We all know that most of the parents want only the best for their children. But even parents make mistakes and especially when raising their children. Many of the mistakes they make, of course, are caused by too much love, concern, affection, care and sometimes ignorance.
One of the mistakes that parents make is nursing the child to an exaggerated extend. Mothers tend to be excessively protective with their children. Parents that do this, only develop their child’s fear. Parents who encourage their children to face the world, increase their self confidence.
Another mistake that most parents make is to involve their children in too many activities from an early age. They try to keep their children busy all the time and to achieve more and more knowledge about everything. Usually the child feels overwhelmed by all these activities.
Specialists say that one of the worst mistakes that parents can make is for them to expect the child to fulfill their dreams. Although parents try to form their child’s personality, the only thing they can do is to shape it and not build it. Every child is born with a character and a personality. Parents should try NOT to impose their own goals and dreams on their chidren’s life.
One of the best piece of advice that a parent could follow is to be their child’s best friend.
Posted under Education
This post was written by Maricela Dregan on October 8, 2008
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