Teaching children with stories: parenting 101

“When I was young, my grandfather told me that if find that you are not at peace, start by looking at yourself. Most of

“When I was young, my grandfather told me that if find that you are not at peace, start by looking at yourself. Most of the time, you are the cause of your restlessness. Ask, who are the key people in my life. What do they expect from me? Have I done what they expect from me? What do you expect from those people? Have you told them your expectations? The bottom line is frank communication with the people that mean a lot in your life – your parents, brothers and sisters, relatives, and friends and of course elders. Ask them what they expect of you and do tell them what you expect of them.”

I was influenced by grandpa. And his life lessons are timeless.

If you are not at peace, look at yourself. Most of the time, we are the reasons for our misery.

I sat down with my daughter and we talked. Many times, I tend to dominate the conversations. Today, I decided we have a question-and-answer format session. I ask the questions, she answers. And where her answers are not adequate, we discuss further. “Why” do you say so. And it is during such a session, I told her about my early childhood interaction with grandpa.

I asked: “What do you forward to when you wake up?” She replied, “peace.”

I want to live in a peaceful country.

It is good to have a one-on-one conversation with the children. Each day I learn how sophisticated these children are. It is eye-opening to know the state of mind of these young ones. Without an innovative way to get deeper into their thinking, you can easily lose them. Now I know that always supervise their online access. Since they must use Zoom to attend classes, find a way to limit access only to the sites you approve.

Copyright Mustapha B Mugisa, Mr Strategy 2021. All rights reserved. 

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