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This Is How Tech Billionaires Parent

This Is How Tech Billionaires Parent

* Tech parents love their children more than they love their customers: Children of Big Tech entrepreneurs from eBay, Apple, Uber and Google attend Waldorf schools – where technology is not allowed on campus or in classrooms. Waldorf schools teach complicated concepts...

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On The Journey Of Setting Sustainable Goals

On The Journey Of Setting Sustainable Goals

What is Goal Setting:  Can you guess? There's one thing that could both excite and scare us at the same time? If you guessed setting an ambitious and seemingly impossible goal, you're right! Goal setting is a deeply personal act where you realize you’re competing with...

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Our Children Are Not Just Their GPA

Our Children Are Not Just Their GPA

* Teens come with anxieties:    "Worried about your teen’s college readiness? Still figuring out what interests them? Wish their values, passions, and vision made up for a compelling story already?" Here's how we can describe the angst of parenting teens - A...

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Balancing Culture And Community in a Global World

Balancing Culture And Community in a Global World

Asian/Indian families traditionally emphasize the importance of family membership, respect, and solidarity. These values are referred to as family obligations. Instead of promoting individual needs and personal identity, Asian/Indian families tend to have a family and...

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Collaboration in a World That Cherishes Individualism

Collaboration in a World That Cherishes Individualism

We've more in common than we don't: Take a look around you, and you'll see that we're all driven by the same needs as humans. The feeling of belonging, the need to matter, and a cause to impact and give. But, we’re also starting to live more fragmented and lonely...

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Hey Listen, You’re Not Better Off Dead

Hey Listen, You’re Not Better Off Dead

* When Hope Is Just a Word: When I was in my first year of college, many years ago, my mom came home from the school she worked at and broke down at the dinner table. Another teacher's daughter had hung herself in her kitchen. The daughter was a newly wed who had come...

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The Truth About Tech And Addiction

The Truth About Tech And Addiction

* Why we crave digital distractions? Unlike real life that can be boring and monotonous, on the internet, even if you want nothing, you can always get something. Our digital tools show us how a life online is one with endless possibilities (read, endless scroll). When...

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What Technology Can’t Do For Us

What Technology Can’t Do For Us

  Tech is becoming just a busy distraction: Technology was meant to be an asset, a tool for enhancing our productivity and our lives. It was meant to free up time for us to do things that really mattered to us - in our real life. But, computers and machines we've...

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The Science Behind Our Love For Social Media and Selfies

The Science Behind Our Love For Social Media and Selfies

* A virtual world for "me": Being on(line) means - we must add value, always be available, be current and also flawless. While we perfect ourselves, we must also capture our journey on a public stage. We must belong in the world, in the big scheme of life. We must...

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Can the Wiring in Our Brains Survive the Wired World?

Can the Wiring in Our Brains Survive the Wired World?

* The social organ: Our brains are social organs, and we thrive on connection. We want to matter, we want to make an impact and that's how we define our purpose in life. Social media hacks this vulnerability with the promise of connection and an infinite network that...

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Children Can Remain Life Long Learners, Here’s How

Children Can Remain Life Long Learners, Here’s How

* Life long learners: In our childhood we learnt everything through unregimented self exploration and sheer force of willpower – like walking and talking. As children we found joy in the freedom of expression and creativity that unstructured play offers. We had to...

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Redefine Failure And Become Unstoppable

Redefine Failure And Become Unstoppable

* Why we fail: Many of us carry a wrong perception of failure. We often take it as a final sign before we give up on our goals and aspirations. We see it as an irreversible milestone that has put a stop to our forward momentum. What we don't realize is that often...

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Understanding Teens and Their Youthful Rebellion

Understanding Teens and Their Youthful Rebellion

Are teens hedonists? Teenagers live a life of pleasure and little self control, or so it seems. They engage in activities with impulsivity, and a lack of responsibility and little to no regard for the consequences. Teens also like by withholding information and faking...

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The 6 pillars of Future STRONG Academy

The 6 pillars of Future STRONG Academy

* The Foundation of Future STRONG Academy:  Future STRONG Academy is an SECD, Social and Emotional Learning and Character Development, intervention program where we teach our children secrets of high performers. All our initiatives, especially the ones for middle and...

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The Future of Education in the Age of AI

The Future of Education in the Age of AI

  Machine vs. Man:  "Education, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery", said Horace Mann, an 18th century American educational reformer and promoter of public...

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Raising Children in the Real and Online World

Raising Children in the Real and Online World

* The curious case of two worlds: As parents, we’re doing two jobs. Parenting our children in the real world of emotions and preparing them for an online world that’s constantly changing and evolving. Because we live in two worlds, more than ever before, teaching our...

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The College Readiness Checklist (with a twist)

The College Readiness Checklist (with a twist)

  College application season:  When it's college application season, even a great day with perfect weather can seem like dooms day. Leading upto this time in their lives, children live out their high school years on a race to get and stay on the honor roll, nail...

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Strategies To Combat Teen Screen Time

Strategies To Combat Teen Screen Time

* These days down time means screen time for most of us, adults and children. If screen time is a point of contention for your family, especially in the evenings after you gather back in the house after work and school, here are a few strategies that can help...

