This is just an article that I've got from FB. It has good points where we as parents always forget or pretend to forget. Let's read and change our approach towards our kids.
A CHILD’S 11 COMMANDMENTS TO PARENTS 1. My hands are small; please don’t expect perfection whenever I make a bed, draw a picture or throw a ball. 2. My legs are short; please slow down so that I can keep up with you. 3. My eyes have not seen the world as yours have; please let me explore safely, don’t restrict me unnecessarily.
4. Housework will always be there. I’m only little for such a short
time — please take time to explain things to me about this wonderful
world, and do so willingly. 5. My feelings are tender; please be
sensitive to my needs, don’t nag me all day long. (You wouldn’t want to
be nagged for your inquisitiveness). Treat me as you would like to be
treated. 6. I am a special gift from God; please treasure me as God
intended you to do, holding me accountable for my actions, giving me
guidelines to live by, and disciplining me in a loving manner. 7. I
need your encouragement and praise, but not your criticism, to grow.
Please go easy on the criticism; remember, you can criticize the things I
do without criticizing me. 8. Please give me the freedom to make
decisions concerning myself. Permit me to fail, so that I can learn from
my mistakes. Then someday I’ll be prepared to make the kind of
decisions life requires of me. 9. Please don’t do things over for
me. Somehow that makes me feel that my efforts didn’t quite measure up
to your expectations. I know it’s hard, but please don’t try to compare
me with my brother or my sister. 10. Please don’t be afraid to leave for a weekend. Kids need vacations from parents, just as parents need vacations from kids. 11. Please take me to house of worship regularly, setting a good example for me to follow. I enjoy learning more about God. Author Unknown