According to Osho, parenting is an art which is extraordinary and very few people understand the concept of effective parenting and are capable of being the ideal parents which others often fail to be. Giving birth to a child is a natural and biological process which is done by animals also and they too feed their children effectively. The important and special thing about human beings is the effective parenting skills which are needed to raise the child in a special and unique way which also forms the base of a bright future of that child. The role of parents and their parenting is very important in the overall development of a child.
Views of Osho on intelligence of children
Every child is intelligent at birth. It is the society which makes way for him to be idiotic. The so called society does not allows any child to be intelligent but gradually makes him stupid by making him follow their set of rules and regulations and depriving them from being actually what they are. Right from the birth, they make the child follow their instructions, even they teach him the right way according to them to live and behave. They never allow the child to retain his originality and send him to schools, colleges and universities which further add them to the race of stupidity.
The reason behind ineffective parenting and cruelty of parents
The thing that prevents parents from being the capable ones is their unfulfilled desire, which they want to achieve through their children. Today’s parents want their children to live their dreams and work on their desires, ambitions and ideas, which were unfulfilled. They set some goals for their children just after their birth and push them towards that direction. They are so desperate that even the originality and interests of children are ignored.
Things to be kept in mind by the parents
Parents should grow out of parenthood once their children are grown up. They should learn to be friends with their children rather than behaving like mere instructors and planners for their future. Children should be loved and understood so that they can give a better future to the country as a whole. Just overloading them with the ideas of their parents will destroy them and their childhood. They need love in the same way as the elders need respect.