Friday, August 23, 2013

Roots & Wings

"There are two things we should give our children: one is roots and the other is wings." Hodding Carter

Sounds so beautiful, doesn’t it? But what exactly does it mean? I found this beautiful interpretation by Dr Laura Markham that says as parents we must provide a strong foundation or anchor to our kids so that they feel emotionally secure, and therefore feel confident enough to spread their wings [be independent].

Now ‘independence’ in kids is often misconstrued.   


  1. Reema, can you please share you e-mail address. I have a few queries. I won't take much of your time. Only 2 minutes or so. Can you please do it.

  2. Not an issue. Here's my email ID reemasahay[at]gmail[dot]com