‘An Enthusiastic Heart Finds OPPORTUNITIES Everywhere.’ – Paulo Coelho
This is my last post in ‘Gleeful-Parenting’ series! We started with ‘A‘ and today it’s over-whelming writing the last alphabet – ‘Z‘. Over these 26 letters, I have learned many things and introspected through the journey of writing. It is funny how positivity leaves it’s marks everywhere. This series by Blogchatter is the Live example of spreading cheer and positivity. I have made many friends over the #BlogchatterAtoZ journey and rekindled with old ones too.
Zeal for Parenting Goals
Enthusiasm and energy are directly related to kids, they get pepped up for anything big or small. A walk in the park, or evening stroll by the beach. Car wash or grocery shopping; a yes greets you with twinkling eyes. By nature kids are over-zealous, and it is our duty to divert this raw energy to positive efforts.
I am an avid follower of ‘Calvin and Hobbs’, during pregnancy ‘What you wish for?’ is the most common question we face. My reply would be same across nine months – naughty kid like Calvin! And they say – “when you truly wish for something, the whole universe conspires to get it for you“. God wholeheartedly fulfilled my wish and blessed with a super naughty daughter. Ms. Chatterbox, I was anxious about her energy levels and even reached experts seeking if she is ‘hyper child’, but she laughed it away. Saying, she is just full of energy, utilize her energy in the best way.
Over-Zealous to Zealous Parenting
With children, it’s easy to divert their energy into constructive work, how to work around with over-enthusiastic parents? I have narrated an incident earlier in one of my hyper parenting posts. This parent who wanted to check tenth and twelfth class workbooks, before finalizing her son’s admission in the nursery (pre-primary). Read the post here. There is no harm in foresighted, but there is always a threshold of everything. Deciding on if my child will be taking competitive exams in future, or study in IIT is as equivalent to as ‘khayali pulav’. (Build castles in the air)
My parenting goals are to provide happiness and imbibe few basic things to my child. Compassion, Empathy, and Courage. Education and scores are all part of living, we cannot make them our goals. If she grows into a humble compassionate person, who is capable to manage her life I will be the happiest parent in this world.
‘Zeal without knowledge, is like Fire without Light’ – Thomas Fuller
With this note, I would like to thank all my wonderful friends – Mayuri, Anagha, Ruchie, Deepa, Varsha, Roma, Sudha, Meenakshi, DeepaK, Anshu and many more who helped me with my debut AtoZ journey. Blogchatter, thank you for challenging us to take #AtoZ2018 head-on and keeping it lite with all secret activities and enthusiasm. Hope to convert the Gleeful parenting series soon into my very first e-book.
PREVIOUSLY FROM THE SERIES –
W for Word of Wisdom.
X – xfactor of parenting.
Y for Your Parenting Fears.