Thanking my Versatile Blogger Award

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I know there are some blogger’s awards going on that people, I mean bloggers award each other in their circles whom they think suitable to nominate. I always thought I am here yet getting acquainted with great bloggers and writers and am too far to be nominated by anyone. Out of somewhere comes this sweet friend Lorenza (I believe we are friends because there are at least two things we have in common 1) love to write and 2) love for dogs) and tagged me to this award.

In fact, as Lorenza said we met in the blogging world through our dogs. She stumbled upon one of my Bruno articles and expressed her love for dogs as well. By the way, you have to visit her blog to meet her two cute little ones, Buffy and Fluffy. I believe Lorenza is a bundle of awesome energy and we can see it in all her posts. I loved her post on mindfulness and of course the infamous Buffy writings. Well, Buffy tips are so useful if you got pets as well. If not, you will still enjoy reading Buffy write ups. Visit her blog buffyandrenza.blogspot.in. Thank you so much for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award Lorenza.

I and my friend Shalini together started our blog Magicmindz. We have been working on the blog only recently although we created it long before. Since I have started to write regularly, I have met some wonderful bloggers through G+ and also directly on WordPress. Dear all my readers, please accept my heartfelt thanks for always supporting our blog. I like to write on all topics wherever my mind takes me. Working on SEO topics and constrained to the number of words, makes me come back to my blog and write freely. Hence Magicmindz is like a window into my thoughts.

Like all, I did read the VBA Rules and it says that I have to list seven facts about me. After that, nominate other bloggers for this award.

So here are seven facts about me…. I am thinking what to say and what not to……..

Alright here we go,

  1. I love to read. I am on my feet most of my day cause of which, I find it difficult to read a paperback. Hence, reading on mobile is easier. I read so extensively that I carry my mobile even to the bathroom and also sometimes in the shower, oops! Well, there is a stand a few inches away from where the water do not fall. So anyone can reach me anytime (It’s just I may choose to ignore the call, now I said it, don’t sue me)

  2. I dislike cooking and dread spending time in the kitchen. I and my daughter named every room in our house and I named the kitchen as Anaconda… because I feel it gobbles me up! (My time actually, which otherwise I love to spend it on writing).

  3. Am a coffee addict. For me, a vacation will be days alone in my own company with a wonderful book in hand and a cuppa to enjoy. Wow! Just waiting for that one single day… ( am always tagged by my daughter or my dog, who claim to not to live without me)

  4. Am a too emotional person. Tears trickle down my cheeks very fast. Well, that does not mean I am weak. Someone said that “Crying does not mean the person is weak, but the person has a heart”. Simple as that!

  5. I am a night owl but am awake maximum by 6 AM ( is that late for a good morning? Well I just cannot drop down on my bed sooner than 12 AM. I do not get sleep before that. So I write, I watch Netflix, I read, I browse, etc)

  6. I love editing photographs. I have plenty of apps on my phone to edit all our photos and make it look like however we want with make ups and place ourselves wherever we want. Well, we should make use of the advancement in technology you see!

  7. I work as a Ghost Writer and write various articles. The reason am on and off with my own blog is that am chasing targets on daily basis. I write on all niche except topics based on technology. I have no idea why technology dislikes me so much. Every time I decide to try it out, those topics makes it harder for me. So I decided it is best we stay apart from each other.

I have got much more to tell about me, but I guess you would get bored. So let’s get on to my nominations.

I have met some really wonderful bloggers but they are already been nominated being the best. So I got to widen my search. After checking out here are my list of authors of really cool blogs that I found it really interesting to follow.

  1. Priya Sharma – Her blogs – www.passionatebookreviews.com and http://www.romanceaholicanonymous.com If you are looking for some cool books to read, you have to check out Priya Sharma take on the books. She writes cool reviews on all kind of books, and not only Romance novels. She is also a very good artist.

  2. TalkholicMe – Meet Falak Irfan of TalkholicMe. She writes a versatile of topics. Poems, stories, fashion and what not. You will definitely enjoy reading her blog.

  3. Thriti’s Blog – Some write in stories, while some express in poetic. Thriti Das is a blogger who blogs beautiful poems as well as other various blogs. I understand she is already been awarded Versatile Bloggers Award and there is no rule that she need to write another post just because I nominated her. Yet bloggers can have a look at her site if you wish.

