Part 1 | Parenting: A Teen’s Perspective (Ep7)
There is so much conversation around parenting.
‘Dos and Don’ts of parenting.’
‘One mistake every parent should avoid.’
‘Are you talking to your child?’
‘How to be your kid’s best friend?’
‘Why isn’t my child sharing?’
…the topics are endless and so is the chat around it. But have you ever wondered what our kids are thinking about it all? Are they discussing their parents like we are discussing them?
“We don’t really discuss parents. We may just say, ‘yea my mom did that or she said that,’ but that’s about it,” says Bhavya Karwa, a soon-to-be high schooler.
We may be struggling as a parent, trying to come up with the just right formula. How about asking the kids?
In our latest episode of Guppuccino, we decided to talk to middle schoolers and high schoolers and understand what they have to say about our parenting style.
“You cannot be your child’s friend. But you can be a parent and that is what matters,” said our 14 year old guest, Ira Aishwarya.
In this three-part series, we spoke about several issues that are affecting the children of today.
“I got my first phone when I was 12 or 13 years old. I remember how excited I was. I spent so much time texting my friends. But today when I have my exams coming up, I know where my priorities are. I switch off the phone and turn on my work mode. It’s not really important to me,” says 17 year old Aadya Sinha.
Times have changed and being a kid is not easy. Words like stress and submissions, which never really appeared in our childhood, have become the dominating factors for today’s generation.
Speaking to these young adults was an absolute privilege. Listen to the full conversation on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast or our Youtube channel, and get an inner glimpse into the workings of their struggles, challenges and successes.