Perhaps because I’m older and wiser, I am more carefree with my grandchildren. No longer bogged down by the pressures of work, I am able to enjoy every single moment with them. Emotionally, I am no longer conflicted over whether to join in the fun with the little ones or to make sure they stay within limits. Let their parents set the limits. Nana and nani are here to enjoy their second childhood with the little ones, to have unadulterated fun, to be their friends and co-conspirators in adventures.
The arrival of my first grand daughter, Anoushka, was a strange experience. I was not quite sure what I was supposed to feel. Till that time I went through life judging or being judged and then came the first grand daughter. When I first held her, I understood the meaning of unconditional Love. Till then all my relationships was always a ‘give and take’ and then there was some one, I did not think twice about only giving with not a thought of taking.
Most parents want their kids to enjoy the rains but are also worried about what the damp and cold will bring. With the wet out doors and the clothes not drying, there is always the possibility of viruses and bacteria as well as allergens around.
While there is no way or need to keep kids in a bubble, there are some tips that will keep the little troops fighting fit.
Falak, who started a school after she discovered her calling to nurture little stars, shares some tips here on what you can do to help yourself and your little one to gain the most from the pre-school experience. She talks of how "Anxiety, fear, excitement, apprehensions, and there are so many more feelings a child and their parent/s go through when they start a new school. Calming down an anxious 2-year-old who has entered an unfamiliar environment, is not an easy job. The more you push them, the more they will resist." From cheerful good byes to picking up the child on time, here are some simple tips.
Even the youngest child deserves a patient hearing. So the next time a child talks about something do not dismiss it as childish prattle. Stop what you are doing and listen. We can all learn a little bit more about ourselves and our children.