• Hi Dr. Asrani… Very valid point… if parents do not present a united front to the kids they are bound to get mixed/confusing signals leading to a host of problems.

    • Thanks for your inputs. Most parents are soooooooo busy that no time for Introspection.

  • Dr SNRao

    Very true doctor. In case of any change of behaviour in the child, we need to reflect on home ,school & tuition class environment . In case the child feels not loved he could either not do things his parent demands( as the boy in your article) or he could be too meak and strive to please his parent , in order to be loved and wanted.(thus the child may feel insecure,loose his self esteem, and may not be a happy child).Nice article!

  • Absolutely loved your post, and so relevant today. We need to look and consider these little people, as people, capable to infer, conclude, think, form opinions. Most people behave around kids like they are objects, not able to understand anything.

  • Very nicely put, Reema. And to think most of them advice other parents on how to handle kids 🙁

  • I know what you mean. I am always surprised by people doling out advices to other parents just because they have gone through that phase. I could never have that kind of confidence. I am trying to do a job in the best way I think, but I can never claim that is actually ‘the best’ way to raise kids.

  • Introspection always has advantages – in this case more for kids!

  • This one hit the spot on so many levels. Especially when there is a conflct between both the parents. The truth is, that conciously, or unconciously, parents tend to treat their children as an extension of themselves – which doesn’t work too well with two contradicting individuals handling the child. Brilliant post, Doctor.

  • upasna

    Hello Sir,

    I too had that perception when I was a small child and here is why: