So much to learn…
I have never felt so humiliated by anyone in my life till date but today by my own daughter.But instead of being sad I am happy because it opened n broadened my whole perspective about parenting.
I thought I was always a hands on mother giving the best to my kids, disciplining them, making them strong enough to face the world, teaching them good values, making them well educated….
But I suppose in the process I forgot one important thing n that is their identity. They are an individual in their own right n I was forgetting that important aspect of their lives. And this is what happened.
On one fine evening my daughter and I were walking and buying our daily grocery when suddenly she said mom can I eat golgappas today.Only my look was enough for her to realize what I wanted. And she said ok got it it’s not your mood to eat today n that’s why we cannot eat today.
And I felt that pinch that moment itself.
She is an individual with her own mind and needs and cravings. I as a mother cannot and should not suppress her identity .
What if I wanted to eat and someone said no.
That is when I decided as a parent I may have the privilege to bring up an individual and guide her but I don’t have the right to suppress or kill her desires and let her not enjoy the beauty of this wonderful world.
That day I learnt something more from my daughter.
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