I think we can rightfully call ourselves the new age parents of India, right?
Of course there have been many more parents before us, and every new generation is a new breed of parents on its own.
What I mean here is that, given the tremendous amount of change in attitude and tactics of parenting that has happened in India in the last few years, those of us who are parents at this stage are surely way different than how our parents were.
In most cases that is.
I am not writing this article as a good or bad style of parenting. All styles of parenting are good, as long as the underlying thought is the benefit and well-being of the child. What I am trying to say, however, is that, just as life has changed tremendously from how it was for the past generation, so has our way of parenting.
When I think of myself as a parent today and think back to those times when I was a kid myself, I can instantly see the difference.
Let's begin with some looking back then....
My brother and I grew up in a nuclear family, and ours was a simple middle class family.