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6 Truths About the Importance of Communication Between Family Members

A family solely flourishes with love, care, and compassion. And to keep these emotions flowing, communication plays a vital role. A home is built with people staying in it. Else it will solely remain a place built with blocks. t is the only way to nurture healthy, and fruitful relationships between family members. Researches have revealed that effective communication is the essential building block of strong relationships between family members. Communication is the key and essential instrument in bonding people within a family.

Communication refers to not only verbal but also non-verbal. Communication also involves the ability to pay attention to what others are thinking and feeling. Communication as a channel creates an open and honest atmosphere that allows family members to express their differences as well as Mother love and admiration for one another. Most of the unavoidable situations can be averted through the mode of communication, which at times arises in the family.

Communication within the family is extremely important, as it encourages one to share and discuss crucial issues, and get the resolution. Communication within the family should not be routine. Frequent and casual communication, not only helps you to express your feelings exactly but also encourages others to talk. Mutual communication helps people to grow in the affectionate relationship with each other.

According to the variety of conversation we conduct, it has been divided into categories. Let’s explore these categories below. Each of these styles has benefits and disadvantages.

So the communicator has to choose wisely, which category needs to be chosen when according to the styles of communication.

1. Strive to be gentle and Precise

Strive to be gentle and Precise

Being polite, gentle and precise is the rule applicable to any communication, so is to family communication. It should not be left for the other member to interpret. Being calm and gentle when you communicate is helpful to invite the attention and action of others. Leaving blanks, and assuming others to understand invites for an argument, not the solution.

Do not beat around the bush and make others unknown of the messages which you intend to pass. Especially with children, being very very gentle to pass on the message. Thoughtless words said in anger, only intensifies the atmosphere. Avoid getting into that.

2. Frequency should never be broken

Frequency should never be broken

Due to hectic lifestyle these days, it is difficult to carve out time for family members and indulge in meaningful conversation. It is extremely important to find out creative ways to make time to communicate. Healthy families communicate their thoughts and feelings and make the most of their family time. This is especially important when attempting to resolve problems that arise between family members. It contributes majorly to creating intimacy and emotional bonding.

One should not wait for opportunities to speak with members of the family. There should be this much liberty to be oneself and speak their heart and mind out. Casual communication not only encourages to express your feelings exactly but also paves way for others to talk. Mutual communication helps people to grow in an affectionate relationship with each other.

3. More than words

non-verbal communication

 

Communication need not necessarily always be being vocal. It is more than a verbal expression. Even the presence, communicates a lot. Many a time, non-verbal communication conveys a lot, even more than verbal. Use of gestures of affection lavishly has the magic of making one understand the feelings and intentions of the individual.

A hug, a thumbs-up, a kiss, a pat, hand holding, let the other person the meaning behind the expression. Even at times of speaking, in a bit of loud pitched voice, be precise and help them understand the message.

4. Spread the Positivity

Spread the Positivity

Be it personal or professional, positive approach to any issue leads the conversation in the right direction. Even while correcting someone, keep the approach positive. It will be much more influencing and effective. Keep the communication encouraging, supporting, soothing, and appreciating.

Negativity in any relationship will destroy the warmth. Sarcastic communication between family members always resorts to diminishing respect and trust levels. It destroys the mood of the talk and forces members to withdraw themselves deliberately from family communications.

5. Honesty takes the lead

Honesty takes the lead

Parents should lead by example by providing a safe environment that allows family members to openly express their thoughts and feelings. Honesty and openness and honesty precisely sets the stage for trusting relationships. Lack of trust will eventually create a dent in building a strong relationship. Be open and utterly honest with family members.

6. Be an Active Listener

Be an Active Listener

To understand other’s point of view is of prime importance in having healthy conversations between family members. You must acknowledge and respect the other person’s perspective.

Encouraging talks more often provides for fresh ideas and concepts, which otherwise loses an opportunity. Seeking clarity and getting the message conveyed in the most fruitful manner, leads to healthy discussions.

