The proverb says “Parents are the first teacher and teachers are the second parent” parents play an important role in shaping the character of their children.
Bringing up children is an art and is almost like sowing a seed, watering it, fencing when it grows, periodical manuring and using pesticides if needed in due course of time. Parents have to see that their children should grow in an atmosphere that makes them good and successful citizen.
It is very true that the parents eagerly desire that their children will be well educated and well settled in their lives. While doing so they are not expecting anything in return from them at a later period. Usually the parents are the role models for their children. It is the real fact that the seeds of bitter guard will never produce plant with sweet fruits. Those people with antisocial (bad) qualities can never expect their children to be good. Therefore, it is the first and foremost responsibility of a parent to come forward for self sacrifice and detach all bad qualities of their character. Then only they can mould their children’s character or behavior.
There are some other important aspects which parents should keep in mind in the interest of the overall development of their children.
Parents should desist from scolding and teasing their children for poor performance in studies.
They should never compare their children with other children because each and every child has unique potentiality which should be harnessed and utilized according to their capacity.
Parents should never pressurize their children to do or learn something beyond their capacity rather they should encourage them to perform well with courage and hope.
Parents should teach their children to have compassion for the poor and oppressed people of the society. Compassion has its roots in every noble heart and the basis of real act of compassion is nobility and humility.
The greatest drawback in nature of human being is delivering percepts without practice. Everyone is preacher but very few are followers. The ideal and strong man is one who follows what he preaches. Weak are those who talk through their life and noble ideal are those who walk through life. So you must always have ideal person in your mind and make the greatest possible efforts for achieving the same.