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Parents Corner

A message to Parents25-May-2016

Dear Parent,

The board exam results are out. We know you will be really anxious for your child to get a 90% or to at least beat your neighbour's son or daughter. It's a matter of your reputation and your standing in society. Read More...

Going by the cues01-Feb-2016

Going by the cues - If what we are doing is not working, we should do something different.

Although the title could be the guiding principle for anything we do, it surely is a game changer in parenthood. To understand its significance and start working in this direction let’s take a moment and reflect on how we react when our children misbehave. How do we respond when there is a conflict between us and our child? Read More...

Positive Affirmations22-Jan-2016

Positive Affirmation is a wonderful way of helping someone who is coping with stress. Putting it in other words ‘Positive Affirmation’ would be simply assuring someone about the positive and the nice things about that person and about life in general.

When done regularly it could be the source of a tremendous Read More...

You raise me up14-Jan-2016

Being a parent is being there through the milestones, tantrums and the tears. It is about raising kids who have a head full of knowledge, a hand ready to give, ears open to listening and a heart that dares to follow dreams. Being a parent is never a burden, it is about loving someone wholeheartedly and unconditionally. Parenthood is not a job but a privilege to cherish. 


Make hay while the sun shines08-Jan-2016

Dear Parent,

Greetings from Deeksha!

Ensuring the all-round development of Deekshaites is something that’s given a lot of importance at Deeksha. Considering parents play an important role in this, we would Read More...

Four Apples instead of Three10-Dec-2015

A teacher teaching math to seven-year-old Kazim asked him, "If I give you one apple and one apple and one apple, how many apples will you have?"

Within a few seconds Kazim replied confidently, "Four!"

The dismayed teacher was expecting an effortless correct answer (three).Read More...

Breaking the shackles of fear to experience something beautiful10-Nov-2015

A child is trying to climb a tree; what will we do? We immediately become afraid – he may fall, he may break his leg, or something may go wrong. And out of our fear we rush and stop the child.


The Way We Respond Can Change a Situation10-Oct-2015

When a certain occurrence regarding a person is narrated to us by someone, it is very normal for us to take it as the truth even before questioning if it were actually precise.


Bridging Communication Gaps10-Sep-2015

On our visit to buy a product at a store, would we make a purchase if we were denied information regarding the product? Absolutely not!

As absurd as this may sound, we tend to do something similar in our pursuit of getting things across to people. Communication gap - inability to understand something or someone due to lack of information.


Perspective Taking10-Aug-2015

Perspective taking is a skill that helps us become more adept at recognizing what it is like to walk in someone else's shoes, to understand what others think and feel. It includes empathy but goes far beyond it.