How to be a better parent? There is a Chinese proverb, it goes: “Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.” I remember clearly how I was told I had no future because I spend too much time gaming in front of the computer when I was learning how to code. The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it. Just because you do not understand something, it doesn’t mean it is useless and pointless.
Not all child must grow up to be a doctor, engineer, architect and more, they can be a computer engineer even when such courses yet to exist when they are a child. Support them, don’t belittle them, unless it is against the law or morally wrong. Respect must be earned, not by force.
The quality of one’s childhood has an overwhelming effect on the course of adult life. It’s good to be fully aware of this – and plan accordingly.