This post is predominantly based on Indian Scenario; past and present
Like Industrial Revolution or Technological Revolution, I have seen something called Family Revolution. Let me explain this term that I just created now.
Family Revolution is nothing but the drastic change that most of the Indian families started to witness after early years of this millennium. I am glad to have witnessed those changes and I much appreciate them.
In my younger times before family revolution (or whatever you might call it), the nature/structure of a normal middle class family was quite different than today. You have the man, who happens to be the bread winner. Then there is the lady, his wife who would be a home-maker. The man would go out, do whatever it takes to win some much needed essentials like food for his family while his lady made sure of the order at home. In this equation, when we add up kids, the entire responsibility would go to the lady of the house. That was the reason why people of my generation were even more attached to their mother as they would rarely see their father helping them out with something or teaching them a new lesson. Mother was a part and parcel of every child’s life then. Hence rightly called #MyFirstExpert.
Now few years before, things started changing. Now maybe I am wrong but my best guess to the current scenario is as follows:
The living expenses started sky-rocketing. It became impossible to manage a house hold with a single income and by then most of the women had equal or greater educational qualifications than their counterpart men. So it became easy for women to get a job and thus they became more independent. In such an equation, kids became the responsibility of both the parents major being mother as usual. But still chores were divided and thus paved way for a new way of raising kids.
In the days when I used to be little, mothers were more than anything to a child. His best friend, his teacher, his guide and much more. As we grew up, things were still the same. They were there in every walk of our life. Most of them had their bride/groom selected by their mother’s. Such were the powers of a mother then.
I am glad that things have changed and made way for a more responsible scenario today. Today it is possible for the child to look upon his mother and take a lot of inspiration as she is nothing less than a Superwoman. She knows how the world works and can inspire her kid to have a successful life. Her expertise in different fields can be passed on to her kid. But then something never change. I am from an era when type-writers were common. My mother knew type-writing and I learnt it from her. It was a very smooth lesson and I don’t even think that I had a problem once while learning my lessons from her. She was a very patient teacher. Apart from that, every lesson or experience involving them is such a sweet memory.
Most importantly : Happy Mother’s day! (belated) to every one.