At an online consultation the other day a mom was almost in tears as she talked about her son and his selfish, self-centered behavior at home.
She said she was finding it difficult to live with him.
She said he just didn’t seem to care about anyone except himself.
And it was becoming impossible for her to tolerate him during the lockdown as she spent all 24 hours of the day with him.
She is not the only one
Many parents who are spending long hours with their children for the first time in our lives
And they are not enjoying the experience too much
What children have been taught to do in the outside world – they are now doing at home
Competing……..giving less and grabbing more….thinking only about themselves….and so on
And of course these are not qualities that make them easy to live with.
What we need from them right now ….is empathy….unselfishness……cooperation……kindness
Qualities that we thought were superfluous and useless.
We need to begin teaching now.
But it is not too late.