A lot of discussions have been made about who does parenting better. This refers to the way Nigerian parents have disciplined their children and the way these children have decided to raise their children.
Many individuals can attest that their upbringing was not always rosy and daisy. Of course, some people never did experience anything along those lines. But even with that, they grew up just fine.
On the other hand, individuals who have had proper, gentle parenting have turned out worse in decisions and attitudes.
Now, the battle between the youths on who does the raising of kids better has a lot of views and opinions. Recently, a Nigerian celebrity said: “We shouldn’t parent the way our parents have.”
In one significant way, I could relate to what she said because I think parenting should be better. But, when I delved into the comment section, I opened my eyes to another world.
Comments ranging from supportive to unsupportive caught my eye, but one striking one read, “Gentle parenting breeds disrespect and insults.” Another read, “They even call it mental health and mood swings now.”
I think hitting a child has many more negative effects than positive ones unless necessary. All that does is instil fear and low self-esteem. On the other hand, others may think that gentle parenting hurts more than we are accustomed to.
Gentle parenting should not involve letting children grow without guidance. It should not breed disrespect and could bring regret in the chanting people have chosen. I think peaceful parenting is, just as it sounds, a milder form of parenting we know.
People will always be different and, as such, have different opinions. Everyone’s idea of parenting can not be the same. What matters is how well you make your boat float. Right?