A Crucial “Moment” in Parenting: For A Child’s Positive Psychological Belief System

Today, we (my son and myself) were doing some math problems, and as we were progressing, he slowed down substantially on a problem with three single digit number whose addition was totalling to 10, which he usually does fairly fast. And it immediately struck to me that this is the “moment”. I attribute this decisionContinue reading “A Crucial “Moment” in Parenting: For A Child’s Positive Psychological Belief System”

Perspectives of a stay-at-home dad: On wife’s work-at-home weekend and child’s engagement, in the backdrop of COVID-19

I have always dreaded this situation, ‘when my wife has to work from home on a weekend and I will exhaust all my options of engaging our child.’ And now with the uncertainty owing to COVID-19 situation, this has come to a reality. Unlike other working weekends of my wife, where I had engaged IvanContinue reading “Perspectives of a stay-at-home dad: On wife’s work-at-home weekend and child’s engagement, in the backdrop of COVID-19”

Active Constructive Inquiry-Based Communication: A Childfulness Anecdote

We were always fascinated by the benefits of an Inquiry-Based Learning, as supported by multiple studies. However, we never had a chance to witness and experience it with today’s intensity, in-person, until today. Our morning today started with a series of questions and answers with Ivan, where he showed us some strange looking figures heContinue reading “Active Constructive Inquiry-Based Communication: A Childfulness Anecdote”

Re-engineered Meal Time: An Evolutionary Intervention

Like all parents, we have also had our fair share of tantrums and complaints from our toddler – when it comes to feeding. These include the usual aspects like quantity, timing, taste, colour, and the like. Initially, we were insistent on making him understand the value of nutrition, growth, family time, dinner table meeting, andContinue reading “Re-engineered Meal Time: An Evolutionary Intervention”

Screen Time Agreement: A Strength-Based Approach

Today was a lazy Sunday afternoon. I was browsing through one of the textbooks in the living room and my wife was taking rest in the bedroom after a long week of tireless and long office hours of work (that included Saturday as a working day too). Usually, our boy is always jumping and chirpingContinue reading “Screen Time Agreement: A Strength-Based Approach”

Optimal Use of Strengths

Dear #Friends & #Parents,After introducing yourself and children to the 24 #VIA #CharacterStrengths, it is further important to find an appropriate time to be informed and let them know of their #Optimal usage. With enhanced vocabulary of #Opposite #Absence and #Excess, below is my graphical interpretation. If we are a #dot, then: 1. Positive RightContinue reading “Optimal Use of Strengths”

Role & Journey of A Belief Consultant

As our children keep growing and start making sense of their surroundings, observations, awareness, safety and to some extent in making everyday choices, there is a background process that runs in their brain, that is of building beliefs. It is these beliefs that help them in shaping up their journey of life and making futureContinue reading “Role & Journey of A Belief Consultant”

Prevention of A Negative Emotional Contagion

Dear Friends, today, we are going to share a strategy around the less-discussed aspect of parenting. We are referring to the rare moments when children use emotionally inflicting words with parents, causing distress, that most likely ruins the mood of the family. The usual way of handling such instances, considered to be an age-old, easy-to-goContinue reading “Prevention of A Negative Emotional Contagion”

Family Art Activity for A Blissful Life

Recently, we have heard a lot of awareness being created for Mindfulness Psychology. We came across this term for the first time while studying Applied Positive Psychology at TSPP. At that time, we did not know much about the power of mindfulness. However, it was only with the scaffolding of this module under the ableContinue reading “Family Art Activity for A Blissful Life”

The Wonders of a Strength Focused Life

A brief anecdote of talks between parents During some of our recent interactions with parents, we hear them discuss about their child, complaining on ‘missing skills’, ‘not having talent’, and ‘which class to enroll’, ‘books to read’ to fix the gap. Well, as a Positive Psychology student, it becomes my responsibility to educate them inContinue reading “The Wonders of a Strength Focused Life”