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Cheers to the times we had…

The father and son duo walked hand in hand on the beach..

The father and son duo walked hand in hand on the beach..

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Hey Buddy,

I have finally learnt a few words like ‘buddy’ and am on the way to be the so called ‘modern’ dad you wanted me to be. I hear you ask why do I call you buddy rather than my son. As you would have observed, in my style of parenting, the children should always feel that while interacting with their parents they are as comfortable as interacting with their friends. They should be able to tell anything and everything without having the fear to be judged.

There was a phase during my growing up years when I felt that my parents didn’t know anything. I felt that they didn’t understand me at all. As far as I was concerned, they were pretty much outcasts when it came to my thinking, my friends and my general way of life. I always feared for the fact that if I share my life’s stories with them, they would judge me rather than share meaningful advice.

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Buddy parenting – Does it work?

Does buddy parenting work?

Does buddy parenting work?

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There was a time when the sight of parents evoked fear, tension, nervousness and so on and so forth in children’s minds. But with the changing times, parents have also undergone a sea change. They have started acting more as buddies with their children empathizing with their problems, issues and difficulties rather than just acting as an overbearing and towering presence who do nothing more than scaring them. But does this so called buddy parenting work?

Most of us have always been averse to sharing the secrets of our relationships, bad habits, parties etc. with our parents. We are scared of them reprimanding us and putting up all sorts of restrictions to not let us do whatever we want. But isn’t that because we perceive parents as those humans who are always angry and looking to scare us? What if they behave like our best friends who listen to us and then advise us accordingly without jumping to any conclusions? What if they don’t judge us based on simple incidents in life? Wouldn’t it be a really delightful feeling?

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Quote Challenge – Day 3 of 3

All the world's a stage and men & women are merely players

All the world’s a stage and men & women are merely players

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Isn’t the world a stage where all of us have different parts to enact? As infants, we are small and want all the love and care of our elders. Though we don’t understand emotions or the trials and tribulations humans face in the big bad world out there, we do know that crying indicates that we aren’t happy. From wanting food to going to sleep; from feeling uneasy to not getting what we want, we have a simple reaction to all and sundry – Cry.

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Quote Challenge – Day 1 of 3

Quotes are pieces of advice or sayings by individuals which can inspire or affect the way we live our lives. And that’s why a lot of us follow different types of quotes quite religiously.

Below are the details of the three day quote challenge –

  • Post one of your favorite quotes(different quote on each day) on three consecutive days. The quote can be from your favorite book, author, or your own
  • Nominate 3 bloggers to challenge them
  • Thank the blogger, who nominated you

Thanks to Parul who has nominated me for this challenge. And here is my first favourite quote:

Live & Let Live

Live & Let Live

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Five Sentence Fiction: Flames

Flames spreading thick and fast..

Flames spreading thick and fast..

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“Maam, you can’t go inside the house. It would be very dangerous for your life.” Though she tried as much as she could, the officers had a tight grip on her hand and all she could do was stand and watch the horrifying scene.

The Johnson’s had just gone over to their friends place nearby for a simple dinner after having put their children – Kate and Hanna to sleep.

It had been just 20 minutes since they had left when they heard a plane crashing into their neighbourhood setting many houses including theirs on fire.

Written for Five Sentence Fiction Prompt: Flames. Read the other entries here.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – July – My post no 1 for this month.

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100 word fiction: The toy store..

The toy store..

The toy store..

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“Daddy, I really love those toys which my friends play with. Can we please buy them as well? I have always seen them buying from this store.”

Katie, Brad’s daughter was a sweet little kid all of 4 years who had brought happiness and joy to their family after years of trying for a child. Her happiness and joy was all that mattered for her parents.

While he always ensured that he inculcated the right values and ideals and made her learn the difference between right and wrong at an early age, fulfilling all her wishes was his most important priority.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – June – My post no 10 for this month.

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Hope: The beacon of life..

Hope is all we have..

Hope is all we have..

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The world runs on hope. Even in the worst cases of depression, despair, tragedy and the likes, there’s always that silver lining and ray of hope which keeps one going. It’s all about finding that ray of hope and trying to stay positive when the chips are down. But then, it’s easier said than done.

When disasters like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, plane crashes etc. take place; there is a huge loss of life and property. In the case of natural disasters, entire cities and countries are destroyed. It’s really difficult to stay positive in such a situation. But then, there are moments of positivity in tragedy as well.

Haven’t you heard stories of people surviving below crashed buildings and walking out alive after earthquakes? Haven’t you heard mother’s giving birth to children during war and other disasters? Haven’t you heard of plane crashes where some passengers were saved because they didn’t board their flight at the last minute?

There are always a few stories of positivity and optimism which exist amidst tragedy and despair.

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Isn’t taking care of parents next to godliness?

Family..

Family..

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From the time we are young, our parents take care of us in every possible way. From ensuring that we have the correct eating and sleeping habits to teaching us values and virtues; from answering all our possible questions to quelling our curiosity to spending their hard earned money and time to see us grow into good human beings, our parents do so much for us. And thus, when they grow old, isn’t it our duty to take care of them?

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Peshawar Attack: Lives Lost. Dreams Crushed.

Peshawar Army Public School Attack

Peshawar Army Public School Attack

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Anwar was like every other 16 year old of his age who loved music, movies and spending time on the Internet playing games and surfing on Facebook. A topper in his class, he was full of life and had many friends who loved him for his affable nature and his ability to keep everyone happy. Little did his mom know that when she was making his breakfast today, it would be the last time she would be making something for him. Anwar always hugged her before leaving for school. She couldn’t have even imagined in her wildest dreams that it was the last time she was hugging him.

There were hundreds of Anwar’s today. They were full of life and came to school with happiness and joy lit on their faces. They had heard about terrorists and such attacks in other parts of Pakistan and the world. But for them school was a place to study, make friends and learn the lessons of life. Dressed in neatly ironed uniforms with bags containing books and their lunch boxes, they got out of their buses and walked to the classrooms for another exciting day.

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Bedtime Stories & Rhymes – Revisiting Childhood

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Someone has truly said that each of us has a child hidden somewhere in us. This child comes out in various instances whether its during our emotional times with our loved ones, the times when we are successful or fail in our endeavours, the times when we want to feel loved and cared for and the likes. Moreover along with this our childhood also comes to the fore when we talk about bedtime stories and nursery rhymes.

From bedtime stories like Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood to the nursery rhymes like London Bridge is Falling Down and Humpty Dumpty, there was so much which shaped our childhood. These stories and rhymes helped us dream. They helped us imagine and visualize a world which didn’t exist in reality. They gave wings to our thoughts and took us on a never before thought of trip around the world.

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