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7 of These Foods Will Take You Back in Your Childhood Days As You Loved Them All

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When you think of your childhood, you may have stronger memories associated with a certain set of foods like Parle-G, Natkhat, Poppins, Sweet Cigarettes, Popsicles, Rola Cola, Fatafat and many others. I know these fun foods were more than love for most of the kids and even now. But sadly, some of the products have become extinct now and we couldn’t help. That is why I will take you through your childhood days foods again by mentioning here some of the all-time favourite foods of the kids when they were in their childhood. No matter whether they are with you today or not, but whenever you heard of them or come across they make you happy and nostalgic at the same time.

Let me take you through some of the foods that helped shape your childhood.

1. Phantom Sweet Cigarettes

Phantom Sweet Cigarettes

One of the sweetest childhood memories that we all have. These cigarettes were famous among every kid and they used to love and flaunt them along with their friends just to become super cool. They looked similar to a cigarette only but were mint flavoured.

2. Natkhat

Natkhat

Then and now, Natkhat is still one of the most loved snacks of every kid. Do you remember the packet costs only Rs. 1 which you will find hard to get nowadays? We used to love carrying these packets when we go out for a picnic.

3. Gold Spot and Rola Cola

Gold Spot and Rola Cola

Forget about today’s coke or slice. Nothing could ever beat the taste of Gold Spot and Rola Cola. Gold Spot was a bit sweet in taste with some fizz, while Rola Cola was the super solid candy which tastes like a cola. They both were so amazing and we still remember that.

4. Crax

Crax

Crax was spicy and masala flavoured ring-shaped snack which was also among the kid’s favourite during the 90s. Besides eating them, children also used to make fun by wearing the rings on the finger taking the feel of a ring. And, it also didn’t costs a fortune, just Rs. 5 only.

5. Parle-G

Parle-G

Parle-G is still our favourite, whether you dip it in a cup of tea or a glass of milk. It tastes completely awesome. Thank god this is not extinct and you can easily find out them easily in any grocery store.

6. Fatafat

Fatafat

These were actually the digestions pills similar to Hajmola, but we never used them like pills. Its tasty tangy flavour had made everyone go mad for it.

7. Rooh Afza

Rooh Afza

One of the tastiest and refreshing drink that we all had during our 90s. It was more like a welcome drink and was served to the guests who visit our houses. Seriously, its rose flavour was loved by every kid, especially when it was mixed with cold milk. Isn’t it?

So, these were some of the fun foods that were our all-time favourite and even now. How many of you would like to taste them again?

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6 Teachers Who Gave Up Their Dreams To Make The Life of Underprivileged Children

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After our parents, teachers are the one who holds a very important place in our life. Not only for me but for everyone. I know each one of you who are reading this may have one or other best memories related to their teachers and of course the valuable lessons given by them to you which you still remember by heart. Seriously, no other than teachers could do anything for us to make our life and our career.

To see us reap those heights, they took so much of pain and manual labour that we can’t even imagine. On this Teacher’s day, let’s pay our whole-hearted tribute to them who made us what we are today and we can’t forget that ever.

Take a look at some of the great examples who gave up everything to make the career of students.

1. Shopkeeper, Rajesh Kumar Sharma

Rajesh is a popular teacher among hundreds of slum children who are taught by him under the metro bridge near the Yamuna Bank metro depot in Delhi. He is a shopkeeper by profession and is known as ‘Masterji’ among his students. It was him only who started the novel initiative, “Free School: Under the Bridge”.

2. A resident from Pune, Rajnikant Mendhe

Rajnikant Mendhe

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A resident from Pune, Rajnikant Mendhe was really passionate about teaching children. To teach only 12 children, he travelled 12 km to a remote village in Chander district. As there was an extreme shortage of teachers at the school, kids started to leave the school but it was Mendhe who never gave up and he still continued his journey of teaching to only one student who didn’t leave the school.

