I have some serious issues when a lot of parents keep complaining that my 3-5 year old just doesn’t understand… I mean obviously they won’t its upon the parents to make them understand…
Just recently a friends mom fell and was badly wounded and had to be admitted, the doctors of that hospital were all my clients and hence I assisted my friend in getting things done. All was settled around 9 in the night and the operation was planned for next day noon and it would last approx 4 hours. Just about 9.30 pm I was discussing things with a doctor about the markets when all was done my friend called me. I disconnected once, he called again and I picked up. My friend had a story that my kids want to meet their granny. Now these hospitals don’t allow kids in visiting hours and here was my friend requesting to allow them to meet at 10 in the night almost. I refused and he said the kids were crying at home and wanted to meet. I couldn’t resist and requested the doctor and even he first refused but when I said his kids were crying at home he gave into my persuasion and informed the security permission.
I didn’t think much of this at first.
Next day around 8.30 I went to meet my friends mom and check if all had been alright since I was out of station and my friend had the same request again, can you arrange for the kids to meet their granny.
I was appalled and didn’t know what to tell him. When I said you shouldn’t encourage kids to come here, there might be infection flying around in the hospital he had the same story, they aren’t staying home, they are crying, please !
I was seriously irritated and really wanted to give a piece of mind but all I could muster was, sorry I won’t request the doc’s you see if you can manage yourself and left.
Now when this friend of mine complains his kids 3 & 5 year old’s don’t listen to him and all that crap I really feel its he & his wife who don’t understand their role and its not the kids who are at fault. Can’t a parent at times stand their ground and say a No is a No ! If parents keep giving into every whim or every sob a child makes then God save them.