Ever ponder what you’d do different if you had a chance to do it all over again as a parent, now that you are older and wiser?
Hindsight is the only time most of us will truly experience 20/20 vision.
Pre-birth babies spend nine warm months in a cozy environment only to be suddenly thrust into the world of air conditioning, bright light, a cacophony of sounds and to make it worse, a whack on the butt. Now, my child would enter the world in a tub of warm water in dim light, without harsh sounds, and immediately placed upon his/her mothers chest after birth.
I would play recordings of Mozart sonatas softly in the background of his/her room, to present soothing sounds of perfect melody, give the baby a sense of order and instill a love of music.
I would try talking to my child in adult tones, and depart from the goochy goo so many of us introduce as “communications.” Parents often mimic the baby, instead of teaching the baby to mimic us.
I would start introducing the hazards of today’s world before the child ever stepped foot in first grade. He/she would know, in simple terms, the …