Ep#40 Why Teach YOGA to Children?

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Ep#40 Why Teach YOGA to Children?

It is a general perception that Yoga is for adults and not for children,  We were also a bit confused unbtill we spoke to our guest today about why should we teach Yoga to our children. Today we are in conversation with a special guest who is a journalist by profession, but is an avid […]

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Ep#39 Modern Fatherhood – Father’s Day Special Podcast

Wishing all the lovely fathers a very happy fathers day!! Today we have a with us Parth Nilawar, an inspiring father , who has built one of the first online parenting universities www.wonderlives.org, has coined terms like 'Parenting Quotient' and who is on a personal mission to inspire more fathers to be actively involved in […]

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EP#38 Supporting Health Naturally with Essential Oils

Will the extensive use of medication cause harmful side effects on our child’s health? Are there any safer, natural options? 🤔 In  today’s episode , CARE instructor Nana Lim provides excellent guidance about essential oils, the science behind them, which essential oils can be used and most importantly how to use them for cough and […]

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Ep# 37 Being a Coach and Counselor to your Child

SECRETS TO CHANGE YOUR CHILD'S BEHAVIOUR.. Sometimes, we find it difficult to understand Why kids behave the way they do? Why disciplining them seems impossible? Why do they hide things from us? Why do they back answer? Where are they learning this from? Believe it or not, things can improve if we have the right […]

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Inspiring Mom: Dr. Aditi-UpCycling ,Quilling and Crochet Artist

I had an inclination towards Art and Craft from a young age. Creating something with my own hand is food for my soul’.  Initially I created things purely for my pleasure, but soon I realized that any form of art needs a platform and this gave birth to  Bhule Bisre (things made from recycled material) […]

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Parenting Guide to Gifted Children

 IS YOUR CHILD GIFTED? The ultimate guide to parenting gifted children! Excellent, intelligent, perfectionist, extraordinary are some of the words that you may be using to describe someone with higher ability. Children who are able to perform better as compared to their peers in certain areas or multiple areas  may it be arts, academics, sports, […]

Incredible Journey of a Road Schooling Family

ARE SCHOOLING SYSTEMS GOOD ENOUGH TO PREPARE CHILDREN FOR LIFE? Well, the idea of conventional schooling did resonate with our guests –  The Iyers’ and they decided to give Homeschooling a shot. they and the kids liked it s much that in a years time tha they progressed to  Roadschooling their children. It has been […]

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Why Learn VEDIC Math?

ARE YOUR KIDS SCARED OF MATHS? Help them get rid of their phobia and start loving numbers? Using the ancient technique of Vedic Math our kids can easily do all kinds of calculations 10 -15 times faster. It helps boost their confidence and gets them interested in mathematics. In this podcast we are joined by […]

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Why Learn Abacus?

We parents want our children to have a strong Mathematics base. We are always on the lookout to compliment their learning at school with enrichment classes like Vedic Maths, Abacus, Kumon and so many more… But it is of prime importance to actually understand these methods and know what output to expect from such extra […]

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Age Old Secrets for Holistic Development of Kids

There is immense power, simplicity and effectiveness in the nurturing style based on the age old wisdom of the The Vedas. In today’s episode we are in conversation with Dr. Narayan Desai, The Founder of Tribal Mensa Nurturing Program. He is the Executive Council member – Gifted Child Program , Mensa India. He holds a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. Is milk really good for our children? […]

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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 […]

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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 – […]

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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 […]

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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 Spending time in malls is far more convenient than going for a picnic, but is it the best choice? What is safe and worthwhile ? Indoor, highly […]

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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 […]

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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: Giving Control – Involving […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ep#40 Why Teach YOGA to Children?

It is a general perception that Yoga is for adults and not for children,  We were also a bit confused unbtill we spoke to our guest today about why should we teach Yoga to our children. Today we are in conversation with a special guest who is a journalist by profession, but is an avid […]

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