Don’t Let Your Children Treat Their Own Child Like Dolls

I am a man and I never played a doll. It’s not that I don’t love to, but I was raised by this world who taught me that dolls are for girls and guns are for boys which I realized wrong later.

Dolls are good toys.  I love seeing girls (and even boys) playing with them. To see children having such creative imagination on choosing what to dress them thus making unique personalities amaze me. Letting them talk to one another and  building their own houses as if they are real persons is a relaxing moment.

What goodness does it bring to children? Playing with dolls does not only give them pleasure during their playtime or build their creativity. Unconsciously, it teaches them to be responsible on how to properly care for what they have. It brings out the love in their hearts. It’s fascinating to hear them talk to their dolls, whispering words of love before putting them to sleep after playing and even letting their dolls pray along with them.

Yet sometimes we neglect to guide them. Some parents and adults forgot to remind the children about good actions and proper conversation as they play. It is not good just to let their dolls perform a fight scene or dialogues that involve foul words. It’s our responsibility as adults to be aware of what they do because oftentimes they are just re-enacting what they saw from us or from the movies and television programs that they watched.

More sadden than that is for us not to guide them on how to show everlasting love to their dolls. Yes, sometimes their love to their dolls fades as they grow. And when they do, dolls were left neglected, covered with dust or thrown away. We forgot to instill in their young minds that dolls should be like their own children when they become parents.
dollsHopefully, we would not let our children treat their own child like dolls. May we all teach them that bearing a child should be treated preciously and that little angel inside a mother’s womb is not a toy doll to be wasted due to unwanted pregnancy or any reason at all.

Babies are not dolls to be aborted when not wanted. They are not to be given away or left in a corner, a doorstep or in a trash can if irresponsible parents choose to play guns or cars. Every child, born or unborn, is precious.

As early as childhood, may we all prepare them to become good parents. May we all teach them to love a doll not just when they wanted to but forever.

(This post is specifically written for wordpress’ weekly photo challenge with its theme “object”)

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