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Why I think parenting has never got its true meaning?

When Aswathama visits his father Dronacharya to seek his opinion on fighting the war under the leadership of Karna, Dronacharya refuses saying, “I was never agreeable to fight the war, but I did because you were here for your friendship and I am with you wherever you are because I love you my child.”

Is parenting such a mess thing that just because you have given birth to a child and raised him, you’d go all out to support even when your principles and moral does not support? 

While we enjoy being parent of a child and every day we have to make a decision about whether we are going to be a wife or a mother, a husband or a father. In fact many times during the day you have to make those decisions. And you have to co-opt a lot of people to help you. We co-opted our families to help us. We plan our lives meticulously so we can be decent parents.

But if you ask our kids, I’m not sure they will say that we’ve been a good parent. I’m not sure. And I have seen many parents whose wet eyes wear a kind of dryness coping with the fact that their dutifulness of parenting is not even distantly acknowledged…