Strong-Willed, Responsible And Committed

"From my father, I learnt dedication and commitment. While, from my mother, I learnt to take chances and live in the moment."

By Team ParentCircle

Strong-Willed, Responsible And Committed

Sharman Joshi
Actor and theatre artist

My mother was a banker and my father, an actor. Despite being working parents, they juggled their time well for us. From my father, I learnt dedication and commitment. While, from my mother, I learnt to take chances and live in the moment. When I was growing up, my parents always valued my opinion by involving me in important family decisions. Not only did it make me feel special, but also taught me to be strong-willed and responsible.

When in college, I was among the lucky few to have no curfew at home. My parents let me choose my own career too, and never once forced their ideas on me. All they expected of me was to be the best in whatever I chose to pursue.

When we had our first baby, we got a book or two to read about parenting. That’s when my father explained to me that parenting is not something you can learn out of a book; it is instinctive. Because our children are still young, it is pretty much a dictatorship that’s going on in the house. We, probably, will have to wait until they have a voice of their own and challenge us.

Strong-Willed, Responsible And Committed