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Letting go: A Mother’s Perspective by Melanie Lobo at Women’s Web: Online Community for Indian Women

“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots, the other is wings,” said Hodding Carter, an American journalist and surely, truer words were never spoken. However, how many of us can actually do this? The typical Indian scenario is that a mother never lets go of her children (in most cases, the son, but this may apply to the daughter as well).

In the Indian cultural context, how can mothers learn to let go and help their children lead meaningful, independent lives? Read on!  (….more)

I have been thinking for a long time on blogging about “letting children go”. But for now read my views on that in the article above, as told to Melanie Lobo. 🙂