Often we leave our children to themselves. We are confident that they can handle their day-to-day activities in school or college successfully, by themselves.
We do this more often when we find our children are very successful. We also exhibit this "let go" approach when we are caught up in our whirlwind of activities.
Children, too, often forget to reach out for help; They approach us only when they hit the wall or experience a crisis.
This is not a good approach. Parents should periodically check whether their children need their inputs.
You can never know, an input from you can make a big difference in your child's approach to study or in the submission of a report.
Children should be taught and encouraged to ask for help. A collaboration of this kind can enhance the bonding between you and your child and also raise the performance of your child.
This is true, even after they grow up, get employed, get married, and have their own children. The need and opportunity to help your child never ceases.
Think about it? When was the last time you reached out to your child to help?
Stop everything and do it after you read this post. You may be surprised at the outcome.
Do share your experience in the comments to this post.