This lockdown period is a rare opportunity for families to be together. Many families have been enjoying this rare phenomenon by relishing the togetherness, which was such a rare thing in the past.
However there are also many homes where domestic violence increased and also cases where the couples are waiting for the courts to open to file for divorce. The startling fact is that the couples waiting to file for divorce were together for more than 10 years, and we can assume that they probably had children.
If staying at home with their spouse and kids is a problem, then fundamentally there is a flaw in their understanding of life.
How can one be so accustomed to the work-life that your very home becomes a headache?
When you decide to have kids, then they are your responsibility until they are old enough to make decisions on their own.
When couples fight, the impact on kids is unimaginable.
Can you imagine the extent of damage a kid suffers when couples separate?
Maybe people are entering into relationships more casually than earlier, that is their choice. But once you are a parent then it is no more casual because there is a new life that came into existence because of you.
Did you know that in a year on an average 130,000,000 (130 million) children are born in the world?
Did you also know that every year 2 million millennials are becoming parents?
So in the last 4-5 years, we have more than 10 million or 1crore new parents.
Why am I saying this now?
Whenever we join a new organization or are into our first job all of us are thoroughly trained right?
I remember my first job at GSK in the year 1994, I was trained for 42 days.
My second job was with Max New York Life Insurance, there again I was trained for 18 days.
This was to ensure that we do our job in the right manner as we are entering into a sector which is new to us
Parenting is also a new phase in all of our lives. However many of us are not properly equipped to handle it rightly.
It is mostly a trial and error method or by hearsay
With the birth of a child, your entire system will undergo a change, your routine will go for a toss and you might have less sleep and frequent mood swings.
All this will have an impact on the way we deal with our kids.
Here are 3 simple tips to your parenting journey-
1)Both parents are equally responsible for the child. It cannot be that only the mother or the father is responsible for the child. They need to take turns in feeding, changing diapers, putting the child to sleep, playing with the child, taking turns sleeping, etc.
2)Your child is an entirely independent individual. Any attempt to impose your views, ideas, dreams on him/or her will backfire.
3)You will be shocked at my third tip. Stop Parenting, Start augmenting, start engaging and you will be surprised that your kid will automatically bloom to what he/she is supposed to be.