“Evolution is the need of every traditional trend.” Words, so true!
What said above, applies to traditional trends of parenting as well. Over a period of time, old conventional methods of parenting have witnessed a drastic change. A “Desired” change indeed. Unlike the previous trend filled with “restrictions and limits”, this new change emphasizes more on communication rather than imposing the decisions made by parents. This evolved form of parenting tries to initiate an understanding between “parents and children” making things better and easier.
Around a decade ago, parenting was almost completely different from what we see today. These primitive ways of parenting had several loopholes which needed to be resolved. One such flaw being, the “communication gap” between the parents and their children. Children then, hesitated to share their problems with their parents and keep them all confined to their own selves leading to complications like stress and depression. Due to this arose another problem, being “lack of understanding between the two”.
Being influenced by western culture, new forms of parenting evolved. One, which aims to create a common understanding between the parents and their children by the means of communication. A bond, which tear aparts all unwanted restrictions imposed in a relationship of child and parent. Relationship where decisions are made on the basis of mutual consent, rather than being forced to give obedience out of some formality. Parenting today, emphasize on a “friend like bond“ between parent and a child so as to make things more direct and informal, away from the fear of being dejected by our parents.
To carry forward this evolution, parents need to be more active in the direction of growing up their child. They need to spare some time out of their busy schedules(these days). As opinion of both parties matter in every relationship ,parents should look upon the constructive ideas suggested by their children. Evolution of parenting that we see today, is just a start which needs many reforms to bridge out every single gap between the parent and a child.
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