Konkona Sen Sharma on how we should be raising boys in 2020
From accepting mismatched napkins to having the sex talk
Raising daughters to be women who are strong and independent is integral to modern-day parenting. But actor and director Konkona Sen Sharma makes an excellent point when she asks why we don’t raise human beings in general to be sensitive, compassionate and feminist.
The Wake Up Sid actor gave us a peephole into her life as a parent and shared with us her journey of being a parent in 2020. “I’m trying out different things. It’s all an experiment,” confesses Sharma.
A big part of her approach to parenting is ensuring her son feels comfortable enough to talk to her about anything.
“They often don’t have the vocabulary. I’ll just bring up some things from time to time so that if he wants to, he can come back to it at some point,” she says, and that includes sex and bullying.
Sharma admits that teaching her son to be independent and take care of himself is challenging in more ways than one – “It’s his job to set the table, but he doesn’t believe in anything matching,” she explains.
“And I’m really into things matching, and being symmetrical and in order. So, I’m trying to be very zen about it.”
From endearing moments to those we can learn a thing or two from, this is a side of Konkona Sen Sharma you’ve never seen before.
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