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The world I want to leave for my child.

Megha Chawla
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The world I want to leave for my child

Generally, most parents desire to leave their children a good inheritance. But how can I give my child what will really benefit her especially in the wake of these changing times? So what is the best inheritance I want to leave.. have we figured it yet?


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shabina khan

| Dec 13, 2015

hi megha i really was thinking i m alone or an alien mother who thinks like this that kids should taught humanity first n religion second ,and should teach to respect all religions,i have faced same problem when i shifted from bangalore to gurgoan ,i was unable to answer when my sons after caming back from school asked me mama what is muslim and what is hindu,are we veg. or non veg. as in family they were never taught such words .i always have tried to make them good human beings and will not judge anyone by their religion but by their character. and i m sure god will help me .

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Megha Chawla

| Nov 26, 2015

Thank you Dr Deepak very well said

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Dr Deepak Solanki

| Nov 25, 2015

Nice article ,megha . 'War' anywhere in this world only brings more pain to Innocent civilians who get killed or disabled in incessant bombings .The plight of permanently disabled children of hiroshima, to thousands of people being bombed out of schools /houses all represent the horrific side effects of terrorism. As good parents ,one should inculcate values of tolerance and respect for all religions/cultures among their kids ;to be helpful to others and share their happiness/sorrows with friends too. A small change at our level hopefully will make an ocean of a change one day .

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Megha Chawla

| Nov 24, 2015

Thank you anurima and Neha. Was just thinking the other day when I was sitting with a couple of friends and discussing what school, which board is the best for them, which extra curricular class is going to be the best, guess in all this somewhere I think as a parent I am forgetting that there are some core values that are important and how we should be equally focusing on them. Simple things like tolerance, respect for each others' believes, opinions is so important and how these values will go a long way and benefit them so much.

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Anurima

| Nov 24, 2015

Wonderful article Megha! The statistics are disturbing indeed and so are the many images we come across from the media. In my opinion, children should be free to choose a religion, if any, once they are old enough to understand these concepts. My children are growing up in a multicultural environment where they meet children from different backgrounds. I think that is a learning experience in itself. However, I ensure that they know about their own culture and can present themselves well in front of others. Little children should be taught that there are no differences, be it in the skin colour, the language one speaks or what background they come from (caste, creed and the like). Once they are able to understand and accept this, then I think half the battle is won for the next generation. But it is unfortunately, a far cry, isnt it?

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Neha Saroha

| Nov 23, 2015

Quite thought provoking Megha, with our day to day hassles, we tend to overlook/ignore tragic situations labeling them as foreign issues, but this intolerance is prevalent everywhere. While ISIS and French still fight on bigger issues, a single alleged beef consumption incident disrupted the communal balance in our country. As a parent I should be educating my child against such "petty" incidents of intolerance. Making the child read and learn about other religions, their culture, festivals, ways and places of worship is a good way to start. Encourage them to visit their Sikh, Muslim or Christian friends on their respective festivals and invite them on your festivals.

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Megha Chawla

| Nov 23, 2015

Very well said Carol and shikha

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Shikha Batra

| Nov 23, 2015

Very thoughtful indeed Megha! I agree can't do much to change the present scenario but yes we can definitely make our future bright by sowing the seeds of love,compassion,kindness and empathy in our kids so that when they r grown up they turn out to be beautiful human beings who can in turn make this world a beautiful place to live.

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Megha Chawla

| Nov 23, 2015

Yup Ujwala, very well said. Its a very important lesson considering how things are around us now, its important to make them understand that violence will never do any good to anyone. Guess we all need to start now as early as possible from the little things around us.

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Ujwala Pawar

| Nov 23, 2015

Yes Megha its very important to teach our children to love and respect others religious and cultural by making them understand we all are equal and are just placed at different parts of the world.....

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