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Monday, 28 December 2015

Children are innocent

One day while crossing the gallery of the school where I taught, I  happened  to cross  a few children  who were in the midst of some 'serious discussion'.  I  was curious to know what was topic of discussion. One boy was talking in whispers and others were listening with rapt attention. The boy told the other children that the doctor had promised to give a baby boy to his aunt,but  got her a girl. This is cheating.  The way the child spoke was really very cute. The poor boy was innocent. Now this sort  of ,'truth' if we  speak ,does not do any good to the  the child.  It only harms   him. When he knows the real truth  how much he falls in his own dignity!
               Take another case. A guest   came to meet Mr Khanna. He was  not in mood to meet him. He told the little boy to tell  the uncle that  he was not  at  home. The  child goes  out side and innocently  tells the uncle,'' Papa is saying that  he is not at home''. Later on how  awkward would  the child  have felt!
It is generally  the parents who are responsible for stealing the  child's innocence  earlier  than he himself attains it.
      There are parents who are responsible  for robbing their  children's  innocence  early in life. We must try to give a life of truth, patience.  innocence ,and  good  manners to light up their  their  personality. Make them responsible for their  behaviour. I am quoting  herewith Anne Frank's words:

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.” 


  1. It's really tragic the way young children are exposed to these careless behavioural issues by their guardians. I know each of us have indulged in it without even thinking about the consequences.

  2. Parents are the true guardians of innocence, we must teach them.