Be the Best Version of Yourself. Parenting Tip

June 22, 2022

Most of us might be familiar with the story of the man who had two sons and they grew up worlds apart. In the story, the father played a crucial role in the lives of both his children. Both kids had the same environment, same resources, and same background, yet they turned out to be different in character. One learned to never repeat the mistake of his dad and focused on growing whereas the other child picked up things differently.

With this, we can understand that parenting needs to be taken up carefully and seriously. Even if we are trying to teach our kids the right things, if not done in the proper manner it might not have the best results.

Parenting is a hands-on experience and we learn and grow over time. Children look up to their parents’ for guidance and support. We must be the best versions of ourselves and helps our kids follow suit.

It is understandable to get overwhelmed but with the right experience and training you can teach and learn alongside your child. We have some tips that could brighten your day and your child’s future!

Is there a right way to parent?

Although this is not merely a matter of right and wrong, it still needs to be done rightly! Confusing? Let me help you out.

Your child learns around 75% of life skills, values, and lessons from you, parents. This number carries such a huge dependence and impact. Choosing the right school, buying the best clothes, and providing healthy meals are always appreciated but that’s not all. You need to also set a good example.

Do we have a guidebook?

Individuality is what creates you. So, owing to this, there is no definite set of rules you could follow. But there surely are a few vital elements that you must include in your style of mindful parenting. Be a good role model.

Things you should teach while raising your children:

  • Hard work: At a young age, children are generally heavily dependent on their parents for fulfilling needs. After a certain age, when they are capable of understanding and learning, it is very important to build a habit of doing chores themselves. This not only reduces dependency but also develops a sense of independence and confidence. They would grow into someone who takes initiative. It teaches a very strong lesson about working on things that matter and not just hoping that they would work out for themselves. Taking action vs letting it be. Make sure to not overdo it and let them choose their pace, comfort, and space.
  • Communication: Right from the beginning, it would be ideal to let your child express and communicate their feelings. If they find it difficult, you can work with them to enhance their skills and make them feel comfortable throughout the process. Growing up, having great communication skills would always help in every aspect of life. The focus should also remain on creating a safe space where your child can freely talk to you about all things without hesitation. The roots of a great communicator start right at home. This small practice with consistent efforts might give way to an impactful leader who can move worlds through their words.
  • Respect: A child who is kind and respectful is loved by all. Being respectful just does not mean being polite, it has a bigger picture. You would be teaching them to not hurt others’ feelings while also not allowing others to disrespect them. You might think that they are too young for this but observe and you will realize that unknowingly fear is mistaken for respect. So, break this cycle and teach your child the importance of being respectful even in uncomfortable situations and times of conflict. This can be taught mostly by practice. You need to apply the same during disagreements with your partner, or even your child.
  • Secret tip: The most important lesson you could teach your child is to enjoy life and do things they love doing. Take out time yourself to do things you love and live in the moment. Your child’s schedule might seem convenient now, but as they grow up it gets hectic and stressful. Initiate this habit of slowing down once in a while and enjoying life to its fullest. What is the point otherwise?

At Kara4Kids, a leading preschool for kids in Bangalore, we focus on mindful learning that makes your child capable at every step. If you are looking for a Preschool in Bangalore that looks beyond textbook learning, contact us.

 

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GERALDINE DMELLO

 Curriculum Head

Geraldine Dmello is the Curriculum Head and Consultant at Kara 4 Kids.
She has attained her MS ( diploma) in Special Education and a certification in Adult Supervision in Early Childhood Education from the UCLA University.
Her past experiences involves over 30 years of experience in private schools both international and in India.
She has authored poems, conceived books, speaks and consults on the topics related to the whole child development making teaching in the Early Childhood space a reciprocal experience, filled with a vibrancy that creates a powerful sustained shared thinking.
While in the conceptualizing of the curriculum she keeps in mind the importance of honoring a child. Her core belief is in the saying that ” A berry ripens in its own good time and so does a child’s readiness.”

Sandeep U

CFO

Spearheading the finance, Sandeep is a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has close to 10 years of experience in handling finance for various organizations. Having spent his career life in a CA firm, venture capitalist firm, real estate and in the garment industry, Sandeep is keen on implementing his knowledge and expertise at 315WA to fuel the growth that we envision. He’s the true follower of the saying that “None of us are stronger than all of us” which has enabled him in achieving the 315WA’s goal to build a most strong and consistent team. He was a part of setting up and implementing a complex business processes committee across multiple industries/sectors. In his journey at 315WA he made sure that every ₹ spent on each square foot will have a direct and huge impact in every organization’s growth as even the biggest cloud is a large collection of very tiny droplets of water. He is a strong believer of money saved is money earned and is looking forward to starting this fast-paced ship.

