What do parents knows about their children? What does anyone know about another person?
This is a tough question and for sure there is more than one answer. Each
person has their own sensitivity and understanding of his surrounding and of
the people they know including their parents and their children
I think most parents know the basic qualities and character of their
children. Are they honest, liars, kind or mean, friendly or lonely, sincere, steady,
or a flake, independent or not, changing their mind easily or having a strong
opinion. Do they rely on themselves or on others? Are they strong or are they weak
and so on. I think these qualities are basic and remain with most children for
life, so there is no difference if they are young or adults.
Through the years the child’s knowledge changes and with it the needs of
the child for the help of the parents by changing environment by geographical
distance, knowledge level, points of interest and a way of life.
When the children are young and depends on the parent, the parent probably
knows when they are happy or sad, are they satisfied with their achievements or
not, the people they like or dislike, their fields of interest, their friends,
their capability of study and functioning, are they happy or not, is it hard
for them to live or can they enjoy life. I think this knowledge of your child weakness
along the years as the change in dependence occurs and the need to for privacy is
growing up. Geographical distance is also a factor because if you are far away you
are losing touch with the everyday life and it’s not because they are your
children. It happens also with your friends.
To sum it up your knowledge of your child activities is influenced directly
on his dependence on the parents and his will to share his life with them. I thing that in all the basic qualities ,moods,
satisfaction there is almost no material change if in the beginning you really
knew your child.