…WOW, I never thought that I will be doing this. as a young girl, I use to dream of how perfect my family is going to be. I was not sure of the challenges in parenting and how to be a good parent. All I know is that one day, I am going to have my own children. Even the process of child birth was unknown to me. you can imagine how naive I was but today, I learn more every single day for my life as I explore the opportunities available for a parent. How many of us parents today were prepared for the art of parenting? I can guess the answer. I was not prepared myself but we must face whatever that comes with being a parents.
Parenting our children is the process of supporting, training and caring for them. It involves the use of different parenting styles to prepare them for the world that awaits them. The level of parenting is seen in the relationship between the child and his parents as they guild him through as he develops physically, mentally and emotionally. During these stages of development, the parents tend to transfer some values which they as parents believed in to their children who in turn grow up to practice such values. Therefore, a parent with a negative values about life tends to transfer such values to their children simply this happens because one can not give what he do not have.
Our world is no longer as good as it use to be. Our society today is full of many negative vices because parents have failed in training and teaching their children. They move the parenting of their children to their children’s class teacher, nannies and to their children’s friends. Some parents are very busy to attend to their children’s emotional and psychological needs. Children that suffer such may become depressed in a long-run and turn to seek solace else where which could include drugs, alcohol, sexuality and so on.
This blog is geared at recognizing these problems, find ways to reduce this malice in our society to make the world much more safe place and to build that future we imagined for ourselves when we were young, not for us but for our children. To share the challenges in parenting so as to find solution to them, helping one another as walk through this journey of parenting.