What are the diferences you find between your childhood and
26 Oct 07
Frankly not much of a difference. I grew up outside India and we are now settled in India. So, India has developed a lot now (compared to when I was a child growing up abroad) and we are able to provide a similar environment as when I grew up. But the difference is very vast where my husband and kids are concerned. And in that effect, my kids tend to be spoilt a little bit by my husband (his excuse is trying to provide something better than what he had as a child). I do find some major differences in the interaction with society though. When I was younger, the joint family was still going strong and though we didn't live in one house, all my relatives lived in the same area. And we cousins would interact regularly..we had our share of fights and fun. I find that my kids miss that. Even though we were abraod, I was always in touch with my relatives (mainly because my parents were) and had a special bonding with each and everyone of them even second cousins. My kids have only 3 cousins and my son didn't even know about the existence of one of them because we weren't in regular touch (we aren't fighting or anything...just got busy with our own lives). So, in that aspect, I find that my kids are missing the bonding with close relatives.
27 Oct 07
well, I try to give everything to him, that I missed. I help his creativity. Of course these ages are much more modern, so he has the possibility to find any information on the net he wonders. I think the internet is a big milestone for children too. They are much more well informated, then we were. Now everything is faster, children must be fast too in everything. It is natural for him that he has an own tv, and dvd player with movies in his own bedroom.
21 Oct 07
My child enjoying more fun life than me. At my childhood time where got internet, swimming pool, cellphone, etc. Even I went to school by bicycle, because my parents could not afford to pay monthly bus fare. In fact no school money for me, because I came from poor family. Very great difference if we compare for now and then. The challenges that make me wise to change my family social standing.