  4. Laugh Your Way to Peace, love, and Joy – I find this blog by energy writer Sharon. D. Dillon a very positive and inspiring one. She covers topics on various subjects but everything with a positive attitude. Check out the blog to get inspired and energized.

  5.  Recipe in a Bottle – I would say this blog is as versatile as any other. Because hey you get a different recipe every day. Before visiting the blog, keep your tongue tied. Consider a fair warning, because once you are there you just cannot control your taste buds. Check out some awesome recipes.

Well, although I like to complete the number in nominating, as I said most are already on the list. Hence I like to add to this list some other time when my blog grows and I have an increased number of followers. However, I thank Lorenza for nominating me and all others for appreciating my blog posts with your likes and comments.

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Is Hitting Your Child the Only Way to Teach Discipline?

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It was a Sunday evening and we were returning from the “Forum mall”. My daughter had got new skater shoes as a gift for her birthday this year and she wanted to try them out in the mall. We spent some leisure time of the Sunday noon and were on the way back home. We passed through the “Adigas” restaurant, chit chatting in the car about various things. There was a traffic signal showing red ahead us and hence my husband who was driving the car was going slow. My daughter was facing me and I was looking at her. I also overlooked into the window and could easily watch the passers-by on the other side of the road.

Suddenly from nowhere we all heard a loud sound that felt like a slap “Phat”. I knew it was a slap as I saw through the window that was happening in the middle of the vehicles parking space in front of the restaurant.

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My daughter, who was talking to me, was shocked hearing the sound and asked what was it? She immediately turned behind and looked out of the window.

What we witnessed was a mother in the parking area slapped her son so hard that the sound was heard miles afar. But the expression of the boy was heartbreaking, which I probably will never forget in my life.

No, am not trying to criticize the mom here, because I have no rights.

My daughter became silent as she remembered one such recent incident that happened between us. A couple of days back, for reason I do not remember now, I was very angry at her and did scold her on the road while I was dropping her to school. Unfortunately, my voice came out a bit harsh and loud. A friend of her was passing by and heard our conversation. After getting into school, this friend particularly came to her to ask as for why my daughter was being scolded in the middle of the road. My daughter felt it very embarrassing and came home in the evening with a sad face. She told me with tears in her eyes that if she is wrong, she will correct it when I tell it at home but not to speak as harshly in front of her friends and in public.

It’s impossible for me to express how sorry I felt then, but I did convey it to her that it will never happen again.

Coming back to the incident what we saw in front of the cafe, my daughter was able to relate to the situation and probably it made her remember her experience. But what I saw on the boy’s face was painful. He was not more than 13 years of age I suppose. Whatever mistake he did, as detrimental it might be, standing in front of a fast food restaurant where so many people are in the open and facing to the main road, hitting your child as hard as it looked was totally wrong. The boy looked scared, and did not move; his eyes had no tears because fear and pride did not let it role down. But I know, he would have shed buckets later.

Is that right from the mother part? I don’t know what the experts say or the mother’s of grown up kids say for something like this. Am sure given the chance, the mother who slapped the boy will have multiple reasons to justify her actions. For me whatever it is, is not reason enough. Simply because I saw the boy’s face when my mind was calm and could able to feel the pain he must have felt at the moment. No, not the pain of the slap. But the slap, seen by hundreds. For a child, it does not matter that everyone who saw the slap is a stranger and will be forgotten within minutes or maybe in a day or two.

I was not as harsh on my daughter, but I think it’s still not a way to behave as a mother. I owe it to this mother in the parking space we saw who opened my eyes and taught me a lesson. I hope even that was just a first and the mother did realize her behavior too.

We parents, stand as the protectors of our children emotionally and physically both. If we become a reason for our children to feel let down, then there will be no meaning in being a parent. Most often than not, we mothers do lose our calm with the hundred and one things our children do wrong or irritate us in all possible way. But, aren’t they are called children for a reason?

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It is illegal to hit children in many countries. Hitting a child may control his or her behavior for the moment, but it can damage them and your relationship. There are many other ways to discipline our children and hitting is not one of them. I am no novice and I do make mistakes as well. But like our children, we too have some limits. Crossing our limits can harm our own children.

So, be careful and be responsible.

PS: The boy and the mother resembled strongly with their looks which made me believe their relationship as the mother and son!