Relationships by Arun Vedhera ©www.successcds.net Page
DINK (Double Income No Kids)
partners in the Metros seem to bepost- poning having children as they are too occupied with their careersand are then stressed out to have time for the children. Further, tounwind they need two expensive vacations every year and cannottherefore manage this lifestyle with kids in tow.
Two Income parents increasingly pamper their children
withmaterial gifts and gadgets to compensate for the lesser time they seemto have for the children. This obviously leads to
arrogant and alienatedchildren
who can be very sweet while asking for the next ‘play station’and will be soon vary of that as well, as of everything else. The parentswant to give their children the most expensive education and all thephysical comforts, particularly on the grounds that the children musthave everything they lacked.These sentiments are very good and understandable, but do notacknowledge the downside, i.e. that the children need to experience andlive in the real world, full of normal hardships and comforts. They needto walk, travel in public transports, go out and play, buy clothes andgadgets one by one etc.
They need physical time and proximity fromtheir parents
, which Swiss Chocolates and play stations cannotcompensate for.The question of living with the in-laws (or should we call them out-laws!)would be extremely distasteful to the daughter-in-law. Even the husbandwould find the middle class or older generation thinking of his parents to