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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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?
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
Two interesting characters.. A Tiger Mom, celebrity of the week Amy Chua. Lion Dad, from a very obscure movie ‘Udaan’. Do they have anything in common? Read on.
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!