December 26, 2018

 One day, while I was in my office, a parent walked up to me and asked this one simple question. “Pavan, my son is in tenth grade. The pre-board exams are near, and my child doesn’t study at all. He always wants to play games and watch videos on my phone. If I make him study, he will end up doodling on the last pages of the notebook. I am terrified that he might fail. Please tell me what to do and...

December 26, 2018

“No, you cannot have that today!” “No! Stop doing that.” “Finish your homework” “Don’t go out” “Stop playing” “Get ready for school you are late!”


In my experience of 16 years where I regularly interact with parents the one question that most of them ask is, “How do I make my child listen to what I say?” or “My child doesn’t listen to what I say, what do I do? I am fed-...

December 26, 2018

Would you believe if I said that in my college days I’d tell everyone I’d die before I go on stage? Yet, I’m a seminar leader and a coach today, and am told I am quite a good one at that! I wonder what more I could have done if I’d vanquished my stage fear at a very young age.

Yes, public speaking is one of the most common fears of people. The fear of going wrong, the fear of getting judged keeps a...

August 25, 2018

I've been a teacher, and it is very common that I get to hear one major complaint, "My child just doesn't listen to me!"

Let me tell you, if you want them to listen to you, they seldom will. Get them to listen to you, and they always will!

Yes, it is very important that your children develop good listening comprehension skills. And it is important that we, as parents, help them develop it.


August 25, 2018

Remember I'd talked about Fear of Failure last time? And I'd told you there's something that can totally vanquish that fear? Well, that's nothing but the desire of learning. A strong desire to learn stuff can eradicate fear of failure.

And the most important concern is to develop such a desire and sustain the motivation. While it could seem exciting at first, things could get sloppy as time passes....

March 21, 2018

The tough thing with parenting is that you must get all the training for the job by yourself. Parents have to learn everything themselves as time passes. While this might seem obvious, it doesn't have to be mandatory. I have mentored many parents in my parental workshops, and once they started finding results, they have thanked me for saving their time and effort, while also helping them connect w...

March 5, 2018

As a teacher myself, I have come across students who hold back themselves because they fear failure. It is not a rare sight after all. We've all come across children who hesitate to speak up mainly because they fear they are going to say something wrong. I have worked with thousands of children, and I can distinctly talk about two types of responses children give when they're posed with a challeng...

February 16, 2018

I have been working with thousands of children over a span of twelve years, and one of the most common concerns of many parents is that they just don't know how to say a NO to their children. "How do I say a NO without hurting my child, Pavan?" They ask, and that explains to me how most of them have become passive parents when instead they must be active ones.

It's a known fact that kids make it un...

January 30, 2018

As parents, all we wish is for our kids to find success in their lives. And many a time, this is what will come in the way of their learning. Are you shocked? Can I ask you to stop and think for a while? Instead of letting children learn stuff on their own, we often keep instructing them what they should be doing and what not. I personally believe that this is not the way to go if you want your ch...

January 20, 2018

Do you ever wish you had known more about handling money from your childhood? Most of us even graduated from our colleges without having the faintest idea of balancing bank accounts or managing money. Well, that is how our education system has been designed. Kids are taught how to study well for professional courses, but they won't be taught about the main idea of a profession, money! 

Money and ch...

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