Are you hiding your illness or unpleasant relationship from your kids?

By Ritu Garg

Contributing Author for Spark Igniting Minds

While reading a book by an Indian author, Jerry Pinto titled "Em and the Big Hoom", I was totally sucked into his life. His young years were a whirlpool unleashed by his mother’s bipolar personality and bouts of clinical depression. And I seriously think that dealing with the ailment and the family dynamics that follow such an illness added so much character to his life. I am not saying it was good that his mother had this rather serious indisposition. Not at all. All I am trying to say is that in most circumstances, we tend to offer our kids a very protected and unmarred life. An ide