Future STRONG ~ For Adults
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...

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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...

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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,...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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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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The Teen Social Contract

The Teen Social Contract

* As parents we are struggling to wriggle out of the strong, addictive grips of the Big Tech. Our children are growing up in a post figurative society where they don't need us for answering any questions they might have. Yet, if we don't teach them and ourselves how...

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Raising Children Who Persevere

Raising Children Who Persevere

“I am not a genius. But I will have a calling and I will challenge myself every day. When I get knocked down, I’ll get back up. I may not be the smartest person in the room, but I’ll strive to be the grittiest.” - From Grit by Angela Duckworth What Parents Want: ...

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Here’s Why Your Child is Hooked Onto Social Media

Here’s Why Your Child is Hooked Onto Social Media

* Teenagers now average almost half of the amount of sleep that their counterparts did just a decade ago. Teenagers are finding themselves mostly distracted, lost and overwhelmed. And sadly the reasons have nothing to do with the academic pressure they face at school...

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Strategies To Grow Attention Span

Strategies To Grow Attention Span

* This past Wednesday afternoon, my 9 year old son kept switching between two tasks. Writing a full page of a mantra praising Lord Shiva, a homework from our Sunday Hindu school. (He hated it) Reading 10 pages of the comic book, Calvin and Hobbes. (He loved it) As he...

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What Children Teach Us

What Children Teach Us

* Our most rewarding journeys as a parent happen in the most imperfect parenting moments. It’s foolish to think that the kids don’t notice our shortcomings, it’s just that they have accepted us with our imperfections. Not a day goes by when my children don't remind me...

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How it Feels to Parent an Adolescent

How it Feels to Parent an Adolescent

* If there was a definition of parents of adolescents, it might look like this. This person is highly anxious, stressed and uncertain about a lot of things involving their child. To the mix, I would like to add an element of dread too because I often wonder if I'm...

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A Child’s Violence, A Parent’s Bewilderment

A Child’s Violence, A Parent’s Bewilderment

  How did we come to this? Our children perpetrate violence and we watch in stunned silence. Yesterday at 2pm, there was a mass school shooting committed by a child against other children of a South Florida high school he had attended in the past. This is my life...

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Who’s an Ideal Parent and Why Can’t We All Be Them?

Who’s an Ideal Parent and Why Can’t We All Be Them?

* Who is an ideal parent?  Ideal parents empower their children to believe in themselves and encourage them to realize their highest potential. An ideal parenting scenario is being the best parents we can be, while keeping our cool factor intact. An ideal parent is...

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