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Parents need to be good leaders

Parents need to be good leaders

Leadership is often equated with politics, but parents need to have good leadership skills

It takes courage, self control, patience and above all self denial to raise children. It also takes character and strength. Perhaps that is why many adults especially in the western countries choose not to have children these days.

Kids need to be surrounded by adults who are good leaders and good people, rather than effective managers. Most parents react with surprise when I remind them that they are leaders. As one mother put it at the end of a PTA `No one ever told me that I was leadership material.” Leadership is usually linked to politics, the sports field or business world, rather than family life or teaching.

Dr. Shayama Chona

Paternalistic Style

  1. The way a Paternalistic leader works is by acting as a father figure by care of their subordinates as a parent.
  2. In this style the leader supplies complete concern for his followers or workers, in return he receives the complete trust and the loyalty of his people.

Make no mistakes, parents and teachers are leaders for children. As significant adults in children’s lives, you play an important part in shaping who they are and the type of people they become.
Many families are managed on the basis of reaction to a crisis or according to a whim or mood, rather than on the basis of a philosophy or a set of principles. The search for consistency that

It takes courage, self control, patience and above all self denial to raise children. It also takes character and strength. Perhaps that is why many adults especially in the western countries choose not to have children these days.Kids need to be surrounded by adults who are good leaders and good people, rather than effective managers. Most parents react with surprise when I remind them that they are leaders. As one mother put it at the end of a PTA `No one ever told me that I was leadership material.” Leadership is usually linked to politics, the sports field or business world, rather than family life or teaching.

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