Perseverance

Perseverance is an essential life skill, sooner our kids learn it, better it is for them and us. It is all about not giving up and winning, maybe in second attempt, third attempt or maybe next year. Faith, hope and confidence are essential for perseverance to flourish. Fear of thrashing dilutes faith on parents encountering failure.….Read More

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Honor

Among life-skills, probably, honor is the most difficult skill to introduce to kids. It is always tough to tell your kids to honor you for what you do for them. Having said that, it is easy to teach kids to respect all, thank all and be loving to people who value you in their life.….Read More

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Modeling Behavior on Social Media

While we are becoming a more consumerist society, there is a difference in the way children behave on social media or generally with peers and family when compared with adults. Children aged 11 to 15, are in the most impressionable age when it comes to comparing what they have with what their friends have and….Read More

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Jealousy

The feelings of insecurity, envy over lack of possessions, brings one of the strongest negative emotion that exists amid human race – Jealousy. It brings along anger, resentment, helplessness and disgust. It has no cultural bound. Even the Bible mentions it – ‘A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones….Read More

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Interdependence

Human beings have always been dependent on each other for survival. In fact, the entire economy runs on interdependence. Patients need doctors, students need teachers, farmers need bankers, and a family needs a reliable society to live in. It is not even linear but a web of connections where each one receives and must give.….Read More

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Emotional Baggage

Emotional baggage hurts. It is a sum total of unresolved issues of anger, distrust, failure, expectation mismatch and guilt.  A timely step-in by teachers and parents paves way for a child to get a closure on all open ended regrets. Not being judgemental with kids and not reprimanding them too harshly helps. Above all, mistakes,….Read More

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Conscientious

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines conscientious as, ‘concerned with doing something correctly’. Interestingly, this is the most common trait that teachers write about in their feedback of students and employers look for when recruiting. The ability to start something and take it to its successful logical conclusion in an organized and disciplined way, with a keen interest….Read More

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Organizational Skills

First exposure our kids get to organizational skills is the way we dispatch them to school. They understand the method and  the process we follow. Second exposure is their birthday party, that is when they see a one-off activity and full presentation of a family’s organizational skills. Checklists are a good tool to start developing….Read More

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An Eye For Detail

“The difference between mediocrity and excellence is attention to detail.” There is a difference between finishing your work and finishing it well. That is the conversation we need to have with children. For example, today it is the father’s turn to prepare dinner and he does that and on time too! This activity at best….Read More

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Retreat

We need to teach our children a practical reality – Retreat. Retreating from a fight is not cowardice. Isn’t life too short to spend entirely in arguments? No matter how much we try to out-stand, we cannot win every battle, and usually, it is JUST our ego that asks us to win. Winning over someone….Read More

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