A mother always has a unique bonding with her child, which lays the foundation for the latter’s physical, emotional and social growth
Bhubaneswar: Mother’s day is here and on this day we celebrate the mother’s love for her child, which is most selfless and purest form of love. The day also celebrates motherhood and the contribution of mothers to the society.
A mother always has a unique bonding with her child, which lays the foundation for the latter’s physical, emotional and social growth. Our mothers are our first teachers and their teachings guide us throughout our life.
On this occasion, Arindam Ganguly of Orissa POST talks to a few new generation mothers and tries to collect their views regarding what changes they are noticing in the roles and responsibilities of a present-day mother in comparison to her counterpart in the past.
Priyanka Singhdeo, a fitness trainer and mother of a six-year-old son, said most of the mothers in the past were housewives, but today many women are doing jobs in various fields. These working women very often feel guilty about not spending enough time with their children.
“Earlier, the upbringing of a child was solely entrusted upon her mother. But, now both the parents are taking equal responsibility for upbringing of their child. Despite this, being a mother is the toughest task in every generation. We should always thankful to our mothers,” she added.
Riya Nanda, an actress and mother of a two-and-a-half-year-old son, said nowadays mothers are not reluctant to communicate with their children regarding various issues. “Now, mothers are confident enough to communicate with their children on various aspects of our day-to-day life. This is a good thing,” she added.
Smita Kanungo, a fashion designer-cum-soft skill trainer and mother of two, said today’s mothers are fortunate enough to get an opportunity to follow their passion. They are truly enjoying their life by shouldering the family responsibilities as well as managing things at their workplaces. This was not possible earlier, she added.
Monica Sharma, a housewife and mother of a seven-month-old child, said the new generation mothers do not face much difficulty in nurturing their kids due to availability of baby care tips from doctors and health workers. “Nowadays mothers have a say in matters related to their kids. Earlier, the male members and the elderly people in the family used to ignore a mother’s views and suggestions regarding the wellbeing of her child,” she said.
Atashi Banerjee, a school teacher and mother of a one-year-old daughter, said many working women are depending upon maids to bring up their kids. Earlier, women were giving full attention to their children. Besides, the joint family system has some positive impact on the children. Now, most of the families are nuclear in nature. That is why our children do not find much opportunity to get social values, she said.