There’s an English saying, which goes, “spare the rod and spoil the child“. As parents, we tend to want to give our children the world. However, saying yes to children all the time can be bad for them.
Recently, a photo of a mother kneeling in front of her child went viral. Apparently she was trying to persuade her son to attend school.
The incident happened in a school in Guangzhou. The 9-year-old and his mother were in the public rest area of the school. The child was playing games on his mobile phone while ignoring his mother. She was trying to convince him to attend classes. She went as far as to kneel in front of him and begged him for about an hour.
Although the father was doing his best to persuade the child as well, it was to no avail. The child ignored both parents and continued playing with his phone. At one point, he photographed his kneeling mother and posted it on social media. “Happy every day,” he wrote. Eventually, the child’s classmates and other passers-by couldn’t stand the scene. They stepped in and helped the mother up.
Parenting isn’t easy. There’s no ‘one true’ guide for it, there isn’t a one-stop solution for the many different situations parents encounter. All they can do is try their best.
While we may blame the parents for their own folly here, there may be another side to the story that we do not know about.
Source: China Press