Parenting is a journey and every parent learns during the journey. Most of the time, we learn the most important parenting lesson from our kids. Kajol recently shared how her 9-Year-old son taught her one of the most valuable lessons of parenting.
While talking to Kareena Kapoor on What Women Want, Kajol revealed one important parenting lesson that she learned from her 9-year-old son, Yug Devgn. She mentioned that this lesson ‘really stuck with’ her. She was quoted as saying,
“I was firing Nysa for not sitting with us. There was a Mata Ki Chowki at home, and I was like, ‘Nysa, come and sit with us. We are sitting here, why are you sitting at the table?’
She said, ‘Mumma, I really don’t want to.’ I really got angry and I said, ‘Come here and sit down!’ So, after she came, sat and left, my son turned around, sat in my lap quietly and told me, ‘You know, mom, you shouldn’t fire her for telling the truth.’”
Realizing how meaningful the advice was, Kajol was not only impressed but was also open to change. Sharing her impressions with Kareena, Kajol shared:
“I felt like, oh my God, that was such a….ulte haath ka thappad apne bachche ne maar diya mujhe (My own son gave me a backhanded slap)! It was amazing advice.”
In case, you have also faced a moment in which you have leashed out on your kid for being honest, then this small parenting advice will make a lot of difference. Sometimes in the urge of making our kids do what we expect them to do, we tend to not only stifle their honest voice but also yell at them for being open and honest to us.
Do let us know if you also have a piece of parenting advice that you feel can help our audience to raise healthy and happy kids.