Good parenting of the twenty-first century
- More concerned and involved parents.
With the emergence of nuclear family trends, a woman’s involvement in the kitchen has reduced as has also the overall commitment toward house upkeep and hospitality demands. This allowed her more space and time to be with her child, while commuting to and from school and tuitions. Some venture to parks, weekend outings and other entertainment outside of home. Thus, mothers have become more active and focused on the child’s daily routine. Fathers also are more available and contributing in the overall life of their child, which was traditionally not required of them earlier.
- Risk taking parents.
Parents are willing to trust the school and other avenues more, so they soften their boundaries for kids. The children are able to explore more of new activities and ideas earlier on in life. Hence, the courage zone of parents has improved, as they have relaxed their strict rules pertaining to the child’s whereabouts and companionship.
- More informed and educated parents.
With the advent of cyberspace, parents and kids are almost on the same wavelength. They both have access to the same knowledge and information, which helps in eliminating the generation gap. They also share similar skills and are thus able to understand each other better.
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