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It Takes Time to Nurture The Relationship With Your Child

 it takes time to nurture the relationship with your child

Pari is a home-body. She loves being at home, reading, doing art, watching movies, listening to songs, cooking in the kitchen, writing blog posts, conversing with us. We understand this need of hers and try our best to balance – between the fun of going out and exploring this beautiful place where we live (Goa) and her need to cocoon at home.

Children need the TIME to BE themselves. Give them the time and they will surprise us all in more ways than we can imagine. And, when our children can just BE without being driven by the clock all the time, that will be the best TIME for this planet, for they will know how to be happy from within rather than go seek happiness in external factors.

You see, having time and being happy – there’s a lot more connection there than one can comprehend. The biggest connection is, if there’s time, there can be conversations, there can be communication, which will lead to better understanding and that results in great relationships – between the parent and the child.

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Enjoying her breakfast without any hurry….

Relationship – isn’t that the key? The kind of relationship you share with your child, your partner – will determine the atmosphere of your home. If the home atmosphere is amicable, fun, easy, non-judgmental, you’ll want to stay home. Home sweet home.

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  • Priya Desikan January 10, 2015, 8:13 am

    Loved it! Short and sweet…and of course sounds very familiar! :)

    • Rashmie January 13, 2015, 11:11 pm

      Thank you, Priya, for reading and connecting here. I’ve been trying to write every single day these days and also trying to keep my posts short. Pari tells me every time I start writing an article, “Mamma, write a short post for once!”

  • Miquela January 12, 2015, 2:36 am

    I think Pari is looking more like you all the time. :)

    Time is so precious, and yet we easily (thoughtlessly) fritter it away. Every day I have to challenge myself to be more present, present in a meaningful way that will build the kind of relationship I wish to have with my kids.

    • Rashmie January 13, 2015, 11:07 pm

      Miquela, yes, “being present in a meaningful way” – I keep reminding myself too.
      I told Pari that you think she looks like me more and more. She smiled. :-)