Single mum Karisma's grounded kids are proof of her fabulous parenting skills!
Mum Karisma Kapoor has kept her kids away from the cameras as much as possible and clearly taught them the value of being grounded.
While many star kids are busy dolling up and attending social events with a full glam face on, there are two star kids who clearly stand apart. These are single mum Karisma Kapoor's kids, Kiaan Raj, 7, and Samaira Kapur, 12.
Apart from the fact that they are quite young, they are also well-shielded by concerned mum Karisma who is not keen on them being 'starry' and constantly the limelight.
She has kept her kids away from the cameras as much as possible, giving them a 'normal' childhood.
Karisma raising well-behaved kids
And it seems that she has done is fairly good job at raising two well-behaved and obedient kids. The proof as they say is in the pudding and in Karisma's case the proof is in the way her kids behave when they are out and about.
Not only are her kids always dressed casually just plain simple, they also apparently do not have any interest in movies or being 'starry' in any sense! Even the paparazzi vouch for these kids and often suggest that they very well-behaved and always courteous to elders.
In a recent interview Karisma explained why her kids prefer to be so simple and why she also feels that they are grounded.
"My kids have a very simple home life. We don’t discuss movies all the time. Instead, we are always discussing studies, activities. It’s not a special home or anything different. It’s like any normal child growing up."
And while Kiaan may still be quite young to understand much about stardom, Samaira is slowly inching closer to her teenage years, which means she is much more aware of her mum's popularity.
But she seems to prefer a life away from the camera. However, that doesn't necessarily mean she is not concerned about looking well put together.
Samaira has no interest in front of the camera
Explaining how her daughter who always looks simple yet well groomed, doting mum Karisma says that Samaira has quite the eye for fashion.
"Well, my daughter Samaira is my biggest fashion critic. (Laughs) When I dress up for events, if she doesn’t like what I’m wearing, she will be like, ‘Mom, change these shoes. I really don’t like it.’ She has great fashion sense and she completely participates in everything," shares Karisma.
However, Karisma is certain that her kids are always well-behaved because they share everything with her giving her enough chance to teach them a few life lessons.
"It is very important to be a friend to your kids. We have started to discuss things. Of course, we both have that respect and we both know there are boundaries. But it is very important. Also, it’s because Kareena and I grew up being friends with our parents. So that’s why it has become an important aspect in my behaviour, too," says the doting mum.
"Whatever my kids want to do, I will support them"
The 43-year-old actor also mentioned that even though her kids are not necessarily into films and do not aspire to be in the industry, she will support them in every decision they make.
"My kids are really young now so they haven’t made up their minds on anything. I know what your next question would be so, I will answer that, too. Whatever my kids want to do, I will support them. It could be working in the film industry, it might not be. And I will always be okay with my kids’ choices!" shares the doting single mum who was recently granted a divorce and was given custody of her kids.
Although she has been rumoured to be dating Mumbai-based businessman Sandeep Toshniwal, Karisma is not really planning a wedding for herself yet.
"Lolo is very well settled and happy"
If this happens the first people to support Karisma would be her family. In fact, if you recall dad Randhir Kapoor hinted at the prospect of a wedding a few weeks back.
“I think Lolo is very well settled and happy. I have never discussed the issue of marriage with her but if she does plan to, she will always have my blessings. But I don’t think she wants to get married," he said.
And by the looks of it, her well-behaved kids have become comfortable with Sandeep and clearly won't mind her settling with him.
But this comfort for the kids cannot be achieved overnight. Separated couples have to make a lot of effort to make sure that the kids are comfortable with new partners of their parents. And the way to do that is through these simple steps.
3 ways to help kids get comfortable with your new partner
- Be honest with them: Telling your kids the truth about what’s going on is paramount. Tell them why the marriage failed, but do it without badmouthing your former spouse. Admit to your own mistakes and faults that contributed to the failure of the marriage – kids see these things clearly anyway! Reassure them that it was in no way their fault. Tell them you love them unconditionally and you’re committed to help them through the difficult road that lies ahead.
- Protect your kids from negativity: Being honest with your kids does not require that you expose them to all the violence of emotion involved. Keep the negativity as private as possible.
- Don't use your kids as spies: Adults have to learn to talk. If you have something to tell your former spouse, don’t ask your kids to tell them for you; tell them yourself.