Posted: 21 January 2011 at 2:54am | IP Logged
Originally posted by bedigirl
Originally posted by purva
[QUOTE=.Arjun][QUOTE=purva]I did believe that she was the real Pooja.. but this confirms it
I have seen her twitter and FB account... and she sounded same here too.. so either it's real Pooja or all her social accounts are managed by her PR...
thanks for following me on the diff networking platforms... i love to write and commmunicate... which is why its all me..not a pr person! i log on as and when i get the time.. and happy to know it makes a difference to people,..hugs!
Oh yeah ...i liked her responses on forum too . I felt she was reasonable. I've read her columns in news paper, she is too good :)
It was fun watching you on the show Maa Exchange. I really felt you have tremendous energy and you are quite a live wire:) hehe. I am currently working in Tokyo, and about to embark on my PHD in the US.
I am sure your daughter is probably going to be heading for her Bachelors in the coming years, either in India or abroad. Well, as someone who has done her Bachelors, double masters, and now PHD in the US, I have a tiny suggestion which you might like to inculcate into your parenting.
Perhaps you already do this, but how about getting the kids to do their own chores, cooking, cleaning and managing bank balances (and by that I mean opening their own account with thier pocket money or whatever they have saved up). Of course, this would be with baby steps and it's totally up to you how you bring these gradual steps about. However, I think it will be invaluable when they are studying alone abroad.
Based on my experience, I am an only child and I come from quite an affluent family, and one of my major challenges living and studying abroad was handling all my responsibilities ALL AT ONCE...paying bills, going to the bank, cooking my own food, making sure I got my A's and excelled...it was a bit overwhelming. While growing up and during high school, we had house help at home when my parents were in the Philippines and so, it was a little tough for me my first few years.
American kids have an advantage over Asian children in that respect, because they often tend to branch out on their own at a relatively young age. In most cases, earning money from odd jobs and saving up on their own for college starting from their teens. But its' a bit more challenging for kids like us who have the family support to lean back on, and yet are suddenly having to make that balancing act work out starting first year college.
So, from personal experience, I feel it's a good idea to ease kids into that mentality gradually rather than enduring it once they land up in college:)
So you could try this out at home, maybe have days where the kids cook something simple...pasta, or whatever they like. And, also manage their bank accounts, whatever pocket money they are getting...I am sure this will help Aaliya have a smooth transition when she heads for college
Take care now and keep rocking,
lots of love,
Edited by dreams_bhatt - 21 January 2011 at 3:01am