The Blank Canvas of Child’s Mind

The Blank Canvas of Child’s Mind

The child’s mind is a blank canvas. Whichever color we show them, they will paint their canvas with that color. Children are the unbelievably good imitators.  We can’t imagine when and which thing they start to imitate from us. Thus, to paint a beautiful art in the blank canvas, we should use our colors, consciously.

child1

Child’s mind is a blank canvas

A trained artist knows how to employ the colors in the white canvas on making a beautiful artwork.  But, the children are not the trained artist. They don’t know art. They just know to fill their blank canvas with the colors. Hence, whichever color they find in their vicinity, they just throw it on the blank canvas. That’s why the beauty of the canvas depends on the colors they used to fill the canvas.

We cannot hide anything from the children. They have a tremendous observing power. Many parents think like that, our child is not in our room, so we can fight now in a harsh language. That is wrong because we can control our language behind the door, but we cannot control our behaviors and attitudes every time in front of them.  The shadows of harsh fighting or negative thinking and worries will create impressions on the child’s mind. And that is enough for a child, to find the colors for their blank mind.

Parenting does not mean to train a child. Parenting is actually the training of the parents. How much they build them properly, they will be able to create a good portrait on the blank canvas of their child’s mind. So, a positive mindset of the parents is very important to bring up the children.

disney

Quotes of Walt Disney

As the children are the good imitators, it’s easy to teach them something. Many parents are forcing their children to train them according to their desires. I’m dead against to the forcing attitudes. In fact, I think force is needed to break something or to destruct something. So, it’s better to encourage the natural development of children.  If we wish to fill their blank page with qualitative writing, we should read the content in front of them. That means, if we want to input some good habit into them, we should practice that habit, continuously in front of them. They learn from us. If they see those habits within us, they will copy those.

Thus, we need to bring up first before we bring up the children. It’s because they are our shadows. They take colors from us to paint their blank canvas of the mind. So, provide them the beautiful colors to make their blank canvas colorful.

 

canvas

Beautiful colors make the canvas beautiful.

Blank

Photo credit: Fullhdpicture

Facebook Comments
Please follow and like us:
6

Leave a Reply

25 Comments on "The Blank Canvas of Child’s Mind"

Leave a Reply

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Amitav Chowdhury
Guest

Very informative and comprehensively analysed article.

Sayanti aka Shine
Member

Thank you.

simpledimple
Guest

Thanks for sharing this nicely written piece. Love the conclusion and how you summarised it – Thus… 🙂

Sayanti aka Shine
Member

It’s my pleasure. Yes, I wrote it in a summarized form because this is first time I put down my views on parenting, moreover against traditional concept of parenting. I just wanted to see the reader’s response on those views.
Thanks for sharing your view.

Nitin
Guest

beautiful choice of pics for the beautiful post. A blank canvas holds potential to become a masterpiece until marred by the spilled ink. ~ loved the message here. 🙂

Sayanti aka Shine
Member

Thanks, Nitin for sharing your views.

Nitin
Guest

it’s always my pleasure. have a great week ahead 🙂

Infinite Living
Guest

Very well said! Agreeing with everything you say 🙂

Sayanti aka Shine
Member

Thank you for sharing your view.

Bhanu
Guest

We lack a course of parenting in our academics and social setup

Sayanti aka Shine
Member

Yes that is very important. Now,there are many NGOs in the cities who are conducting various courses on parenting.
By the way, Bhanu, what’s happened with you? It’s been a long time WP reader is not showing your posts!

Bhanu
Guest
Well I am not sure if those courses are helping in any way. Because life is the best teacher. Society setup should be there. Back then in the wild and caves, ladies n troops used to be close to one another n hence child care taking had its own pros n cons but they were in place. With urbanisation n nuclear families things have changed a lot. I am good. I took time for something much more important in life. This time it was short break. I like to deal with life in completeness. I am working on Aristotle work.… Read more »
Sayanti aka Shine
Member

Yes, life is a best teacher only for the sincere students. And I am also not sure about those types of courses…. whether it is helpful or not. But, one thing I’m sure about that parents should not manipulate child’s natural development. Yes society setup is a big issue and that’s why many parents are now looking for those courses or for good tips on that subject.
@ about you,… it seems like a very interesting work. OK take your time and come back soon. … don’t forget to share your experiences with us..

Bhanu
Guest

You cannot learn being an animal from books. It’s instinctive biology. It’s there in all of us, we just have to let it come out – childcare comes naturally with society setup. Learning from courses is good too, but not the effective means. Again depends on who is taking the course n who is imparting.

I am here now. I will continue to do so. The discussions will show what I have learned.

Sayanti aka Shine
Member

Thanks for sharing your views.

Bhanu
Guest

😃

Peaceful Journey
Guest

A child’s mind is a beautiful canvas of innocence. Thanks for providing another way to look at the usage of a blank canvas in such an inspiring and colorful way.

Sayanti aka Shine
Member

Thank you.

trackback

[…] Albert Einstein. Childhood is the best time to inoculate the spore of imagination into the child’s mind. Imagination is the reflection of a child’s thoughts. Whatever she observes in her surroundings, […]

trackback

[…] and respecting her mother, he becomes the hero to her. She learns to respect him and love him. The child’s mind is like a blank canvas. Hence, the children take what they experience in their surroundings.  A loving and caring father […]

trackback

[…] Albert Einstein. Childhood is the best time to inoculate the spore of imagination into the child’s mind. Imagination is the reflection of a child’s thoughts. So, it takes and important role in […]

Akhila
Guest

only kids themselves can read what’s there in the blank canvas of their mind. and many a times the parents underestimate them. they think that kids wont understand what they are telling. but on the other side, kids will understand anything, especially the kids of todays era.. it was a good read sayanti

Sayanti aka Shine
Guest

Thanks, Akhila and you are right that parents always ignore kids’ thinking or perceptions. And sometimes the result comes out in an unexpected way.

myheartbeats4ublog
Guest

nicely written, informative post!! cheers

Sayanti aka Shine
Guest

Thank you.

wpDiscuz