I AM MY KIDS' MOTHER 

A Blog by Sonal Kulshrestha 

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The Many Opportunities To Talk ....Even A Tina Fey Movie ...

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Monday, March 14, 2016, In : Conversation with my kids 
We are in the movie theater with our two teenage kids, kicking off their spring break with a family- movie- night on the agenda. Except that the movie is rated R and our younger one is 13. Which movie? Tina Fey's latest release Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. I blame my daughter who had declared the movie to be PG-13 (yes, we should have checked instead of blindly trusting her- as she very wisely points out in her own defense too- probably what your thought is as well, and ours- if we are honest with ...
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When All You Need To Tell Your Child Is To Follow The Heart ..

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, In : Conversation with my kids 

Dillon Srivastava, a 13-year old 8th grader, thought about who he believes he is when his class was asked to write on "Who Am I"? What do you write when you're an American with a second generation Indian American father and a white mother who is herself a daughter of a Canadian mother and an Irish father? What do you write when you have 8 Indian American first cousins (not to mention more than a dozen 2nd cousins) and you thoroughly enjoy celebrating numerous Indian traditional festivals and ...

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Conversation With My Kids - On Friendship

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Conversation with my kids 
As parents of our kids, we want to impart illimitable wisdom to our children. As children of our parents, we know that we might not get a very receptive audience, but somewhere something will stay. And so the interminable conversations continue- even in the face of disinterested looks. Or do we detect some fleeting interest?

As we stroll down a busy street while vacationing in Washington DC, it's windy, and I want to distract my kids from the chilly weather. My husband and I joke about 'droppi...

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I am my kids' mother. I have two- a teenage daughter and a 11-year middle-school-er.