Saturday, February 20, 2010


There is no doubt that parents have a duty to see that the children come up with moral values, that they don’t resort to drugs, they are competent. This does not mean that the duty should result in the parents becoming sovereigns.
The way to deal with children is different depending upon the age of the children. Children between 1 to 6 years come under one class, 6 to 13 would come under another class, while 13 to 20 would come under a different class. Absolute care should be taken while dealing with children between 1 to 6 years because that is the time when children can be moulded for all times in future. Greatest care is to be taken in imbibing high moral values to children between the age of 1 to 6 years. The value so imbibed in that age shall remain with them for all times. If proper values are given at that time, they would not behave very erratic even between the ages of 13 to 20.
The major problem while we deal with children between 13 to 20 is want of communication. If there is communication, it is very unlikely that things would go very bad. Hence from the age of 1 appropriate communication features should be developed between the parents and the child. To facilitate this as far as possible it should be a way of life to sit together and have lunch, dinner speaking to each other. From inception almost from the child’s age of 4 years, the child should be encouraged to express its views, it should be encouraged to canvass and assert that its views are correct, importance of agreeing to disagree should be informed. The child should be made to know that two persons can have disagreement but still love, like and respect each other. If this quality is imbibed in the child when it is between 4 to 6 years and if the normal way of life is to dine together speaking to each other, there will not be communication gap which is the major reason for bitterness both to children and parents. 

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