What an event this was!!
The orientation for the parents of the children joining LKG at the St Joseph's Boys' High School SJBHS
I had the privilege of speaking to 500+ parents about the role of parenting in learning.
I spoke about what exactly they need to do as parents for their children as they learn.
And I was overwhelmed as they listened with rapt attention.
This was the 8th year in a row I was blessed to have the opportunity to speak to parents whose children were entering this august institution on their first day there as Josephites.
Thank you so much Father Sunil Cletus Fernandes I have no words to express my gratitude for this opportunity.
I am blessed to be able to serve this wonderful school
It's all falling into place now!"
Exclaim the parents who are consulting with me online about their teenager
"We understand why she is so restless at times and so bored at others.
We also understand why she loses her temper all the time.
Everything makes sense now.
And yes - we can easily help her by following what you say."
They say confidently.
Yes. That is the magic of applying neuroscience to parenting.
It helps you to look at your child with empathy and compassion.
It also shows you how to actively solve problems instead of looking on helplessly and watch your relationship with your child go downhill.
If you are struggling with your child's behaviour - reach out for help. Give neuroscience a chance
#DrDebmitaDutta #parenting #preteens #teenagers#parentingteenagers #teenparenting #parentingt
"I am going to ask you a question that every parent wants to ask."
A Dad attending my parenting workshop stood up and said.
"Is there a way to feed children without struggling for hours?"
Oh yes there is!
In fact mealtimes should not feel like a struggle to the child or to the parent.
Solid food is the child's ticket to independence and freedom.
And it must mean independence and freedom for the parents as well.
If the solid food journey is not turning out the way it should - you must take action.
Otherwise it could result in a power struggle and unhealthy eating habits.
In my book
"What to do if your child is Picky Eater"
Published by Juggernaut Books
I share strategies to overcome the
'eating and feeding problem'
Read about the book in this #FathersDay article in the Mint Lounge to know more.
If you are looking for a quick read to solve a problem that is coming in the way of a joyful #parenting experience - read the book today.
In the 10 years of my parenting practice - I have always met very involved Dads.
My parenting workshops are full of enthusiastic Dads
And a large number of the calls that I receive for consultations are made by Dads.
But in the past year or two - something has changed.
Whereas calls from Dads earlier used to go like this -
"I want to learn what to DO to make my child ........"
Calls nowadays go like this -
"I want to learn how to BE the best version of myself. And the best parent to my child."
There is a significant difference here.
Dads have begun to recognize that they can take the "PARENTING PATH" to self-actualization. Which means that they recognize that being the best parent they can be - can make them the best version of themselves. And they are willing to do anything for that.
"I can change jobs / move cities / quit my job.... Just do anything"
They tell me.
And as the problem of Dads leaving the workforce threatens to look like the problem of moms leaving the workforce - it is important to note that this is the real reason.
Dads recognize that parenting makes them more mindful and more expressive and compels them to grow.
It allows them to "be more" "feel more" and thereby "live more"
Dads are now willing to take drastic steps to have this.
But drastic steps are usually not necessary.
It is possible to achieve all this with small tweaks to the way they currently play their roles.
And I feel privileged that I am in a place where I can help them discover and implement these tweaks.
The world becomes a better place when each person on earth lives a fulfilling life. And I love that I am playing a role in making the world a better place.
Do you spend all morning making a healthy snack box for your child?
And are you disappointed in the evening when your child comes back from school with the tiffin box almost empty or just nibbled on?
Then this is the reason is
Your child is probably going to school without a healthy breakfast in their stomach.
Children who go to school on an empty stomach
Children who just have a glass of milk in place of breakfast. Children who pour their breakfast out of a packet into a bowl and eat it up. Those children will not feel like eating healthy snack for tiffin.
The reason is that whatever you begin your day with - that is what your body keeps asking for all day.
if you want your healthy snack eaten at the tiffin break - then make sure
your child goes to school with a healthy breakfast in their stomach.
Why does my baby cry like this?
So many parents ask me..
Well if your baby is 3 or 4 months old...
Your baby may be crying because of boredom.
Yes.... Getting bored is a developmental milestone.
It means that brain is growing and craving new experiences.
But NO.... Don't entertain your baby with the phone.
In this video I tell you what to do.
Also don't worry....you don't have to push yourself to entertain your baby all the time.... Learn how to strike the right balance in this video
Watch the other videos in this series on the YouTube channel of Morisons Baby Dreams(@morisonsbabydreams)
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m22tICX4EME
A spectacular morning spent at a place that feels like home - The St. Joseph's Boys' High School SJBHS(@sjbhs.official/)
I was there to award certificates to the teachers who had completed Part 1 of my teacher training course called "Learn about Learning"
It was a huge honor to have Father Sunil Cletus Fernandes grace the occasion along with Father Vishal and Mr Brian McKertish. And a privilege to have them award the certificates to the participants.
I also had the opportunity to speak to the teachers about some strategies that would make offline learning easier for children who have been learning online for the past two years.
There was a lot of learning in the midst of laughter and celebration.
And as always, I came back energized by the warmth and the love that everyone at the school showered on me.
Thank you for making me part of the SJBHS family.
My heart is filled with gratitude.
As children go back to school...
When you bring your Child home from school, you will find that for a while your child is completely uncooperative.
Take off your shoes - NO
Change your clothes - NO
Have lunch - NO
Go to sleep - NO
They will say NO to almost everything.
And is a reason for this.
Your child has spent the previous few hours in school doing exactly what is required of them.
Doing exactly what they are told to do.
Doing what is expected of them.
And now they want to listen to their own body, mind, soul and heart.
And this is excellent for them.
Just allow this for a while and you will soon find that your child is cooperative again.
Just don't push it in the first hour after your child gets home.