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Generation Gap & Parenting Dilemmas Uncovered: Episode #4 of The Big Small Talk Live

Mumbai, 25-04-24 –“After the resounding acclaim received for their thought-provoking discussions in previous episodes, The Big Small Talk is thrilled to unveil its fourth instalment, delving into the complexities of inter-generational gaps and the challenges of modern parenting. Anuj Sawhney, renowned for his transition from Bollywood to the helm of Swiss Military Worldwide, reunites with his long-time friend Manav Subodh, the visionary Founder of 1M1B – One Million for One Billion. Together, they embark on a journey to unravel the nuances of contemporary family dynamics, promising yet another enlightening dialogue for their dedicated audience.”

“Generation Gaps and Parenting Dilemmas.”

In this episode, Anuj and Manav engage in a profound exploration of the dynamics underlying generational gaps and the intricate challenges of modern-day parenting. They delve into the notion that parents often inadvertently widen the divide between themselves and their children by imposing their expectations, thus creating a palpable distance. The discussion also highlights the contradictory nature of parenting, where parents may inadvertently confuse their children by oscillating between advocating for independence and questioning their choices. The concept of the “Sandwich Generation” is introduced, shedding light on the struggles faced by millennials caught between two conflicting sets of values.

TBST - Episode 4

Few Highlight Discussions:

Parents are the Gap Creators: We create the distance within generations by actioning expectations from our children.

Contradicting Parenting: Confusing the child by contradicting your parenting conversations by telling the kids to manage their life and then cross-questioning the very practicality of the choices made by them!

‘Sandwich Generations’: aka Millennials who are stuck in between the two value systems!

Childhood Wounds and Parenting: Wounded as parents in the past and those wounds interfere in our parenting decisions.

Gender biases in parenting is a very sad yet unsaid truth within the Indian society that is extremely hushed reality.

Parental aggression and the effects they have on kids – sensitising yourself as a parent to their emotions and aligning your parenting accordingly.

The Guests on this Show:

Dilip Ramchandran – Creative Head & a professional Drummer

Dr. Arun Thareja – ENT & Endoscopic Surgeon & Superbiker

Aunja Pandey – Influencer, Social Media Strategist & Poet

Rashida Cutlerywala – Social Influencer & Event Organiser

Diva Utkarsha – Young Achiever & Social Activist

Anuj Sawhney remarked, “Parenting isn’t just about nurturing; it’s about understanding the generational dynamics we inadvertently create. Our discussion on ‘Parents as Gap Creators’ sheds light on this crucial aspect of family dynamics, urging us to reflect on how our actions shape the relationships within our families and across generations since time immemorial.”

Manav Subodh emphasised that, “Gender biases in parenting are a harsh reality that often goes unspoken. It’s time to confront this issue and create a more equitable environment for our children to thrive, fostering an atmosphere of inclusivity and respect within our homes and communities.”

Listeners can anticipate insightful contributions from our special guests, Dr. Arun Thareja & Dilip Ramachandran, who share their personal experiences navigating these complexities of the generational gap.

Dr. Arun Thareja commented “Joining The Big Small Talk provided me with a platform to delve deeper into existing family dynamics, offering guidance on how we can navigate these challenges and cultivate stronger connections within our families. It’s crucial for us to recognize the unique experiences and perspectives of each generation, fostering an environment of mutual respect and understanding.”

Dilip Ramachandran shared his perspective, stating, “As a father and a musician, I’ve had the privilege of experiencing the intricate dynamics of generational differences within my own family. Through my journey, I’ve come to understand the importance of open communication and empathy in bridging these gaps.”

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