals tag with their children!

Apart from educating ourselves, it is also important to listen, feel, and do your parenting by the heart.