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Attention Moms: Along with your good habits children can also copy the bad ones
Parents have the big responsibility of raising a future parent. Most of us have certain expectations from our kids but we often ignore those expectations from our own selves. Children mirror us and the least we could do is, recognize it now, to prepare for future.

Just a couple of days back I heard my two year old who was talking to her doll, “meri acchi baby, my good baby eat your food or how will you grow up.” And I was like Oh My God, she copied my dialogue to her.

Yet another day I heard her saying “hai rabba, kitna kaam hai” while she she was playing in her toy house. There are many more incidents where I find her almost replicating what I say to her or in general.  And I ponder what should I say and what I shouldn’t.

But if it had only been my words, I could have still tried to think and talk. But it’s with everything that I do. If my reaction to any unwanted activity is a scream, the same goes for her as well. If I lie and read a book, she needs a book too. If I watch TV, she needs to see her favorite serial chotabheem as well; if I ignore her, she ignores me too; and just like me she needs a hug to stop crying.

I’m scared, she’d also pick on my bad habits and the ill-temperaments as well just like she does pick up good things. Over the last two years I convinced myself to inculcate good habits so that she could follow which would get imbibed along the way.

But now looking at things I’ve a feeling that I need to have even bigger control on myself or self discipline. Disciplining self at this stage of life is not just hard but quite improbable. It’s like raising myself again, with I guess that’s why raising a child is not an easy task either.

All the time we mothers got to remember the little footsteps are following us! 

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