Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror or just started thinking about something you forgot to do, maybe something which you should have done a long time ago? Probably yes because once one reaches the age of 6, he/she starts having various thoughts. It may or may not be that important but there might also be something that he/she needs to confess about. Maybe the child broke something by accident or took something that the child was not supposed to.
Usually, its small things that can be overlooked but once the child reaches a certain age, he/she starts having various thoughts, maybe about love or if the child picked up a bad habit. Normally the child will stay silent, maybe because of embarrassment or because of denial and it results in them not confessing about these things, and if the parent finds out about it from a third party, the parent may be sad that they found out about it from someone else rather than their own child/children. Whatever the case it must also be understood that confession does not come alone.
Children may confess about certain things to their friends but not to their family. This may be due to a lack of trust. Just like how you would share a secret with someone you trust, your child will also confess things to those he/she trusts. One cannot expect to be confessed to if he/she is not trusted by that person but if one is trusted, there won’t be a need to wait. The person may come to you to confess about something as soon as something happens.
Let’s assume that you are a parent of a young boy, maybe the age of 7 or 8. He was playing with his favourite ball but accidentally broke a flower vase. He came to tell you about it. Now based on the reaction that you give, the child may get scared to confess something ever again or maybe trust that the parent will forgive him. The reaction we show once we find something out will be the deciding factor as to whether people trust your judgement to an extent that they are willing to confess to you. However, one should not simply forgive a mistake thinking “It was just a stupid vase anyways. I don’t care about it. Just do what you want and don’t disturb me again”. Such sentences will provoke the person into doing bad deeds and when confronted about it will give a similar reply. But if we forgive them along with a promise stating that they will be careful next time, the child will not only be happy to be forgiven but will also care about what he/she does and how it affects others.
From the above example, it should be noted that we must not be waiting to be confessed to if we know that the person does not trust us. The reaction we show towards someone’s first confession will decide if the person was correct in confessing to us or if the person knows that we cannot be trusted or if we will punish them. So if ever you come across such a situation, remember that your reaction will determine whether you will be trusted again to a confession or not.
Question answer with Chirag
1. Tell us more about you.
For a long time now I have felt that books are my friends and have engrossed myself in reading novels. My favourite one so far is Harry Potter and I doubt it will change soon. I am always open to suggestions for any good novel knowing that there is at least 1 new word for me to know.
2. What was your thought when you apply to Wordism competition?
I took part in this competition wanting to know what my standard currently is and hoping to further it.
3. What are your dreams and aspiration?
I admire English writers and poets a lot and have started writing a novel which I hope to finish soon. I aspire to be an English Teacher hoping to further my life in English along with the children.
4. How do you feel being the Wordism Runner Up of Baisakh?
For me being a runner up is a huge deal. I have always been a “Glass half full” kind of guy and the fact that I was skilled enough to be a runner up means that my dream of building a career in Literature is not just a dream.
5. Anything you want to say about who is reading this!
For those reading this, I only have a few words.
Thank you for being patient enough to read this far. Just shows that you are interested in such works and I feel privileged to have been a source of your entertainment.
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