People come for selfie requests and Aaradhya photobombs them: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The gorgeous mummy opens up on how she's raising Aaradhya in all the limelight.
When you're the most beautiful woman in the world and 24X7 on the media radar, it becomes extremely tough to shield your kids from all the attention.
And Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is one mother who doesn't want to do that. Yes, that's right!
"I can't say she is blissfully unaware, she is aware of what we do. She obviously sees our posters all over the city. She is aware of who we are. Because she is travelling with me, meeting new people, seeing our world, I don't have to sit her down and tell her what her mother does. She sees it, she is growing up with. She has now developed an ease (with media), which you all are seeing," she said as she spoke to a leading Fashion magazine.
However, while they can't control what's happening outside they certainly try to give Aaradhya a normal upbringing at home.
"She has had a very normal upbringing till now. It's not like we sit her down and show her our films, " says the former Miss World.
Little Aaradhya accompanied her superstar mother at the 70th Cannes film festival and it is quite obvious from all her pictures that she is quite at ease with the media now. And why not? It's in her genes.
"There were some pictures where she is waving, I asked her what she was doing and she said I was telling them 'no, no photos, bas theek hai.' That was so cute. I realised she also posed for pictures when I was busy. This kind of spontaneous naturalness is lovely and we have encouraged her to be." adds Aishwarya.
But she knows that the photographers are there to capture her beautiful mother and not her. And then she backs out.
"She sees photographers outside our home, airports, everywhere. People come for selfie requests so sometimes she photobombs them, sometimes she says 'mumma, not me na?' when someone is clicking pictures, she will back out," says Aishwarya.
Three way to make sure your kids are not pampered
While we sure can't compare ourselves to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the truth is that in this digital age we parents give in too easily to our child's demands, even though many times we know that we're wrong.
So how do we make sure that we don't pamper our kids too much? These tips are worth a try:
1.Don't give in: First and foremost, don't give in to each and every demand of your child. Be rational and tell them if it's really necessary or not. They would cry, throw tantrums and may be, get majorly upset, but don't forget who's the boss here.
2. Set an example: If you don't want your child to watch eat junk and unhealthy food all the time, am sorry to say but you would have to do it first. Our kids do what we do and they just copy us blindly. That's why think twice before doing anything in front of your child.
3. No TV, please: We're so busy these days and the easiest way to keep our kids in control is by letting them watch TV for as long as they want. That's a one-stop solution to all our problems and one that works! But let me tell you it does more harm than good. Not only does it make them violent, they also try to copy what they see in cartoons.
Science says that television viewing can contribute to your child's aggressive behaviour, decreased interest in reading and school activities, and poorer health habits and attitudes.
Psychological research has shown three major effects of seeing violence on television
- Children may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others
- Children may be more fearful of the world around them
- Children may be more likely to behave in aggressive or harmful ways toward others
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