We have seen many tips for developing our children in my previous posts which were assuming that parents are wiser and kids are stupid. I heard a radically a different view from Sadhguru as he is known for which is very appealing to me. Here goes his rationale:
The growth of the plant depends on the soil. Similarly personality of the child depends on the 'Home ambience'. If you want to teach peace, you have to create a peaceful ambience. If you wish to see a compassionate child, be compassionate with your family members. In essence, whatever quality you wish to emulate in your child be that yourself first.
Sadhguru says "You don't need to preach anything to your child but just walk the talk" .The child always wants to role model their parents. It will mirror you as it feels whatever you do is right. If you smoke or booze, forget about a non smoking teetotaler.
In summary, as parents let's not conclude we are smarter and intelligent than our offspring's as they have born in a new era with huge evolved mind. In fact we have to stop parenting stuffing our stupid outdated ideas and show a principle centric way of living which in itself be a big inspiration for them to role model.
According to Sadhguru parenting is looking into ourselves and figure out how we live and what way we can live better in front lof our children. If the father and mother fight like dog & cat, don't expect your child to be a peace lover. If the home is a blissful place, the child will be a Sadhguru one day.
From bottom of my heart