Gujarati Parenting

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03/05/2018 Comments: Be the first! Posted by: Vaishali Patel In:
Gujarati Parenting: in alignment with our roots Want a calmer morning? There are no right or wrong ways of parenting. No matter what part of the world or what culture you are from we all do the best we know how from our own conditioning, programming and the way we were raised. Having said that,...
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10/16/2017 Comments: Be the first! Posted by: michele miller In:
One with incomplete knowledge tries hard to prove himself.. Adhooro ghado chhalkaay ghano… A water pot that is half empty will always be spilling over than the one that is full…. Have you ever met a person who is so confident that he is right? When really, the reality is that the person only knows...
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08/07/2017 Comments: Be the first! Posted by: Vaishali Patel In:
Maha Sudarshan choorna or Sudharshan ghanvati It’s the official name for this Ayurvedic powder which is also now available in small pills. In Gujarati families, it is known as Kadvaat as this particular herb is bitter and I mean bitter. It was a routine growing up in our family if you had lots of candies...
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09/26/2016 Comments: Be the first! Posted by: Vaishali Patel In:
Five ways I have learned detached compassion this past year: Oh boy! as a parent this is a tough one for many of us to grasp. There are times when you see your loved ones struggling with things in their lives. Are your children struggling in school or are having a tough time socially? You...
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05/23/2016 Comments: Be the first! Posted by: Vaishali Patel In:
Don’t bother if you are not going to be a doctor, lawyer or engineer! Have you heard your parents or other Indian parents say that? If you have not, you are one of the few lucky ones whose parents supported their right brained preferences. Many parents around the world, especially Asian parents want their children...
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05/16/2016 Comments: Be the first! Posted by: Vaishali Patel In:
When you move away from India, and endeavor to assimilate into a new culture,and even if you live still in India and are just living in the ethos of this current millennium, it is extremely easy to let the traditions of our Gujarati heritage fall to the wayside. No one is really to blame when...
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04/25/2016 Comments: 2 Posted by: Vaishali Patel In:
In the afternoon, sitting with your friends on “otla”(front porch), playing games, singing songs, laughing your hearts out, eating snacks, telling and listening to stories while the adults took their afternoon naps (siestas)!
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11/17/2015 Comments: % Posted by: Vaishali Patel In:
Do you… Unconsciously take your shoes of when you enter a home? Bow down your head when you meet older family members?
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11/10/2015 Comments: Be the first! Posted by: Vaishali Patel In:
“Why do parents in america have their kids do so many after school activities?” My nephew who is here in the states from India asked me this the other day.
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