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3. Physical education teacher, Rajaram

Rajaram who is a physical education teacher took that extra mile and decided to drive the school bus so that the students do not take admission anywhere else. To keep the school’s strength at par, he with the help of old student’s association bought a mini-bus so that the parents are comfortable in sending their children to school in the bus only.

4. Physically challenged, Sanjay Sen

hysically challenged, Sanjay Sen

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What a wonderful and kind-hearted man he is which is very hard to find nowadays. Despite being a physically challenged man, he never gave up and challenged himself to make the life of thousand’s of children by giving them the ocean of the knowledge he has. His motivation and kind dedication made everything possible for him even if he can’t. Since 2009, he is into the teaching profession and is employed in one of the government school located in Rajasthan.

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5. A teacher from Kenya’s remote village, Peter Tabichi

Peter Tabichi is a math and physics teacher from a school located in Kenya’s remote village. He has also received the Global Teacher Prize for his hard work and dedication towards teaching. And do you know he is the man who gives away his 80 percent of the monthly income to the needy and helpless people just to make them happy?

6. Zindagi Founder, Ajay Bahadur Singh

Ajaya Bahadur is the one who established the Zindagi Foundation in the year 2017, where he used to give free coaching classes to the medical students who couldn’t afford expenses for that. And do you know it was due to his ultimate guidance 12 out of his 18 students cracked medical exam and got admission in medical colleges in Odisha? Though he aspires to become a doctor himself, he gave up his dreams and continued to teach underprivileged students to make their career.

I know you have become a bit nostalgic after reading this article. We accept that teachers are really amazing and what they do for us is valuable.

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6 Benefits Brought By British Raj To India That Has Changed The Nation

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6 Benefits Brought By British Raj To India That Has Changed The Nation

We very well know what Britishers did to us. Lots of destructions and everything bad to put an end to everything as their main intention was to rule India. This is true but we cannot ignore what they did great for us. Still, most of us have a mindset that Britishers were there only to rule India and to create harm to Indians and the Indian culture. But with everything bad, good also comes and we must appreciate that. They brought to us many benefits which have helped develop Indians as well as the Indian society. Examples are many like they introduced the English education system, developed railways abolished cruel social practices and many more.

Let’s have a look at the benefits brought by the British Raj for India which has proved that Britishers has helped a lot and did many things to build our nation.

1. Developing the English Language

The British Raj has established modern English education system for masses. Now, we better understand how important English language is for us. Whether you accept it or not, the education system in India was genuinely backward during previous times. It was Britishers only who have decided to introduce scientific education through the medium of English in India after the Charter Act of 1813.

2. Introduction of Indian Railways

Britishers only have laid the foundation of establishing the railway networks to ease the travel of the individuals. The railway was inaugurated under the governor generalship of Lord Dalhousie. Most of the central railway infrastructure has been established by the Britishers themselves. Thanks to them for helping and making our travel so easy.

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3. Removal of Cruel practices

The biggest contribution of Britishers in India was the abolition of certain social practices like Sati, Child marriage, Female Infanticide, Human Sacrifice, etc. Various Indian social reformers like Raja Ram Mohan Roy worked along with the Britishers to introduce various acts and reforms against these cruel practices.

4. Unification of India

Literally, there was no India before the British Raj. There were a bunch of independent kingdoms that were ruled by their independent government and administration. The British Raj was the only one that has transformed a fragmented India into a unified India to bring the feeling of unity among the masses.

You can also read: 8 Signs That tell India is Lagging Behind in Good Factors and Leading with The Wrong Ones

5. Developed Indian Army

We are extremely proud of our Indian Army, it was also formed in the British era. All the rules and system were set up by the Britishers themselves.

6. Introduction of Administrative services

Introduction of Administrative services

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The British Raj has also introduced administrative services like IFS, IPS, and IAS which is one of the most disciplined and civilized careers in today’s modern world.

So, these were some of the benefits that were brought by the Britishers that had done only good to Indians and we really appreciate that.

You can also read: 9 Reasons I Love My India More Than Any Other Country

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