Sports as a career with Kedar Tembe

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Sports as a career with Kedar Tembe

As parents we often are in a dilemma about choosing sport as a career option. Indeed, many of us, as kids  have had the exposure as well as inclination to take it up but we didn’t or couldn’t give it a chance because it was not the safest option and did not fit with the definition of being successful or was not a proven formula to success.

So, today we have with us Kedar Tembe, a Sports educationist, a sports consultant and a coach.  Kedar has been teaching tennis for the last 18 years. He also has a good deal of corporate experience in the field of sports for 10 yrs. What is more,  he is a certified ‘Strength and Conditioning specialist’ and plant based nutritionist. He is, in addition,  the head coach for Singapore Tennis Association for 2 programs.

We will discuss the stigma attached to sports as a career and suggest way in which children pursue a career in sport.

To listen to this full conversation, follow Partners in Upbringing on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts or on FB and IG @partnersinupbringing.

Partners in UpBringing is a parenting podcast hosted by two mums, Himani & Kalyani, based in Singapore. They address a variety of parenting topics in their casual and candid conversation with subject matter experts and fellow parents from across the globe. Each podcast episode provides a holistic perspective on the chosen topic. It’s a platform to  exchange tips, ideas and share experiences related to parenting. So if you would like to reach us, please email [email protected]

Partners in Upbringing is a Global Indian Series podcast.

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Financial Wisdom for Kids with Pallavi Dangi

Today we are joined by Pallavi Dangi, a Chartered accountant by profession, founder of ‘Go Back to Roots’ an online learning academy, a passionate teacher and a mother to a curious 11 year old.

Our conversation dives deep into the challenging aspects of imparting financial wisdom to our little ones. Here are some of the broad areas we have touched upon.

  • Why to introduce finance at a young age ? what is the right age?
  • How to teach them the concept of money? The basic concepts of Banking/ plastic money/ budgeting / taxes / payment methods
  • How to nurture financially independent kids?
  • How to teach them to value money and money is not equal to happiness
  • Get to know about many activities that we parents can do at home to improve the financial wisdom of our kids.

To listen to this full conversation, follow Partners in Upbringing on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts or on FB and IG @partnersinupbringing.

Partners in UpBringing is a parenting podcast hosted by two mums Himani & Kalyani, based in Singapore. They address a variety of parenting topics in their casual and candid conversation with subject matter experts and fellow parents from across the globe. Each podcast episode provides a holistic perspective on the chosen topic. It’s a platform to  exchange tips, ideas and share experiences related to parenting. So if you would like to reach us, please email [email protected]

Partners in Upbringing is a Global Indian Series podcast.

 

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How’s and What’s of Profiling Children with Ajit Kaikini

What does profiling children mean? How does it help parents improve the way in which they bring up their children?

In today’s conversation with Ajit Kaikini, we deep dive into the world of profiling children to better understand how this scientific tool can help your child choose the right career path.

Our guest (Ajit Kaikini) is by turns the founding Director of Buoyancee, an award winning  a Career counsellor, a trainer who has helped thousands of children in his 27 year career.

This conversation is a highly insightful one which every parent will find useful.

To listen to this full conversation, follow Partners in Upbringing on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts or on FB and IG @partnersinupbringing.

Partners in UpBringing is a parenting podcast hosted by two mums, Himani & Kalyani, based in Singapore. They address a variety of parenting topics in their casual and candid conversation with subject matter experts and fellow parents from across the globe. Each podcast episode provides a holistic perspective on the chosen topic. It’s a platform to  exchange tips, ideas and share experiences related to parenting.

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Parenting through Covid 19 – with Dr. Tina Mistry

The last two years have been tying for us all.

There have been good days and there have been bad. But throughout, we have striven to accentuate the positive.

Today’s episode is our attempt to make sense of it all and see what we have all been through in a positive light.

Today, we talk to Dr. Tina Mistry from Birmingham, UK. Tina is a clinical psychologist, a podcast host, a writer and a speaker on south Asian mental health health.

Some highlights of this episode:

  • Social distancing brought families closer
  • Mental health > physical health
  •  The Pandemic gave us more quality time with our children
  • It was easier to achieve one’s goals
  • Scope for self reflection
  • It gave us an opportunity to prepare our child for an uncertain world.

We learn from every experience ONLY if we reflect upon it… and now as the world slowly opens up,  we have to ask ourselves: Do we resume our old life and way of being? Or to learn from the pandemic and change for the better.

To listen to this full conversation, follow us on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts or on FB and IG @partnersinupbringing.

