Kajol's son Yug Devgan is all grown up and looks a lot like his gorgeous mum!
He'll soon be a star in the making!
Being an actor, Kajol's life is surrounded by glitz and glamour. But that has never come in the way of her 'normal' parenting. As a celebrity mother of two young kids, Kajol has always maintained that she tries to keep them out of limelight and raise them as ordinarily as possible.
"We have done as much as we could to take care of them, protect them and keep them out of the limelight," Kajol told IANS adding that "At the end of the day, we want them to grow up as normal children and want them to have as much of a chance at childhood as they can."
But it seems as that those days may soon be over because Nysa and Yug Devgan are fast becoming recognisable stars themselves. They have become the paparazzi favourites and are often spotted out and about with family.
The six-year-old Yug Devgan was recently spotted with maasi Tanisha Mukherjee and one could notice the striking similarity to his famous mother Kajol.
Of course, his presence was enough to send the photographers in a frenzy who clamoured to get his pictures.
The young Devgan also obliged and didn't really seem taken aback by the photographers. This has probably got to do with the way their famous parents are bringing them up and teaching them about the ways of their glamourous world.
Kajol also believes in giving kids a peek into the real world since she knows it will help them differentiate the right from wrong.
"I am very strict with my children. I think it is very important for them to know exactly what the boundaries are and that they cannot cross them. I think they will grow up to be better human beings if they have that in front of them. As parents it is our responsibility to teach them what is right and wrong," shared the 42-year-old working mum.
The actor who is currently busy with her home production also maintains that her kids are able to learn better and will be able to decide their future careers easily because they have working parents.
"I honestly think it's very educative for children to have working parents, and to have a working mother mostly, because that's where the influence comes on the girl child. When I was a child, I did resent sometimes that my mother went to work, and I used to tell her, 'Mom, why can't you be like other mothers who are at home and cooking?' She used to be like 'No, I have to work. I need to work'. At that point in time, maybe I felt a resentment towards her work, but when I started working, I realised that the work ethic I have, the way I work, the amount of hard work that I did was only because I had seen my mother do that all my life," she with a daily.
With all these life lessons and values, the Devgans are ensuring that not only do their kids carve a niche for themselves in the careers they choose, but they also have grounded personalities. And just like Kajol and Ajay, we as parents can also teach our kids many lessons simply leading by example.
- To have gratitude: Our culture instills the values of gratefulness and humility, which we can imbibe in our own children through our actions. Small things like using the words 'please' and 'thank you' while speaking with each other can go a long way in helping them understand its value.
- Be thoughtful: This is one quality that has been lost in translation, but is the one quality that is needed the most today. In order to crush competition, for instance, we teach our kids to strive through and do whatever it takes as opposed to letting go.
- Become more resilient: Along with teaching kids to be humble and thoughtful, it's also necessary to teach to be resilient. For this we must first let them make mistakes and learn from them.
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