If we break it down to the basics then its easy to see where it all begins – our world begins with people being born. People who grow up to do different things that make our world what it is. Some become not-so-renowned silent workers, some grow up to become great leaders; some are feared for unleashing terror while some are hailed as wonderful philanthropists. Whatever a person becomes and does in life is influenced by what he sees and experiences and the most significant impact of these influences hits him when he’s still a child. Childhood is a soft, malleable phase that can be shaped easily for permanence. Good parenthood hence, stands as an inevitable part of a happy childhood that promises of a successful future. (And by successful here I mean, a future throughout which the child bears a good self-esteem and regards others and himself in a respectful and kind manner.)
When parents genuinely care and work to raise their children, the children notice the attention that they’re receiving. They may not always listen to their parents but they always secretly observe the kinds of efforts being made to help them grow better, they observe how their parents behave in different situations and sub-consciously take up from what they see. Good parenthood can mold the children into becoming successful people and most importantly good human-beings. American author, H. Jackson Brown said, “Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.” Hence, let us try to set examples for our children by monitoring our conduct and enriching our behavior with qualities like patience, forgiveness, respect and love so that they grow up to become good humans who benefit the world and make it a beautiful place!