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What I Learnt from my Child


I am not alone. We are two. Being a mother is not just my duty. The more I looked upon it as a duty the more burdened I felt. But the more I enjoy her company, the less disappointed I feel when she rejects my do’s and don’ts.

Of course, I don’t know where this learning graph will take me. I used to think that I was very good at managing relationships, until I became a mother. It is tough to become a mother and not be able to manage oneself. Have faith, listen to music, disconnect, retrospect, smile, look at the rising sun, dance, be mum for hours and let the thoughts do the talking, travel. All this helped me.

Two is company, indeed.

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Shweta Chooramani is Manager of Corporate Fundraising at NGO Samarthanam, which works for the empowerment of persons with disabilities through education, sports, rehabilitation and income generation activities. She fulfills her love for writing by contributing to several blogs, along with being a full-time mother. Her personal blog can be read at http://sinhasat302.blogspot.in/


4 thoughts on “What I Learnt from my Child

  1. Kesang

    Hi Shweta… your first line is so powerful. yes the moment we could forget that we are “the parents” life would be much much simpler. We have this conditioned response of how a parent should be. for example a friend came and told us about some problem , we are able to be caring and empathetic and truly listen. If our kids are upset or have a problem what do we do- lecture them, give advice, brush aside their feelings by saying ” dont be such a cry baby” “its ok , this is all part of life”.

    If instead as you said , we could be with our kids like we are with any friend , the relationship would be incredible.

    Kahlil Gibran said “Your children are not your children.
    They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
    They come through you but not from you,
    And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.”

    So relevant to what you have shared.

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