#Constipation is serious
But most people are too embarrassed to ask for help when they are constipated.
Even as their stalled gut stops their brain - they pretend that everything is alright and carry on.
Unfortunately this only makes things worse.
In this article on the Morisons Baby Dreams (@morisonsbabydreams) blog - I share how to prevent and manage constipation.
Do share if you think someone may find it useful.
"Dare to forget.
If you want to remember."
I always say this when I teach children 'study techniques'.
These are children who are studying all the time but don't have the marks to show for the effort they put in.
They study all day... all the time.
They never leave their books.
And yet they are extremely anxious before the exam.
And their performance is only average.
Which is very disappointing for them.
And convinces them that they are not intelligent.
The problem here is not with intelligence but with the technique used to study.
To be more specific - the technique used to revise.
Sitting with the books gives a false sense of comfort.
It is like swimming with a float.
Studying a lot does not mean you have learnt a lot.
You have to step away from the books to see how much you really know.
But that alone is not enough.
The right study technique is important.
And the technique involves doing things while you are studying and when you are not.
My third book - published by Juggernaut Books - is now available on their app 🙂
This one is called -
"How to talk to your child about your financial issues"
And many parents have been waiting for it to go live.
All of us dread a time when we may have to speak to our children and tell them that we cannot afford something that we could in the past.
But can this challenge be used as an opportunity to bring the family closer?
Can this adversity be used to learn and teach resilience and the 'never give up' spirit?
Yes it can.
In this book I have explained in steps - what you need to do if you must speak to your child about your financial issues.
Do read and share with anyone who may need it.
Thank you 🙂
Please comment below if you need the link. I can WhatsApp or mail it to you
I was flooded with thank you messages after my webinar .....
"Discipline without Tears".....
that I conducted for Vidyashilp School today.
And I was thrilled to see many parents use the word "empowering" to describe the workshop.
Yes. That is what I want from my interactions with parents.
I want parents to feel empowered.
Because when they feel empowered - they can parent with LOVE and HAPPINESS - instead of parenting with fear and guilt.
I am so thrilled with what I accomplished through my workshop today.
Thank you Vidyashilp School for this opportunity.
In The New Indian Express in this article saying that
"Unless parents have enough time on their hands and enough expertise and experience to teach their children - they should not pull their children out of school."
Children need a village to thrive - and teachers are a very important part of that village.
What the teacher says has a huge impact on the child. And in this time of isolation children need this impactful connection in their lives.
If you feel your child is not learning anything online - understand and appreciate the differences between online and offline learning and tailor your expectations to match.
We must keep teaching children.
All we must refrain from is constantly testing them on what they have learnt.
Every child has a different pace of learning and respecting that is the key to nurturing a brain that is ready to learn
Medicines? Ideally no
The nausea and vomiting that sweeps over you during pregnancy can cause terrible disillusionment.
I often have couples reaching out to me and saying that they had no idea that they were signing up for THIS.
Can't do anything.
Can't even tolerate smells
So what can help?
Medicines? Ideally no.
1. Knowledge about what is happening and why can change your attitude towards the problem and reduce your stress. Which is helpful to reduce nausea.
2. Physiological measures
Find both in this article that I have written for Morisons Baby Dreams
9 years of conducting parenting workshops on discipline...
And I can proudly say that every workshop has always had some brand new content.
"Why would you change the content of a popular workshop?"
Many people ask me.
Because every single day there is more and more new research emerging in neuroscience.
And when parents know what science is discovering about the growing brain - parenting becomes so much easier.
I have immersed myself in the latest research about discipline now and I am very excited about sharing the easiest way to discipline a child at my webinar for Vidyashilp School this Saturday 23rd January Saturday at 11:00 am.
All parents are welcome.
Here is the link to join http://bit.ly/39eXYFQ
In the past week... at least 3 parents have complained to me during workshops and consultations - about their children who don't 'perform'
It has ranged from the mother of a preschooler complaining that she doesn't show what she has learnt.
To the father of a middle schooler saying that their son keeps hopping from one musical instrument to the other without excelling in any one.
To the parents of a teenager saying that he refuses to play competitive sports even though he is excellent at many games.
So is it valuable to know something well - if you don't show the world how good you are at it and win applause and awards?
I think it is.
There are some things you do because you want to challenge yourself.
Once you have mastered that sport / instrument - you want a new challenge.
You look at a new sport / instrument.
You do this to build your self esteem and feel good
You may not want to perform or compete in this space and lose out on the joy of being good - by discovering that you are not the best.
Being a generalist is good.
Jack of all trades is perfectly fine.
I don't think we should worry so much about children when they do such things.
Our worry is likely to shake the self esteem they are struggling so hard to build.
Photo by Siniz Kim on Unsplash
The pandemic has increased anxiety in new moms
Says this newspaper article.
Oh yes it has!
Being a new mom is extremely stressful as it is
Nature programs new moms to be more alert and anxious so that they take care of their babies conscientiously.
A pandemic raging - the threat of infection - and the lack of support from friends and family - has only made it worse.
It makes me really happy to look back at all my blogs on the Morisons Baby Dreams platform that were aimed at helping new moms through this difficult phase.
Here are some of them
For ages people have been talking about carrying 'work stress' home.
And for over the past 40 years I have seen a lot of workshops etc being conducted to help manage that
But very few people speak about carrying 'home stress' to work.
Does that happen? Yes.
Does it adversely affect performance at work? Yes it does.
If you have a toddler who doesn't eat well - won't you constantly worry about them at work?
If you have a teenager who is not studying - won't you constantly worry about that at work?
Yes you will.
And what has happened now that work and home have merged and become indistinguishable from each other because of WFH?
Things have got worse.
You are not leaving your crying toddler behind and worrying about them.
You have to watch them crying all day as you work.
So many parents are reaching out to me because they can't take the emotional exhaustion anymore.
Of course every case needs a personalized approach.
But reading my book "15 tips for WFH parents" can be a starting point.
Published by Juggernaut Books
You can read the book on their free app in the personal growth and wealth section.
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