“As kids, we were never allowed to watch TV, while having dinner. Dinners were about sitting with the family, sharing details about the day gone by, and enjoying some together time..” said my friend, mother of a six-year-old boy.
“That’s great. If you can instill such values in your child,” said I.
“It’s not easy. My husband grew up differently. He does not understand why we can’t watch TV while eating. I grew up fine watching TV, he says. We have had huge fights over this. He concurred eventually.”
“Err, that’s a tricky one.” ventured I.
What are we getting at….
Every household would have a dozen such stories about differences of opinions on parenting, among spouses, even the in laws. We all know that we live in a different world than the one we grew up in. It’s probably changed into something we don’t even fathom. The manner in which we consume information, the kind of things that occur around us, the way we live, is all very different. But out of habit, and intrinsic comfort, we tend to cling to our beliefs, the cocoons that we grew up in. Surely, our parents could not have been wrong in their way of parenting, we muse. “This worked for me. I am doing good. This should work for my child!” we believe.
If you are reading this blog post, then that thought was not very convincing or you wouldn’t have landed up here. Like everything that has evolved, the way we parent our kids needs to evolve as well. While there is familiarity and comfort in clinging to our old beliefs and there is no need to blindly shun them for the sake of style or ignorance, we parents need “reinforcements” to help bring up our kids such that they are world ready.
This is what we need…
We parents could use an extra dash of wisdom, some quick advice, some tricks and tips, success stories and oodles of confidence to help bring up successful emotionally secure kids. This reinforcement help comes in the form of online parenting programs put together by parenting coaches. They are people who have known the change that we have lived through, have successfully brought up kids, trained numerous parents and kids, and have put in research into what today’s kids truly need versus what we think they want. We could use such informed help. It will not revolutionize the way we approach parenting maybe. But we don’t need that anyway.
Parenting coaches and well rounded parenting programs can help us give a new perspective into our everyday parenting challenges. They can help us feel “Oh, I never thought of solving this in such a simple manner!” They can give us the much-needed assurance and confidence that we are doing good as parents, that we can make simple changes to bring up incredible kids. And, they can lighten up those moments when we hit the wall and are ready to burst. Don’t we need all this?
Wouldn’t this make parenting less of a roller coaster and more of steady, beautiful ride for us? Yes, it will. So say the parents who have subscribed to our online parenting program.
I say, you make informed decisions. Watch our free videos. Acquaint yourself with Naren, our parenting coach, understand what we say, how we think, guage if we could connect and let us know if we could tempt you into a little chat to see how we could help you.