Partners in UpBringing is a parenting podcast hosted by two mums Himani & Kalyani, based in Singapore. They address a variety of parenting topics in their casual and candid conversation with subject matter experts and fellow parents from across the globe. Each podcast episode provides a holistic perspective on the chosen topic. It’s a platform to  exchange tips, ideas and share experiences related to parenting.

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Working Mums with Radhika Balakrishnan

Work/life balance has always been tough for mums. It’s like walking on a tightrope. If you lose focus you are either going to fall in a sea of guilt or possibly jeopardise your career. It’s Hobson’s Choice.

In this episode we are in conversation with Radhika Balakrishnan, a career transformation expert and a purpose coach. We discuss such burning questions as: Can women get back to work after maternity leave?  How to juggle work and home?

On the podcast we are also joined by two dynamic working women, Sharmishtha who works inadvertising and Priya from the banking domain. They share their experiences and struggles with us with humour and humanity. It is a fascinating conversation that every working mum needs to listen to!

Partners in UpBringing is a parenting podcast hosted by two mums Himani & Kalyani, based in Singapore. They address a variety of parenting topics in their casual and candid conversation with subject matter experts and fellow parents from across the globe. Each podcast episode provides a holistic perspective on the chosen topic. It’s a platform to  exchange tips, ideas and share experiences related to parenting.

You can also follow us on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts or on FB and IG @partnersinupbringing.

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Discovering Potential to Possibilites with Ajit Kaikini

Every child has tremendous potential –  but how does one nurture it?🤔

In today’s podcast we are honoured to be joined by Ajit Kaikini, a senior trainer who specialises in unleashing the TRUE POTENTIAL of individuals.

Ajit shares many valuable insights and tips which will help every parent better shape their child’s career path.

Should you want an consultation,  don’t hesitate to contact Ajit on [email protected].

Partners in UpBringing is a parenting podcast hosted by two mums Himani & Kalyani, based in Singapore. They address a variety of parenting topics in their casual and candid conversation with subject matter experts and fellow parents from across the globe. Each podcast episode provides a holistic perspective on the chosen topic. It’s a platform to  exchange tips, ideas and share experiences related to parenting.  Let us know your thoughts below

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Nurturing Entrepreneurial Spirit in our Kids with Swati Gauba

Entreprenuership is no longer a career choice. It is a way of life!

In this epiosde we are in conversation with Swati Gauba, an entrepreneur and trainer based in Singapore. Swati has hands on experience in designing and conducting courses to help develop Entrepreneurial spirit in children.

Swati has shared many tools and games to hone your observation skills, empathy, problem solving attitude and creativity  – all key skills for any aspiring entrepreneur.

Partners in UpBringing is a parenting podcast hosted by two mums Himani & Kalyani, based in Singapore. They address a variety of parenting topics in their casual and candid conversation with subject matter experts and fellow parents from across the globe. Each podcast episode provides a holistic perspective on the chosen topic. It’s a platform to  exchange tips, ideas and share experiences related to parenting. So if you would like to participate please email [email protected]

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Single Parenting with Preeti & Kimaya

Today we are in conversation with a  single Mum and her daughter to get a sneak peek into their lives.

Step forward Preeti Telang,  a highly successful architect in a Japanese firm in Singapore and her daughter, 16 year old daughter, Kimaya who hopes to follow in her mother’s footsteps.

In this thought-provoking episode, Preeti tells us about life as a single mother: her regimented lifestyle, how she does the job of two parents, her approach towards life and many more interesting subjects in this episode.

Partners in UpBringing is a parenting podcast hosted by two mums Himani & Kalyani, based in Singapore. They address a variety of parenting topics in their casual and candid conversation with subject matter experts and fellow parents from across the globe. Each podcast episode provides a holistic perspective on the chosen topic. It’s a platform to  exchange tips, ideas and share experiences related to parenting. So if you would like to participate please email [email protected]

You can also follow us on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts or on FB and IG @partnersinupbringing.

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ASIAN PARENTING – FROM SPANKING TO CONSCIOUS PARENTING

I was shopping at a wet market in Singapore, when my 3-year-old son Ishaan, pointed towards something and said “Mama, can I buy this please?” he was holding a long stick with a loop at an end. He had found it next to the cashier, at a very prominent place for a fresh vegetable shop. Well, I was not surprised as he loved sticks and we had a big collection of different types of sticks we had picked up on our trails. But this one looked a bit different, and I was wondering as to why would anyone buy it? So, I asked the shopkeeper “What is this for?” he raised his eyebrows and replied in a very casual tone, “Oh it’s a cane, you must buy it lah, good for you, it costs only 2$ and your kids will always listen to you!!” I was shocked. Using a cane to discipline kids is unimaginable for me but it was NO big deal for him!

