When you read this title protect your children from yourself it may sound funny and meaningless, it may also sound absurd to you what does this means protect from “ourselves”.? We are here to protect them from all sorts of dangers and unknowns. Protect from “ourselves”? Wired!! Yes dear parents from ourselves here you will read about those dangers we possess that we have to protect our children from.
In last few years the world is shrinking to become a nuclear family household. Unlike few decades ago family comprised of whole big bunch of uncles, aunts grandparents cousins and siblings living together under one roof. Which may at times sounded clumsy and noisy mostly. However in this kind of environment there was an opportunity of constant counseling and guidance available from other mom’s grandparents for the unmanageable situation at hand and a quick fix solution available. And was an opportunity of great learning and enriching experience for new parents and specially for mother’s dealing with all new sorts of challenges every day.
But these situations are things of the past we and are in deep oceans of life wandering here and there, to understand the best strategy to take care of our children.
So let’s come back to the concept of protection. And when we think of protection related to our little babies, toodles, and children of all ages the first things that strike our minds will be vaccinations, fire, sharp knives/blades heights and lot more. But there is one little monster monster whom we do not realize who lives right close to the baby and we never discover its presence. Those are our own emotional imbalances which lead to anger, depression, mood swings, fights and loud reactions. Yes we possess these qualities and when we are facing challenges and stress in our lives related to job, family, friends, finances or even if we happen to missed the train, bus, or any scheduled activity we tend to behave “Oh Damit” and it is the end of the world and we are taken over by agony and despair
At this movement the little baby/child not fully equipped to behave as whole grown up end up doing more mess all the times. And our reactions to these silly things turns out to be wired and bursting with anger and we behave monstrous, sad but true.
See, as I said there is a monster, now that the monster is discovered what can be done? How do we protect our children from ourselves. It is very vital and important for parents to understand and manage the emotional imbalances we possess at a very early stage in your role of being a parent. As this will prevent us from soying seeds of life long hatered between parents and kids which will be visible only after ages.
So here the solution, live today successful for an harmonious tomorrow.
We can change ourselves right here just tell yourself at that very point before you get trapped in the anger fatigue, tell yourself “protect your child from yourself”. There is no one around no granny, no aunt, no daddy to take over when you are switching personality. The baby needs pamper and love all the times.
We need to train our brains and understand the vital role of being parents at all times keeping this thought in mind “I have to protect my child even from myself”.
Remember how often we keep a constant eye on the little one even when he plays by himself and how alter we happen to behave when they slides into any of the dangers of fire, sharp knives or blades, heights or so and the first thing we say is “STOP”. Just this we must do to ourselves as soon as we get into the monstrous mode and we must say a courageous “STOP” to ourselves.
Of course there must be a remipand action for unexpected behavior and wrong doings but always in a structured and well planned way.
Remember the feeling when you held your baby for the first time in your hands. The greatest blessing of our lives are our children and the greatest joy is of being their parents. Let’s celebrate this, and protect our little ones.