Reflection

Mirrors don’t lie. Mirrors just throw back whatever is placed straight in front of them. Reflections apparently don’t have any depth but none tells the truth better than a mirror. Our actions are a reflection of our values. It is paramount for us to make our kids live reality and be honest to themselves. They….Read More

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Constructive Criticism

Criticism and compliments when offered in a measured and balanced manner do wonders. Yes, criticism when balanced is called constructive criticism. Whenever we are criticizing someone we shouldn’t be doing with a vested interest. Criticism with vested interest is not criticism, it is enmity. A high degree of positivity and an intent to nurture and….Read More

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Mutual Understanding

We often hear – I know where you are coming from, really? Is it that simple to understand from another’s point of view? In most cases it is painfully difficult to do that. Mutual understanding is often a mirage, but when it happens it is magic at its best. Mutuality lays foundation for friendships which….Read More

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Reality Check

We’ve all heard statements like: “I worked hard, looks like I was unlucky in exams” or “there must have been a totaling mistake”. These statements routinely fly in several households. And, why not? Firstly, everyone hopes for the best. Furthermore we are becoming a 24×7 excuses workshop.  No one looks at real picture before the….Read More

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Self-confidence

I can do it! Yes, I know how this would happen. Come on, you can trust me on this one. These are all statements which reflect self-confidence. If someone reads arrogance in them, she/he can’t be faulted. Self-confidence, overconfidence and arrogance have wafer thin lines separating them. In plain speak, self-confidence is a reflection of….Read More

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Reading

Reading not what is to be read for curriculum and grades but, reading for fun and acquiring knowledge is a must. These days, reading has taken a back seat in many households. Nowadays, there is no time set for the same in tightly packed schedules and timetables. Life is a discovery, reading provides an easy….Read More

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Decisions

If there are decisions there would be consequences. It is this simple. When we talk about decision making skills with our kids, predicting and mapping consequences requires some attention too.  After all, decisions are executed and change the course of the narrative. Above all, it is the mindset at the time of decision making that….Read More

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The Power of Positivity

Nothing succeeds like success, right? How about, nothing succeeds like positivity. Furthermore, if we bring positivity on the table, success follows. Consequently success is output, positivity is input. Success is a follower, positivity is the leader, the giver. It gives direction, focus and fairness. It gives patience, pride and pleasure. On the contrary, negativity beds….Read More

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Learning

Success follows learning, it can come fairly quickly as knowledge sets its base. At times, hard-work, and education don’t add up to success, they add up to failure. Yes, failure itself is learning and cements ground for unlearning and starting all over again. As a parent, teaching ‘moving on’ from failure to our kids is….Read More

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High Standards

Call it setting high standards or raising the bar, as parents many of us forget to set them for us first and go ahead and do that for our kids. That’s unfair, parenting has very little to do with being biological parents, it has a lot to do with why, how and what of raising….Read More

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