At Unmukt’s birth my Mom gave me an Article to read. It was titled “Parenting isn’t about raising a child. It’s about raising a parent” written by Shefali Tsabary. The article reinforced the importance of leading through example. Combine that with an abundance of moral stories and what you have is the Age Old Indian Parenting Style – The best parenting style.
Though unsure of how well I am “raising myself” I have become adept at using stories to communicate expectations when it comes to Unmukt (my son).
Below is one of the 3 stories I wrote for him on the subject of compassion in accordance to last week’s theme.
The Bear Under the Bridge