We all passed through the stages of toddler, childhood and adolescent stages of growing. But we don't remember the emotions we went through which is very important to recognise the emotions of our child.
The small child heart beats at the rate of over 100 beats a minute and slows down as it grows beyond 7 years of age. The heart rate is the function of curiosity of external World. As a young baby it explores the world outside all the time and hence the faster heart beat. If the baby sees a rose flower it is 100% focused on it.
Although we were a child we have forgotten that state of mind and expect our children to behave like an adult. We feel embarrassed when our child makes a tantrum in a public place or not following table etiquette.
We tend to put down the child yelling at them as "Behave yourself". When we do the child gets confused what are we up to. Whenever the child laughs we put them down saying 'Why are you laughing?' Laugh is the characteristics of a child which is divine. The child becomes serious over a period of time and looses all its charm.
In parenting it is important to feel like a child putting ourselves in their shoes and let them manifest their feelings the way in which Divine created them. The child is the form of divine with all its innocence and pure consciousness. If the parents miss this period of their child they will have to regret it later.
Wish you a quality time with your divine being.
Whole of my heart