Having lived in Singapore with my husband and son for 5 years now, I had heard many stories about the strict levels of discipline followed in most of the local schools.  I was a bit taken aback when I met a few Tiger Moms and found out about their parenting style. But it was the first time I was holding a cane in my hand; and somehow it sent shivers down my spine and at the same time, numerous questions popped up in my mind. Do strict regimens and harsh punishments affect the kids in a negative way? Is it ok to use ‘fear’ as a ‘weapon’ to get the kids to complete their chores on time? I mean I know it works very well and is the easiest thing to do, but would it make the kids anxious, scared or even lead to self-doubt or in extreme cases depression?  I just kept the cane back in its place and rushed home with Ishaan, without answering any of his questions. I need to take some time out for myself to read and to ponder on this.

Culturally parents of Asian origin, be it Indian or Chinese, do believe in setting higher goals for their children – especially academic ones. Their parenting style does focus on developing good work habits and a strong base. Parents are not only involved but sometimes become very controlling and interfering in kids’ activity big or small. Smacking or corporal punishments are a norm. Their intensity may vary from family to family, but they are widely accepted by Asians. Being an Indian and a student of science, in my mind I always associate it with or even justify it by drawing parallels with the Newton’s 1st law – every object will remain at rest or move at a constant speed unless acted upon an external force!! And in parenting world that external force is the pressure that parents need to apply. Of course, the intention is pure, to get the kids ready for the future and instil good habits, good discipline.

But over the years, there has been a shift in the Asian parenting styles. Parents are now being open to the concept of conscious parenting and the fact that they must cope with the kids instead of it being the other way round. The kids who would listen to you without asking question, without applying mind are no more produced. This is the Gen Z. They are born adults and expect to be treated the same way. Words like ‘Suggestion, Will you consider, think about it’… are now used while talking to kids rather than ‘you must do it, you should listen to me, do as I say’ etc. So, I don’t see canes getting such a prominent place in any shop in the near future.  In fact, I feel we as parents, will be enrolling for courses on how to bring up kids! Like its said, Child is the father of Man, kids are already training us to be Good Parents!

I believe parenting is no longer a tick box thing and, if your kids listen to you, you are a good parent kind of equation.  It is much evolved and tough for parents to do their job of nurturing kids and it puts immense pressure on them. The traditional way of parenting is no more applicable for today’s generation, and I am sure every generation said the same thing! And so, it’s my turn 😉

By Himani and Kalyani – Hosts of Partners in upbringing Podcast – Part of the Global Indian Series

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Sport Shapes Our Kids’ Personality with Sunandan Lele

Today is a very special episode as our guest – Sunandan Lele, is not only a very popular sports journalist, but also someone who is extremly passionate about sport and is a doting father himself. It is an epiosde which gives us lots of points to ponder upon and inspiration to get our kids into sport.

Sport teaches our children to be happy in someone else’s success,  teaches fair play,  encourages them to try their best, builds character, helps them  to accept failure with good grace, instils discipline, strengthens mind and body and helps we parents raise the leaders of tomorrow. All you need is a bat and a ball.

Sunandan also draws many interesting analogies between sport such as cricket, hockey, carrom and personality development.

Partners in UpBringing is a parenting podcast hosted by two mums Himani & Kalyani, based in Singapore. They address a variety of parenting topics in their casual and candid conversation with subject matter experts and fellow parents from across the globe. Each podcast episode provides a holistic perspective on the chosen topic. It’s a platform to  exchange tips, ideas and share experiences related to parenting. So if you would like to participate please email [email protected]

You can also follow us on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts or on FB and IG @partnersinupbringing.

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How to raise a Healthy Child with Dr. Malathi

We parents are so concerned about our child’s health that sometimes we need a second opinion as to whether all is well.  We rush to our paediatricians to get answers to our questions. Just chatting with them makes us feel at peace.

In today’s episode we are in conversation with one of the most distinguished paediatricians in Singapore  ( Dr. I Malathi). She obtained her doctorate in paediatricsfrom the august National University of Singapore and has been practising medicine for almost four decades.

In this episode, we tackle the following questions:

  • What is a healthy child?
  • Some children are notoriously. Why is this so?
  •  Obese and undernourished kids.
  • How much water should a child drink?
  • What are the signs parents should look for to know if their children, particularly daughters, are reaching puberty early ?
  • How to strengthen immunity?
  • What are the first aid techniques should a mother learn?

