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Over-concerned, over-protective parents cause more harm than good. So, be mindful of your parenting and enjoy the pleasure and the pain both.
Being a parent is a matter of great pride and responsibility. A child is completely dependent on the parent. They need to be supported when they walk lest they should fall, fed or else they would go hungry.
Then a day arrives when they are all grown up, that is the time we need to ‘let go’ of them. It’s time they learn from their experiences, trial and error. Our little babies are all grown up, we no longer need to catch them when they fall. It’s time for us to stand at a distance, see them fall and learn to stand up on their own. It’s time we see the little pupa grow into a butterfly with beautiful wings. We no longer need to carry them for they have learnt to fly. However, we need to assure them of our unconditional love, tell them that they have a home to come back to if they ever fall. Thus giving them wings and roots at the same time.
It’s a pity that some of us refuse to let go of our children. We keep almost an iron clad control on their lives. We do not let them grow wings for we fear to lose them. We do not believe in letting them cross hurdles, fall and learn. We remove all hurdles in their way so they never face difficulties or understand the ways to overcome them. Thus, a grown-up ill-equipped individual, unaware of the ways of the world, enters the society. It’s my belief that over-concerned, over-protective parents cause more harm than good. So, be mindful of your parenting and enjoy the pleasure and the pain both.
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