How to bring up a child in the 21st Century

Finding it difficult to raise a child in the present century? This article speaks about the concept of child upbringing in the modern scenarios of technological advancement.

The environment around us plays a vital role in moulding our behaviour and shaping our personality. It all depends on the type of environment we are brought up. Children in the 21st century are the most affected by the menace of technological advancement which seems in no mood to look back. They have been exposed to numerous electronic toys and gadgets and hardly find time to socialize. It is high time for the society to moderate the young ones and encourage them to be more responsible citizens.

What is child upbringing?

The process of conceiving a child and giving birth and than raising it from infancy to adulthood is called child upbringing. It is a process where you generally preplan between husband and wife to have offspring of your family and than you take up the task to feed the child for biological development with best of possible nourishment. The parents needs to give proper importance that the child's intellectual, social as well as spiritual aspects are well developed along with physical growth.

Am I ready to be a parent?

It is one of the most important question that you need to ask yourself before you jump into the state of parenthood. Most of the parents in the society tend to take it lightly. But the question of being readiness is not only physically but it includes how safe you are financially ? how mature you are emotionally? so on and so forth. If you find this questions to be disturbing than you are definitely not ready for parenthood. Today the world is moving at a fast pace and the fruits of globalization and liberalization is at its zenith. No matter how hard we try there will always be little misunderstanding and argument between spouse so take it as part and partial of your life. Moreover, reconcile with one another with a cup of coffee in a table or go for a simple yet romantic date tonight.

A friend of mine once narrated me how there appears to be mood swings in the time of expecting your first born. Yet he told me that this feelings are unavoidable. What we can at the most do is be positive and help the partner; Showing her care and concern, being positive and caring is very important. Another important thing to keep in mind before being a parent is plan before you decide. This is very important to be an ideal parent. The world will see you not as how you finance the child's expenses but how well you bring up the child systematically along with the virtues of the society.

Important Tips For Good Parenting

Show love to your child

. It is very important that your express your love and care to your child. The child needs all the affection and love from the parents in this growing stage. Love missed in the childhood is very risky proposition. Experience tells us that a child void of love in the childhood tend to hate the society. So, show as much as possible love and affection to your child. This will make the child happy and psychologically and strategically boon for your family.

Spend time with your child

You may have money and fame but if you do not have good bond with your children it is equal to nothing. The time you spend with your child will define how closely bonded you will be after the child becomes an adult.

Listen to what your child has to say

. Ability to listen is a great quality. And listening to your child is a must. Keep in mind that your child may be curious with silly things and might question you silly questions. So it is important that you pay heed to it and answer the child till he/she is satisfied. Remember a curious child is a quick learner.

Last but not the least, be a good role model

All the above points being said is necessary but being a good role model is a must for you to be an ideal parent. Children will see and most probably imitate their parents as the children find their parents to the best in the world. Do not do and say any stupid things as the children will pick up the very say line and do the same thing as you have done in front of them. Its because monkey does what monkey sees! Don't always emphasize on perfection but be a role model of patience, hardwork, honesty and moreover love.

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Author: Saurabh Sir20 Jun 2017 Member Level: Silver   Points : 1

This is a great article for the new generation. Everyone wants to be a good son/daughter, good father/mother, good citizen etc. and these are good suggestions for them.

Author: Vimal Sir13 Jul 2017 Member Level: Silver   Points : 0

Yes Saurabh, it's not an easy task this days to raise up a child. The world around us has changed so much and the changes have brought about many challenges as well. There is good and bad in everything and to make a child understand, proper guidance is a must. The article tries to explain the challenges of the modern parents and gives solutions which is the need of the hour for every parent these days.

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