Today I was reflecting on my parenting style with Svadhi. I ask myself how do I become a better parent? What values do I want to instill in my daughter? Am I projecting my fear and letting it take root in her? What are the most important skills/lessons that I would like to impart in her?
As I am not a proponent of coerced academic-based achievement, I reflected on how should I impart life’s important lessons to my child. Firstly I believe in teaching her the power of the mind. That she could harness it to achieve anything of good. And then the ability to handle her own emotions. Staying connected to her true self and practice mindfulness in everything she does. For me, that’s the most basic of life skills which will equip her to navigate the course of life.