What an incomparable pleasure to be a parent. This feeling of accomplishment, this desire to give life to a human being and to make him a person full of virtues. For all that, you have to know how to educate your puppet. So being without children against all odds, I’m not going to give education lessons, however know that some things that we think are bad actually turn out to be very good advice for training your bastard.
1. Expose children to products that are a priori allergenic
Some parents completely deprive their children of all products likely to make them allergic, such as peanuts, eggs, hazelnuts, milk. The problem is that by depriving them of these foods, they can instead be ultra sensitive by tasting them later. So let them taste everything from an early age (except honey which contains a dangerous bacterium for children under one year old), it will mithridatize them.
2. Don’t overreact when a child falls or gets scratched
Unless of course your child has fallen out of the eighth-story window and his femur is sticking out of his ear, then OK, he has every right to whine and ask for a big, restorative kiss. Otherwise, it’s good not to make him think he’s on the verge of death when the guy just fell over on his bed like some old shit.
3. Knowingly letting them make their own mistakes
We always tend to want to tell them what to do, to give them the best choice, but we have to leave some room for mistakes which are obviously part of life’s learning. Your son wants to kill a classmate with an axe? Never mind ! Your daughter is hot potato to get into prostitution? Roll my hen! Coughed coughed kwa.
4. Encourage them to work
Many parents refuse at all costs that their children start working in student jobs. It starts with a good feeling of course, no one wants to send their offspring to prostitute themselves in jobs as hostesses or exploited waiters. And yet, the experiences of rotten tafs are major, they empower from an early age and are still useful even if it’s rotten and useless.
5. Pretending to be super interested in their stories of children under ten
Yeah I know it’s hard. When little Mathis tells you about his daily life in the fourth section, you don’t necessarily want to pay attention. But on the one hand, it’s no worse than your own stories that you tell at the coffee machine, on the other hand, if you’re not interested in the life of the brat he’ll get into the habit of not talking anymore. confide in you at all, that’s where the rub is.
6. Not immediately replacing an item they have broken or lost
Have you lost your phone? Don’t worry sweetie, I’ll buy you one right away. Did you break your stereo? My god, I’m taking another immediately, you won’t be able to live without it. Woe to you if you do so. It’s important to make the little ones understand that not everything is replaceable in the minute, just to make them very, very, very slightly aware of anti-consumerism.
7. Make noise when they sleep
While some well-meaning parents would be tempted to put it on the back burner as soon as their baby is immersed in Morpheus’ arms, well, it’s just the opposite that should be done. OK, we don’t have to howl like pigs to death metal on a weeknight, but making noise while a baby is sleeping is the best way to teach him how to fall asleep easily.
8. Do not force them to finish their plate if they are no longer hungry
For understandable reasons, we always want the youngest to finish his soup, “because the little Somalis don’t have that to eat! “. Beyond the learning of taste that it is necessary to forge by forcing the discovery of different foods a little, if a child is no longer hungry, he should not be forced to finish his plate. Unless he’s no longer hungry but wants to eat a prime rib afterwards. There it may simply be that your child is making fun of you.
9. Accept being wrong when their arguments are right
Another blow for you as an adult in the face of a child or teenager who is right. And it’s very easy to have as your only argument the fact that you are an adult and that you are necessarily right. When the arguments are valid, you have to accept being wrong, that’s all. So shut up.
10. Don’t forbid them sweets
Be careful, I didn’t say that they had to be stuffed with gelatin, burgers, coke and a whole bunch of crap. If we can limit the damage to the max, that’s great. But we have seen that children who are radically deprived of junk food only ingest more of it as adults. The best way to educate them at this level is to grant access while explaining that it is not essential.