This starts from the day when the couple takes a decision to become parents. Apart from physical relations, the couple should develop a mental strength of welcoming a new being in their relationship! Parenting doesn’t start only when the baby is arrived. Instead it starts when the couple thinks of conceiving the baby and continues till the baby is grown on his or her own feet. The family atmosphere also plays a crucial role apart from the closeness between the couple. Positive atmosphere leads to positive development of the child in the womb, as it is must for the mother to stay in such an atmosphere. Apart from taking the experts’ advice on the physical development of the child, advice from the experts on the well-being and harmonious relationship between the couple, goes a long way in laying the foundation of the child’s future, who is inside the womb.
The times have changed, and so have the ways of Parenting! Psychology says that the initial years of the child are very important as it lays the foundation for his/her life. It is often found that these years of the child are often ignored under the pretext that he/she is just a child and will improve when once he/she grows. But, the fact is otherwise. The habits and values, which are inculcated in the initial years, leave a great impact on the child’s life. When the child grows up gradually, challenges may vary in unexpected ways. The mode of parenting should be shifted accordingly and should be moulded in a way to suit the needs and challenges of parenting.
There is no denying the fact that experience always counts more! But there is a misconception about this in parenting where parents force their decisions on their children. This is very dangerous especially when children hit their puberty, as the views and the thought process can be different. Forcing their decisions at such an age gradually develops a line between the parents and the children, which goes on increasing with the passage of time. The parents should understand the thin line between forcing their decisions on something and guiding them on the same!