Do you find yourself getting frustrated by the way your kids behave? It might have something to do with the expectations you set for them. Many parents who struggle with the idea that their child is a reflection of them (for better and for worse) have not separated the idea of themselves from their children.
These parents tend to feel some responsibility for their child’s situation. Most often, they expect that their child should understand and react to situations as they would but it’s not always the case.
What we can forget sometimes is that there’s close to 30 years of a generational gap between us and the kids and even without the age gap every individual is different and we should give them their space to grow as independent personalities.
Expecting your children to do things the way you do is setting yourself up for disappointment. If you do this you may be guilty of teaching them not to have an opinion or personality of their own while trying to make them independent.
Putting ourselves in their shoes, we realise that what they do isn’t so unreasonable for someone their age. So what do we the next time they behave in a way we don’t want them to?
Today, in this episode of Kidsstoppress Podcasts – A Parenting Happy Hour, India’s top parenting podcast, Mansi Zaveri, the founder of Kidsstoppress.com speaks to us about the frustrating differences in the way we and our children behave, also about dealing with our expectations as parents.
Do listen to the entire episode if you want to know more about being a conscious parent.
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