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Global Desi Parenting

Though parenting is the toughest and most important job in the world, we do not get any prior training about how to do it. We do it based on how we saw our parents raised us, or we just go by the ‘gut’ feeling'. Would you do the same thing in any other job in the world? No way!!  

There are many parenting books, websites, and shows out there about good parenting...but do they speak directly to you and your experience as you bring up your kids? In today's age of social media, we are all 'global parents' raising our kids to become "global citizens". As Asian Indian parents irrespective of what part of the world we live in, we parent in the "context of our culture" (which is diverse in itself depending on what part of India/world you grew up in). However, our 'overarching goal for parenting' is the same!  " To raise self-reliant, respectful, compassionate human beings who are happy and satisfied with life". If this is your parenting goal and you are a parent raising future global citizens, then this podcast is for you!! Come and join the journey of “Global Desi Parenting”!

Subscribe now as we will explore issues from infancy to young adulthood and all the things in between.

New episodes Wednesday fortnightly!

Episode 1: Parenting is a relationship between the parent and the child. Each of our parenting experiences is unique and complex. We do not bring up our kids in a bubble of our own family but within the larger cultural context!

In this episode let’s learn how to do “conscious parenting” in the cultural context of our family.


Episode 2 : "I'm bored, what should I do?" I want a phone or ipad! " Today we hear this complaint from all kids, irrespective of whether they are three-year-old or 16-year-old. In this episode, let us focus on how to raise children so that instead of screens controlling their time, they will learn to have their own control of their time!

Episode 3:  In this episode we will ask ourselves the question: How can I raise my 6-month-old infant to a 3-year-old toddler without using a screen as a babysitter? That is away from the smartphone, iPad, tablet, computer  or TV screen ?? How can I encourage “independent play” so that he or she learns to play on their own without depending on a screen?

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