We as millennials think that kids are the most important part of any family.
But truth be told, when WE were kids, we actually were NOT the most important in the family.
Then how did the whole perception change? And why is this image going viral on the Internet?
The article is written by a psychologist, who explains beautifully why kids should not be put on a pedestal by their parents.
John Rosemond bravely asks “What is it about your kids that gives them that status?”. He points out that most of the parents only sputter out emotionally as an answer to this question.
While most of the parents think that the family exists because of the children, Dr. Rosemond explains that it is actually the other way around. The children exist because of the parents.
“Their kids exist because of them and their marriage and thrive because they have created a stable family. Without them, their kids wouldn’t eat well, have the nice clothing they wear, live in the nice home in which they live, enjoy the great vacations they enjoy, and so on.”
He points out that people of his generation believed that the parents were the most important part of the family. And that is why people respected the elders and looked up to the parents.
“Yes, once upon a time, children were second-class citizens – to their advantage.”
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And most of us might agree with this unless we were very pampered.
He also gives a very important lesson in raising a child in conclusion –
And that makes a lot of sense in a way.
You can read his whole post here.