This book is an attempt to emphasize that parents play a major role in shaping the character of their children. The world today requires kind, compassionate, responsible, confident people with a high emotional quotient. Essentially the pattern of families is nuclear these days. Hence, the responsibility of parents increases many folds to indulge in active parenting and thus helping to shape the future. My colleague gave me the idea to create this book. A book to address the issue of active and aware parenting. Soon my kids too pitched in. Parenting is a difficult task. It seems as if the parents are always learning on the job. I am still a novice student in the class of parenting. I have attempted to write about my experiences with parenting until the age of pre-teen children. As far as balancing and renewing bonds with teenage children is concerned, I will write in-depth, in a forthcoming book. I often tell my kids that though I learned to be a good Doctor, no school taught me how to be a good mother, so they have to bear with my mistakes! This book is all about this journey fraught with many pitfalls and joys! So, ladies and gentlemen, this book is an attempt to tell all the parents out there that you are doing a good job and to provide few tips for raising, confident, compassionate, and wonderful children.
"Surviving Stress and Rediscover The Awesome You!" Whatever we do, Stress is an essential part of our lives and we just can't wish it away...... we might as well learn to deal with it constructively. Stress in everyday life is a killer in itself and when we become parents, the stress multiplies. The first section in this book deals with my ways of surviving stress, balancing between work, patients, kids and home. When I became a parent I learnt patience and acceptance. I even had to unlearn many a tricks which I utilized for teaching my elder one, because they were just not correct for the younger one.... The whole parenting business is maddening with continuous dillemma of "how much is too much'' and how less is too less'. The need to become a better person, a better parent has also been extremely strong, always. Thus, I learnt new lessons, identified my weaknesses and strengths and emerged as a ''New ME''. I realized how societal conditioning restricts our growth; how we need to identify our bonds so as to free ourselves and become our awesome self. Identifying the clutches of conditioning and then disentangling from them made me write about the second part in this book.This book is divided into two sections - the first section deals with the lessons I learnt regarding stress management and the second is devoted to learning about the societal conditioning and rediscovering our awesomeness. Hope you enjoy reading it. Vizmom!