|Be what your children want to be
This morning, Kiran sir shared this image with me and coincidentally, I got a chance to talk to a few parents on this topic at the same time.
Gadgets are bought for children as 'playthings'. They're bought in a notion of keeping the children engaged.
"My 2-year-old child only watches rhymes," says one. "My daughter doesn't eat unless she sees something played on youtube." says another parent.
"My child doesn't eat unless Ipad is given." complained a father, shrugging shoulders.
"I had a thought of buying IPad for my 2-year-old daughter. But, I stopped after watching a video on why children should not be given gadgets." said another parent.
Listening to all these conversations, I showed this picture with them. And people are least bothered to acknowledge the devil in the details. They didn't want to take the blame.
One acknowledged. "With these temporary solutions, we're ruining them. Just to let the children eat their food, we're giving them a distraction."
Temporary solutions works but, there's a side effect. Living in the manipulated world, parents are manipulating the children, right from their childhood.
Children do not listen to what we say but, imitate us in our actions.
Be the way you want your children to be.