Pragmatic Parenting

I am certain that most people agree that it is not easy to be a parent.

May be we should not set too high expectations for the kids.

May be and just may be – we should adopt a trial and error approach on the kids.

We want the best for them. At the same time, what is best may not be what they want. May be being a parent needs to move ahead with time.

I believe in pragmatic parenting which entails

  • Let them gradually discover who they are – their strengths / weaknesses (instead of prescribing one fit path for them)
  • Accelerate their learning / integration towards the adult contemporary world
  • Do not compare with other kids
  • Continuous feedback loop and improvisation approach in addressing their weaknesses
  • Be part of their journey – understand their angle and position
  • Give them space and time
  • Discipline in form of incentive

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s