KOBAYASHI’s coaching of the Life Way④
I have a daughter. When she was born, I worked at KOBAYASHI’s company. I learned about parenting from him, and it is very helpful.
It is just one word ‘受け入れる’. It is the essence of parenting. It is not easy to explain the meaning of this Japanese word in English, but I will try.
Parents may want to push their child down a certain path. And, most of the cases, the path is determined by the values of parents. They praise their children when they follow the values. And they get angry, when they don’t.
On the contrary, ‘受け入れる’ is accepting your children just as they are. It is similar to what you feel in nature. The flowers that bloom in the field, the birds flying in the sky, it is easy to accept just as they are.
When you can see your child as a natural being, you will succeed in ‘受け入れる’.