Importance of Father-son Relationship – Better understanding
Children in the age group of less than five years old are usually more drawn to their mothers over their fathers. Later on kids learn things from their fathers by imitating their dressing styles, and even the way they talk and act.
Both parents play an equal role in every child’s life. Father is considered the head of the family. The father looks after the family well and carries out all his responsibilities. As a parent, we can’t command or judge children. It is our responsibility to guide them in all various ways. At certain times, children don’t express themselves openly to their parents.
Most of the time, we find parents pressuring their kids, especially in career related issues. In most families parents decide their children’s goals too early in their lives. They do not allow their children to express their own views. So as they grow, children should express their views and goals to their parents by breaking down the communication gap.
For a better understanding of relationships, let us consider a general situation. Every one of us has played a game with parents when we were younger. Let us consider a situation where father and son are playing a game. Parents look at the child’s interest in the game and encourage them as they are playing. Encouraging children based on their interests helps the child to develop more fully.
But there is a common mistake parents make while playing the game. As parents do not want their child to lose the game, parents lose the game, just because they want their children to be happy. Parents look at the excitement of their child and this makes them very happy. It is advised not to do such things as children develop the same attitude even they grow older. Parents should play the game in a correct way, so that they can tell the child the reasons for winning or losing a game. After all, it’s only a game.
Parents should help children in knowing about these mistakes and in overcoming them. Parents should tell them that it’s not just in the game, but even in life there are such situations. Parents should teach them how to face and overcome each situation. So when father guides them at an earlier stage, it becomes easier for the child to face and overcome any difficult situations.