Rukmini Padakadla

HR

 Meet Rukmini P, our esteemed Head of Human Resources, bringing in over 15 years of progressive experience in the field. As a seasoned leader, she has demonstrated her prowess in various aspects of Human Resources, including workforce management, recruitment, payroll, and policies/procedures development. Her exceptional expertise lies in sourcing and hiring top-notch talent, ensuring that our team comprises the industry’s best and brightest minds.

With a background in Science and a PG degree in English literature, along with a PG Diploma in Human Resources and Marketing, Rukmini exemplifies a highly skilled professional. Her unwavering commitment to driving our organization’s success through effective HR strategies and practices, particularly focusing on workforce management, sets her apart as a true asset to our team.



Sapna

Strategic Operations – Head

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do” – Steve Jobs

It is this belief that inspired Ms. Sapna Erappa to follow her passion, after a decade’s career in banking and finance. Her journey in Early Childhood Education began in 2010 and ever since she has worked with renowned preschools in Bangalore in various leadership roles over a span of 15 years. She holds a degree in Finance & Marketing and has wide exposure in Early Years Education. She has participated in a number of Early Childhood Conferences and IB workshops. 

In her current role as the Strategic Operations – Head at Kara4Kids, she has worked towards building a strong team, motivating them to ensure top-notch standards are maintained in the schools. She believes that a loving and happy environment not only helps children to learn while having fun but also brings the best out of the teachers. Ultimately, the aim is to ensure plenty of learning opportunities are offered to children to bring out their innate potential. Her goal is to create a balanced learning ecosystem where every stakeholder in the school community takes responsibility for the child’s learning journey. She firmly believes and hopes that the education system of today helps children to develop empathy, compassion, and resilience along with academic excellence.

MANAS MEHROTRA

CHIEF MENTOR

Manas Mehrotra is a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Bachelors of Law, MBA (Entrepreneurship) from Babson College (USA). The Founder of NestaVera Group of companies, Manas has his vision rooted in the core belief that the only thing constant in this dynamic business era is Change. He believes that the ongoing process of Brainstorming, Innovation, and Adaptation to change should always be the heart of any organisation that seeks economic and social success. He drives his workforce with a strong emphasis on inculcating faith and building long term strategic relationships with both clients and employees.

Manas has also played a pivotal role in the success of Greenwood High Schools. The institution has grown many folds with more than 9 National level Awards to its name in last 3 years under his leadership. Under his stewardship & unique approach to education, Greenwood High Schools have unparalleled achievements to their name in moulding the young minds of tomorrow. He believes in combining quality education with a proper blend of traditional values and the best that modern-day technology has to offer.

KHUSHROO RUSTUMJI

CHAIRMAN-EMERITUS

Khushroo Rustumji, an alumnus of IIT is the founder of Kara. Having been the Chairman of two companies listed on the BSE, a subsidiary of a Company listed on the London Stock Exchange and a Consultant to numerous national and international organizations, his tenure of work before establishing Kara spans a myriad of corporate experiences.

With a strong belief in how a good Preschool is the vital ingredient in building a Child’s Foundation, Rustumji and his wife envisioned Kara. Upon returning to India after having spent 21 years in the UK, they decided to establish the first pre-school with international standards in Bangalore, much to the delight of discerning parents here. This is how the tale of kara unravelled years ago under the stewardship of Rustumji.

PRACHI MEHROTRA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Backed by their sheer hard work and talent, women entrepreneurs worldwide are changing the landscape across every industry. One such visionary in the field of early education is Prachi Mehrotra- Executive Director at Kara4kids. She is also the Director at NestaVera Group of Companies.

 After completing her formal education at a boarding school in Mussorie, Prachi moved to the UK to pursue her degree in Management studies at the University of Nottingham post which she returned to India to pursue her MBA in Finance & Marketing. Her enriching experience, exposure, and learning in these pivotal years taught her the art of adapting to different scenarios, pertaining to education, demographics, and cultures.She strongly believes in developing a culture of trust and transparency at the workplace, which will in turn facilitate the construction of an efficient, effective, productive, and valuable organization.

As an achiever of excellence in both academic and extra co- curricular fields, she reckons that curiosity to learn is the spark that should be the driving force of every organization. As a millenial mother to three children herself, she strongly beleives that early learning is where the root of knowledge begins to get founded for an individual, therefore it is imperative that equal importance be showered upon these nascent founding years of our children’s lives. She passionately envisions to create dynamic,explorative, nurturing – learning and childcare spaces where children fall in love with the joy of learning every day.
 As an Executive Director of Kara4Kids, she handles a multi- faceted role across various domains i.e. Operations, Marketing, Teaching Pedagogy, Expansion, Implementation of teaching interventions, and Management of all the preschool and child care centers. Her ever-dynamic approach and exuberance make her an exemplary leader.