The New Mother Sits On The Hospital Bed

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Preparational Parenting The new mother sits on the hospital bed. After hours of waiting, she is relieved because her new baby boy was finally born and she is about to hold him for the first time. The nurse handed him to her and the new mother whispered something so quietly almost no one heard: “Abraham.” The new mother’s eyes glossed over with tears of joy. She finally received her gift from God, and he had his whole life ahead of him, but suddenly her joy turned to worry. “How will he turn out? Will he be successful? Will he end up in prison? What will happen?” she wondered. The nurse began reassuring her and eventually she calmed down. Once the mother was left alone with baby Abraham, she started playing with him. She stuck her tongue…show more content…
Kids learn the alphabet by repeating what they hear. Kids learn to go to the bathroom after a parent shows them how. Kids learn by regurgitation. Even past infancy they still learn by imitation. When children start to grow up, and even into adulthood, people tend to “mimic each other when they have the same goal” (“People Mimic Each Other...”). This is shown by the businessman who dresses like the boss because he wants to move up to that job, or by the athlete staying after practice to work because the star player stays as well. For parenting, this means even after the child begins growing up, the overseer of the child needs to maintain a positive presence. This will allow the little one to see a good behavior and mimic that, hopefully growing up to be an appreciable person. The teaching process should begin as soon as the child has entered the home, whether that means from the hospital or from the adoption agency, and one of the easiest, and most valuable, lessons to begin teaching is manners. This is a trait that will need to be developed over time. Rachel Pomerance Berl -- a writer for U.S. News and mother -- worded this another way in her article titled “How to Be a Better Example for Kids”: “you can’t sit [a] child down at age fifteen” and tell him to respect authority. Parents need to start from day one. The lessons should be integrated in everyday conversation because “a child will learn good manners more easily when ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ are
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