Maintaining Balance

In today’s hyper connected world it is easy to lose it all, fairly quickly and without much provocation. It happens with us adults and it happens with our children. Maintaining balance in life was never easy but now it is extremely difficult for many. Each of us has different variables in our life, different resources….Read More

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Equity

Looking around us, we notice that every individual faces a unique set of socio-economic circumstances. For example, for some people, their day-to-day challenges may prevent them from realizing their true potential. This has given rise to the concept of equity. For a society, it is necessary to ensure that everyone enjoys freedom from bias, and….Read More

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Possibilities

Abraham Maslow, one of the most famous psychologists of the 20th-century, claimed that, “One’s only rival is one’s own potentialities. One’s only failure is failing to live up to one’s own possibilities.” If we look around us, we will discover the grain of truth in this statement. People who recognize the true possibilities in themselves,….Read More

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Kindness

Kindness is all about being warmhearted and concerned, at times, even sympathetic, right? Wrong! There are two caveats. Firstly, being kind to someone is a one way act without any expectations or a trade-off.  If there is an expectation of reciprocity it is not kindness, it is a business deal. Lastly, being kind to only….Read More

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Environmentally Friendly

Going shopping? Take your own bag. Having a shake? Refuse plastic straw. Thirsty? Carry your own water bottle. These are just a few ways to teach our kids about the environment. Similarly considering recycling, reuse and re-purposing everything which comes our way and getting kids to join us in doing the same is a wonderful….Read More

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Managing Failure

Enjoying success comes easy, managing failure is tough unless you are trained to manage it. Yes, failure would still be a failure, but knowing how to manage it contains the impact and, at times, makes it less painful. Managing failure with a positive demeanor offers strong possibility of a plethora of new opportunities opening up.….Read More

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Plain-speak

Frankness is good, almost always. At times frankness does more damage than it does good and that is where the shoe hurts. How do we teach frankness to our kids and how do we make sure that their plain-speaking doesn’t create chasms which are too wide to fill? The objective behind plain-speak should be positive,….Read More

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Who is an Achiever?

Question: Who is an achiever? Answer: Anyone who sets a goal and meets it. Yes, it is this plain speak. Degree or importance of achievement can be a subject of discussion but not the fact that if a goal is kept and met, it is an achievement. At first we need to encourage our wards….Read More

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Transparency

Transparency is an approach to build trust and taste success. If one wants to become transparent in her/his actions overnight, it is just not possible. Transparency is a character trait. Either it is in you or it is not. If it is not in your trait most attempts to be selectively transparent are likely to….Read More

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Social Skills

Children of all ages communicate through speech as well as body language. Inside the homes and classrooms, and on sporting grounds, children have to learn to employ social skills to interact with their elders and their peers. So how do they inculcate skills like politeness, etiquette, respect for personal space, and ability to get along….Read More

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