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Instilling punctuality



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S A Sudha is a content writer/editor and helps create marketing collateral for clients from different verticals. Sharing her varied and, at times, volatile parenting experiences, and reading about the parenting adventures of other parents has helped her to look at issues from a different perspective, and gain valuable insights on how to connect with teens. While not arguing with her teen, she loves to read, listen to music and watch Hindi movies.

2 thoughts on “Instilling punctuality

  1. Renuka

    I have always been a stickler for punctuality, but somehow it is not a virtue that is appreciated. People I know (adults and children alike) are habitually tardy and don’t seem to think it matters as long as the job at hand can extend beyond time and get done eventually. It gets my goat, all the time, but I seem to be one of few bothered by this. But still, I continue to be punctual (it is hardwired in my DNA, I think) and wait endlessly for people to get ready, join me in whatever we are supposed to be doing and so on…Glad that some people think it is still of value!

  2. Sudha Arun

    Yes, Renuka, I agree that in today’s world punctuality is undervalued. I feel that one of the reasons for this is that there are no negative consequences to tardiness—we do not think of cancelling an appointment with someone who is late, we hide our irritation and smile when they eventually deign to show up. I also watch plays regularly and have never had this problem there—the doors are closed and nobody is allowed in after 7.25 pm (show starts at 7.30 sharp).


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