3 Last minute EXAM tips for STUDENTS.
In this interview with Sipping Thoughts I share 3 tips that will help children who are taking the board exams perform better.
#published by Juggernaut Books
My 7th book.
This one is called
"Building Immunity in Kids"
Do we want to keep our children safe from diseases?
Yes we do!!
And yet several times....while doing what we think will keep our children healthy.....we actually increase their chances of falling sick.
We have to stop doing that.
We have to understand which parenting mistakes are impacting our children's immunity.
And we have to change our parenting to ensure that our children are healthier.
In this book I share the changes you can make.
Read it on the Juggernaut app(@juggernaut.in)
At my workshop on Sunday for Kreopl(@kreopl) - I spoke about -
1. Why teenagers are distracted and what we can do to help them focus
2. Why they procrastinate and what we can do to motivate them to do their work on time
3. Why they are unable to understand the consequences of not putting in hardwork. And how we can make them want to work hard.
The workshop was very well received by the extremely enthusiastic participants.
And I loved conducting it.
Then when we began the Q and A session - one parent asked me -
"What if one parent completely refuses to work on these aspects of the teenagers life with empathy and compassion like you have explained?
What if they continue shouting and punishing which you have said are completely counter productive?
What can be done?"
My answer -
Every child needs at least ONE person to be their safe space.
Every child needs at least ONE person who understands their challenges and is willing to work with them to find a way to overcome them.
Of course if they had two people (both parents) it would be amazing.
But one parent is enough too.
Begin with the right way of motivating your child to study.... And see your child's performance improve.
As your child's performance improves you will find the other parent changing automatically.
Because there will be nothing left to shout about and punish for.. ..They will stop shouting and threatening.
One person - one parent - is what every teen (child) needs to change
Be that one person.
Begin the transformation.
Don't allow the other parent's reluctance to change - stop you from helping your teen study and get good marks.
Thank you amazing parents and teachers of Vidyasagar Preschool(@vidyasagar.preschool) for your enthusiastic participation in my #parentingworkshop today.
It fills me with joy when I can help parents understand how their children's brains work... So that they can help their children be the best version of themselves.
Habits are a mystery of the brain that have only in recent times been deciphered by scientists.
What do habits do?
They make our actions effortless and automatic.
What if we know what the brain requires to 'learn' and create habits that facilitate learning?
That can make learning EFFORTLESS
And when learning is effortless - children are sure to fall in love with learning.
This is sure to make things really easy for parents who then don't have to keep using the carrot and stick to ensure school learning.
But what are these habits?
In my workshop I spoke about the 16 habits that -
1. Help the brain to grow
2. Help the brain to learn
3. Help the brain to apply knowledge
4. Help the child to become an independent learner
And I loved how parents received the workshop.
Very grateful for this opportunity.
"I am exhausted"
Is something you will say often when you are pregnant.
Of course pregnancy tires you out.
But eating these foods can help you feel better
I am conducting this very important #parentingworkshop for Vidyasagar Preschool this Saturday.
The workshop is called -
"How to Build Healthy Habits that Help in Early Learning."
Our habits make us who we are.
They determine what we do.
Especially when we are in challenging situations.
And early learning is challenging.
What does a child do when a page in a book has completely unfamiliar lines and squiggles on it?
Does the child try to make sense of it?
Or does the child panic and shut the book?
The child's response depends on a bunch of habits.
What are these habits?
How can we get a child to build these habits?
I am sure you want to know that because it could make your parenting journey so much easier.
And I am eager to share this knowledge with you.
Click on the link below and sign up for my workshop on Saturday.
See you there
#Quoted in this article on Post Partum Rage in the Mint
Talking about how anger and rage does not have to be a part of motherhood.
And the work I have been doing for the past 10 years to prevent and remedy anger and rage in mothers.
In my parenting practice one of the commonest questions I am asked by moms is -
"Why do I get so angry?"
So many mothers ask me this almost every day.
"I just can't control myself.
I do terrible things like hitting and shouting at my child. And after that I feel so guilty.
I try to compensate by being really good. Until it gets to me... And I begin raging again."
"I hate myself." They admit.
Yes. The problem with rage is that it distances you from everyone around you... And makes you hate yourself.
Most women are not raging monsters ordinarily.
The pressures of motherhood exhaust and exasperate them to a point where they can do nothing except rage.
The rage begins to build right after the birth of the baby.
And one of the main reasons for the rage is
Being unprepared mentally and logistically
I have been working with mothers to prevent and manage this rage through my prenatal and infant care classes for several years now.
And it was wonderful to be able to share my thoughts in this article.
Yes. We can stop raging.
Yes. We can stop hating ourselves.
Yes. We can stop adversely affecting our children's brains with our rage.
Do spread the word about how to prevent and treat rage through #prenatalclasses and #parentingclasses
Unfortunately most parents don't know this and they are not able to make their children love healthy food
Why do children like the food that they like?
Is the love of junk food, a random thing that comes programmed into a child's brain?
No. It is not.
What the brain likes, is based on the physiological requirements of the body at that point of time.
It also depends on the cues from the environment.
The manufacturers of junk food know that and use this knowledge to make children love their products.
Unfortunately most parents don't know this and they are not able to make their children love healthy food.
At yesterday's workshop called "Baking for Picky Eaters" That I conducted for the OMBC bakers I talked about the "science of liking". The workshop was based on my book "What to do if your child is a Picky Eater" Published by Juggernaut Books and available on Amazon Kindle on this link.
A lot of times people give up on healthy baking because no one likes the taste of the healthy bakes.
I explined what exactly we can do when we bake with healthy ingredients - to make the bakes appeal to children.
And I was thrilled with the response from the participants.
It is really important for children to eat healthy food and that is why we cannot afford for our children to be picky eaters.
Thank you Simran Oberoi Multani(@sim_ovenderful) for this opportunity to share what I know with the amazing community that is changing the world - one bake at a time.
This was the preconference workshop for OMBCDiscover2021. (@ovenderfulmombakers)
The conference is on the 4th and 5th of December and has some fantastic speakers. Registrations close on the 21st of November. Please register if you want to change the way you eat.
"Doctor - when can I start pumping?"
That is the most frequently asked question in my #prenatal classes.
The answer depends on - what you want to achieve through pumping.
Do you want to build your supply?
Do you want to create a breast milk stash because you are stepping out for a while?
Do you want to pump because you need to go back to work?
What you want determines when and how you should start pumping.
I explain in detail in this article for #morisonsbabydreams