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Letter to my Kid about a Decade!!

Dear Son,

A Decade is a very long time if you look at the number of days, minutes, and seconds. But honestly, time just flies, and within no time, the 10 years would pass in front of you in a jiffy. Though it might sound paradoxical to you at this 7 years age, that’s the honest truth. Haven’t you heard from your granddad that “Kaalpurush never stays at a single place and keeps running”? So for the so-called Kaalpurush a decade is nothing by what a day signifies for us.

So standing at the doorsteps (of course, you may say that it’s already 23-January, so you have already entered), I want to give you a few tips to make your life easier in the forthcoming decades based on the instances we saw together in this decade, just as a quick reference to you!! And that’s why I have been writing this letter to my kid for about a decade.

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Key Points in the Letter to My Kid about a Decade:

1. Enjoy the present moment:

I know that you are passionate about cricket and always think, dream, and watch cricket only. But you need to understand that everyone is not like that, and you need to have friends and enjoy life with them while pursuing cricket too. Otherwise, after you achieve your ambition of playing in the World Cup in the late 2030s, when you look back, there wouldn’t be any sweet memories left except cricket in your life. So living in the present moment and making it memorable is also the most important task God has given us. As we have this opportunity and time only once. Do you remember the day when the Guhawati match got washed out in 2019? When Virat and his team were waiting in the green room for the match to begin, how did Virat make his team less anxious? Didn’t he bring out his teammates and dance there on the grounds? They are definitely living in that moment and making some sweet memories for themselves and others instead of sitting and anxiously cursing at the rain.

2. Failure is the stepping stone for success:

At your age, it’s easier to leave the projects which you have a tough time completing and concentrate on your passions. But always remember the poem I taught you — only the people who complete a task irrespective of the number of failures they encounter are only called winners. Not the people who left the task in a middle way. You do remember that Hetmyer stayed in the crease even after the twisted nerve in the leg and scored a century in 2019, isn’t it? West Indies wouldn’t have won that match that day if Hetmyer had left the crease. The same goes for Shreyas Iyer, who returned to international cricket after 5 years. So when you are stuck with any problems, remember Hetmyer and scores of others and then try till you succeed.

3. Learning is a lifelong process:

Learning doesn’t stop with completing a course or winning a medal/trophy in a match. It’s an ongoing process. Do you remember Virat’s interview in 2015, when he mentioned how he became a successful batsman only after he changed his mindset and started hearing his mistakes pointed out by others and also after he started observing and learning from others? When you want to succeed consistently, you need to become a lifelong learner and leave that feeling that you know everything!!

4. Practise makes the man perfect:

It’s always the practice and practice that makes a man perfect. Without practice, one can’t achieve their goals. Always remember the words of Virat and Dhoni in this case. In all their interviews over the years, they say the same thing again and again. They practice irrespective of the weather and climate daily. I know you ardently believe in their words, and that’s why getting up daily at 5:30 am and rushing to your gymnastics sessions. Even your coach appreciates your diligence in this, but I want you to continue this discipline forever in life.

5. Gratitude and Humility are two pillars of Life:

What does daddy always tell you? Sorry and Thank you are the two magical words and have to be used all the time. The day you feel awkward to tell Sorry or Thank you, that’s the day when your growth as an individual would stop. We should always be thankful for the people who help us and be respectful of them. Similarly, we should be utmost conscious that we shouldn’t hurt somebody. The moment we realize that we have caused some inconvenience to others, we should be telling sorry to them first.

I hope you liked this letter to my kid about a decade ago, my dear son.

Dear son, if you remember these 5 tips in life, you can sail through any bouncer life throws at you. In life, you would always be at the batting end, and your bowler is none other than god. Depending on his mood, he can become a pace bowler or a spinner. But you must be prepared even to bat the swings/googlies god throws at you. So that’s the reason why I want you to remember the above 5 points, in this letter to you (my kid), about a decade, so that you can have long and solid innings in the cricket called Life, which should span over multiple decades. As parents, we would always love to sit in the visitor’s gallery and watch your match for decades together. – Your loving Mamma!!!!

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Suhasini, IP, is the Author of the book “Practical Tips for Kids Mental Health.” As a certified kids and parents life coach, she helps/guides you toward a happy family life for your kids. She firmly believes that “Emotionally Happy Kids of today are the Mentally Strong and Happy Citizens of tomorrow.” Let’s make the world a happy and beautiful place for our kids to thrive.


