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How I Became a Peaceful Parent

A year and a half ago when I was deeply troubled with my relationship with my child, I embarked on the hair-splitting task of scrutinizing my life to seek the elusive answers. It’s unnerving to mutter the truth even to our own selves when you’ve convinced yourself that the problem lies elsewhere. I started with …

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Homecoming

The past one year or perhaps two have been the most difficult yet vital in my journey as a parent. Difficult because I struggled, stumbled and found myself on the edge on more occasions than I can count. Vital because it has been the time when I seriously started contemplating on finding a resolve, a …

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The Glass of Milk

The nutritional value of milk is so well-known that it has been the staple of our diets from times immemorial. My home is no exception. However, getting my family to drink milk willingly has been quite a chore because my daughter and my mother despise it with equal zeal and my father, a tea lover, can’t stop …

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We Need To Talk

This phrase never fails to elicit a strange fear. It's a booster of self-doubt that starts acting the minute these words strike the eardrum. Though I've been at the receiving end of it almost all my life. Remembering the first time I uttered it to my child, I can feel a chill run down my …

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Observations

When I went to watch Dear Zindagi, I had Pari in tow despite full knowledge of the fact that she would find the movie boring. But, at the back of my mind I know how much she enjoys our outings together and watching a movie featuring Shah Rukh Khan which also has a song (Love …

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