Riteish-Genelia take sons, Riaan and Rahyl, to their ancestral village this Diwali
Known for a family that values customs and rituals, the Deshmukhs this year celebrated Diwali in the ancestral village of Latur. Check out the pics inside!
If there is a couple who surprises us every day with the way they are bringing up their kids, it has to be Riteish and Genelia.
Known for a family that values customs and rituals, the Deshmukhs this year celebrated Diwali in the ancestral village of Latur in the interiors of Maharashtra. Riteish was indeed quite happy to spend some time off his busy schedule and give a tour of his native place to his two boys, Rahyl, and Riaan.
He also posted a family picture with his mother Vaishali, two boys, wife Genelia and his father Vilasrao Deshmukh. Yes, you read that right, but in case you're wondering how is it possible, have a look at the picture itself that Riteish posted on Instagram:
Genelia had recently shared in an interview that Riteish wants his sons to have a simple upbringing and one that is deep-rooted in traditions. “Riteish has had a rural upbringing, and I am glad that my boys will have a rural childhood as well as an urban one,” she had said.
Looks like Ritiesh took the opportunity this Diwali to show his kids the place he had grown up at and his sons too were thrilled to bits, especially the elder one Riaan.
Riteish also mentioned while posting the pics from his vacation that it was important for parents to let their kids have fun outdoors then give them gadgets to play with.
"Experience the real thing. Get the kids away from iPads & video games, take them to a farm," he wrote as he posted a picture of a young Riaan at his farm in Latur. Riteish has often expressed that even though he would want to spend more time with his kids, sometimes he hardly has the time.
Continue reading on the next page to see more pics of the Deshmukh family!
"You need to set aside a certain number of hours for family. I have blocked some Sundays but invariably, some days I am expected to work. But I have decided to make more time for family because, at the end of the day, I am the one who is losing out. With kids around, you just learn new things every day. Parenting changes every generation. I don't know if fathers then were as involved as fathers today. But right now, Genelia is the mother and father, both," he said.
Perhaps this was the reason why he took his family to Latur away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
Riteish was also accompanied by his mother, brother Dheeraj and sister-in-law Deepshikha Deshmukh who happens to be the daughter of famous producer Vadhu Bhagnani. Deepshikha also posted a family picture at their ancestral house in Latur.
Riteish says that he is amazed at the kind of bonding that his two little ones have at such a young age. “Riaan absolutely dotes on him. It is good to see that kind of bonding. Sometimes, when I look at them, it makes me wonder if I was like that as a kid?” he said in an interview.
Keeping kids off screens
It can indeed be an amazing experience for kids to spend some time with nature in this technology-driven age. Like Riteish, parents should make an effort to let their children spend more time outdoors rather than staying indoors staying glued to the TV sets and iPads.
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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