Book Blurb – Innocent Wings – Dyslexia/Childhood/Parenting
Mother Nature is kind enough to accept one and all, irrespective of their differences. But we as human being create classes of differences and disregard those whom we think are not at par with the norms stated by us. If we would also accept people with a variety of differences equally, then there wouldn’t be any issue left in the society. Little Rudra and many other children like him face various issues because of their incapability in academics and other fields. We have assumed that the benchmark of the child’s performance is his good grades, otherwise, he or she is incapable. Innocent wings is about a child who with assessment and interventions, became from no one to the one in his school. All that is required is lots of love and little care to support their capacities.
Book Review – Innocent Wings – Dyslexia/Childhood/Parenting
We have not brought our kids into this world. Instead God has entrusted us with his/her dear ones in the form of tiny lives, so that we can cherish them and nourish them. It is not only our privilege but also a blessing to be responsible for these little lives while we embark on the parenting journey. But are we fair enough towards every child born? Is our society compassionate towards every being born on this earth. No, we are far from it.
With the above questions to ponder upon, Innocent Wings has left me with a bitter sweet taste. The author of this book inspired from her real life incidents is a reality check in the face of this competitive world, where we want to train our kids for success in life from the word go.
Innocent Wings though a semi autobiography, raises several issues that make me question the relevance of our perception of good, bad and ugly, our education system and at large the human values that we wish to imbibe in our kids.
As I read the book, I couldn’t help pause and take a long look at my kids and thank god for all the conveniences of life he has bestowed upon me and my kids. I wondered how many kids with minor or major disorders which require special attention and exceptions at school actually get what they deserve to grow and bloom as flowers.
Shipli, as an author has done an excellent job of recounting her experiences as a mother of a dyslexic child, some of which were really harrowing at the hands of idiosyncratic schools, business minded health institutions and personal insecurities. The language is simple but does an excellent job of piercing your heart. Shilpi has not only recreated her story, but has also added in the book, interviews and passages from relevant stakeholders responsible for a child’s growth. These help us gain an unbiased view of what it means to compassionate and how certain disorders could be taken care of with some professional intervention but mostly by having faith and providing unconditional support to your child.
P.S. – To read and feel is one thing, but to be in the thick of action as a mother of a dyslexic child is an altogether different game. Have you thanked the almighty enough for giving you beautiful kids. If not do that now!
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