I AM MY KIDS' MOTHER 

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Conversation With My Son- Navaratri ..

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, In : Conversation with my son 
COMING SOON ....
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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 Nephews - They Inspire Me ...

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Sunday, March 15, 2015, In : Conversation with my son 
My two nephews, 13- and 11- year old, Dave and Bobby, visited us some time back during their fall break. While I am at the airport to see them off, we end up having a good couple of hours to spend together. They were traveling as unaccompanied minors so I was allowed to be with them until they boarded their flight. It so happens that the flight gets delayed. I truly cherish those two hours we spend together. Without their cousins (my kids) to distract them, we actually get an opportunity to h...
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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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CONVERSATION WITH MY SON- ON SEXTING

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, In : Conversation with my son 
 
It has been on my mind to bring up the subject of sexting with my ready-to-start middle school son. At 11, if he's old enough to get his own cell phone, I reckon he is old enough to have his first conversation on sexting with his mom. So said I to my daughter who thought its too soon to "torture the poor guy" with "your conversations". I beg to differ. Ready or not, here I come. I wait for the right moment for the first discussion on the subject. Of course, there'll be many more. Many many m...

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Conversation With My Daughter- On Sexting

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Sunday, June 29, 2014, In : Conversation With My Daughter 
As my 15 year old daughter drives herself to her band camp with me at the passenger seat, I pick up on a conversation we had couple of years back. "Remember the story of that beautiful Cincinnati teen, Jesse Logan, who had committed suicide after a nude photo that was meant for her boyfriend's eyes alone ended up being circulated around her high school?". She did remember our discussion. The incident had occurred in 2008, sending a shiver down the spine of every parent. I told her, sadly, inc...

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Conversation With My Son- It's A Woman's Prerogative To Change Her Mind

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, In : Conversation with my son 

This happened an year or so back, but a recent event triggered the memory of that conversation with my son. I clearly play out that day in my mind-

My son and daughter are arguing- "You said you'll play basketball with me", he goes. "Well, I can't anymore. I have lot of homework", she goes, I watch this scenario, too tired to intervene and half hoping the issue will resolve by itself as it sometimes does when they somehow manage to arrive at an agreement that is half-pleasing to both. It soon ...

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I Asked For Vodka with Cranberry Juice On A Flight...

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Friday, March 21, 2014, In : Here's What Happened 
We were returning from our spring break trip from Boston (wonderful place, but another topic all together). My husband got one upgrade to first class. And obviously I took it (after all, Moms need that break, right?) Anyway, so as the flight attendant comes by, after much deliberation in my head as to what drink I should ask for to utilize the full value of taking the seat from my husband, I say, 'Vodka with Cranberry juice, please'. I was expecting a 'Sure'/ 'No problem'/ 'Here, Mam' or even...
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Conversation With My Daughter- Social Media

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Friday, January 17, 2014, In : Conversation With My Daughter 
The ten minutes ride to school is one of the best time I get to have a good conversation with my daughter. I look forward to this. So much so that I feel cheated out of it if my husband insists on dropping her on route to an appointment at times. It's MY time with MY darling (she's his too, I know). Not that I make a big deal of it- for that'll scare her off, no doubt :)

Anyway, although I would love to talk back of the numerous rides and talks we've had, I won't, for that too will scare her o...

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Conversations With My Son...

Posted by Sonal Kulshrestha on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, In : Conversation with my son 

Last year, December of 2012, a young girl in India was brutally attacked and assaulted by a group of six men in a bus, the youngest of the brute was just 17 year old. The 24 year old brave heart succumbed to her injuries within a fortnight. The incident jolted thousands of people to take to streets to protest and for the first time the issue of lack of safety for women and the numerous cases of groping/ staring/ leching  and assaults on the streets of India was being discussed openly and glob...
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I am my kids' mother. I have two- a teenage daughter and a 11-year middle-school-er.