How does a child celebrate his mother or sister? How does a boy acknowledge and respect the presence of his mother in his life? How does a girl appreciate her mother in her life? “Irrespective of the fact whether one has a son or a daughter, acknowledging the presence of the woman in one’s life and respecting her for who she is, is very important for the child. Only then, will the child grow up to be a good person and a responsible citizen with no prejudices or complexes regarding women. Every household has a woman be it in the … Continue reading Celebrating Womanhood
Something that most women prefer to keep hidden or do not wish to openly discuss about, even though it is a universal phenomenon is menstruation. Or ‘periods,’ as most of us women seem to know it as. I remember my mother telling me about ‘periods’ just a year before it happened. So, should our children be prepared for this? I am sure that most of you will reply in the affirmative because it is something that growing children must know. I remember my mother telling me about ‘periods’ just a year before it happened. So, when I suddenly discovered a … Continue reading Woh Paanch Din – Those Five Days
A happy-go-lucky chap, my son, has fun throughout the year except for the gaps that come in for his exams. That too, I think he gets serious about (or, pretends to!) because his mother insists so! I remember as a child, being extra cautious about my exams. There were many reasons for that. One, there was no other way out. Two, I was expected to study hard and do well. Three, my report card had to be signed by my parents and I did not want to be scolded for doing badly. Four, the ranking system made announcing ranks in … Continue reading Preparing For My Son’s Exams!
Sometimes, it is easy to douse the fire of adventure and curiosity. Sometimes, desire and drive can be carelessly strangulated… …. All by a parent’s highly careful attitude towards the upbringing of their child. As adults and parents, we have seen life. Let’s get that straight. That indeed is a fact. Dipping into the pockets of the large experience that we have had as children, youngsters and as adults, we are indeed equipped with a plethora of information and knowledge that can help us in safeguarding the lives of our children and making it better. But, are we indeed that … Continue reading Let The Little Ones Just Be….
Being a mother in today’s hyper active, awareness-conscious and information-splurging world can be a real challenge. Even an ordeal! The emotional relationship that used to exist between mother and child is fast disappearing. What we have instead is a mother trying hard to keep up with the influence and activity levels of her child. And the child, attempting even harder to break its cozy cocoon of values, ideas and influences in order to surf the world on its own. Continue reading Mothering Changes and Challenges