Parenting is one of the most blissful yet challenging journeys we will ever undertake in our life.
But as a parent, most of the time, you are clueless about it.
It is hard to stay calm all the time as we are humans as well. We do have hard time where we lose ourself, it's a lie long mindful journey. As a mother, as a father and as a parent grow and evolve equally with our children.
Observing our child and following their uniqueness is such a beautiful thing, Just stop for a moment and think about your natural way of parenting and customise/personalise it to your child. So many unwanted suggestions on feeding, boasting that others ' children are eating well, staying bubbly, reading and writing well really leads to guilt and worry.
Even I was worried at one point because all kids around knew their colors/Alphabets and were very prompt in recognising them. But my kid wouldn't. But later i realised she does a lot of things independently which many kids of her age don't. So every child is unique. We just need to believe in them.
Each kid as their own individuality and I wish every parent learn to respect that .
Many a time we parents are not ready to compare ourself with a fellow mom / dad but without a second though we jump in to comparison when it comes to kids.
We as parents tend to fall for this comparison thing but it's important to step back and understand that every kid is different. Every kid learns things at their own pace.
What one child does might not be of interest to other child who is at same age. Never compare/get into pressure that will stop them to blossom with their own creativity.
Our little one's wont be little all the time. They grow year by year and we don't even realise and understand when they have turned into a man.
Let them plant a tree, let them know to be kind, let them be independent, let them cook, let them know the essence of love and friendship, let them know how to share, let them know all are human whether they are black or white, let them respect all the religions and teach them to be thankful.
Whatever they do guide them, monitor them, nurture them, and support them when needed.
So experience each day with joy. Allow them to play as much as they like to.
A quote from Benjamin Franklin.