It is said that the best gift you may give someone is your time because time once elapsed could not revert. It is human nature to advance in life. Very rarely do they want to relive the past.
Human grows in term of age and number of years they breathed through. But the real growth of mankind should be measure in intelligence and good deeds they did. A life is well spent if one has actions to count which are for others.
But a childhood is free from all these moral values, ethics and code of conduct to follow. The norms of society are such that a child is considered as purest soul on planet. It’s only when one attainments adulthood that they expect to pertain to societal code.
When I was a child, I remember the life was a lot more carefree and stress-free. A kid today is not leading the life of a free soul. They have to comply with their parent’s dream which they infuse in their kid. Every kid supposed to be super kid with all the etiquettes and manners right from the birth.
They are not only jack of all but also the masters of all talents. He/she is supposed to be good dancer and an orator. His/ her studies doesn’t have to compromise for extracurricular activities.
If they have inborn talent for singing they should be participating in singing shows. And if he/she is lucky enough they groom before age to appear on media too as some big talent hidden in small packages.
Kids of today`s generation aren’t allowed much to play in street and parks. Though it is not completely parent`s fault to detain kids from doing so.
The increasing number of crimes against kids deter parent from letting the kids go out of home and play. Newspapers and mass media are full of news where kids are target for various criminal activities. Let be it child labour, beggary or human trafficking.
Kids are soft target and can be lure into notorious crimes. It’s found usually in abduction cases kid`s relative or associate are involve, as kids tend to trust them easily. This innocence is main reason behind crime with kids. Kids are most vulnerable even at home. Distant relatives, servant and maids and neighbours targets kids to take their vengeance.
Child marriage is also a form of crime against kids. Though it has been abolish to quite an extent yet its prevalence in society cannot be negate.
The age when kids are supposed to enjoy the childhood with toys and delicacies, they tie knot of marriages. Ignorant of the impact, girl child suffer a lot. This custom was usually prevalent in villages where girl child was considering as burden on family.
Thank god that he gave me birth in fairly well to do family. My family resides in town and I am saved from all the trouble of early marriage and child labour. Even when I was child I was pamper a lot by my parents being the single girl child of the family. My elder brother and I have been treating equally in every aspect of life till date.
No discrimination on the basis of gender is exercise in our home. Never ever could I remember the day when my parents deterred me. I have been doing everything which I wish to do even after being a girl child.
My childhood was full of joy and merriment. I use to play till late in evening in parks in front of my house. The fear of abduction didn’t use to strike the mind of parents and myself. My parents never forced their decisions on me. Be it choosing subjects or choosing kind of clothes that I should wear.
I still remember the days when there were no handsets/ mobile to engage kids. Physical exercises were integral part of kid’s schedule. They use to play not as compulsion but for their merriment.
Our favourite games use to be running after one another, hide and seek, kho –kho to name a few. Dieting was nowhere in our eating schedules. Eat; sleep and play in co-ordination with studies were our prime motto in life.
No cell phones kept us busy. There were hardly internet and networking sites where posting selfie was an essential part of daily routine.
When I was kid, I lived my child hood. But kids today don’t have childhood. They have early years and then jump to adolescence. In their childhood to a kid is expect a lot more than an adult. The code of conduct is prescribing for all most all kids.
Even school these days doesn’t polish kid`s talent. They force on them the school standards and poor kids have to succumb to them. Kids come across many mal practices in school but they are not taught to stand against them. Those kids who dare to stand against crime often meet ill fate.
The crime rate is rapidly increasing against kids. As parents and elders we need to guide kids about various good and bad touches. They are to be educating with dos and don’ts in school premises. The elders of any household should be frank enough with kids so that kids may talk openly with them in time of need.
Kids alone are losing respect for parents but parents too have mind-set of taking their kids as commodity for display. Its parent’s right to live up their dream in their kids. But forcing them to do what they themselves were unable to do is not a right attitude. Sometimes parents are too harsh with their kids.
Kids take resort in fake social identities on social networking sites. They fall prey to various crimes and in many a cases becomes victim of depression.
There is strict need that parent should start considering their kids as their part and not a commodity or prize. Family values should be given priority over money. Sharing and caring should inculcate in kids from very basic level. Only then can we build a strong nation around strong foundation of society called kids.