Stories indisputably captivate the imagination and fancy of children and adults alike. Legends, myths and folktales have a place in the genre of fiction and although they are simply unreal, imaginary and actually products of our overthinking, hyperactive and capricious minds replete with hyperboles even reflecting strong biases and ideologies as well as guilty of … Continue reading Narrating Personal Stories Enriches A Child’s Life
Unconscious parenting is the reason and root cause of all conflicts with our children and needless to say it invariably has disastrous consequences on them as well as parents themselves who generally go through feelings of anger, agitation, grief and remorse following their mindless, thoughtless and unconscious actions towards their children. Isn’t it only reiterating … Continue reading Absence of Inner Connection Leads To Unconscious Parenting
The importance of emotional investment by parents in their child’s lives cannot be overstated. Emotional investment demonstrates our love, commitment and dedication towards our children. It is extremely vital to understand the needs of the little ones and by taking the time out to invest emotionally in their lives to observe their behaviours, emotions and … Continue reading Emotional Investment in Our Children’s Lives Empowers Them
Validating children’s feelings and emotions are undeniably crucial for their holistic development. Understanding and empathising with their feelings instantly establish a connection with our children. The parent-child bond strengthens and becomes stronger at once and their relationship undergoes a marked shift and improves drastically. The dynamics between the parent and a child eases immediately and … Continue reading Validating Feelings and Emotions of Children Deepens Our Bond with Them!
Rules have a negative connotation and not many people take them in the right, positive and constructive spirit. Rules just don’t go down well with youngsters particularly teenagers as the former are usually characterized by dogmas and rigidity. Small wonder children resist and resent them. The very word causes children to defy and protest. Rules … Continue reading Rules and Boundaries Aren’t Just For Children But For Parents Too!
Not many people associate renunciation and renouncement with mothers! Renouncing is typically synonymous with monks who have retreated to some unknown and unseen distant and mystical lands to ruminate on parallel realities! They have detached themselves and relinquished all their worldly possessions and materialistic pleasures to embark on a quest for eternal, authentic and infinite … Continue reading Renouncing Comes Naturally To Mothers!
It is only stating the obvious that stress influences parenting and our ability to nurture and cherish our moments with our children as well as appropriately counsel, mentor and guide our little ones. Among several factors such as financial resources, positive and productive environment, harmonious family relationships, constructive ambience along with empowering and enlightened company … Continue reading Renouncing Parenting Responsibilities During Stress Eases Parent-Child Dynamics
Grown-ups obsess over their personal space and they value their ‘me time’ tremendously. To them, ‘me time’ allows them the freedom to pursue their interests and hobbies. For grown-ups it represents freewill offering them the independence to explore a variety of choices, paths and opportunities. It symbolizes pure freedom to be themselves as they choose, … Continue reading Denying Children their ‘Me Time’ Violates their Personal Rights and Individual Freedom!
Children squabbling over toys, personal possessions and even their favorite people and friends is a ubiquitous sight however two girls quarrelling over a boy is extremely disconcerting and disturbing for a mother to watch. When I watched two five year old girls fighting over a boy who recently befriended them as he seamlessly bonded and … Continue reading Girls Squabbling over Boys is a Travesty of Feminine Spirit!
There is so much talk about raising emotional intelligent children without the slightest knowledge or awareness that emotional intelligence already exists innately in children and it is something that is integral to a child’s personality. Children aren’t ignorant of a positive trait as raw, basic and something so natural and integral to them as emotional … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence is Intrinsic to Children