Mum Rahela Tayyebi Tips On Parenting Are A Must-Read For All New Parents

Mum Rahela Tayyebi Tips On Parenting Are A Must-Read For All New Parents

2 Jul 2022 | 5 min Read

Reema Shah

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Parents only want their children to be their best and raise them in the best way possible. But most new parents have limited knowledge of what to expect, and how to be best prepared for the parenting journey.

In a candid interview with BabyChakra, mum and content creator Rahela Tayyebi shares some useful tips for new parents and how she has been handling parenthood. 

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself. 

I am a mum of 2 boys – Taha who is 6 years old, and Zain who is 3 years old. My life revolves around them and their activities. I have a particular interest in toddler behaviour and continuously try to learn more about them. 

2. Please tell us about your profession. What motivated you to do what you’re doing and how did it start?

I’m a content creator on Instagram. I write about gentle parenting techniques, breastfeeding, baby-led weaning, and infant potty training. I started three years back when a friend suggested that my advice helped her in parenting and that I should write it for others to read. 

3. How do you pick topics for content creation? 

I usually write about what I am facing with my boys. It’s a mix of my struggles and wins that I experience with my kids. I know all kids are different, but their needs are the same as all humans. 

postpartum depression awareness
Mum Rahela Tayyebi shares tips for new parents and believes that postpartum depression awareness should be spread even more to support new mums

4. How do your kids and family support you in your content creation?

They’ve been extremely supportive, as they can see the positive impact it has had on me and on my way of thinking. 

5. How do you organise workshops and what areas/subjects do you focus on? 

I organise online workshops for parents to help them learn ways in which they can create a positive relationship between food for their kids without any screentime. I also share tips on how parents can avoid force-feeding them to eat.  

6. What challenges do you face when organising online workshops? 

Reaching the right audience and making them understand that a small step from them will change how their kids eat.

7. How do you balance your work, kids and home?

I plan a list of things that I need to do in a day and prioritise accordingly. 

8. Would you recommend being an online content creator as a career option, especially for young mums? What’s your advice to those who might be considering it? 

Go for it! Be yourself and share the raw struggle and wins. We need more strong women talking about motherhood in the rawest form to empower other women who go through the same.

tips for new parents
Rahela Tayyebi and her husband share equal roles in raising their children 

9. What is your advice for new mums?

Learn more about raising your child each day and make your informed decision. It’s your child and you will find the best ways for them. 

10. Husbands play a crucial role in bringing up a child, what are your views on equal parenting? How has your hubby helped you co-parent?

Definitely! He is my biggest support. In the conventional parenting model, I would be the Dad. He is a hands-on dad and helps in many ways he can. He has been taking full responsibility for the kids and also taking care of me.

11. What activities do you indulge in with your children during free time?

We go to the garden, cycle around in our colony and paint. They also love to play pretend play where they make imaginary houses and invite guests. 

raising kind children
Rahela Tayyebi wants her children to grow up to be kind humans and imbibes values of empathy in them

12. What future do you see for your children?

I want my children to be kind humans. That’s my only goal while I raise them – to be empathetic and kind. 

13. What’s your advice to first-time parents? What should they focus on?

Focus on the child and everything will fall in its place. Hire help if you need it and delegate the household work. Don’t miss the best moments of your life. Invest some time in self-care so that you can fill your cup.

Get yourself screened for PPD if you feel that you are not able to connect with your child. Take the professional support. 

14. What is the best way to support a new mom? What’s your advice, especially for first-time dads?

Be there for her. She is confused but tries to be strong. Be there and let her know that she can share her most vulnerable state with you. 

15. Mental health has been a topic of discussion for a long time. What are your thoughts on postpartum depression awareness in India and how do we start a conversation about it? 

The conversation has begun but I think we need to amplify it more by talking about it more. Gynac visits should have sessions on 4th-trimester preparation where mums are equipped with what they will be going through and educating them about breastfeeding, sleep techniques, and changing diapers. 
If a mum is well informed she can take better decisions and keep calm and take care of herself and her child in the best possible ways.

Rahela Tayyebi’s self-awareness and parenting journey tips are useful for first-time parents. Her parenting style and aim to raise empathetic and kind kids should be adopted by all parents.

Image Credit – Rahela Tayyebi

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