There are so many lucrative schemes which we try to invest in.
Business minded people are especially on the lookout for such
opportunities. As soon as they see one, they leap to reap its
benefits. While there is nothing wrong with this habit, let us
never lose sight of the best investment we can make in life:
Grooming them to become good human beings is the most
rewarding investment we can make for our future. It means that
we have tried to ensure that the bond of humanity continues to
strengthen itself. Of primary importance in this regard is
that parents should find time for them in their very early
years and make it a point to teach them high moral standards
by setting an example. Often parents realize this when it is
too late. A grown up child is not easy to train and instruct.
In fact, as soon as a child enters mature age, parents must
learn to let go of him/her and adopt subtle methods of
correction when needed.
One of the biggest requirements of grooming children is to
develop a relationship of friendship with them. This means
that instead of embarrassing them, taunting them and snubbing
them, parents take pains in spending time with them and in
understanding their weak points and shortcomings. They should
then make efforts to help the child in gradually overcoming
them, and at times learn to live with them if they are an
intrinsic part of their personality.
One of the biggest impediments to grooming children is the
parental ambition of seeing them on a high pedestal very early
in life. They want to be good all the time. Parents forget
that perfection in this regard is an elusive target. In fact,
when they themselves were growing up they had a fair share of
mistakes and blemishes. The target here should not be “to be
good all the time.” Rather it should be “to be good most of
the time.” Even God does not require us to be good all the
time. He wants us to try to be good all the time. In other
words, the effort counts more than the result. Parents must
therefore accommodate and ignore mistakes made by children and
not expect from them what none has achieved so far.