Mum Kajol can certainly teach her daughter to speak her mind. Here's proof!
The feisty mother of two isn't afraid to speak her mind and is bluntly honest, something her kids will emulate too
A lot of who we are and what we think seeps into the minds of our children. This means that parents are often their children's biggest influencers and therefore, sometimes shape them into a 'mini me.'
But that's not a bad thing when it comes to imparting values such as fairness, impartiality and honesty. And it seems that mum Kajol is on her way to making her kids as honest and blunt as she is.
Yes, that's correct.
We all know that Kajol is quite an honest person who doesn't really like to hide her feelings. She prefers to speak out loud even if it means she loses out on a few 'friends.' And thats' exactly what she recently did.
Her fallout with once close pal and new dad Karan Johar has become a headline grabbing act. And while she didn't want to get in on it earlier, she has finally spoken her mind and mind you, she was as clear as it gets.
In a recent interaction with the media the Dilwale actress said, "I think that the best thing for me to do right now, as far as this entire topic (the fallout with Karan Johar) is concerned, is to stay silent. And that’s exactly what I’m going to do. When and if I choose to give my opinion on this particular topic, I will make sure the world hears of it."
She added that so far she maintained a stoic silence not because she didn't want people to hear her side of the story, but simply because there was too much noise made by her once BFF, Karan.
"Well, I think there’s a lot of fake honesty going around as well. I really do. There are a lot of people going around and saying, “You know I’m being honest” and actually, it’s just for selling books, or movies and ratings. I don’t know, there are a lot of reasons for faking in front of the camera. Or in front of the public, for that matter. I think honesty has been abused over time and space," she bluntly stated.
Well, it is clear that Kajol is not the one to wash dirty linen in public, nor does she believe in mud-slinging. But one thing is clear, she isn't afraid to speak her mind and is always willing to make relationships work.
During the interaction she added, "Well, I think relationships are like that. Relationships are about working things out. So I do believe that if they are worth it, two people will make the effort to work through it."
We are positive that Kajol is teaching her daughter the same values as well; as must we to out own daughters.
- Speak your mind: In our country daughters are often raised as 'Yes men,' who are forced to agree with whatever is decided for them, first by their parents and then by their husbands and in-laws. And that's precisely what we need to change starting with our own daughters. Respect your daughter's opinion, even if it is different from yours because this freedom will make her stronger and more independent.
- Empower yourself with progressive thoughts: We must also teach our girls to not discriminate against anybody based on caste, creed, sex or religion and not in the constitutional sense. Lead by example and explain why we must respect everybody's life choices.
- Uplift other women: This is an important life-lessons we must teach out girls. As opposed to taking criticism by the same gender as negative, we must take it as constructive feedback and work to better ourselves.
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