Why don't parent's play with their own kids?
March 22, 2007 10:58am CST
Have you ever wondered why kids don't come with owner's manuals? When we start out doing the most important job in the world, no one even provides us with a parenting job description?
• Hong Kong
22 Mar 07
Raising children is no easy task. You need to be patient because your mission of making the young ones normal persons is a long term duty. When they are very young, you have to help them become independent. When they are older you have to provide them proper education. But I think there many books pertaining to parent are available in book stores. Try to read some of them. And you will have ideas of how to raise your children efficiently.
• United States
22 Mar 07
I agree, I think you have to figure out what your major goals are as a parent. I know some parents, their main focus is on education, they want to ensure that they raise a child that is smart, reads fast, etc. Others, their focus is on raising children who follow a certain set of rules: They sleep through the night by a certain age, potty trained by a certain age, react a certain way to a certain situation, no tantrums, etc. There are books out there that will talk to each of these. I personally try to focus on what I consider the basics. I want to raise caring kids, for them to know that they are loved...unconditionally...and try my best to make them feel valued, listened to, and understood. As I read through all the parenting books I can get my hands on, I look for things that I can fit into these categories, then discard the rest.