This is a special episode. This is the 1st in our Parenting Series where Veena Jain has kindly accepted to be our expert speaker. Veena Jain. Veena is a Counseling Psychologist and a Relationship Coach. With a Masters in Counseling Psychology she has conducted workshops and trained officers and mentors at several Air Force Stations. After a long and honorable stint with top IT Organizations, she founded Jagruth – an online platform to train, empower and coach people using modern day therapies such as NLP, EFT, CBT, and Art to bring about ahaa and wow moments in people’s life. In this episode, we discuss three major challenges:
Getting children to do anything
Constant attention seeking
Fighting with siblings
One blanket solution to all the above problems is connect before you correct. Of course if you are looking for any specific solutions, please feel free to write to Veena – firstname.lastname@example.org.
In our forthcoming sessions, we will be discussing challenges for other age groups. So tune in.
Parenting is often touted as an intuitive journey. But with some simple yardsticks, you can be sure of doing the best job ever. Join us in a conversation with Dr Shubha Dube, Associate Professor, the University of Rajasthan Jaipur as she shares some thumb rules to be at top of this game.
not being able to deal with normal levels of frustration.
negative self-talk and comparisons to others.
fear of failure or embarrassment.
difficulty making friends.
if you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you will really derive value from this talk.
A couple of weeks back I did I video on how to raise children with high self esteem. In this video I talked about what is self esteem and why is it important. And how to raise it. So if you have’t seen it, this is a good point to view it.
But today we are going to take this discussion a step further and explore how a lack of self esteem impacts our life and what can we do about it. And to help us shed some light on this topic, we have Dr Ruta Vyas. 3. Dr Vyas has a a total of 16 years of work experiences in executive coaching, working with senior leaders both Indian nationals and expatriates. She has a PhD in NMIMS in leadership behaviors. She studies how self esteem impacts our behaviour, our attitude and thereby our growth.
In this episode, we will be talking about Problem Solving. Why? The ability to solve problems is a basic life skill and we use these skills in our day-to-day lives- from school, work, to our relationships. Also, the World Economic Forum, critical thinking, and problem-solving top the list of skills employers will begin to value in the next five years. So to discuss this topic, I got together with Iva Gojanovic. Iva is a mom a licensed therapist and an NLP practitioner. As a therapist, she coaches kids and parents for social and emotional skills. Iva’s mission is to help herself and other parents raise kids who become fulfilled, kind and confident adults. It is her belief that in order to do so, parents and caregivers must themselves be fulfilled and have the ability to be self-aware and manage their emotions. Iva talks about how 3 simple strategies can help us raise better problem solvers: Modelling / Narrating Cause and Effect Brainstorm Hope you will gather as much value as I got from this conversation.
This is the 2nd episode in the Parenting Series that Veena Jain and I promised. Veena is a renowned Counseling Psychologist and a Relationship Coach. She has recently been awarded life membership to the Counselors Council of India in recognition of continuous work in the field of psychological well-being.
In this episode, we will discuss 3 prominent challenges that parents of children in the age group of 8-12 face:
– Internet addiction
– Unhealthy eating habits
– Lack of routine
And we have a surprise topic at the end of the conversation. But very very critical. Listen on.
In this episode, we talk about 9 ways to raise #self-esteem. Why is this important. Lack of self esteem can cause • anxiety, stress, loneliness, and increased likelihood of depression. • problems with friendships and romantic relationships. • impaired academic and job performance. • increased vulnerability to drug and alcohol abuse Listen to this video to learn about 9 ways to raise your child’s self-esteem.
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The moment you think of disciplining kids, the image in your head is how to set some rules that the kids will be forced to follow. Whereas the truth of the matter is and I am sure you know this with experience that it hardly works like that. So what works? Listen in to find out 3 simple steps to bring in some sanity to your experience raising children.
Coelho once said, “If you truly want something. the universe conspires for you to achieve it.” In this video, we explore how to set your goals and then how to use a method called Vision Board to attract everything you truly desire into your life. For this, our guest is Ms Alka Saxena, a Creative Motivational Trainer. She is a trained IB Educator and as an alumnus of Delhi College of Art, she has been using art therapy to inspire and motivate people of all age groups for the last thirty years. In the past, she has headed the Arts Departments of various prestigious schools such as Lancers International School Gurgaon, Delhi Public School. Springdales School Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi and more. Her interest in art and art therapy had her gravitate towards using art to motivate students all across all age groups through art therapy. Please join us as she takes us through this beautiful and life-changing method.
We are all puppets in the hands of culture and tradition. As soon as you hit your twenties, or may be sometimes even earlier, parents start looking for a suitable suitor. But just getting married isn’t enough. As soon as you get married, culture, aka, parents, neighbours, society starts expecting you to have children. And most of us give in. While I strongly believe that one shouldn’t do anything because someone else wants it. But most of all becoming a parent is one decision, if taken for the wrong reasons can ruin your life and your child’s life.
I will talk about what it can do in a separate piece but here are some reasons why not to be a parent:
Because you are married
Because you are 30 + and your biological clock is ticking
Because your parents or in-laws are bored and need grandchildren
Because all your friends have one
Because you want someone to take care of you when you grow old
Because you want someone to continue the family name, your legacy
Because you think kids look cute
Because your neighbour has one
Because you want someone to live your dreams
Because your relationship isn’t going well
The only reason you should want to have children is that you love them enough to face your own demons, your own voids, your own vulnerabilities and grow from there. Because let’s face it – your kid is going to show you a mirror to each one of those holes and trigger you and then you will blame the child.
Be a parent only when you are ready for this transformative process.