Can you encourage habits of our own children......

@Baluyadav (3644)
India
March 3, 2010 6:41am CST
Most of of the children generally interestd in painting...art...jokes...skits....but MAJORITY OF THEIR PARENTS DISCOURAGE THEM,am i right????????????
3 responses
@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
3 Mar 10
I encouraged my son in anything that he showed an interest in when he was a child. That included football (until he had a problem with his knee-cap and had to give it up) and his skateboard. When he was ten he started getting interested in music and I encouraged him in that too, He started having lessons and at eleven started playing drums. Twenty years later he now earns a living playing them and everything involved with them
@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
3 Mar 10
It's really good of you to encourage your son in whatever he is interested in. I think this is what parents should do - encourage our kids to live on their lives, instead of ours. I am a new mother and my son is just one year old. I think I'll let him do whatever he likes to do, as long as it's legal and not dangerous or bring harm to others. Playing sports, music or doing arts is really fine. I've seen many of my friends working on the jobs they do not like to do at all, and they are not living happily. I always think we should do what we are really interested in, and then only we'll live in a happy life. I wish my son will be happy always, and do what he likes and wants to do. I suppose there are still many parents like mysdianait that encourage their kids to do what they like, though they are many who discourage the kids from learning something that the parents think are not "beneficial" or "money making".
@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
18 May 10
hi,Congrats for getting the best response tag.All the best and have a nice time.
@marguicha (90283)
• Chile
4 Mar 10
Hello, frind, I encouraged my daughters to do any useful thing they wanted to do. I preferred to have a floor full of pencils and bits of cloth than to have my daughters seated all day in front of the TV set. My youngest daughter studied law but she has always liked to paint. My father took her apart one day and told her that she should do what made her happy. He put himself as an example. He was a doctor, a pediatrician. He started to learn biochemistry by himself while he worked as a doctor. Soon he discovered he could not do both. At that time there was no place in my country where he could learn in an easy way. He worked, sent papers to several international specialised magazines. He worked part-time at the University without wages. Finally he won a scholarship to go to work in the United States with Nobel Prize winner Dr. Fritz Lipmann. We were never hungry, but we lived frugally. My father could have been very wealthy if he had been a doctor the rest of his live. But he chose another path. I´m proud that he did so. He participated in creating the Faculty of Sciences at our first University. He recieved honours, but the best one was that he did what he liked.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
3 Mar 10
This situation was prevalent before. But now the scenario has changed. Parents are understanding the importance of encouraging their children and giving support to their talents.