times are witnessing a widening gulf between parents and their
children. The communication gap is ever-increasing. Barring
some exceptions, it is the parents who are responsible for
this. They do not give enough attention to the children in
their childhood and seldom care for their moral development.
realize this folly, the children develop certain bad habits.
Some of the most horrible of these is drugs and alcohol
intake. It is then that the parents suddenly wake up from
their slumber. They then undertake all sorts of measures to
curb these bad habits. The worst of these measures is scolding
and threatening them of dire consequences.
Many a time, it
is too late at this juncture for them to undertake any
realize that bad habits can develop in any child – even at
times in a child who is brought up well. The best way to deal
with such children is to build trust in them and help them in
getting rid of these habits. Parents should not be harsh to
their children to the extent that the children shy away from
them and, if fact, dread them if they have done something
realize that the most successful parents are those whose
children come to them – before going to anyone else – to
confess any wrong they may have done.