Compassion for our children
Human pain is oftentimes seen and sometimes unseen. Physical pain is visible and can be measured quite easily to monitor how gradually it is being improved but psychological pain is always invisible unless there is an outburst by human-specific behavioural activities.
The world should be aware of focusing on inner pain and it is especially for those human beings who are dependent in our society. I would like to talk about the invisible pain of young children here which is going all over the world in an untold manner.
When a child becomes a victim of violence in society, it gets visible to others. Of course, there are people who can come forward to help that child to protect his/her rights but while it happens under a roof by their parents or caregivers in a family or any other adult person in the home then the reality becomes truly alarming.
How nicely parents get the identity of the world's most beautiful relationship, parenthood with the arrival of our children. But while we sometimes lose our temper to see their mistakes/faults or any other difficulties they face, it is we who abuse our own children by putting down them and by hitting their self-esteem instead of giving them our hand of cooperation.
This should not be stated as good parenting as I am strictly against this way of parenting because this impacts the relationship between parents and children instead of creating a loving relationship with each other.
Our children don't protest or don't argue in response to all these behaviour but they feel unseen pain physiologically which pushes them to grow with low dignity inside and breaks their own confidence and they grow with silent untold pain about their closest ones.
A child is our biggest strength and if it is so- then why we will destroy this strength with our own hand? Why don't we stand up for our children's rights instead of violating their rights?
Our children are the reflection of what and how we teach them today. They will represent us tomorrow as a leader so it is our crucial role not to allow our children to be a victim of abuse at home.
I would like to quote the speech of Marian W. Edelman -
''If we don't stand up for children then we don't stand for much''.
Samsoon Noor Liza is a children's rights activist