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Parenting with love and logic

by Vidya Sury March 14, 2013 21 comments

Parenting with love and logic really is the best way.

In retrospect the word “parenting” translates to “fun” for me. I may or may not have said this a decade ago since our feelings about any role are influenced by the prevailing situation. I admit to being frustrated, nervous and all those other emotions that take up residence when we deal with our children. But I am glad to say that they were just fleeting. I had a good example to follow – all I had to do was remember how my Ma dealt with me through the growing years to calm down and realize that the view is in the eyes of the beholder – in this instance, mine.

Parenting is a very important and wonderful job. Without exception, every parent would like to raise children who are confident, resilient and happy.

I am lucky I started off with great raw material. Like every Mother, I think I am blessed with the best kid in the world. But seriously, it is a pleasure to raise him, especially because I grow up a little each time there is a significant change. I love it when he says I am the best Mom in the world – no praise is higher, right? How to ensure that he continues to think so for the longest time?

Here is what I’ve learned: Please continue reading this post here: What I learned about parenting

I try my best to lead by example….because…. parenting with love and logic

….and when parenting with love and logic, we …

parenting with love and logic

Now, I have something very exciting to share with you.

Last week, Victor Schueller, Professor of Positivity and Possibility invited me to appear on his radio show. Yes – radio show! and you know what? Live. LIVE! It was scheduled for March 11  at 12.00 noon, Wisconsin time. That was 10.30 pm at night for me. So yes, I was a teeny bit nervous.

You see, the only experience I have with live radio interviews is one, when I was 15.  Seems like a different life. A neighbor, who was doing a short stint with the local radio station wanted to interview a bunch of children of single mothers for Mothers Day.  She chose me. Oh well, I lived upstairs and jumped at the idea.  I was 15 and believed I could conquer the world.

So D-day came and she asked a few questions and I sang a song and quoted some quotes and – since those were the days of audio tapes, I asked if I could get a copy. Of course she said yes. Of course I didn’t get one. Later, a very edited version was broadcast and barely two minutes of the interview was included as it was stitched together with several others.

Anyway – when Victor said we would chat for a few minutes before going on air – I thought – great!  I have known Victor for over a year now and just love his blog.  He is very insightful and has brought on many a-ha moments for me through his posts and interviews.

In the evening, Vidur checked the speakers and the webcam to see if everything was working. And believe it or not – at 9.30 pm – an hour before the radio show, my computer froze. Ha, I thought. We have two laptops in the house so no problem. Anyway – rebooting seemed to do the trick. Also, I like the spot where my desktop computer sits.

As I waited, I thought I would write the parenting post scheduled to be published on Parentous on March 13 – and of course, the idea rose from my son’s actions – and I thought yes – parenting with love and logic – and wrote it up. At 10.15 pm, as promised, Victor called. Even though I’ve listened to his voice in his interviews with others, it was very different – probably because it was focused on me. Any nervousness I might have felt disappeared as I listened to him introduce me. I swear I felt two feet taller!

Would you like to listen to the radio show? It lasted 30 minutes. I am loving how technology brings us all closer!

Visit this link, please.

Tell me what you think!

Have you been in a radio show?

 Love, Vidya

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Betsy/Zen Mama March 15, 2013 at 2:52 am

I’ll go read Parentous and listen to your interview. How fun!!
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Rahul March 14, 2013 at 11:33 pm

That was a lovely post on parenting and the previlege to be hosted by Victor on the radio show!The technology has brought this world closer than ever before!

Victor Schueller March 15, 2013 at 3:57 am


It was such a pleasure having you on the show! It was so nice to connect with our voices! I really enjoyed reading what was going on behind the scenes right before we went on the air! 🙂

Thanks again for being such a wonderful guest. I appreciate your willingness to join me and I thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful chat!
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Elle March 15, 2013 at 3:33 pm

It was a great intrview Vidya…you’re as sparkly in life as you are in print…warms the cockles of my heart kiddo.

And your parenting post really gets to the nitty gritty of it all..love and logic. What kid wouldn’t benefit from you Vidya.

Love Elle
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Terri Sonoda March 15, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I have goosebumps! Words cannot describe how listening to your beautiful voice was for me. Your compassion and love come through in your voice and your writing. You are continuously an inspiration for me. I’m so happy to know you, my friend. Thanks for sharing your radio experience with us. It truly made my day! Much love! XOXOs
P.S. Working on my book again because of your encouragement! Thought you’d like to know. We should Skype sometime soon.
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Fran Sorin March 15, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Vidya – I’m rushing to meet my daughter so will listen to your interview later tonight. I’m so glad you enjoyed yourself ~ it is a wonderful medium. I hosted a call in gardening talk radio show for 5 years every Saturday from 6-8am. I was up by 430am to prep and be alert and ready to go live at 6am. It was a wonderful community ~ people calling in feel that they are heard (and they are) and there often is an intimacy between the host and guest. xxoo-Fran
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nahupoliyan March 15, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Sorry to butt in sideways into a soulfully serious session. Can surrogate cases be called ‘pay-renting’?

Vidya Sury March 15, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Appa! 😀 Okay, have you thought about what I requested when we talked the other day? 🙂

Emily March 15, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Oh, that’s so exciting! Congratulations! 🙂
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Vidya Sury March 17, 2013 at 7:17 am

Thank you, Emily!

You delight me with your posts and I simply loved the latest one about Katherine and Penelope selling their paintings! Would love to see photos of those. Will Chris permit that? 😀 Hugs!

Pattu March 15, 2013 at 6:09 pm

A great going Vidya!. Talk show… Wow.
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Vidya Sury March 17, 2013 at 7:17 am

Thank you, Pattu! 😀

Carolyn Hughes March 16, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Well done Vidya! I’m off to listen to you – now I can put a voice to the face 🙂
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Vidya Sury March 17, 2013 at 7:16 am

Thanks, Carolyn! Makes a big difference to hear a real voice, no? Loved your latest post!

Cathy Taughinbaugh March 16, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Congrats VIdya on your radio show. I’ll listen later today. Wonderful that you are spreading the wording about successful parenting.
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Vidya Sury March 17, 2013 at 7:16 am

Thank you so much, Cathy! Ah, the parenting part of this post is separate from the radio show! 😀

Sandi Amorim March 16, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I loved the radio show Vidya! Both you and Victor has such wonderful laughs and it feels like I know you both on a deeper level.
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Vidya Sury March 17, 2013 at 7:15 am

Thank you Sandi! It was exciting and I loved the encouraging comments from you on Twitter and Facebook! Hugs!

Jodi @ Heal Now March 19, 2013 at 12:12 am

I shared the smile photo on facebook. So great. And the radio show is such a great opportunity! Great job on it!
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Latha March 21, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Wow…so now you are live!! will listen to the show at home 🙂 I know parenting with love and logic makes wonders; only if we had the time and more patience to do it better.

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