Can we embrace fearlessness and flexibility?
The emotions like Fear, anxiety and inflexibility are learnt by children when they are growing with us in this world. They are not born with it.We should teach them to embrace it
The world is facing a grave pandemic and almost every conversation and media has a discussion about the virus, how it is spreading and about the deaths.
The situation is grave and was sudden.We were not prepared for it .
For few of us for a fraction of second it must have occurred what if we get infected or our loved ones have to go through the pain?
The uncertainty and unpredictability of the situation can make anyone anxious and fearful.
In such an uncontrollable environment each one of us is trying to keep calm, patient and adapt.
How do you think children are coping with it ?
Just fine ; infact better !!
a. Children are flexible and can adjust to circumstances very easily. They are also more open , less anxious and fearless . That is the best part of being a child!
b. We often look at children extrapolating our thoughts and beliefs to their personalities. We assume things for them
c. Children are not born with fear and anxiety ; but learn it from the interaction with their environment!
These innocent minds do not come with a preconceived notion about the world and situations.They can see everything with a more open broader mind and can hence can embrace flexibility
When asked to a 7 year old child
“How was she managing to stay home the entire time without friends , garden or school?
The child smiled and answer saying , she is doing just way her mother is
Realization struck! Children observe every gesture, every reaction and every action of ours! We show courage; they will! We show fear and anxiety,they will too..
It is upto us what we want them to be…Fearful or Corageous? Rigid or flexible ?
Cause after all fear, anxiety and inflexibility are learnt!
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