Articles tagged with: choice

A Conversation with tomorrow’s daughter-In-law

Written by Sunitha on Tuesday, 08 October 2013.

Posted by R.Sunitha - facilitator with Parenting Matters and a mother of twins.


Nowadays everybody seems to be worried about their new daughters-in-law. As it is a fact that they are well educated and can earn a living, the belief is that these girls are now independent, stubborn and set in their ways. They do not want to adjust to their new environment or give in to their new relatives.  


Is it anti feminist to talk to girls about the role of nurturing?

Written by Kesang Menezes on Friday, 01 February 2013. Posted in Communication

Posted by Kesang Menezes who is a facilitator at Parenting Matters and mother of two girls aged 11 and 15.

We live in a society where the majority of women are forced into stereotypical roles and barely given choices about what they would like to do with their lives. But yet there is the emerging middle class which is empowering its girls to go ahead and achieve whatever they would wish for. These girls are doing well academically (and on average far better than boys) and surging into careers like engineering, management etc. I come from such a family as well, where I was brought up to believe that truly the sky is the limit for my ambitions. I spent my teen years only thinking about what career I wanted and dreaming about all that I would achieve. And then I got married and had a baby... all of my own choice.