As dads we are constantly looking for content that marshals the cause of equality through gender or otherwise. When we received a mail from Pratha Shetty we were so excited about her book because we realised that such a deep and complicated topic need to be inculcated at a very young age. This is what her book tries to do.
The beauty of When I Grow Up is that it doesn’t necessarily need to be given ONLY to a girl child but we insist that every boy also reads it to comprehend the concept of achievement.
Children need to realise and accept the fact that achievement has nothing to do with gender at all. We want today’s kids to look at achievement as a human thing and nothing else. If you endeavour and are passionate about something then go ahead and make it happen.
This is where parenting comes into focus, we need to help our children realise their hunger and drive to achieve something in life and we must provide the guiding light on a dark road.
Peter Pop and Nadir Pop spoke intensely with Pratha on the role of men and women in our society and what we all need to do, to give courage not just to our children but to each other. This episode is just not about gender equality but about hope for the future generation.