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New Year Resolutions for parents can be fun and empowering! Read these sweet, funny new year resolutions and share your own too.
“Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them,” goes a quote by American writer P.J.O’Rourke.
Funny as that may sound, it is true that most people have a pet theory about raising children – just until the child comes along, and every theory flies out of the nearest window.
If parenting is one of the most rewarding activities that any human being will undertake in this lifetime, it surely qualifies as one of the hardest too.
It is no wonder that most parents beat themselves up at some time or the other – for not being kind enough, attentive enough, rich enough, patient enough, tough enough, soft enough…We certainly don’t need more parents telling themselves they didn’t do a good enough job.
Yet, New Year Resolutions, when thoughtfully made, can be a powerful force for positive change; by channeling our energies into one or two things, we can boost our chances of achieving something, as opposed to feeling miserable about the hundred things we failed to do.
With that in mind, we asked parents who follow Women’s Web on Twitter, to share with us their #NewYearsResolution as a parent.
Here are some of the very interesting resolutions that parents shared.
What is your new year resolution for 2016, as a parent? Share in the comments below!
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"There is a story and a vision which makes us gravitate towards cinema. Even as we worked as assistants on ads, we realised that cinema was our true calling," say Gunpreet Kaur Mann and Deepali Singh Raseen.
The Railway Men. Mili. Cuttputli. The Diplomat. Bade Miyan Chote Miyan. And more…
Let me introduce to you the talented designer duo who have worked on these, and can be considered today’s upcoming costume designers for the screen. Gunpreet Kaur Mann and Deepali Singh.
Having studied at NIFT, Gunpreet Kaur Mann sent her portfolio out to several designers. Her first gig was as an assistant stylist with Manoshi and Rushi, who also happen to be a designer duo. She worked on an ad film starring Saif Ali Khan and eventually landed a full time job with designer Vikram Phadnis. Years of experience as assistant costume designer followed, which eventually led her to getting a break.
A ‘thank you’ makes a lot of difference in the way any woman in your life sees herself in your eyes. It might even mean the world to her.
I have not received any appreciation in the past. Probably never will. This is the experience of ample women across the globe. The expectation to be thanked for all the sacrifices she makes to keep others happy has faded. Yet the urge to hear few words of acknowledgement always lingers.
There is never a day when she pushes off her own burdens. She knows not to give up on people she loves. Women in general, are givers by nature and hence, give without asking anything in return. They have been the care givers and lovers since centuries however receive no appreciation.
It will mean the world to your mother if you answer her calls. If your sister seems lost give her a hug and assure her about her strengths. Tomorrow, there might come a day when you would have to make your daughter feel empowered with few words of wisdom every now and then. For the children to feel wanted and loved, you must be able to spare some quality time with your wife and be present in the moment.
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