The soul is healed by being with children-Fyodor Dostoevsky


How happy is your child?

You never hesitate to call a child ‘crying baby’ and insult the kid and depress him/her further.

Do you ever make attempts to find out why the child is busy crying? or demanding things all the time?

You think it’s your birthright to control your child and none should question you.

You all talk of disciplining the children.

What is the benchmark?

To what extent you can go on disciplining the children? This is a Negative discipline!

How frequently do you come across your child with a happy and excited face?

You are always busy shouting at your child whatever maybe the situation.

“I see child raising as a process of leading a young adult to develop the strength to stand and walk on his own feet.

Every time I meet a child, I always offer my respect to him or her as an independent person.

A child is an individual with a distinct personality, and even the bond between parent and child is ultimately a relationship between two individuals”

Daisaku Ikeda

Do you know the truth that childhood is the best and most carefree part of human life?

Is it not your duty to support the child for overall development and prepare them for a good life that is beneficial to society?

Why does every parent fall into this trap?

“We spend the first 12 months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next 12 months teaching them to sit down and shut up” Phyllis Diller

Are you aware of positive discipline?

Here the notion is there are no bad children.

This practice is said to be effective at getting kids to behave responsibly. No yelling or punishment.

The role of both parent and teacher is important.

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think” Margaret Mead

The kids feel a sense of connection and mutual respect, at the same time realizing their responsibilities as citizens.

It’s a technique by itself where you are kind and firm at the same time.

Mind you, communication plays an important role.

“Praise your children openly, reprehend them secretly” W Cecil


“Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse?

Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better?

Jane Nelson

Why I am writing about this topic?

This is because I was not very comfortable as I reflect on things during my childhood (due to very very strict parenting).

Question to you

What is the best & worst part of your childhood?

Are your parents understanding and supportive?

Can you recollect?

You can share your thoughts if you don’t mind.

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr. Philo

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5 thoughts on “The soul is healed by being with children-Fyodor Dostoevsky

  1. Good points, Philo. I cringed as a mother berated her daughter in public at a museum for breaking a pencil point. She harangued that little girl. I wanted to intervene, but didn’t – neither did the teachers of the group she was with. I felt so badly. How do you intervene when you see something like this happen in the store or other public place?

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