Partners in UpBringing is a parenting podcast hosted by two mums Himani & Kalyani, based in Singapore. They address a variety of parenting topics in their casual and candid conversation with subject matter experts and fellow parents from across the globe. Each podcast episode provides a holistic perspective on the chosen topic. It’s a platform to  exchange tips, ideas and share experiences related to parenting. So if you would like to participate please email [email protected]

You can also follow us on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts or on FB and IG @partnersinupbringing.

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Giving your Child a Good Education with Melissa Maria

A very special guest today. It is a our great hoour and privilege to have Ms. Melissa Maria, Principal of GIIS SMART Campus, Punggol, Singapore.

Ms. Melissa has over 25 years of experience in the field of education and administration in first-rate schools in Mumbai, Oman and Singapore.

Listen to the full episode so as not to miss out on her insights into all matters scholastic. The main questions we address are :

  • How to choose the right preschool?
  •  There are so many types of schools .. there is an embarrassment of riches. What are the differences  between Indian International schools, International Schools and Local schools? What do Indian International schools offer apart from connecting children back to India?
  • Education is expensive, especially in SG. Should I consider the first few years of education the formative years and plump for the best school I can afford? Or should I throw my resources at university?
  • Between traditional Asian and western education there are great differences. Asian education system sets great store by academics and ranking, whereas western education focuses more on skills and interests. Is that a fair assessment?  What is the future of education globally?
  • Since you are mentioning working together as a team, I would like to know more about the school – teacher and the students working together .. how can they have better synergy?
  •  What values should a school impart to a child ?
  • What can we parents do to help educate our children?

Partners in UpBringing is a parenting podcast hosted by two mums Himani & Kalyani, based in Singapore. They address a variety of parenting topics in their casual and candid conversation with subject matter experts and fellow parents from across the globe. Each podcast episode provides a holistic perspective on the chosen topic. It’s a platform to  exchange tips, ideas and share experiences related to parenting. So if you would like to participate please email [email protected]

You can also follow us on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts or on FB and IG @partnersinupbringing.

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Daddy, our own Superhero

Happy Father’s Day!

K: Every child has a hero.. and he is called Dad! He can make anything happen. He is the first love for his daughters and a superhero for boys …its so cute to hear the kid’s fight on ….whose dad is the strongest!

H: Actually fathers are just like ordinary men but it’s the love for their child that makes them into heroes, adventurers, story tellers and even singers!

The values, the life lessons that the kids learn from their dads are unmatched.. they learn how to live and enjoy life .. and there is no denying that these things cannot be learnt at school..

K: Absolutely..  and being a mom I hate to admit this.. but its true that we cant teach what they teach!

H: happy fathers day..all you guys are doing a great job and if we look at the bigger picture, you are actually contributing in a big way to raise better citizens for the world tomorrow

I am going to take this opportunity say this on behalf of all the mothers  – that we love you more now… We have loved seeyou transform to a different human after being a father… and the best moments for us are to see you bond with the kids … Thanks for being there and putting up with us as well…

K: yaa.. so a big thumbs up to you

H: We all know that the most popular way in which fathers bond with their children is through games be it soccer, cricket, or even eye spy with my eye or the guessing games. They all love it…. so in today’s episode we are going to play a rapid fire game with dads from across the globe!

Are you all ready? Let’s start.

  1. Describe fatherhood in 1 line
  2. What are the biggest challenges you face as a father
  3. Do you think mother’s get too much credit for the right upbringing of the kids?
  4. What are your favourite ways to bond with your your kids?
  5. If you had a magic wand, what would you change about your kids or maybe yourself as a father?
  6. What are the advantages of being a father and not a mother?

Learning at Home with Divya Gupta

“If a child cannot learn in the way we teach, we must teach in the way the child can learn”

Seldom do we get the time to actually ponder on this precept, especially when it comes to our children’s education.

In today’s episode, we have with us Divya Gupta, a Mum who has designed her own curriculum for home schooling

Her activities are as fun as their are effective, designed to sharpen a child’s mind, hone his skills  and fire his imagination.

And do you know the best part? Each activity only takes 5 minutes.

So listen to this full episode to learn:

  • How to plan holistic development activities for your child
  • What are learning shelves?
  • How to plan for the whole week?
  • How to keep your child busy when you are working?
  • How do early childhood activites build a base for coding and programing

Follow us on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher ..as well as on our social media – Facebook and Instagram @partnersinupbringing

Therapy for Children with Sam Roberts

Therapy is generally looked down upon in some quarters and is almost like a taboo. But therapy be of great help to parents.

