One of my favourite documentaries on NGC is Great Migrations. Besides being one of the NGC’s best documentaries ever giving a unique dimension to the world of animals, I like the series because of one part in particular.
When I was pregnant with La Niña, I had read somewhere that children need the comfort of routines in their lives. A routine offers children and even babies a sense of security, a sense of all-is-right-with-the-world feeling.
Remember those touching lines from the Song -
“… Dharti pe roop ma-baap ka us vidhata ki pehchaan hai”?
Really, Mother and Father on earth are the form of that Heavenly spirit. It is only when we become parents that we understand their worth.
They are outrageous, they are ridiculous but they are used very often because they have been passed down like a legacy from generation to generation. These are ten things that all Indian parents say to their kids at some time or the other.
How can you forget? We discussed this before planning the pregnancy. You agreed you would take out time, and decent time at that, once baby came. I stuck to my promise and took a break from work; but your travel plans have increased multifold.” So went a new mother with tears in her eyes.
It’s that time of the year that I have kind of started dreading – well, please understand that I do love it too, but then again, this is the time that lands my routine into absolute and crazy disarray – its vacations!
In Indian context, all of us must have heard this saying ‘Spare the rod, spoil the child’ which denotes that hitting children in the garb of disciplining them has to be an integral part of parenting. But is it mandatory to equalise discipline with physical punishment to make it more effective? I would like to disagree here.