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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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Whose a ‘good girl’ after all?

Whose a good girl after all?

Whose a good girl after all?

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Each of us has a definition for how a good girl should be. Some say that a good girl is one who respects elders. Some say that a good girl is disciplined in her habits in the sense that she doesn’t smoke, drink, do drugs and the likes. Some say that a good girl knows how to cook and do the household work at home and keep others happy. Some say that a good girl is one who can do professional work as well as household work successfully.

But then who decides the definition of a good girl? Is there someone who has the final authority on that? The answer is a big NO. Such definitions are nothing but our view of how a girl, daughter, wife, sister, mother should be. But who are we to decide what constitutes being a ‘good girl’? Secondly, is there really something like a ‘good girl’ or a ‘good boy’?

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Five Sentence Fiction: The helpless girl

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She loved sketching and her room full of sketches of famous personalities was proof of her passion. Seeing this, her friends had gifted her the Natraj dark pencils so that she could go on to live her dream of becoming an artist.

But her father who spent all his money in drinking and energy in thrashing his wife had a different opinion.

“If I knew that you would waste all your time in sketching, eating Parle G biscuits and watching Alif Laila on Doordarshan all day long, I would have sold you to your uncle long back.”

She had grown tired seeing the troubles in her house day in and day out but could only cry thinking about her helpless state.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

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55 Fiction – Drought

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“How can you even think of taking a bath when we don’t even have enough drinking water?”

They were facing the worst drought in decades. With destroyed crops and deaths due to excessive thirst, the drought had started to affect daily lives. There was water all around the island but not a drop to drink.

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