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!”

“WHY DON’T YOU LISTEN TO ME?”

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.

Listening...

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....