  1. Gratitude is really a great tool to feel good about yourself and spread the positivity around you. And be a life long student of life is what makes a huge difference in the way we navigate through the life. Beautiful letter. 🙂

    1. Thank you Hema for the quick response and liking the letter

      1. Believing in yourself and God will help to sail through too !! Wonderful pieces of advice !!!

      2. Yes, Jyoti, we need to give that self-confidence to our kids, isn’t it? Thanks for dropping by!!

  2. Hey such a nice letter for your son. Hope he follows his mother’s advise and has a great decade ahead!!

    1. Thank you Shail for your blessings

    2. Very beautiful written up for your son. Learning is always good, in fact, I am going to share this post with my daughter too who is very passionate about football

  3. You have covered the most necessary tips,to accept own mistakes is very necessary as you have mentioned in the third point, with the flow of life where problems and obstacles will come in the way we all have to keep some things in our mind, enjoying the present moment and having humanity all these are too much necessary, your son is fond of cricket and keeping that in mind you have nicely explained through the examples of the players, as at present i dont watch cricket but its really good to know about Sreyas Iyer.

    1. Thank you Jyotirmoy for your kind words

  4. A very effective piece of advice to not only your son but all of us who are reading this post. I enjoyed the way you have used cricket and cricketers sayings and doings as a tool to teach your son life lessons.

    1. Yes Jay, My Kid is a typical sports person so to make him even do his schoolwork, we need to talk in Cricket lingo only, then only he would finish it off!!! Thanks for dropping by!

      1. It was a lovely letter full of love,life lessons and blessings..Loved each line..Your son will definitely achieve great success.

      2. Thank you Pashmeena for your kind words

  5. Absolutely loved this letter! You have connected the 5 life points to cricket which is something your son can relate to well as it is his passion. Loved that!
    Well written indeed!

    1. Thanks a lot, Radhika for your kind words.

    2. It is so important to teach our children how to handle failure. As an elementary teacher, I see it all the time where the first time a child is allowed to fail is at school and they do not handle it well. They see it in a negative light, not as a step that gets them closer to success.

      1. I know, even my kid has that attitude. Only after watching multiple matches and seeing and hearing the interviews of these defeated captains/teams behave post the defeat, he is slowly learning that defeat is a stepping stone for success. But yet to reach that stage completely.

  6. So you are one big cricket family, I can see that. Wonderful lessons with super examples. Did your son read it? What was his reaction? Would love to know.

    1. Beautiful letter and I love the the way you spoke to him in cricket lingo. I’m not much of a cricket buff but my daughter and husband are. Will make them read this

      1. Thanks a lot, Shivani for your kind words. I use only his current interests to make him listen to me.

    2. He is yet to read it Janaki. I had taken a printout and kept it ready for him. ?

      1. Loved the analogy. The post made so much sense even for a non cricket fan like me.
        Advice associated with a memory from the play ground…a brilliant idea to impart important life gyaan to your little boy.
        I enjoyed reading you. 🙂


      2. Thank you Priyanka. What else can he do, when my kid talks only about cricket whole day??

  7. Seems like son, Mommy is also a great fan of Cricket, I am amazed with your knowledge of cricket, and more than that I like your beautiful and brilliant way of making your son learn a lifetime tactics, to be his best version of himself. I am sure after a decade whenever your son will read this letter, must be very proud of his mom…..I Loved it!!

    1. Thank you Archana. I am not a big fan of cricket earlier. But now learning from my kid ?

  8. Hi!! Firstly I want to say the thought is so beautiful and heart touching. Writing a letter to your son is very heart warming and it’s a responsibility also to pass the learning to your child. Congratulations. I loved the letter, truly. All the lessons were very useful, and I liked most “learning is a life long process.” Truly. You reminded me the story of Kaalpurush. In my childhood my uncle and I used to sit under the night sky and find out where is the Kaalpurush tonight. Lovely post. Best wishes to you and your son for this decade.

    1. Thank you Swarnali. He likes it only if we speak his language, thats why I always try to speak him about his interests only. And as parents, it really depends on our creativity to impart knowledge using his areas of interest

  9. I am following your blog since last year A2Z, shrav is surely lucky boy that his parents and grandparents keep him rooted to so many life lessons through stories and mythology. loved your style of writing.

    1. Thank you Ujjwal. Its very easy to speak to their kids using their current topics of interest.

  10. There’s no better way to capture transience of time than in a letter from a parent to a child. I’m going to use some pointers for my daughter ?