In this episode Himani and Kalyani speak to Sam Roberts, a counsellor who is also doing his PhD in Psychology. He helps us answer such questions as:

  • What is therapy?
  • When should parents become alarmed about their child’s behaviour?
  • How can therapy help?
  • Can therapy be used to ease the pressures of school?
  • Is taking therapy a sign of mental weakness?
  • How to choose whom to approach to discuss your challenges – psycologist/ psychiantrist/ consellor/therapist?
  •  How can parents raise happier children?

In this episode Sam introduces us to techniques such as SPACE and Family Talk time to better help us handle our daily struggles.

The pandemic has affected everyone-adult and child alike.

So do listen to this episode to get a handle on therapy. You can listen to it on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts or Stitcher. Please do follow us on Facebook and Instagram as @partnersinupbringing

Finally! Help for all Struggling Mums with Life Coach Anupama Murali

Being a mother is one of the most demanding jobs in the world. In this Mother’s Day special episode, we speak to Anupama Murali, an ICF Associate Certified Life Coach and speaker with over 15 years of corporate experience.

She is by turns a musician, an entrepreneur and a Mind Management, Breath and Meditation teacher for Adults and Children with the Art Of Living. She has taught over 100 courses and she also takes sessions of ‘Know Your Child’ and ‘Know your Teens’  in Singapore. She is, in addition, a soldier.

Anupama touches upon several challenges faced by a mother and offer hers tips. Among the subjects touched upon are:

  • Conscious parenting
  • Connection before correction
  • Self Care is not selfish
  • Relationship with spouse
  • Teenagers
  •  Parenting = Personal Growth

To seek professional help from our guest Anupama Murali, log on to https://anupamamurali.com/ OR
https://www.linkedin.com/in/anupamamurali

You can listen to this full episode in Spotify, Google pocasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher. Follow @partnersinupbringing on Facebook and Instagram for latest updates..

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When you leave this world, what kind of child would you have left behind when your story is eventually told?

*When you leave this world, what kind of child would you have left behind when your story is eventually told?*

William Wordsworth’s epigram, “the child is the father of man” encapsulates a unique but unwritten reality that most parents face today.

As children, blessed enough to have had the consort of parents, most of us see in them our very own lives looking up – to emulate and perhaps relive their lives, with the obvious many refinements as we go along.

Any parent will tell you today that all they want for their children is that they must be happy and successful – the ideal recipe for an ideal world.

But this is not an ideal world – not by a long shot.

The world has moved on in leaps and bounds since the last century.

Where once relationships were initiated by physical meetings or arrangements between a couple, today it can be done in virtual reality by the touch of a keypad.

Where once education was only conducted face-to-face, today it can be done by the touch of a keypad.

Where once physical cash was required to transact, today it can be done by plastic and the touch of a keypad.

The point of my allusion is that the world that we exist in, has changed both fundamental perceptions and the lived reality.

How many of us can safely say that we have inherited the character we had when we were children?

Not many I would guess – that is, if we can even remember that far back or even understood as children what the word character meant.

Circumstances, environment, peer and family influences amongst others constantly shape and re-shape what we become.

But in the imperfect world of adulthood and for those who are parents – or even grandparents – the notion that when the baton is passed, it must lead to winning the race that we once started – that success is determined by the Rolex watch or the Shining Mercedes or the fancy mansion in a glittering upmarket suburb.

Yet, the intrinsic values of simplicity and humility that were once instilled in us seem to desert us in both ambition and the zest for glory.

The race and the racer have become embroiled in a very dangerous game – at times betraying both the essence and purpose of our lives.

But of course, it is neither a crime nor wrong to want the best for one’s own – that would be natural and normal.

The real question then begs is simply this: how much of ourselves and our innate character do we forsake in giving to the future that which we have inherited from the past?

With all that is happening in the world today – from wars to a global pandemic to poverty, what we yield to those we leave behind will charter a world that we once believed we owned and if its a legacy of worth that we wish to bequeath, then the brass rings of life diminishes in worth against the value of good character.

Fame, fortune and glory are temporary – as many have painfully learnt – but self-worth and character, despite human frailty and fault, goes the entire distance no matter how rough the terrain may be.

Perhaps, when our stories are eventually told in the past tense, all we would have desired would have been a lifetime of goodness that once a child carried in his heart so that the next child – and the next – would know that life can be equally great with just as little – and indeed be worth more.

That gold nugget that we relentlessly pursue to show  the world that we are better than the next, becomes meaningless in the end when we are no more – but the value of the heart and soul that shape one’s character will live on and on.

