30 Jun 2018

“How do I sharpen my axe?”

A wise woodsman was once asked, “What would you do if you had just five minutes to chop down a tree?” He answered, “I would spend the first two and a half minutes sharpening my axe.” What is sharpening the axe? While we feel “Sharpening” is “making/doing”. It’s simply an act of “removing”, like shaving off what’s […]

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30 Jun 2018

“How to acknowledge children in the presence of their siblings?”

Speaking of acknowledging children, how do we do it without indirectly hurting the other child or unknowingly forcing him/her to compare himself/herself with the other? When they’re together – It’s useful to say something on these lines- “I notice that You all have unique strengths, like Neha is … and Sneha is…You will continue developing more strengths that […]

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30 Jun 2018

“Do you recognize and acknowledge your children?”

How do we acknowledge our children? Is it done with words? Acknowledging starts with a quiet feeling- when you slow down and begin to observe. You then radiate acceptance with a smile/loving eyes. They “know” how you feel about them. It’s subtle and the most potent form of acceptance. Words are authentic when they emerge from this […]

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26 Feb 2016

“Am I teaching my children the right values?”

Most parents seem to be pre-occupied with how to instill the right values, such as honesty, integrity and respect; speaking and treating others respectfully. All parents want the best for their children, but what most parents don’t realize is that children learn by example. You might say that the “being of the parent” teaches all. […]

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