“Mom, I’ve decided I want to be a Christian now,” declared my six-year-old as she got in the car on her last day of school before winter break. She was upset.
Our goal was to make as much noise about Diwali as there was about Christmas, so that our kids could start to really “feel” the festivities instead of just going through the prayers and the rituals.
For those of us who are raising our children in the Western world, remember that we have chosen to raise our kids here, where the lines of separation are blurring and the roots of oneness strengthening.
More about Roma:
Roma Khetarpal is the author of The “Perfect” Parent: 5 Tools for Using Your Inner Perfection to Connect with Your Kids and the founder/ CEO of Tools of Growth, through which she helps parents raise kids to “Be Happy, Think Positive, and Do Good.” The book is the recipient of the Silver Nautilus Book Award, the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Award, as well as the Parents’ Choice Award and the Mom’s Choice Gold Award. Through her book, parenting classes, community outreach, and the TOG blog, Roma provides parents with simple, easy-to-remember, and effective communication tools that help them build a strong foundation and relationship with their children.
Read more of Roma’s posts here.
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