Sunday, November 2, 2008

Law of Attraction: Raising an Ideal Child ...

Raising a teenager is stressful. As raging hormones, a struggle for independence, peer pressure and an emerging identity wreak havoc in their soul, parents are challenged with parenting creativity, patience and courage.

A parent's responsibility is to guide a child to adulthood, ingrain moral values and help them negotiate the social and cultural expectations. Parents are the appointed role model for the child. To see new ideas, ideals, goals and independence emerged in a child is a tough journey. A journey where success will be sweet but failure will still be unavoidable. We can only have faith that at the end of the journey, our child will turn out to be a responsible and respected adult.

As I watch my son, Nicky developed his independence, I realise that my journey with him is almost complete. After his SPM examination, he will embark on his own on a new journey of self-discovery and development. But that does not mean we will not be there to give him the encouragement and support.

At the moment, he's still at an impressionable age and could spend hours day-dreaming about his future life. Well, I have no qualms about it ... dreaming is good ... a visualisation of his desires. He is already planning for the things he can do or will buy "when he grows up".

To my dear son, Nicky, always remember this;

"There are two things to aim at in life;
first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it;
Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second."
~ Logan Pearsall Smith

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