Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava grew up in Jalandhar during the insurgency in Punjab. She was brought up in a house that has seen three generations of journalists before her. Her family started ‘Pratap’ one of the first newspapers in Lahore in 1919, the year of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. Jyotsna always wanted to do journalism and grew up listening to conversations about politics. She is the mother of two daughters aged 11 and 8.
Here is what she has to say about the current parenting in today’s day and age:
“My daughter tells me about 5th graders in her class being suspended for vaping! Issues like the bois locker room feature on news channels for a few days and then disappear. Most parents live in denial about sex, porn, consent and drug culture and refuse to adapt and accept the times that we’re in. My daughters are 11 and 8, and I haven’t let them get on to social media yet. I don’t want them to define themselves by the likes they get. It’s important to experience the world, meet new people, read, play sports and understand the repercussions of the decisions you make.”
Talking about her book, she said, “’Stoned, Shamed and Depressed’ is a way for me to show children and more importantly adults the bigger picture of what teenagers face today, and give them the knowledge to make informed choices.”
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