Questions arise in the mind of parents whether they have brought their children up correctly, whether their parenting style has been too permissive or too restrictive.
Permissive Or Too Restrictive What Is The Right Parenting Style?
I have heard parents apologizing vehemently because they introduced their children to meat and drink. They feel they have brought their children down to despicable levels. Now that they are “enlightened” after attaining spiritual maturity, they think they have done a heinous crime. I was flabbergasted.
Is the moral fabric of life dependent on your eating and drinking habits? Is it not true that your children need to be good human beings? In my limited awareness, there is so much more to life.
Pseudo spiritual maturity sees the outer dimensions of life. The so-called moral brigade remains embroiled in the veneer, never venturing inside.
In my mind the questions asked of a child’s parenting methods should be more integral to the inner consciousness of the child and how much you have been able to awaken it.
Know your child
Is your child compassionate and empathetic? Does she respect the space and thoughts of others? Does she value values or is she only interested in material possessions? Is she likely to help another person? Will she show integrity and honesty to her job, her life at large?
If you have nurtured these qualities in a child, do not fear, there is not much she can go wrong with. Her conscience will hold her back. So folks, relax. Parents may take various routes to bring up their children, there are no rights and wrongs when it comes to parenting styles. Just ensure that they look within! Infuse their moral Outlook with love and gentleness. Bring them up to be aware of human pain and teach them to ignore the excesses of others! You are done!! Hope mine has learnt these lessons well!! Grow happy children is the thought of the day…