Children should be able to talk to parents- Fear and RespectThere is a difference between fear and respect and often in the Indian context parents take fear as respect. Often this fear makes children lie a lot to parents, and parents don't even realise that.
Currently, I am living in Delhi in a PG for my exams. So there is a girl in my PG, someone snatched her phone (which is a very common scenario) in Delhi.
But the girl is so tense and as well as so afraid to tell her parents that she had to lie to her parents about it that, her phone is damaged and it will take a few days to repair it. Now since she has already lied she will have to tell more lies to hide the first lie.
She has opted to get a new phone with monthly EMI rather than telling her parents.
Why are children be made so much afraid of their parents so that they have to lie in such a tragic situation as well?
When it is not even her fault, snatching is something she could not have been able to foresee, but the fear inculcated in her is stopping her from telling truth. To what extent such fear is justified.
I know it is her parent's hard-earned money and even children respect that but to be so much afraid to tell them it feels so wrong.