An INSPIRING one from a parent:
We were getting ready to go to bed when my daughter said in a calm tone, “Father tomorrow is my IEO (English Olympiad ) Exam”.
It was 10.30pm.
She was unwell the last week,
so we didn’t practice and
on the weekend I was busy with work.
Amidst all this we forgot about the exam.
Now the father in me wanted to react…
I wanted to give my daughter a lecture, maybe like this…
“What?? You’re telling me now,
why didn’t you remind me earlier.
Why did you go to play?
Why didn’t you study?
How can you forget?
You’re so careless.
You can’t even remember your exam dates”
*I could have done that and maybe that’s the easiest way to express OUR anxiety*
*Or fear Or Any Big Emotion We are Going Through,*
_BUT I chose to Respond._
I said, ” My Little Girl Forgot about it.
Sometimes we do forget things.
Now we can sit for quick 15 minutes
you can ask me any doubts you have.”
She quickly brought her IEO workbook and the next 15 minutes we were engrossed in solving the paper.
What surprised me was the way the things went smoothly and today morning she even solved one more paper.
All this happened because as a parent I chose to Respond.
*When children are anxious*
* or scared*
* or are facing any big emotion,*
* they DON’T Need an adult who is yelling,*
* or advising.*
*They need an adult*
* who is able to guide them*
* to a solution*
*stand with them.*
That’s YOUR Responsibility as , ‘A Better Parent.’
Today I Want You to Think Which are Some of the Situations Where You As a Parent, React and How Can You Choose to Respond, Effectively.
💐very good to share with parents💐