Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Father's Time

(Source : From JM, thanks to my uncle for sharing this)

Why always Mummy............ Daddy dis time

At 4 Years
My daddy is great.

At 6 Years
My daddy knows everybody.

At 10 Years
My daddy is good but is short tempered

At 12 Years
My daddy was very nice to me when I was young.

At 14 Years
My daddy is getting fastidious.

At 16 Years
My daddy is not in line with the current times.

At 18 Years
My daddy is becoming increasingly cranky.

At 20 Years
Oh! Its becoming difficult to tolerate daddy. Wonder how Mother puts up
With him.

At 25 Years
Daddy is objecting to everything.

At 30 Years
It's becoming difficult to manage my son. I was so scared of my father
When I was young.

At 40 Years
Daddy brought me up with so much discipline. Even I should do the same.

At 45 Years
I am baffled as to how my daddy brought us up.

At 50 Years
My daddy faced so many hardships to bring us up. I am unable to manage
A Single son.

At 55 Years
My daddy was so far sighted and planned so many things for us. He is
One Of his kind and unique.

At 60 Years
My daddy is great.

Thus, it took 56 years to complete the cycle and come back to the 1st. Stage. Realize the true value of your parents before it’s too late.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Collaborative Parenting

The most difficult thing in the world is ' Being a good father'; I somewhere heard, that Barack Obama said this in one of his conversation. At the outside it looks very simple, but extremely difficult to implement. It calls for a lot of dedication,time,innovation,being one with the kid & getting into the skin. But it's an experience that provides an immense satisfaction, happiness & an opportunity that provides you the lead to influence the generations to come.

I have heard many people saying that they provide (little) quality time with their children. I don't subscribe to this view & theory. Unless you spend lot of time with your kids, you cannot create a quality time. Remeber kids are more intelligent than us & they can easily read out body language & mine. So the fundamental principle is to create a baseline - by spending a large quantity of time ; so that you can connect with them emotionally, because building this emotional infrastructure with your kids is the most difficult task.Once this is done, the other values can top up.

To all fathers & mothers - thanks for being there for your kids & we all owe the moral responsibility to co-create a society without any fragmentation.