If you are a father or a mother and you think that to be a father or a mother you do not have to train, if you think that what you do is already good and that you need to learn little or nothing to better educate and accompany your children, I ask you, please , on behalf of my 6-year-old son Arnau, that you read this article.
A few weeks ago I was doing a job with the “canva” program. A program for designing presentations, publications on social networks, etc. that if you do not know I recommend you for being very easy, creative and intuitive. In this program, every time you download your work, an inspiring phrase appears that I usually read carefully.
I had my 6-year-old son Arnau on top of me, he usually likes to help me with my creative work. This time, making him a part of my work process, I read the inspiring phrase out loud: "Only the crazy ones who believe they can change the world are the ones who succeed." Steve Jobs.
I remained thoughtful, there was silence for a moment, I looked at Arnau who was in my arms, I looked at his face, he was looking at me without saying anything, he was just like me, observing in the silence. When I finally told her: "Well, honey, I must be crazy, because I want to change the world for the better." And I asked him: “Would you like to change the world for the better? He replied: "I do want to change the world for the better" and following the conversation I asked him: what do you think it takes to make a better world?
That moment became magical, it became one of those moments engraved in the heart, of those that you know that the day you disappear from this world will be part of your thoughts, and of those that make you fight for what you fight for every day.
Arnau, my recently turned 6-year-old son, answered: "Teach parents as they should teach their children." I have not changed a single word of what he said, as was his answer: "teach parents as they should teach their children." Arnau sensed that I wanted to know more, and immediately afterwards he told me: "Mommy, when I do something wrong, you teach me but you don't make me feel bad, and I learn and I don't feel bad, I feel good."
I don't know how to express what I felt, it was a mix between hope and pain. Hope because you know that part of what your life mission is makes sense, learning to educate and accompany my children, and pass on what you have learned in case it can be of use to other people. And pain to hear how a 6-year-old child, far from what we can think, values the importance of how parents teach (in their vocabulary), educate and accompany (in mine 😊) their children.
I want to be the voice of my son, I want to raise my voice loudly on his behalf, and that is why I have decided to write this article.
Father or mother who think that to educate and accompany your children you do not have to train, I hope you have come this far and you want to continue reading, I hope pYou can sow a seed in yourself, a seed that one day you will make bloom for yourself, for the good of your children, for a better world.. Making that seed flourish will not be an easy road, You'll have to get out of your comfort zone you will discover things about yourself that will hurt you, but that courage will be your power, a power that will allow you to accompany your children so that they are the best version of themselves, just like that, the best version of themselves.