Is it outlandish and weird because nobody else thought of it or tried it before?
The world has turned many times and raising children today is no child play. Seek to understand the situation on the ground. Parenting is no longer communal. Most parents believe that they know their children while in reality, they do not…
Many parents demand that their children conform and not go against the prevailing societal cypher. They staunchly believe in blind and tedious conformity. They are of the belief that there is safety in following the prevailing majority opinion and societal order. They contend that following the majority consensus offers a sense of belonging and security…..
They pressure their children that it is safer and more feasible to conform to the prevailing groupthink philosophy. They strongly discourage their children’s strong individualism and nonconformity because it is believed that if their children refuse to conform to the prevailing groupthink, they would be considered eccentrics and be lonely and ostracized…..
In addition, many parents believe that if a child is not following trodden paths, they would be detested and disparaged by the larger society. If their child, therefore, dares to have a unique, creative, and innovative thought and idea, it is squashed and oftentimes considered outlandish and weird because nobody else thought of it or tried it before…..
Excerpts from Paradigm Shift in Parenting by Dr. Kinyanjui Nganga, PhD. As a parent in today’s ever changing world, you surely do not want to miss this classic book. The books are available at Wakestar Bookshop, Koinange Street; Bookpoint Bookshop, Moi Avenue; JCC Bookshop, JCC Parklands and AACC along Waiyaki Way and you can also get it online via the links below:
Dr. Kinyanjui Nganga, PhD
Corporate Trainer, Author and Motivational Speaker