Twinkle Khanna, a former actor and author, took to Instagram to share a post about parenting. She posted a photo of herself kissing her daughter Nitara and explained how parents are not responsible for providing a ‘perfect childhood’ to their kids. Instead, she believes that parents should assist in brainstorming ideas rather than highlighting their children’s shortcomings.
“Our job is not to give our children perfect childhoods,” Twinkle wrote. It is to fill their heads with ideas, to recognise and highlight their strengths, but never to highlight their weaknesses. It entails adoring them and stuffing a few vegetables down their throats. We must devote a large number of our neurons to their mosquito bites, poor grades, and hurt feelings.”
“And we must do all of this, day after day, without losing sight of everything we are and can be, in addition to being their mothers,” she concluded her post, urging others to comment. Malaika Arora, Amrita Arora, and jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali all responded with heart emojis in the comments section. “Well said Tina,” said Namrata Shirodkar.
Twinkle left the industry in 2001 after appearing in films such as Mela, Baadshah, Jaan, and International Khiladi. Mrs Funnybones, her first book, was a success when it was released in 2015. She later published another book, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad, in 2017 and another, Pyjamas Are Forgiving, the following year. She also launched her own website, Tweak India, where she discusses various issues and even invites Bollywood celebrities to participate in the discussion.
In 2001, Twinkle married Akshay Kumar. In 2002, Akshay and Twinkle welcomed their first child, a son named Aarav Bhatia. They have a daughter named Nitara, who was born in 2012. Twinkle is currently pursuing a master’s degree in fiction writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.
She was recently seen leaving the holiday season with Nitara for the academy. She posted two photos of Nitara kissing their pet dog goodbye before leaving for the United Kingdom. “And now it’s time for us to go back,” it said. To the cold, to the books. To all the people and animals who make a house feel like a home.”