Category Archives: Parenting

Parenting update

Just an update. My daughter is almost 8. Over the past year or so, I’ve been making intentional attempts to be open about my anger… So much so that we now talk about what makes us angry and how difficult … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting | Tagged | Leave a comment

Child’s faith

Originally posted on a (Indian) Tryst with Theology:
Few days ago, my faith was tested. There were some friends whom we found out needed a lot of money (and we mean a lot!) to be able to finish their theological…

Posted in Parenting | Leave a comment

More on anger

Yesterday, even after having an excellent day with my daughter, just before sleeping (when she expresses her tiredness by horsing around and just being disruptive) she avoided combing her hair by running around. I lost it and threatened her that … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting | Leave a comment

Imperfect fatherhood

It’s really sad how I can oscillate between intense love for my daughter and also a lot of anger. Just a small event can spark me off. I still believe that as a four-year-old, my daughter is not expected to … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting | 1 Comment

Sleeping.

Again, after a long day, my daughter is sleeping. Yes I had to walk her to sleep while telling her stories. But finally, she is asleep. And suddenly I am too exhausted to do any other work. It’s almost as … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting | Leave a comment

Re-start

Last night, at about 4:00am, as I was trying to put my daughter back to sleep, I realised (again, but more emphatically this time) that God wanted me to have my daughter. In a worldly sense, it was inconvenient timing. … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting | Leave a comment

Trudging along

I know this is not a happy image for parenting, but that’s what it feels like. Daily there are successes and failures. Daily there are times when I feel terribly inadequate. And yet, inadvertently, I am also daily reminded that … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting | Leave a comment

Providential holiday

Even as I had to “avoid” spending some time with my daughter, eventually it evened out with guests coming to visit our home. It was a family with two children, and so an important time for our daughter to know … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting | Leave a comment

Avoiding confrontation

Yesterday I took the path of least confrontation. So I left early, without spending too much time with my daughter. Then through the day I met my wife and daughter (I work close to home), but nothing too long that … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting | Leave a comment

Resolve

There’s another reason why I’m starting the “fatherhood” theme for this blog. Because I want to be a better father. Just recently I discovered that I was becoming exactly the kind of parent that I rejected… even like the parenting … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting | Leave a comment