I looked with distress as he came teary eyed to me yet another time. Someone had called him names. I was irked, really irked! This was a daily situation. Playing as he did with an older bunch of boys, he was exposed to cuss words, insults and episodes of bullying almost on a daily basis. It is rightly said that a playground is the place where lessons in life are learned and unlearned. Where you learn to balance the competitive spirit for self with teamwork; where you know when to hold back and when to give in full force; and where you also learn to push your way through with your talent as well as your persistence. If you are younger, you have to prove yourself harder just to get a chance. And there will be many times when someone will railroad their way through and not give you that batting chance you deserved. You will have to figure out your own ways to fight your battle just like you have to in life.

Read the rest of the post here as my guest post on Roshni’s blog, Indian American Mom. Roshni is a working professional who effortlessly juggles work, home and two naughty brats. I don’t know if it has to do with being mom to two boys or some magical wavelength match, but Roshni and I hit it off right when we chanced upon each other’s blogs. Her blog is a fun place where she shares her stories ofΒ  life and times in the USA with her characteristic humor and charm. So hop over and read my post there and do stick around and browse through her other posts if you haven’t done so far.



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30 Thoughts on “Play times can teach lessons of life

  1. Not able to navigate to the page for the rest of the post Rachna..

  2. So very happy to have you over! Thank you so much for your lovely post on my blog, Rachna! πŸ™‚

  3. Rahul on June 24, 2013 at 12:31 pm said:

    Good one Rachna! Commented on Roshni’s blog:)

  4. it says no result found ! why I mean the link is missing Rachna !! πŸ™

  5. i tried it quite a number of times now Rachna .. its not showing up πŸ™

  6. V nice! Rachna! Saw that post before this one πŸ˜€

  7. Really liked the topic you picked up for your post Rachna. Have commented on Roshni’s blog.

  8. Hopping over πŸ™‚

  9. Wonderful post, Rachna! You touched upon a relevant topic yet again πŸ™‚

  10. Play time does teach lesson on sharing

  11. Hi Rachana, I just visited Roshini’s page and read the full content, yes, lessons can learn from everywhere and from our everyday life!!!, yes, even from the play times. Good lessons here.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. A very relevant and a important issue with some great learnings! A wonderful post!

  13. Very true Rachna.. something I need to deal with on a regular basis. I am always in a fix on when to intervene, how much to intervene as too much intervening is just as harmful as too little.

  14. Hi Rachna,

    I could totally relate to this because nearly every day or the other, my son reports how older kids used cuss words and it really gets to me when these kids from good families use bad words on smaller boys. I don’t hear this happening among girls so much, is it more of a trend among boys to showcase their macho quotient or something? Whatever it is, its too disturbing and unfair to the smaller kids.

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