Layer by Layer

कभी नीम कभी शहद,कभी नरम कभी स्कत,कभी मुस्कुराती कभी गुर्राती,कभी शर्माती कभी सकुचाती,कभी निडर कभी काँपती,कभी चिल्लाती कभी समझाती । { sometimes I am bitter like neem sometimes sweet like honey. I may be soft or hard, smiling or angry, shy or hesitate to say , un afraid or scared to hell, yelling or nurturing…

“Your words matter” says the pineapple to the peach.

“You are such a mean mother, I hate you!” “You don’t wear branded clothes?” Or “Agra, how middle class, we went to Switzerland for our holidays” Well, you cannot blame rude behaviour or back answering entirely on the child alone. We assist them with countless distractions that they have forgotten to value their own words….

Mother to Daughter

The most important things are not things. They are.. Warm enveloping hugs, Long sweet kisses, A tuck in the same blanket, And gazing at the star lit sky. They are.. A quick giggle together, Cooking meals for dinner, A sly wink here and there, And a never ending story. They are.. Counting of blessings together,…

As I unpack his suitcase

Now let me describe the scene to you before you head on to reading what follows. My man is on his travel spree and on one occasions he sends his suitcase to me while he is aboard another flight to another destination. It’s been 10 days already and I am unpacking his suitcase. Unpacking his…

New leaves New hopes

The branches unfold welcoming the new leaves is like a mother embracing its child in her arms ! Winter makes way for spring and the nature is embracing this change with happiness. It’s so natural you may say , then why is it so difficult for us to change ? Be mindful to your thoughts…

Feel better to behave better !

What happens when you scold your child or abuse them or punish them for the sake of discipline ?? I know it’s not easy to behave properly with them when they miss behave , but believe me if you misbehave too what do they learn ? Nothing . It take it as a challenge and…

Don’t say “NO”

    Mom, can I go out in the rain? NO. Can I have an ice cream? NO. Can I go to my friend’s place and study later? NO. Can I cut vegetables? NO. Can I light the candles? NO. Can I buy that remote control toy? NO. But why do you say NO? Sometimes…

Reflective

Sparsh (9yr) recently had a class activity on leadership. They had to work in groups and make a presentation /poster etc. and talk about effective leadership. He came home happy as their group stood 2nd in the activity. While putting him to sleep that night, I asked about his contribution in the said activity. “I…

Think Happy Thoughts

Remember my post on word games called Quiz ? which spoke of playing brain games with children. Well, this time around in Kolkata I decided to play a few of them with a group of kids. In one of the game I asked them to say one positive and one negative thing about any chosen…