The journey of Parenting over the centuries
As said by Matt Walsh, “Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about, but the hardest thing in the world to do.”
The world is in the 21st century which is all advanced and it is fast like never before. Humans have taken over the world. The gadgets have made life easy. Same goes with with raising children in this century.
Lets get nostalgic:
Let us all go back in time when fathers were bread earners and mothers were bread makers. Families lived together sometimes small houses.
An era where mothers were totally responsible for cooking, cleaning, raising the children, taking care of the house. While the fathers were responsible for earning money.
In this fight for survival, the grandparents played an important role. Grandparents helped children to understand life, they educated the heirs of the rich culture, and religious scriptures were a part of daily life.
As years passed the children who were raised by grandparents suddenly did not want interference in anything hence after they were married they settled away from parents hence there came a new term, “Nuclear Family.”
The Nuclear family system:
In this system the parents lived alone mothers were again responsible for making the bread and the fathers were engrossed in earning the bread.
However there was a new development the woman of the house as she became educated and was equally responsible to earn the bread.
In this struggle to earn and make bread the children were left at the mercy of a care takers at home. Parents hardly could spend time with their children.In this hustle parents could not make time to contribute towards development of their children.
The era of Independent Nuclear families:
In this era ,the children understood that the mothers had to work as it was her choice now.Grandparents were involved however never lived together. In this age the mothers became smarter they worked from home to be with the children. Thus the housemaids were introduced. These maids were made to do household chores and most important take care of the child. The mothers were home however wasn’t involved in the child development. This further widened the gap.
This era is the one where parents live alone in big houses earn a lot of money can afford the world’s best luxuries however they cannot give TIME to their children. Children crave for parents time, they see and learn whatever they observe and thus follow.
The more they see their parents busy, the more they see their parents quarreling, the more they see their parents distancing the more they see their parents distancing from their grandparents – children follow their parents’ footsteps.
The phase of awareness and realization :
This is the time to reflect and mend the damage. Spend time with your children. Laugh, play with them. Sing, dance with them. Talk to your parents, relatives often.
Go out for parties family functions. Arrange get-together. Once we all do this we will see the difference.
Today we have run out of courses, classes, sessions, friends, relatives because of this PANDEMIC .
Nature is giving humans a chance to heal, lets grab this opportunity and let us all HEAL
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