On dreams for your child

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

DSC_0150 Not too long ago, I was talking to a friend about choices.  Both of us having grown up with similar backgrounds- strict Asian parenting where decisions were often made for us and where paths are  crafted long before our minds have had a chance to contemplate a possibility otherwise.
DSC_0151 But her parents differed in that, while they did put in those guidelines (a million + one no's to this or that in the daily decisions of everyday growing up) they made a firm statement that her career and her husband were decisions that she (and she alone) would make for herself.

The greatest gift to someone from a strict upbringing- autonomy.  And in so doing, the greatest show of unconditional love from her parents.
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' What's your biggest dream for your child?'
" We'll let him dream for himself.''
(Humans of New York.  New Delhi, India)


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