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Social Media Etiquette for Teens

Social Media Etiquette for Teens

* Our Digital Landscape:  An unchanging reality of our Digital Lives is that we're constantly iterating ourselves to keep up with the pace of Technological evolution. Not to mention the fact that we've all been thrust into this world of technology without a guidebook....

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Finding Civility in Chaos

Finding Civility in Chaos

* Can we really define chaos?  Let's imagine you are in the deep woods taking a hike. This overgrown forest seems beautiful where every tree, plant and critter has found a perfect home and is in peace with the environment around it. But, has this place been like this...

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How to Grow Resilient Children

How to Grow Resilient Children

* What is resilience: We want to raise our children to be kind and loving people. We tell them to value compassion more than anything else in life. Ideal parents want to empower their children to believe in themselves and encourage them to realize their highest...

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Find Meaning in the Mundane

Find Meaning in the Mundane

* All it takes is a single question:  There's a point in life when you start to question everything. You're asking if racing to that swing in the playground, making cup after cup after cup of coffee, all the diets you've been on, the walks you've taken, the places in...

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Want to Solve Problems? Start With Changing Your Attitude.

Want to Solve Problems? Start With Changing Your Attitude.

* What are problems?  Almost all situations we perceive as problems are global and mostly built on ideas of uncertainty and anticipation fueled by our wild imagination of a fictional reality. Our global problems are anticipatory and anthropological. Like inequality,...

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Rules of Engagement With Social Media for Teens

Rules of Engagement With Social Media for Teens

* Teenagers download social media apps like Instagram and Snapchat within 2 minutes of receiving their new smart phones. That's the lure of these people networks. So, it makes sense to stay informed about all the right ways to engage with strangers and friends while...

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Things to Remember About Social Media

Things to Remember About Social Media

* Here are a few things to remember while browsing the ubiquitous, pervasive and revolving door of the internet at our palms. * It's a choice:  Remember social media is a choice. And because its a choice, choose active engagement, not passive consumption. Real life...

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How To Determine If You’ve a Digital Addiction Problem

How To Determine If You’ve a Digital Addiction Problem

* You're not completely to blame:  First, its not all about you, and your weak willed nature that's making you a screen sucking monster. Read about how Big Tech is engineering addiction. * What's going on?  In countries like China and Korea, internet addiction is...

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Here’s Why We’re Addicted to Technology

Here’s Why We’re Addicted to Technology

* Why we crave digital distractions?  Unlike real life that can be boring and monotonous, on the internet, even if you want nothing, you can always get something. When we are bored, lonely and feel like we’re unable to make a dent in the world like we want to, we seek...

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3 Strategies To Counter Distraction Addictions

3 Strategies To Counter Distraction Addictions

  Predict, Mitigate and Eliminate distraction addictions: There are three ways we can deal with a myriad of distractions we face each day. Because managing distractions is a huge part of maintaining our attention on the big projects and long term goals of our...

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This is Humanity in the Throes of Technology

This is Humanity in the Throes of Technology

* Humanity in the throes of technology:    Technology is objectifying humanity. Our fellow humans have turned into objects because we prefer to ignore them to focus on our devices. Thanks to technology, we have facts and truths at our finger tips. But unlike...

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Robots + Empathy > Human Potential

Robots + Empathy > Human Potential

* Robots vs. Humans: Now:    If robots and animals had superior cognitive abilities than us humans, we would not be running the world today. Only humans have the power of imagination, intense curiosity, and can understand the cause and effect scenarios. Only we...

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Creating an Ideal Environment for Children to Thrive

Creating an Ideal Environment for Children to Thrive

* How children thrive:  Children thrive in stability and predictability. They cannot find civility in chaos like some of us adults can. So, its up to us parents to give them the sense of security they crave for. It can be a tiny corner at home, on a stage where they...

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Why Should We Live In The Now?

Why Should We Live In The Now?

* What Is Living In The Now?  Living in the now is living in the present moment and feeling good in its natural stimuli and banality. Although for millenia before us, people had been doing exactly that, albeit with a little day dreaming here and there, only recently...

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Why Living In The Present Is So Hard

Why Living In The Present Is So Hard

* What Is Living In The Now?  Living in the now is living in the present moment and feeling good in its natural stimuli and banality. Although for millenia before us, people had been doing exactly that, albeit with a little day dreaming here and there, only recently...

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Connect With Your Child Before You Communicate

Connect With Your Child Before You Communicate

* Connection First, Communication Next:  Try this. Ask your child questions like, "Did you eat alone again at lunch today?" or "You look high. Are you doing drugs?" Did they suddenly become defiant and respond defensively? Of course, they did. OK, try asking them less...

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You Know You’re a Mom When..

You Know You’re a Mom When..

* You've wondered about your fear of death, when the only thing you have always been petrified about is your child digging into that forbidden closet or the bathroom cupboard to find out the secret stash of “things”? You've looked down on the bathroom floor to see two...

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Here’s How To Ace That Job Interview

Here’s How To Ace That Job Interview

  You're for sale:  You've landed an awesome job interview. Congratulations! Its time to prepare yourself for the sale. Wait, you don't know what you have to sell? Believe it or not, an interview is a platform for you to sell three aspects of yourself. You're a...

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