There is no substitute for such value – but what you leave behind in character will indeed be for all posterity.

As William Shakespeare once observed, “some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them” – what kind of child would you have left behind when your story is eventually told?

By Global Indian Correspondent – Narendh Ganesh : Part of the Global Indians

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Nutrition: Facts & Myths Part II

In today’s episode, Himani and Kalyani chat to Ms. Meenu Agarwal, an eminent clinical dietician and trainer who has helped more than 7000 clients globally and is also a mother of a cricketing daughter.

Meenu dispels many myths and has much to say about children’s nutrition. Some of the main topics she addresses are

  • What is an ideal diet for a child?
  • Meat is a staple food in many households,. How much meat should a child eat?
  • Eggs are available in a huge variety and price range, how to choose the right ones?
  • Why do children reach puberty earlier today?
  • If Olive oil and Ghee are one of the best options for our health, can we use it daily?
  • Do you follow any do’s and don’ts  for grocery shopping?
  • How to deal with obesity amongst childfren?
  • What  sources of protein are there for vegetarians?

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Nutrition: Facts & Myths Part I

Ensuring that our children are well feed is vital,  particularly so given the plethora of so-called healthy products on the shelves.  Making the right choice can be bewildering.

In this episode Dr.Vibhusha Jambhekar, a PhD in Human Nutrition, will give us the low down  on nutrition. Dr.Vibhusha Jambhekar.

  1. Is milk really good for our children? What type of milk should we buy? (Fresh Milk, UHT Milk, Almond milk, coconut milk, flavoured milks)
  2. Which cheese should we choose ? What are the drawbacks of processed cheese?
  3. Are breakfast cereals good for kids? Which is the best option? What are some quick and healthy breakfast options?
  4. Should we really invest in all those expensive organic fruits and veggies
  5. Which suppliments can be given to our kids, just off the shelf?
  6. What are some yummy yet healthy snack options?
  7. How can we make pastas and noodles healthier for the kids?
  8. Is it ok to give cut fruits in the tiffin boxes?
  9. Tetra packed fruit juices with ‘No Added Sugar’ tags are popular amongst kids.. but are they ok to give?
  10. How to interpret the food labels? How to  make better food choices for the whole family?

You can listen to this complete conversation with Dr. Vibhusha on SPOTIFY, APPLE AND GOOGLE PODCASTS as well as our webpage https://partnersinupbringing.buzzsprout.com

In Part 2 of Nutrition – Facts and Myths, we will be in conversation with a very well known Clinical Nutritionist and Coach – Ms. Meenu Agarwal in our next episode. She will share many interesting facts about nutritive choices we make on daily basis and especially clear doubts on choosing Non-Vegetarian food options….And this time you will not have to wait for  2 weeks, we will be releasing it on 29th April.

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Sensitivity & Emotional Challenges

Why are kids are so sensitive these days? Why do they just cry even for the smallest things? How to deal with Tantrums and unending demands?

Should I punish my child for his bad behaviour or is he too young?

Every time my daughter does not win a prize or even a star in school she cries. What should I do?

In this podcast we will be talking to Amruta Godbole, an emotional wellness and transformational coach. She will be helping out with answers to all the above questions using many practical examples.

Meaningful Birthday Parties

Can birthdays be the birth of new thoughts, new experiences…and not only about throwing a perfect party..

In this episode we will focus on the various elements which can make the celebration special in many ways for both, the kids and the parents.

  • Having a Birthday Ritual – a special family bonding time
  • Meaningful – Associating birthdays with the act of giving
  • Mindful – environment friendly
  • Enjoyment – education + entertainment and ofcourse the party planning part as well, to make them more healthy and pocket friendly

The first step in planning should be to think what the child really enjoys..Is it food, decor, visitors, gifts, surprises, games or something else? What will make him/her feel really special and loved?  There is a fun way to do this…   Last year a friend suggested this  trick… she calls it- ‘The Magic lamp.. trick.’  and i tried it … it worked so well… more than a month before Ahana’s birthday our countdown began. I just handed over a small toy lamp to Ahana and told her to make 3 wishes for her birthday.

So, for her party she had told me  – she wants a 2 tier rainbow cake and wants to call all her friends and have face painting. So I was relieved , if these 3 things are taken care, the food and decor and other things were planned as per my convenience…

Healthy party food ideas by Shraddha Fogla

  • Tofu
  • Corn on the cob
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Edamame seeds
  • Crispy Kale
  • Guacamole with organic crackers
  • Cheese boards – with natural cheese
  • Pasta or pizza with whole meal options and natural cheese. All the veggies can be washed and cut a day before.

