Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Over the top parenting!!



We were having a get together at a friend’s place, and while the adults were busy chatting, the kids were busy bringing the roof down with all the noise they were making! All of a sudden one of the kids fell down and the kid’s mom and dad both let out a short scream!

Even as I wondered whether it was the child which fell down or his parents, the mother ran to him, consoling him and the father frantically rubbed his head. To me it looked like the mother needed more consoling than the child! In the midst of that entire hullabaloo, I saw the child suddenly freeze in shock for a short while, before crying so hard holding his breath that I was sure he would turn blue if he held his breath any longer! Even before anyone could say anything, the harried parents made an abrupt exit with the child in tow and the other parents nodded sympathetically!


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And no, this is not the graffiti wall...the scribbling continues everywhere in spite of having a wall earmarked for him!

10 comments:

  1. I can imagine the look on the faces of those other mothers! What kind of a parent are you, Titli? Not doing your kids' homeworks? ;) Too bad :D
    A nicely written piece, as always!

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    1. hahahha...yea Beloo.....bad bad mommy!!
      thanks!

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  2. well explained points !
    graffiti wall that really nice way to encourage child !

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    1. thanks Ankur!! and by the way, that wall he is merrily scribbling on is the drawing room wall, in spite of having a graffiti wall!! :)

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  3. Fab post, S! Agree with you! This over-parenting is the in-thing now-a-days. Panicking over anything and everything and over-protecting the child does more harm than good. Sadly, they just dont realize it!

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    1. Exactly!! It makes them so vulnerable...how will they ever learn to be independent?

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  4. Unfortunately, Over-The-Top Parenting has been in vogue for over a decade now. There's almost a competition between parents to show who is more of an over-the-top parent!
    I agree wholeheartedly with your views on this subject. Please do carry on with your style of parenting.

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    1. Hahaha yea... i have seen that competition too!! In fact im now quite frowned upon as a careless mom... not that i care!!! I think real care would be.... what your kid is capable of doing if you are not around... can they fend for themselves?

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