    1. Thank you for your kind words Richa. ?

      1. A lovely unique way of teaching the kids valuable life lessons. Lecturing them never works so I loved your approach of using cricket and his hero Virat to bring home lessons that will stay with him for life. Much love.

  11. I like how you have used the love of cricket that your son has to teach him life lessons. All of the lesson you have taught are true for ages to come! Really enjoyed a lot.

    1. Yes Meena, my Kid is a cricket fanatic I would say, so incase if I want him to listen to me, I have to speak only in that language..

  12. Every child should inculcate the values that you have mentioned here. I am sure your child will grow to become a good human being. Blessings

    1. Thank you Mahesh for your blessings!!

  13. Wow mommy what an awesome letter to your kiddo, whenever he will read it this decade or later I’m sure he is going to cherish this. His love for cricket at this age is nice and i wish in 2030 to see him where he want to be in team. Living in present, gratitude, learning, practice all are great tips not only for kiddo but for all as humans too. I loved the line – you are at batting end and god is the bowler. Nice and unique take on decade.

  14. What a beautiful letter from a parent to child. I liked the way you quoted from his favorite game.

  15. Suhasini you shared the entire life philosophy in one letter and 5 points. I hope one day when he grows up read this one and live by it.

    1. What a heartfelt letter. And such a unique way of explaining via cricket. You caught the right nerve and beautifully elucidated all the points. Wish you and your boy a great decade!

      1. Thank you Sonia, as moms we always have the knack to catch the kid’s passion isn’t it??

    2. I had taken a printout and kept it ready for him Pragnya, it would be his bedtime story for today?

  16. Such a beautiful letter! Your analogies are perfect for a cricket-loving child though I’m sure every person can easily understand the message you are giving. Hope the kid knows he’s got a great mom. 😀

    1. Thank you Srivalli. Meeting you for the first time. Will wait to read your blog

      1. Perfect letter from a mother with the most essentially important messages of life.

      2. Thank you Sivaranjini

    2. What a precious piece of writing for any child. God bless you all!!

  17. Such a heart felt letter. And succinctly put that would appeal to a sever year old. Loved the way you spoke the language of cricket while imparting some great life lessons to you son.

    1. Thanks a lot for your kind words

  18. looks like u have given birth to a big cricket buff.. u have drawn beautiful parallels between the cricket and life ….living in the present moment is of utmost importance for this generation.. making friends is important and we need to make them realise. u have found a creative way of making the kids understand in the language they would relate and enjoy too.. kudos to u mommy! i loved ur parenting ideas while reading for #MyFriendAlexa and this post also enhances my love for u..

    1. Thank you Supriti for dropping by and encouraging me. All the best to you too!!

  19. Wow! What a post! I would love to pass this letter to my kids. Enjoying the present moment is very important for me too, I teach my kids too, live in the present moment, accept failures. Failure will come for sure If they are trying something new or simply doing something. Our mistakes teach us a new direction. Gratitude and humanity are the traits which I follow and want my kids will follow the same.

    1. You resonate so much with me Deepika. Glad to find you in this blog hop

  20. I have written a few of those myself and I know the exact feeling, my little one now reads them and it is a great feeling. Love to you and the kid.

    1. I think, I read one of your letters some time back Pooja. Thanks for dropping by

    2. I think, I read one of your letters some time back Pooja. Thanks for dropping by

  21. If every parent could share these five lessons with their kids am sure the world would be a better place to live in. Children should know gratitude for pne and this generation has no patience at all.These should be inculcated in each millennial child. Life gyaan in this post Suhasini is perfect!

    1. Thank you Harjeet for your kind words

    2. Very fine lessons of life you shared with your son . It’s very important to keep learning , even from failures

  22. Decades may change but these 5 teachings from a father to a child can never change. Absolutely bang on, we can falter on these. I hope we all follow this in our life for all the decades to come.

  23. Hey Suhasini, that was a wonderful letter to your son.
    Learning is a life long process. What was learnt yesterday is not enough for today as it gets updated. As parents it is important to keep the kid informed about the happenings around so that he/she turns self-reliant.

    1. Thanks a lot for the encouragment

    2. Thanks a lot for the encouragement

  24. Very wise and thoughtful letter. You have so creatively drafted it so that your child can relate to it. Hats off to ur efforts. The lessons are to the point and the most essential pointset survive peacefully in this world. All The best dear!!