How to choose a healthier cake – By Ekta – Factory made cakes include chemicals, preservatives and stabilizers for increasing the shelf life. Home made cakes are fresh and can be made with organic ingredients and completely devoid of any harmful chemicals.

Budget friendly party hacks – By Rakhi Chandra

  • Plan ahead and order everything from online party stores
  • Cake hack – Get simple store bought cake and decorate it yourself with plastic toys, chocolates, cookies or candies. This saves upto 60% of your cost if compared to a customized cake.
  • We can use online free printables and just wrap them around store bought chocolate bars to give a personalized look

Entertainment:
Adding a bit of education to the activities is fun,  engaging and meaningful at the same time..and there are so many awesome ideas online… my 2 favorite ones are

  1. All the baking soda experiments – watching the fizz is so much fun for all age groups! And its not only volcanos, there are many more interesting options available
  2. Rainbow science experiments – with prisms or food colouring..

Oh yes.. There are tons of options – sink and float activities, giant soap bubbles..the options are endless.

We can also look at these parties as opportunities to help our kids get bolder, by encouraging them to perform a song or dance, put up a small magic show.

Eco Friendly Aspect:

  • Reuse is the key e.g. Name the plates to ensure every guest uses just one plate throughout the party
  • Avoid plastics, thermocol as much as possible.
  • Look for Compostable products for your décor. If we put in a little extra effort, we can come up with many eco friendly ideas.

Fun Tip of the Day: The Gift Registry

Our next episode will deal with Sensitivity and Emotional Challenges amongst children. It will be released on 8th April.

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Creating A Vision For Your Child’s Future

Every parent knowingly or unknowingly have a vision for their children. In this episode, lets see what it means means to have Vision for our kids and what impact a clearly defined vision has on their lives. By definition Vision is the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination and wisdom. It is a visual picture that describes your child in the future which acts as a unifying force and aligns all our efforts.

The one thing common among parents of successful people is the Vision they have for the kids and therefore the efforts they take towards building their kids  future.

In this episode we have inputs from Kedar Tembe, a professional tennis coach from Singapore, Parth Nilawar – Co Founder Wonderlives, Dr. Atul Abhyankar – passionate homeopath  and Dr. Aarti Supekar – an Ayurvedic Physician. All these experts will be addressing questions like

  • What is Vision?
  • Is it really necessary to define a Vision for our kids?
  • Should the Vision be short term or long term and can it be altered?
  • What should a VIsion based on  – Values and qualities or skills based on the ambitions we have for our kids?
  • How to define qualities in the vision which will compliment his/ her personality….
  • In the long run How does Vision Manifest?
  • Does Visualization help manage the anxiety for our child’s future?

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How Nature Helps Children

Nature deficit disorder, values that nature imbibes in our kids, getting outdoor indoors, safety mantras for outdoor activities and much more. This episode will answer many questions like

  1. Spending time in malls is far more convenient than going for a picnic, but is it the best choice?
  2. What is safe and worthwhile ? Indoor, highly controlled, and attractive environments or an uncontrolled outdoor environment – parks?
  3. Is it possible for kids to be closer to nature even in the cities?
  4. Imbibing the right values in our kids is an important part of parenting, how to get the kids to accept failure, to be patient or even work hard without expecting any rewards…. is a challenge…

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Creating An Awesome Kids Room

How to organise kids’ room and make it interesting, instigating, engaging for the kids without spending a lot? What elements should be kept in mind while designing the kid’s room? What are the popular ideas for the kid’s room Vs what is actually needed…

  • Themes – how to use them in a better way
  • Pocket friendly and eco friendly room decor
  • Organizing toys and books
  • Minimizing toys
  • Best photos selection and placement tips
  • Activity corner – physical and mental exercise right in the kid’s room
  • Treasure Box – STEM Activity
  • Tinkering Box- STEM Activity
  • Expert Insight – Let the kids be the masters of their rooms.
  • Fun Tip of the Day – Divide and rotate the toys so that kids don’t get bored and parents don’t have to spend a lot of money
  • Involving your child in the process of doing up the kids room gives them a feeling of empowerment and is an excellent bonding time

Experts:

Priyanka Sachdeva – Visual Merchandiser, home decor consultant, and space management coach
Neha Joshi Shanbhog – Inspiring mompreneur who has a passion for creating happy spaces for children, Founder at Chitram Furniture www.chitramfurnitures.com
Preeti Agarwal – Dance and enrichment teacher by profession, founder at BubsRUs Singapore
Teja Athawale – Engineer by profession and creative designer at heart
Title music and background score – Neha Damle

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Picky Eaters? Tips For Handling Them

Feeding kids can be a big challenge if your little ones are fussy eaters. Both Himani and Kalyani have raised picky eaters and in this episode they share their experiences, ideas and parenting tips for developing healthy eating habits and to take the stress out of the whole process.

