Best Parenting Books For Indian Parents in 2023
Get Tough or Die: Why I Forgave My Parents for My Abusive Childhood
Princess for a Day: An empowering children's book about kindness and self-acceptance
Seeds and Trees: A children's book about the power of words
The Indian Parenting Book
Baby Names: The Easy Way to Choose the Perfect Name for Your Baby (Parenting Book 1)
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids
Top of the Class: How Asian Parents Raise High Achievers--and How You Can Too
A Place for Us: A Novel
Missed Translations: Meeting the Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me
Effective Parenting : Positive Parenting in a New Paradigm, Best in Indian Parenting Books
Lessons from Mom
While I was one of those moms that scoured parenting books, read every parenting article I could get my hands on and still scour message boards looking for help on things – but I’ll never forget some of the best lessons my mother taught me.
I have no doubt in my mind that my mother has made the age old threat "I hope you're kid gives you just as much trouble as you gave me."
Boy did my mom wish hard! My daughter is a spitting image times two of my antics at only five and that means I'm in for one hell of a rollercoaster ride over the next 13 years!
While I was one of those moms that scoured parenting books, read every parenting article I could get my hands on and still scour message boards looking for help on things - but I'll never forget some of the best lessons my mother taught me (without even knowing it).
Lesson #1 - Always be there for your child.
I can't tell you the last time my parents missed a big event in my life, probably because it never occurred. Whether it was a softball game, a play, a musical performance or even just a practice - my parents were always there for me. As an only child, they cherished everything in my life and I try my hardest to do the same for my daughter.
Lesson #2 - Hide in the bathroom
For years I wondered why my mother had made the bathroom her own personal library and would take forever in there. Now I know, it's likely the only place to escape and have at least two minutes of peace and quiet. Well, I try to anyways, but that's quite difficult with two cats, a dog, a kid, a husband and only one bathroom until we move in July. That day will not come quick enough!
Lesson #3 - Get involved
I was blessed with parents who let me do everything and anything I wanted - without question. Now today, I adore being active and involved. Whether it's sports or committees, volunteering or just playing with my daughter, I loved to be involved in life.
Lesson #4 - You can't pick your family so you're stuck with them
We all have those wacky relatives we'd love to disown (or just ignore), but you can't pick your family but you can choose how they impact your life. Regardless of whether their gossip drives you batty or they're just a little over the top, they're still your family and you'll have to deal with it one way or another.
Lesson #5 - It's ok to fail
My parents weren't perfect and that's ok. I know I'm not perfect and I hope my daughter knows that's ok. Families love one another no matter what happens and if you fail, you learn from the mistakes and keep right on going.
Parents are so important to a child's growth and development and I'm so glad I had a couple of great parents to model after.