    1. Thank you Anjali for your kind words

  25. Lovely letter to your son. I love such pieces and this one in particular resonated with me!

    1. Thank you Prerna for your kind words.

    2. “only the people who complete a task irrespective of the number of failures they encounter are only called winners”

      All the points and the words are a beautiful compilation of experiences in a garland of thoughts for your Prince
      This is great thoughts in a few words..

      Thanks for this treat..
      Keep writing

      1. Thanks a lot Meera. Coming from you means a lot to me.?

  26. Lovely letter to your son…I loved the way you wove cricket incidents into the advices… that is the best way to reach a child, I think…

    1. Thank you Jayanti for your kind words

  27. I loved your letter. You have given some sound advise to your son. I simply love when you say, the day you feel awkward to say thank you and sorry, that’s the day your growth as an individual will stop. This in my opinion, is the most important life lesson we need to teach our kids. Lovely post!!!

  28. Such a heartfelt letter and that too in a lingo which the kids understand better. Loved your take on the decade. Best wishes to you and your son.

    1. Thank you Piya for your wishes

  29. Your son is blessed to have a mom like you. His passion for cricket is pretty evident but the support you give is all that I want to emphasize right now. You are amazing!

    1. Thank you Shalini for the pat on my back..that is much needed at time you see ??

  30. The topic which you choose to write is fabulous . I love your letter and wish to write something like this to my son

    1. Thank you Swathi. Will look forward for your letter

  31. Wonderful tips for your son for his growing years. Gratitude would take him a long way. And, will look out for him in 2030 cricket matches. 😉

  32. Such a sweet and thoughtful letter to your baccha! Beautiful job on sending positivity and advice. This is something every parent should emulate.

    1. Thank you Pavi for your kind words

  33. Not sure if my previous comment got posted ?

  34. Such a lovely legacy of lessons for your son. Children who know these would handle life so much better.

  35. Those are such valuable lessons. I hope your son reads this beautiful letter soon and heeds the advice.

    1. Thanks a lot Piyusha for your kind words

  36. Such a great piece of parenting advice you had shared for your,these are the things that I often said to my girls. especially the importance of learning in life. I strongly believe that learning new things is most important thing in life. and as a kid and even as a grown up, we should never stop learning new things.

    1. Precisely Surbhi. We need to keep telling to our kids, so that they would remember

  37. Awesome post! Keep up the great work! 🙂

  38. I loved the way you have given important life lessons to your son by citing cricket examples. Kids understand and relate more when they are given live examples. Very well written post.

  39. These 5 golden tips not only apply to your son but everyone. How desperate are we for the things that we dream about that we forget to enjoy the present moment. Yes failure is an important part of success but how many of us will have the patience for the same.

    1. Thanks a lot for your kind words

    2. Thanks a lot for your kind words

  40. A heartfelt letter and some really wonderful lessons you have penned down. If I would write a letter to my kids, it would be quite similar on the lessons part. I am sure he will cherish this once he grows up ?

    1. Thank you Vartika. Would love to read your letter to your kids.

  41. Very valuable tips. Every kid ought to know these ?

  42. Hey Suhasini, I agree with you that the day one hesitates to say those magical words, sorry and thank you, his growth as a human has stopped. Gratitude and humiliation are actually the true pillars of life. At every stage,we are learning.
    Wish you loads of luck

    1. Thanks a lot Geethica for your kind words

  43. Letters are a joy! I personally love writing and reading letters. When I read the title, I was excited.
    His interests are the best way he would understand. You have turned the Gentlemen’s game into a beautiful letter to your son, with perfect instances for him to remember! He is going to be a sorted adult. Wishing him luck!

    1. Thanks a lot for your kind words

  44. What an ideal set of life lessons for young ones today. To understand the hope after failure is the most important life lesson for today’s kids.

    1. Thanks for dropping by

  45. Dear Shravmusings, I got distracted while reading your post by your mention of the Kaalpurush. Infact I got so intrigued by the term that I researched it! Got to know that there is an acclaimed Bengali movie by the name! Coming back to your post, the approach of penning your thoughts for your son is refreshing and so fabulous! Though it does make the tone very prescriptive and while reading it one does struggle with one’s own thoughts which seem to argue with yours. But then good writing is supposed to stimulate thought, just like yours did! Cheers! – Rohit Verma

    1. Thank you Rohit. I am glad that my post evoked so many thoughts in you. Thats really an encouragement for me.

  46. Great tips for your son. Here’s wishing that he will be playing for India in 2030. ??

  47. Beautiful letter.
    The time keeps moving.. A decade has passed and there will be many more which will pass..but what is the point of our lives if we dont take lessons from the things happening during these decades.

