Mom’s Role

Interesting discussion in The Hindu on sharing of responsibilities by parents:

Reader P.R. Rajeshwari’s take :

We sing paeans for the mother and often overlook the endless struggles and sacrifices made by the father in building a happy home. Compared to mothers, fathers are less expressive. Because of this, mothers are able to influence their kids to a greater extent. Besides, an everlasting positive impression about the mother is inscribed in a child’s heart. An implied responsibility rests on the woman’s shoulder — to unite the child with his or her father.

Reader K. Jayanthi’s take:

When a father enforces discipline over the son or daughter, the mother intervenes to defuse the tension so that the children do not become despondent or rebellious. It is not pampering. It is not the mother’s intention to win accolades from her own children at the cost of displeasure cast on her husband. In many cases, it is the fathers who show greater fondness for the children which make the latter think that their mothers are unkind.

Super moms are everywhere

Hey moms, we too have a role to play


Written by maald

March 26, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Posted in Parenting

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  1. Interesting take..Strict fathers have it tough but in my opinion, fathers usually ‘make’ the house through their outlook! Not that a mothers’ role is any lesser. Let me know what you think.


    March 29, 2010 at 10:44 am

  2. I was zapped when you asked me that – funny as it sounds, my opinions don’t appear on this blog. Like another bird’s nest carrying the cuckoo’s egg, this blog is for other people’s opinions and analyses. Maybe I am like the Indian crow that steals toothbrushes.

    I am not very good in dissecting something that works – it is the different approaches that moms and dads bring that make a family beautiful and functional – ain’t it?


    March 29, 2010 at 4:11 pm

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