MUM’S THE WORD

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Snap­shots from your mommy di­ary

Dear Ed­i­tor, This is with ref­er­ence to your story ‘The French Connection’. I ab­so­lutely loved read­ing the ar­ti­cle, more so how Geral­dine has adapted to In­dian cul­ture. A lot of dif­fer­ences are cre­ated be­tween cou­ples as to how to bring up the baby. Fa­thers and moth­ers will some­times dif­fer in their point of view. It is best to al­ways find a mid­dle way and give the child love and care that makes him a per­son of good char­ac­ter. I think that is the most im­por­tant as­pect when par­ents are try­ing to in­cul­cate good habits in their child. Leonie is a gor­geous look­ing baby and the pic­tures look adorable. Thanks to M&B for writ­ing such a story. All the best.

VIDHISHA SHAH, JAIPUR

Dear Vidhisha, A mu­tual un­der­stand­ing is ideal if you need your baby to grow in a healthy en­vi­ron­ment. Thank you for writ­ing in. - Char­lene To M&B, I am six months preg­nant and a first­time mommy. The ex­pe­ri­ence till now has been both ex­cit­ing and ter­ri­fy­ing. I am just go­ing with the flow. Since my hus­band and I live away from our fam­i­lies, and both my mother and mother-in-law pay con­stant vis­its, the mid­wife that I have hired is a bless­ing in dis­guise. She is al­ways there by my side and is train­ing me for my de­liv­ery. I get all the an­te­na­tal care from her. All my queries are an­swered by her and her ex­pe­ri­ence in the field plays a ma­jor role. Be­ing alone most of the time, she gives me a lot of love and care, just like a mother would. Half of my wor­ries have dis­ap­peared be­cause of her. I recommend ev­ery new mum-to-be to hire a mid­wife as it if of great help. I could re­late to all the in­for­ma­tion pro­vided in the the ar­ti­cle ‘Get the most out of your mid­wife’. Thank you.

NATASHA GE­ORGE, MUM­BAI

Dear Natasha, Con­grat­u­la­tions on your preg­nancy. It is great that you have hired a mid­wife. Their ex­pe­ri­ence will surely come handy even af­ter the de­liv­ery. We wish you good luck and please send in some pic­tures once your bun­dle of joy ar­rives. Thank you. - Char­lene Dear Team, I am a mother of two chil­dren, Aad­hya, five and Kavya, three. I am blessed to have two beau­ti­ful girls. I re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the fact that apart from cov­er­ing tech­ni­cal sto­ries, you’ll also pay at­ten­tion to some light ar­ti­cles. My chil­dren like the ac­tiv­ity cor­ner. They have a lot of fun do­ing those puz­zles. It is not too time con­sum­ing and plus they learn a lot. I also like the DIY ar­ti­cles. Such ar­ti­cles give a break from the in­for­ma­tive ar­ti­cles. Dur­ing their Spring break, we did plenty of sim­ple DIY craft ac­tiv­i­ties and one of them was the travel bug (March is­sue) that the girls en­joyed mak­ing. I re­quest the team to do more ar­ti­cles like this in the mag­a­zine from time to time. Also, the ar­ti­cles have a fresh take on them and each time I read them I learn some­thing new. Thank you.

ARUND­HATI NAG, BEN­GALURU

Dear Arund­hati, We will make sure that we in­cor­po­rate more DIYs in our mag­a­zine. Thank you for the feed­back and lots of love to Aad­hya and Kavya. - Char­lene Dear Char­lene, I am a mother to six year old Ishaan. He has al­ways been ex­cited when we ask him to save money in his piggy bank. He will come up with witty re­sponses when you ask him what he will do with the money. Ac­cord­ing to me, it is ex­tremely im­por­tant for par­ents to in­cul­cate the habit of sav­ing in chil­dren at a young age. They learn to dif­fer­en­ti­ate be­tween their wants and needs. The same has been writ­ten beau­ti­fully in your ar­ti­cle on ‘Teach your child the value of sav­ing’. Our son watches how we spend our money and he tries to im­i­tate the same. We need to be care­ful in front of him so that he is wise enough when he grows up. Chil­dren can some­times be un­re­al­is­tic and de­mand­ing, But if you make them un­der­stand with proper rea­son­ing they will re­ally sur­prise you. Thank you.

KHUSHI DATTE, PUNE

Dear Khushi, We be­lieve that in­cul­cat­ing valu­able life skill, like sav­ing, at an early age, can only pay off with time. You’re def­i­nitely do­ing some­thing right, and I’m so glad you’ve shared your ex­pe­ri­ence. Thank you for writ­ing in. - Char­lene

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