21 principles of good parenting, from a child's point of view
by Baigalmaa staff
21 principles of good parenting, from a child's point of view
"Merry Moppets" school in San Francisco is known for focusing more on the emotional health and happiness of its students. Every 5th day of the week, students can bring their favorite toys to school to play, they are allowed to bring their favorite books to class every day, and fun things like “wonderful hairstyles”, “pajama decorations” etc. organizes festivals. Also, each child in the classroom has their own mailbox. In these boxes, letters, messages, and homework are written to parents, and children also write their wishes. From this box of children's wishes, 21 principles for raising children to be happy emerged.

1. Don't pamper me, I know you don't have to fulfill my every wish
2. Don't be afraid to be straight with me
3. Don't get me used to bad habits. Then it will be even harder for me to get rid of it
4. Please don't treat my opinion as "nothing". Please understand that at such times I feel like doing bad things
5. Don't try to fix me in front of other people. When you look into my eyes and talk to me, I understand everything better
6. Don't make my mistakes look like terrible, irreparable crimes, let me...
7. Don't protect me from every consequence of my actions. I have to understand that some actions have negative consequences
8. Sometimes I whine incessantly. But don't worry about it. It just wants to get your attention
9. Don't take it seriously when I insist. I am only opposing your authority. Nothing else
10. Don't repeat the same thing 100 times. So, I want to become deaf
11. Don't make impossible promises. If you don't fulfill it, you get hurt and even angry. Make a thoughtful promise
12. Do not forget that I am not yet able to think and explain something
13. When you are angry, do not insist that I tell you the truth. I will lie because I am afraid
14. Your inconsistency breaks me
15. Please answer my questions. If not, I'll definitely try to find an answer to my question elsewhere
16. When I'm afraid, if I ignore my fear, it becomes even more scary
17. Don't try to look like you're perfect. When I realize that it can't be like that, I'll be more depressed
18. When I apologize, I understand the importance of being honest
19. Don't forget that I grow up very fast. Therefore, you must constantly change
20. Don't stop me from trying something. Without it, I will not develop
21. Last but not least, I cannot grow up to be a happy person if I am not loved more and more in my home. You already know this
This is how children write down the principles of educating themselves. These beautiful, pitiful and cute wishes can bring about the results of educating us, paying attention to the wishes of our children, helping our children to have a happy and joyful childhood, and to help them grow up to be kind, humane and fair people. No one can argue that it is almost equivalent to a lesson.