We coach children to think in ways that enable them to blossom and bloom into their fullest abilities and talents; release their hidden potential and guide them along the right track. We offer ebooks, one-on-one sessions and parenting tool kits to enhance the family unit.
Start with creative stories for children aged 3-11. Niti's story characters resonate well with children while communicating life principles and values for making a great life. The illustrative format draws children to the books and aids retention for the long-term.
Parents are the ‘Best’ Child Wellness Coaches
Being a parent is always challenging. We often have to learn from our mistakes. Some tools such as observing a child and identifying patterns of behavior can be handy as they help us understand child behavior – what they mean and what triggers them.
For example, when a child feels neglected, he or she might make a tantrum to get attention. This is common practice with most kids. Yet each child has a personality and parents must cater to the specific needs of the child based on their personality and behavioral patterns.
When you have to motivate your child, what posture or parenting style do you adopt? Are you happy to let things stay their course? How necessary is change to you? Can positive change bring about growth? These are some questions that need answers and so we are going to take up these topics in this brief introduction.
Parenting Styles that Work for Different Modes
Segregate interactions with your child based on two categories:
- Short-Term or Habit-forming and
- Long-Term or Character-forming
The short term tasks are important for they help form positive habits which drive long-term character. However they have limited application in the here-and-now; for some days can be different and infrequent deviations don’t contribute to forming habits.
For example, if your child is being playful while studying, it may not be necessary to correct the child. You could turn them into positive moments for bonding and sharing and enjoy your children; for every occasion is not the same. Such breaks help emphasize to children that they are more important to you and help children see their value in the scheme of things. However the understanding still remains that study time is focused time and must not be wasted.
When to Let Things Stay Their Course
We let things relax when we are certain that the parameters have been set and communication is clear about expectations and results. This is when we let things stay their course, when there is an opportunity to relax and collect ourselves – to take account of everything that has been achieved, pat our backs and move further on in growth and development. These times of rest are important too and not being observant can cause us to miss the moment.
How Necessary is Change?
I have often seen parents who let the status quo persist unwarrantedly. It is sometimes necessary to voice your urgency when the time turns to critical and immediate action is needed. Waiting or lingering can change the dynamics and when the need is urgent, actions too must correspond.
For example, when the exam dates are out, children must cultivate a habit of attending to their books, so that they can enjoy sailing through the exams.
Can Positive Change Bring About Growth?
The main task in parenting is to steer the mind and emotional state of the child on a daily basis – to grow just one new leaf at a time. Just keep progressing by back-cutting negative behavioral orientations to start with, and then start taking baby steps to cultivate and reinforce positive behaviors (use ample compliments to give their reward systems a boost). Take each day as an opportunity to bring about another step in the right direction so that you can be assured that all will turn out well in the long-term. So dear parents, prime your child from an early age so that they will bring forth the results that you want.
How we can help you?
First step is to employ picture and chapter books to facilitate the thinking process and produce a clear understanding, for example, why excessive anger can be dangerous or why being afraid can deter them. Using rich character voices and thoughtful illustrations, we help the child buy into the concept of living within certain moral standards that will help build a solid foundation for his or her life.
Second step is to conduct a one-on-one session to understand the child and any reservations that may be causing the child to underperform as the case may be. We will then root out the cause and then help the child comprehend the need and benefit of emotional intelligence qualities such as independence, self-awareness, assertiveness, endurance and so on, so that he or she can confidently sail through life.
Final step is to provide parental tool kits to enhance proper understanding on how to continue the child on the path of progress – we will address any concerns of parents at this stage.