ON RAIS­ING A CU­RI­OUS AND COM­PAS­SION­ATE CHILD

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Tip 1 There is no for­mula for par­ent­ing

One of the most de­mand­ing jobs, par­ent­ing is an ac­tion­packed jour­ney with its share of good and bad days. Don’t get dis­heart­ened if your child is not a poster child. And don’t put too much pres­sure on the child to be per­fect.

Tip 2 Have an hon­est re­la­tion­ship

You should be will­ing to apol­o­gise to your child if you have erred. The best way to deal with it is to talk about it; have heart-to-heart con­ver­sa­tions, chil­dren do un­der­stand.

Tip 3 Cre­ate a bal­ance

In­cul­cate em­pa­thy in them. Be­ing tough and be­ing com­pas­sion­ate need to go hand-in-hand.

Tip 4 In­cul­cate hu­mil­ity and grat­i­tude in them

As par­ents, it is most im­por­tant for us to teach our chil­dren to feel blessed for all that they have. In this com­pet­i­tive world, there will be al­ways be some­one bet­ter off than them and some­one who has less than what they have. They need to ap­pre­ci­ate what they have got and make their choices.

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