    I loved your way of explaining the lessons of live to your son from incidents related to his favourite game.
    It is true that ultimately it comes down to how good a person you have become in all these decades.

    Here is wishing for a bright and amazing future for your son. Let his every decade be more glorious and happier…forever!


    1. Thank you Preeti for your kind words

  48. I wrote a letter to my son when he turned 10 and shared similars pieces of wisdom with him. This will surely help him in moments of confusion when he grows up! Very practical and sensible advice from a mother to her son.

    1. wow Varsha, thats so wonderful. I will try reading that letter on your blog later. Thanks for dropping by

    2. wow Varsha, thats so wonderful. I will try reading that letter on your blog later. Thanks for dropping by

  49. These are such important life lessons that sooner our kids learn and value them, better it would be for them to lead a happy and enriching life.

  50. This was so heartwarming to read, I loved the way you gave examples from cricket so that your son could relate and understand your point better. I am sure your son will love this letter and get a lot of wisdom which will surely help him sail through the coming years.

  51. oh yes, so agree with you! gratitude is an important pillar!! loved it

  52. Wow. with a mother like you, your son will not only become a spectacular sportsman, but will hit centuries in his life. It was a privilege to read your post.

    1. Thank you Sundeep for your kind words

  53. Very nice Suhasini! Imparting life lessons to your son in his favourite language, i.e. cricket, is the best way to do it!
    I also agree with all your advice.

    1. Thank you Noor for your kind words

    1. Thank you for dropping by and showing the blog love

  54. A beautiful written piece of treasure a mother can gift her child ever. He will always feel his mother by his side when he read this in future for sure. The boy is lucky !

  55. Beautiful, I hope your son appreciates it when he reads it one day. I need to do something similar for my son. He’s currently 8.

    1. Thanks a lot. I would love to read your letter, whenever you write to your kid!!!?

  56. I love your push for embracing failure and gratitude! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks for visiting the blog. Yes, I do believe that those two traits need to be understood by kids at the tender age itself.

  57. Hi Suhasini ! your post is very effective and i fully agree with your advice .my best wishes for your son he will definitely success .

    1. Thank you Surabhi for your kind wishes

  58. These are great lessons! You are doing a great job with him 🙂

  59. A lovely letter. I’m curious to know if he actually read it and what he had to say. 🙂

    1. Yes, Corinne, he read it and was a little upset that I didn’t use Rohit and Bumrah’s incidents ? …at this age, all that matters to them is their role models and their behavior. Luckily this time around, I am able to get lots of positive news about these guys and able to tell my kid.?

  60. Great words for this decade and the next. Indeed all children need this kind of sage advice especially if they are single minded –

  61. We could all benefit from the advice you have for your son, Suhasini. Wise words, and I have no doubts he will be thankful for them when he reads this letter.

  62. I am sure your son is going to thank you for this post some day! Living it up in the present!

  63. That is a beautiful letter with some amazing advice. It was nice how you used so many examples from cricket.

  64. Lovely life lessons for your son in the language which he most understand through cricket. Lovely take on the prompt.

    1. Thank you Zenobia for your kind words

  65. Great advice. Thanks!

    1. Thank you Amy for dropping by and liking the post

  66. This is a beautiful letter. I love the life lessons.

    1. Thank you for dropping by

  67. This is such a beautiful letter to your son and some wonderful advice for anyone who reads it!

    1. Thank you Amy for dropping by!!

  68. We agree, it is important to say please and thank you! 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot for agreeing and also visiting my blog

  69. You are sharing some very wise lessons with your son! You’ve inspired me to do the same with mine. I may have to “borrow” some of your points (especially about failure, life-long learning and gratitude and humility).

    1. Thank you Margaret for your kind words

  70. I hope your son appreciates this letter when he’s old enough to understand!

    1. Thanks a lot for dropping by

  71. I was really expecting someone to write a letter based on this theme and here you are! A letter to a child is a precious one, it’ll stay with him forever. Wonderful lessons and you have explained them so effortlessly. Glad to have you on board 🙂

    1. Thank you Rashi for your warm words and happy to be part of the most happening group

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