When i was a kid,that time the kids were treated as the physical and intellectual property of the house especially parents and were not easily allowed to ask questions and pacify our bubbling queries and curiosities, forget about the practicals we now show our kids to make them understand the concept so as they are left with no "why's" and "if's" or "but's" . So either mom was there to bail us out with her scanty knowledge of the subject or we had to put our inquisitive theories on back burner or simply turn to our friends or comic books wherein the knowledge derived was either third hand or as per what they have heard from somewhere else...Though we were lucky enough to think innovative and inventive and solved our queries from many resources. I still remember that i had a stencil which had many types of images in it which we could copy to draw required shapes...rectangle, square, triangle, stars, semi-circle, circle etc etc. Looking back i can say nonchalant that the images were an outrage of our suppressed inquisitions because i would draw non stop on every available thing which i found clean either paper or walls or simply my hand; when i was denied my childhood right to ask questions!!!
Now that the parents are quite lenient and friendly in their approach towards parenthood and would love to share their kids's life with them enjoying their little talks to solving quizzes with them to satiating their mountainful of queries...ever since the inception of this new era of outgoing, more vigilant and better exposed parents came in breed, this new concept of friendly parents or buddy parents has come in vogue. The parents are more on friendly terms with kids hence increased sense of belonging, understanding and empathy between both the generations has only added to more soulful connect and better family conditions wherein the kids even tell their parents about their boyfriends, girlfriends or night outs openly and parents welcome their kids' lifestyle change with a broad mind and open arms which lets no space of secrecy or individual life between both the parties hence augment love, trust and mutual respect. A parenting style which accepts the individuality of kids as separate entities not only are more intimacy oriented but let the child flourish as per his taste and make him an independent creature of free soul and uninhibited operations where the child doesn't know any boundaries and rises above the average to shine like a star.An endearing journey where their are no hidden secrets and no shut up policy even if the child is uttering sheer nonsense because this is the only way to mature your child individually and gradually... An alliance where both the parties involved grow along with each other in their individual ways, of course we as parents and they as kids. Gone are the days when the parents ruled the supreme and ordered "Hame Sikhane ki koshish mat karo, hum tumhare maa-baap hain tum nahin..." Now the kids teach their parents as well what as kids their parents were deprived of ...
So, its up to us as parents to play hide and seek with kids to hide our insecurities and fears under blankets or come in light to fight them back and emerge as best buddy parents whom other parents envy and our kids be proud of!!! Happy Buddy Parenting!!!
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