Each phase of life that the child goes through means so much to the parents. You can say almost all parents would love to watch every step of their child’s development unfold before their very eyes. But, of course, duty calls and our responsibilities forces into making this tough decision. Yet, here we are today with many ways to help ease the challenge of staying connected and up to date on the child’s daily activities. However, it is by no means an excuse for us to take it easy on our existing responsibilities and just let things be.
Sometimes, we need to let the child learn and experience thing in life on their own. While it is true, we do get tired of seeing a messy space. But, the thought of the smile on the child’s face that is brimming with the joy of having experienced something is priceless. That is growing up. We should not force them to do things ahead of their time. Because if we do, we risk feeling the remorse of our actions, having robbed the child of the chance to experience the highs and lows of childhood. Be sure to set specific limits, so that they don’t get out of line.
Time is fleeting and you should savor every bit of this moment with your partner. If we had the power, we would slow down those moments so that they stop growing so quickly. Without us realizing it, the children we gave birth to have taken their first steps and uttered their first words. The peak of it all is when we are there with them as the first word that leaves their delicate lips is the call for mom and dad. In a blink of an eye, you are already registering them for pre-school and then primary school.
We should always be ready for the times our child needs us most, not just the good times. At the moment when the child receives his or her test results and it is less than encouraging, the positive spirit we put forward becomes the catalyst for them to bounce back up from disappointment. While we should not leave too much room for error, consider it a learning process for us and the child to be better in the future. Without mistakes, we will never learn to improve ourselves. This is a natural way for the children to grow up more mature and wiser.
The point is, ensure that you relish every moment with smiles abound and a calm heart, especially for your little one. Know that when they grow up, every recollection of the past becomes an invaluable memory that is not mutually exclusive, as it touches everyone in the family.