Focusing on things that matter

In our day to day lives, we lose sight of the bigger picture, and fret about things that do not even matter in the long run. Our attention span is reducing and our focus works like a decimal scale. Children crib for petty things as well. They want the toy they saw in the advertisement,[…]

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Managing Tantrums

Tantrums are the most difficult to handle, eh? Those angry outbursts by our children, often drive us crazy. It gets too hard to control the overwhelming emotions bursting inside us. And, we often snap-back. Of course managing tantrums needs knowledge and skill. We have to understand that children are likely to throw a tantrum when[…]

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Constant Worry

We constantly worry about our children. Are they studying enough? Are they interactive enough? Is their score good enough? – and in the conundrum of thoughts, we don’t realize that we are teaching kids the same habit of chronic worry, which snatches life out of human beings. Constant worry doesn’t help, neither our kids, nor[…]

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Failing Gracefully

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failing is another stepping stone to greatness.” ~ Oprah Winfrey We put our heart and soul into an idea or an execution, but many-a-times the idea/execution fails. It is not the end of the road, however. It doesn’t make you a failure, right? We[…]

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Who Am I?

We spend our lives finding an answer to “Who am I?”. It is easy for most of us to judge others, and often we know “our friends better than ourselves”. We are shocked with our impulsiveness, or lack of decision making. We are shocked by our angry outbursts and mistakes. So much, that when we[…]

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Grace

Knowledge can be acquired. Etiquette can be learned. DNA is derived, but Grace, well, it is what we develop on our own – to stand out in the crowd. Can anyone teach us grace as a soft skill? No. Can we teach our kids grace? No. But, our children can perceive the importance of grace,[…]

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Show Off

People show off to attract attention and admiration. In fact, with the advent of Facebook, flaunting has become a part of our lives, more than ever. Often, the flaunting is a way to hide one’s own insecurities. We never want people to see us in the dark, hence, we put on a mask. Showing off[…]

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Admiration

Admiration brings learning. Look around, there is a lot to admire. The world is a lot bigger than our own troubles, right? There is talent in people, there is beauty in nature, some movies are admirable, some songs have impressive music. If we don’t admire, we’ll have nothing to compete with. But, when we admire[…]

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