Pampering Parents and their Poor ChildrenParents shower their love and affection on their children, but some of them go overboard thinking that they are doing a very good job, when in reality they are harming their own child or children.
Most of us, as children have played in the sand or mud in the parks and playgrounds, have had minor injuries and dusted them off. Some parents are so protective that they always hover around the children play and rush the moment the child trips down or falls down.
For such parents, allowing their child to ride a bicycle becomes an anxious event, this is despite helmet, shoes,elbow guard and knee guard. Most of us wouldn't even remember how many times we have had falls and injuries when we learnt bicycling.
It is a mini crisis, if the child catches a cold, tablets, syrups, a few visits to the specialist clinic is common. It is perfectly normal for kids to catch a cold, a viral fever, and such minor aliments help in boosting the child's immunity.
Children need to explore, learn to handle themselves in a group, should know how to interact and be safe. They need to know how to find a solution to a practical problem, what joy, sorrow, arguments, sadness and difference of opinions mean. All these make the child street smart, when they start going to higher education, stay in a hostel and finally start their lives.
Unfortunately, some over anxious parents watch over their children with such diligence that the poor child never gets a chance to learn all these lessons of life. Some pamper them so much that the child has never learnt what no is, what dejection or refusal means.
So, Please love your children but also learn to step back and let them 'grow' in life.