Friday, February 19, 2010


Leo buscaglia wrote as follows:
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring all of which have the potential to turn a life around”.
An honest realization of the above would help you to be Daddy Cool.
One of the most important ingredients for being cool is accepting the reality.
Every person including a child wants to have freedom. The parents behave as sovereigns. There is an urge in the child to exercise its independence. At that young age it does not know any way of expressing independence other than saying No. No for anything parents say. Daddy does not like it. Daddy does not want to face the reality that every child wants freedom and its inherent nature is to say No.
Not realizing the above, the parents feel let down and unhappy on the protests and non-co-operation of children. For you to be Daddy Cool, you must first accept the basic reality that it is the inherent nature and it is basic right of the child to say No to what you say.
Wisdom is learning what to overlook. Wisdom is also learning when to overlook. Parents get perturbed and unhappy for every No of the child. Such parents can never be calm and can never be cool.
Daddy in particular should have the wisdom to overlook activities of the child which are not to the taste of Daddy as long as it does not hurt the child. Even if such act hurts the parents, that is no ground not to overlook. Only when the child gets very seriously affected, there can be interference. What type of interference I shall state later.

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