Children Are Sons And Daughters Of Life

Children are sons and daughters of life

As parents, many of us feel that our children belong to us, as if they were our property. In doing so, we overprotect them to the point that we prevent them from being themselves.

Avoiding overprotection can help your children thrive in life. As a result, they will be able to solve their own problems on their own and when they make mistakes, they will learn from them.

Parents often feel the instinct to prevent their children from choosing a path that they think is not right for them. They strive to shine light on this path so that their children will make as few mistakes as possible.

But mistakes are part of their lives and experiences and will transform and mold them into independent and self-sufficient beings. By delaying this development, you are actually slowing down their life course.

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A message from Khalil Gibran

The Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran explains in his book The Prophet the following passage about a woman who asks the Prophet to say something about her children:

We are children of life

Sometimes we want our kids to have everything we didn’t have and we don’t want them to make the same mistakes we do.

We want to keep them from doing this out of protection, thinking it’s best for the defenseless creatures that are our children. What we fail to realize, however, is that our children have a right to take their lives into their own hands.

They have the right to make choices that will force them to go through difficult situations, where they can see with their own eyes the consequences of each action. Parental support is important, provided it is not too overbearing or restricts the child’s actions.

We belong to no one and no one can live our experiences for us. We are children of life itself, to which we surrender ourselves, both its benefits and its difficulties, to form our own identity.

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As parents, we facilitate the freedom of our children

Without realizing it, we transmit many of our behaviors, fears, and thoughts to our children. The way we love, relate to the world and how we communicate are aspects that are too important not to consider.

It is essential to be aware of the messages we pass on to our children. Many of these messages are processed unconsciously. This should be done in a way that they can control their behavior, attitude and way of life.

We are just a tool to help our children grow and develop as free, healthy and happy individuals. We must support them in this process, without wanting to fulfill our own dreams and expectations.

That is how we can show them that we truly love them unconditionally, by allowing them to explore their own essence and choose their own path. And all this without pressure or demands that limit their freedom and the expression of their needs.

Thus, we have the opportunity to observe the flow of life, in which every being is able to offer the best of itself by the fact that someone loves them. With respect for his own important process, without fear of experiencing new things or surrendering himself to love.

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