What is the Job of us parents? It is all about enjoying them creating his or her life?
A Man asked a shepherd, “What’s your job?”
Shepherd replied, “To get them to eat”.
“But they can find their food themselves”
Shepherd remarked, “To keep them safe”.
“But they typically take care of their safety”
Shepherd said, “To get them back home at the end of the day”.
“But they can find their way back themselves”
Shepherd was quiet for some time and he said, “Maybe my job is to just be with them.
“And what will you get by being with them”
Shepard smiled, “Then I can enjoy myself.
What if parenting can bring joy in our life by just being there.
What If I liberate myself from ‘burden’ of making them do anything and just be there.
What If I could ask myself what is my job as a parent? And I get the answer ‘no job’. What If I am jobless and then start fresh to add value in my child’s life than doing the job for which my child does not need me (like shepherd).
In open Learning we are jobless the child does her job In open Learning we have no specific role the child asks us her needs In open Learning we have no responsibility the child takes onus of self In open learning we celebrate the relationship not for, but with the child