Dr. Jitendra Nagpal
This is the miracle of life. Becoming a parent is, indeed, the most rewarding experience one can ask for during one's entire lifetime. Giving birth to a baby comes with divine bliss, several responsibilities as well as concerns of upbringing. We all want to be the best parent we can and continue to be most effective for our children. We all start out as parents with many ideas about parenting. We have hopes and dreams for our children and ourselves as parents. Sometimes, however, things get in the way of us being the parent we want to be. We feel stuck in patterns of responding to our children without really understanding why it happens. Being a parent is the most important job you can do. It also lasts a lifetime. Some say it is a journey filled with amazing rewards and sometimes seemingly difficult challenges.
Just like our children, our life experiences shape who we are. We draw our ideas about children and parenting from many sources around us, including our own parents, family, friends, child care, schools, professionals and the media. As parents, we often repeat what we know best. Most often what we know best is drawn from our own experiences. Our experiences of growing up in our family of origin are an important basis for the values and beliefs we hold about children, parenting and families. Although parenting is delightful, it can also be exasperating. More than anything we want to help our kids grow into healthy, happy and responsible citizens. Being a parent is many, many things all at once - fun, laughter, joy, heartache, anger, frustration - and the most intense and powerful feelings of unconditional love you will ever experience.
As a new age parent, you gain wisdom and insight from your own and others parenting experiences and thereby nurture the self esteem of your children. Self-esteem gives a sense of self worth, of being lovable and capable. When these two qualities are in sync, a child has high and positive self-esteem. ……. Many of the things we need, can wait. The children cannot…….
..Right now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made and his senses are being developed. To him we cannot answer “Tomorrow”. His name is “Today”.
The Joy of Parenting aims to:
Give recognition to the important and demanding role of new age parenting
Explore the trends of successful parenting practices, discover various parenting styles.
Provide information based on contemporary research and effective practices
Support parents in building their knowledge, skills and confidence
Encourage parents to feel supported for seeking guidance
· Help parents to build strong communication and interpersonal relationships with their children. “Stop trying to perfect your child,
but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him”
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