13 Jul 2022 | 5 min Read
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It’s 2022 and like everything else, parenting style too has changed. Modern-day parenting has taken over and it’s all about balancing priorities, juggling responsibilities and quickly flipping between the needs of your children, other family members and yourself.
Mum Kavita Kataria, a member of the Insider Club talks about modern-day parenting. Mum to an adorable daughter, Myrah Singh, Kavita is a hands-on mum and here’s a peek at her views on modern-day parenting.
I am a PR professional and a mum blogger by passion. I was born and brought up in Delhi and currently living in Ahmedabad.
My life went upside down during pregnancy. I experienced morning sickness for four months continuously. I couldn’t even digest water, let alone eat something. I had also lost 5 kg in the first four months of pregnancy. I was extremely weak and had to leave my job.
As I had lost weight in the first four months, I was advised by my doctor to gain weight in the latter part of the pregnancy.
I added healthy fat and high protein stuff like ghee, almond butter and protein powder after consulting with my doctor.
Although I was advised to keep exercises on hold as I had lost weight, I feel that expecting mums should exercise regularly to stay healthy. Not only this, they should start light exercises after delivery too with the doctor’s advice. This will also help them deal with postpartum depression which is common in new mums.
In the later part of my pregnancy, I started squatting and kegel exercises after consulting my doctor to make my delivery smooth and easier.
Thankfully, I didn’t experience any such pain during pregnancy. But I know of women having severe back pain during pregnancy. I consider myself lucky enough.
For me, life started to change during my pregnancy as I had to leave my job and I was not at all prepared for it. I had also experienced hair fall and body aches.
I had never thought that I would stay at home all day as I feel that it’s not productive for me. I could have utilised this time for something fruitful. I love to work and it was a tough time for me to accept such changes.
Honestly speaking, I don’t think there’s any sure-shot parenting style that you can follow. It’s a different journey for every mother and every kid. I just believe in raising a confident, well-informed and strong child. For that, I go with the 50:50 approach.
We need to make our kids understand our views. At the same time, kids should be given choices so that they can have their opinions too.
We should not just keep imposing our thoughts on them. Instead, we should try to understand their point of view too and evolve with their thinking and time. No matter how small the kid is, they have their own set of emotions, wants and understanding.
While dealing with our little ones, we learn something new every minute. Modern-day parenting is all about respecting their views, guiding them toward the right track and trying to understand their opinions and evolve accordingly.
The journey has been great! I am honoured to be a part of the Insider Club. Getting an opportunity to co-create products for the little ones and getting my opinion valued is something that I enjoy the most.
Well, the list is a bit long.
Kavita Kataria sums up on how modern-day parenting is all about respecting children’s views, guiding them toward the right track. It’s all about bringing about a change in the age-old authoritarian parenting style.