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Raising Modern Hindu Children Overseas: A perspective

Nothing is more scrutinized, criticized, debated or written about as parenting today. The world appears to obsess around raising the perfect generation and that has given rise to an entire ecosystem of child welfare ministries to specialists, pediatric nutritionists, therapists, pedodontics, psychiatrists. And yet 10-20% of children and adolescents worldwide are afflicted with mental disorders. The challenges and complexities of modern societies has only compounded the anxiety levels of parenting. At times of intense stress and confusion it is only prudent to fall back on the wisdom of our ancestors.

Father’s Day celebration among Indians in Hong Kong

It is believed that the Father’s Day celebration was started by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Sebastian County, Arkansas in 1982. She, along with her 5 brothers, were raised by her father William Smart after her mother died when she was only 16. To honor her father, she started Father’s Day celebration to mark his birthday on June 6th, that later pushed to June 19th.

Since middle age, the Catholic countries started Father’s Day on March 19th (Saint Joseph’s Day) to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood and parental bonds in the society.

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