Posts Categorized: Parenthood

The Great Lollypop Strategy

The Great Lollypop Strategy

After a stressful day, I was at a toy shop waiting for my wife and son to arrive. The stress was work related, arising out of fear of losing something after trying very hard. We were working with a client for past few months to develop the requirements, help them define KPIs and optimum action… Read more

Parenting the Parents – II

Parenting the Parents – II

In last few days, I helped them in everything they did. Didn’t create excitement or enjoyment in their lives but just made their life a bit easier. I was useful for them. It was as if some unknown void was filled. Tears rolled down my cheeks but my mind was filled with calm happiness.

Parenting The Parents

Parenting The Parents

Sometime when you are 40-something and your parents are 70-something, the role slowly reverses. You need to bite the bullet and become a parent of your parents. They start asking for your opinion or help in things they could easily do before. They start acknowledging that your life is a lot difficult and fast paced than… Read more

My experiments of truth with iPad and my son

My experiments of truth with iPad and my son

Late Steve Jobs in his wildest imagination would not have thought how his invention would spell trouble for upwardly mobile, well-to-do parents all over the world. Keeping kids away from iPad is as difficult as keeping magnet’s north pole away from south pole. We found this out hard way on my 3Xth birthday, when my… Read more

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The Classic role reversal

I was born in 70s. I grew up in a household where black and white television and landline telephones were considered luxuries and a vespa scooter was good enough to flaunt your wealth. I also grew up watching my mother busy cooking and my father always out on some work. Father not being home was… Read more

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The Simplest Parenting Style

A simple style of parenting. Do what you expect your child to do. If you want him to brush his teeth before going to bed, please demonstrate that you are doing the same. Like all parenting books, even this parenting style comes with a big disclaimer. This parenting style is very simple but not at not at all easy.

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Child the disciplinarian: Learnings from Parenthood IX

Most parents think that parenthood is about enabling the child, making him or her capable to face the world and challenges and generally lay foundation for successful life ahead. Being disciplinarian is the foundation of parenthood, all parents think. Do we really discipline the child or is it the other way round?

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Successful Parenting and Traffic Management by Sameer Joshi

Lately I am thinking that parenting is analogous to US Govt. system of traffic (a.k.a. DMV++ i.e DMV and more) I guess you will be shocked that any govt system can have positive effect. But I truly think that this system is very successful. In spite of tremendous overburdening, this system has managed to keep… Read more

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Learnings from Parenthood – Learnings from Amy Chua

Tiger Mom Amy Chua has sparked unprecedented debate about parenting styles and what is good and what isn’t, what works and what does not. Apparently, her article in WSJ titled “Why Chinese Mothers are superior” was the most forwarded title for 1 week, ahead of adult videos. However, I thought that there are seveal aspects of parenthood that you can learn from her article. Here we have a few!