‘Now you look like a real Mister’, echoed my son in the back of the room. I was dressing up for the day.
By this time, I knew someone was always watching my behavior. What comes from my mouth and what I did are going to have impact on my child.
Parenting was not an easy task. There is no certain written code, for success, in the program. While they are young they learn more from what they heard or seen. They did not have that processing needed for filtering as of now.
It seems we are playing the game of ‘copycats’, if there is such a game ever. In reality, it is not a game. I am the main role model for my child at the moment. I am happy with that. In the meantime, it is time for me to guide in choosing a role model outside the house, for now and when they grow up.
Which book to pick up first in the morning, they knew already. How did Daddy start his day? You ask your little ones, they will have the answers.
Sometimes I think children are the reflection of us, at least before they become intoxicated with the outside world. So it is important to act thoughtfully, which was rather much easier said than done.
Although studies do not show most of the bad behavior of the child does not reflected from their parents, it is worth a try.
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