I took this picture, while I was in Chandigarh(A city in India). While walking through this road, I saw this kid playing with a football having a wooden stick. It seems kid’s going to be the next famous cricketer. But, when I was there, standing silent, taking his candid picture, one thought strikes. The thought of a kid with a dark life. Lives they’re living in their head. It is just not about poor kids, but every kid on this planet.
If you’re reading this, you sure had attended school. And we’d met with the children of our age, different abilities, some become friends and some foe (like, really a level of frustration) and some, we just remember them as a lesson for us.
You never know, behind their good marks and good image in school, they may be suffering from some serious issues. It can be unfriending or sometimes jealous of not having the same things as others have or something else we can’t imagine of. And sometimes it is just not about their dark lives, but the lag in race and treated as a poor kid. Trying to get the attention of elders and make them happy is such pressure among them. The image in their circle, beatings, etc.
These all things like comparing your kid, make him insecure by telling him negative things and sometimes expecting the same as of other kids, sometimes issues at home and ignorance, makes them weak. Those little brains process so fast when they hear something negative.
And those little kids, when stuck, won’t be able to understand our ‘adult’ lectures, they’re not all getting what you are telling them even if you’ve experienced it too. That time, the kid just wants attention and a fight for his doings, just as he wants.
Some survive these pressures, some not. And it becomes traumas for some kids in the future. Little issues, which we now as an adult-use to laugh at, maybe as memories now, can be very traumatic for those little lives. So vulnerable, and too young handle hate comments and ignorance.
But if you’re a parent, you must keep an eye on your kid, give them time, note their actions and drawings, thoughts and dreams, everything gives a sign. Everything they’re doing, it can be something unusual or a weird habit, try to talk to them. Even while growing the kid just wants to be understood. Therefore, it is always possible as a parent to understand their age, doings, and communicate everything out and let them have little freedom for their acts while keeping an eye on them. We want our kids to be brave and strong, but the training starts with a younger them.
Because Every kid deserves a happy fear-free life.
Tell us a story of your younger self and issues, I hope that would bring some hope to other people and their traumas. Because together we are strong.
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