Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.
When my elder son was in primary classes, he used to ask me to compete with him in chess. Just he started learning and he was going to a good player near my house to learn that. So as a practice, we used to play in our house, I used to play sincerely to some time after that I used to leave a way for him to win, That has become a good practice for him and he used to feel happy and used to go tell his mother that he won, Later on he became a good payer and won some competitions also.
Really it is very true that a parent will never feel for his loss if the child win the game. A wonderful thread from the author.
There is nothing competitive or one up between the two as they are physically different but internally same entity. In our mythology the relation of a mother and child are well depicted in the story of Lord Krishna who although being the almighty took banging and beatings from his mother Yashoda whenever he did or pretended to do the theft of butter in the kitchen. That relationship is a benchmark for the love and affection between the pair of a child and mother.
This bond remains even after the child turns into an adult and starts attending to his own family the only difference is the child may have to share his life with the newcomers in his own family but the mother's love and dedication towards him remains same and intact as it was during those golden childhood times.
Knowledge is power.
"Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"
This all is a small-small thing that they do to see their children happy. Many of us learn about it only when we wear their shoe. Was a good article.
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz
Such experiences in parenthood are priceless!
But apart from this, we should also make them learn to accept failures at times. This will improve them for sure.
Living & Learning- simultaneous processes!