Hello dear readers,
KWay June edition is happy to celebrate, along with all parents out there, the International Parents day today!
Today is a very special day.
Where would this world be, without parents?
Can we imagine a life without parents?
Or a life without an opportunity for parenting?
The word 'orphan' hurts us deeply even as we say it.
One cannot imagine a deeper and darker hole in life than the black hole that sucks in the orphan.
Every child is a blessing and anyone can take the role of a parent to mould a child, with innate and natural parenting skills.
Parenting is not an imitation game or a competitive exercise.
It is an outpouring of one’s heart, mind and soul into shaping the life of a child, to give it a memorable past, an enjoyable present and an exciting future.
Most parents try hard to give their child their best.
But, at times, the best turns out to be not good enough.
What they do or don’t do well, are often not easy to understand.
Some want to give their children what they missed in their childhood. Often this is may lead to children getting what they do not need.
Some turn out to be disciplinarians. They may feel that they made the child strong. But deep cracks develop slowly in the mind.
It is a bonding that builds the parent - child relationship, brick by brick, that helps the child to build a bulwark that can weather the storms that come battering the fragile ship of life.
Parents need to be the first friend so that the child thinks of them first to talk to, when they need.
Parents and children losing communication is the greatest tragedy that can happen in a family.
Parenting moulds every child to be responsible for their thoughts and actions, and to learn to live their independently, with confidence and dignity.
Parents are the only ones to who a son or daughter can return to, at any age, to be a child again.
A time comes when parents shall become like children and need to be taken care of. That is the cycle of life.
Ageing has now become a night mare - of chronic diseases, loneliness, depression and dementia. They pose a huge challenge to members of today’s nuclear families. Yet, we should do what we must.
As a family physician I say that parenting is a fine art.
All parents dream that their heart-felt works of art would rise to become monuments of tomorrow.
Happy Parents Day!!!
Have a great month ahead.
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Dr. Kavitha Sundaravadanam
Senior Family Physician