Episode Highlights:

  1. Giving Control – Involving children in the whole process of cooking itself. Right from grocery shopping, cleaning to cooking. The kids feel empowered by being a part of it. Interesting conversations like ‘Where , how and in which season is this fruit grown? ‘, ‘Is this a leafy vegetable or root vegetable?’ not only get them interested in food but also helps in holistic development. Their rejection levels go down. The most interesting way to get them involved in cooking is setting yogurt. They find the whole process magical and super engaging.
  2. Gadget Free family dinner – Putting all the screens away and  letting the kids see what and how much mommy daddy are enjoying food, makes a huge impact on them. Children start expressing their likes and dislikes in a more detailed manner rather than only saying – ‘I don’t like this’.  Going back to our roots and sitting on the floor with cross legs is also recommended. It is scientifically a better posture and helps us clean up faster.
  3. Peer Pressure:  Letting the kids eat together with their friends helps them try out new tastes. Let the children carry their dinner plates to their friend’s place and eat together. They will influence each other and many a times its much more effective than us parents pushing them to try.
  4. Replacement Foods: Sometimes even after of trying various feeding methods, kids continue to reject particular foods. Replacing them with different foods made with similar ingredients helps. For example; if the child does not like milk, trying cheese or yogurt is important. Similar kind of nutrition goes in the body and most of the times its better than stressing out too much over it.
  5. Listening to our body: Help the children understand their hunger clues. Feeding while having the TV or other distractions around hampers the process of listening to our body clues. Children dont understand when they are full or how the food tasted.
  6. Carrot and Stick Approach: Though carrot is the most popular approach, it might backfire. Reward can become their only motivation to not only eat but it extends to other fields a well. So use it sparingly! Stick approach might lead to the child associating ‘pressure’ with the act of eating itself. So parents might feel that the child is rejecting food, but he might be avoiding the pressure associated with it.

Insight of the Day: Using food and a mood maker / escape mechanism – Whenever the children are upset and crying, parents run to chocolates/ or their favorite treats to help them calm down. But the children must be taught how to deal with their emotions first. Running to food to overcome harsh times might become a habit and lead to obesity in the future.
Fun Tip of the Day: Boring Substitutes – If your child is rejecting his meal, just calmly offer boring options like say salad or yogurt. The child will weigh the options and atleast try his own meal! Tricky Moms 🙂
Experts:
Dr. Devsena Desai, Consultant, Psychologist and Counselor for gifted education. Author of the book ‘Lovable Enigma – Teen Parenting’.
Ms. Sunruta Sahastrabudhe – Early Childhood Development Specialist, Commonwealth scholar UK, Director of ‘The Fist Three’ institute for child development.
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About the Hosts

UpBringing is hosted by two neighbors, friends, first time podcasters and mothers. Himani and Kalyani have a lot in common, like they both have MBA degrees, they both came to Singapore after they got married, both of them have 2 kids and their husbands are in the IT industry. But they are poles apart as parents! Listen to this episode to get to know them better.

Himani and Kalyani love to share their experiences and through UpBringing they help parents connect with a lot of experts to get interesting ideas, tips and insights. Every episode of UpBringing will focus on a different parenting challenge and will provide different perspectives  and lots of useful information. Look out for ‘Expert Insight’ and ‘Fun Tip of the Day’ segments in each episode.

Official Desi Parenting podcast

Welcome to Partners in Upbringing.. as parents we strive so hard to give our kids the best facilities, resources  and to nurture them with the with the right values to ensure they reach their maximum potential. But we are always pressed on time.

Hi I am Himani and Hi I am Kalyani and we are your partners in upbringing.. both of us are parents friends neighbors and first time podcasters

If you are a conscious parent to a bright young mind this podcast is just for you

We all know that children have tremendous capacity to absorb observe and learn. In the olden days the Prince used to be trained buy the best teachers from across the Kingdom to Ensure he becomes are responsible wise and an able King

Partners in upbringing does exactly that for your Prince and princesses. We get to you the best ideas tips and expert insights, interesting perspectives from our fellow parents and much more.

It’s a podcast for all who are looking for help in the journey of parenting. Who wants to ensure that their kids don’t just grow but reach their maximum potential.

Part of the Global Indian Series Network.

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