Few days back morning national daily carried a headline about a brave Nanny in Bangalore who saved an 18 month baby from stray dogs putting her own safety behind. In contrast, there has been an incident in Pune where a Nanny was caught on CCTV beating up a 11 months old baby just because he couldn’t stop crying.
Most of us have regrets in life and often wish we could have done things differently; well maybe not all, at least some. Yet, few of us get a chance to do things the second time round and have to live with things the way they are with regret or with resigned acceptance or perhaps just with fortuitous gratitude for the way things eventually turned out.
There’s a lot of talk about getting kids into the habit of reading. Reading not only improves the child’s language skills, imagination and vocabulary, but also helps build their character. Yes, good books have that potential! Often we find that children become good readers, one book at a time.
10 things that I can’t do anymore without a lot of deliberation and planning.
They say your life changes when you are a mom. I did not know how serious people were when they said that till I actually became a mom.
“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself.
They come through you, but not from you.
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may house their bodies, but not souls.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.”
– Khalil Gibran
Well, being a single child I carried a bag with mixed feelings. My thoughts wavered every time right from my childhood till now, keeping me in the dubious state.
Pets help to de-stress us from the regular rambles of daily lives, be loved like no other, spread happiness and also be a rewarding pastime. I also understand that pets are family, some living with us from the day they were born till their last days on this earth. Yet, it is important to understand that there is a decorum that needs to be maintained whilst handling them, especially if the pets are accompanied by children at home.
Mother of a 9 yr 10 mth girl walked in, panic writ on her face; “Doctor saab” she stuttered in Marathi “Shivani started her periods just now and she is crying bitterly; she is very scared. What to do?” I made her relax and asked, “did you not prepare her for this?” “No” she said “we had thought when she is 10, we will take her to a doctor for explaining.”