Category Archive for: ‘Namitha Raju’

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    I’m sorry! By Dr. Namitha Raju

    We have grown up in a culture where respecting elders for their wisdom and maturity seems paramount and it’s an expectation firmly established in our subconscious. This established hierarchy can make apologizing or repairing a rupture with our kids difficult. Moreover, for most parents who …

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  • Parents with their kids

    Can you stop getting on my nerves?

    By Dr. Namitha Raju You walk into your home and see your kids screaming and fighting with each other. What do you do? Do you feel numb and walk away or do you scream at them and ask them to cut it out? Or do …

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    Are you Ready to Play? By Dr. Namitha Raju

    What comes to your mind when you think of play? Do you feel stressed out because you feel you don’t have the time to play with your kids? Or do you feel that play is frivolous and is not the best place to invest your …

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    I Want To Break Free! By Dr. Namitha Raju

    Do you recognize any of these recurring themes in your parenting?   *Wails* I need the iPad. I’m in the middle of something! I hate you. You’re so unfair! *Whines* I hate this! I don’t want this. You never make anything I like! *Yells* I …

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    How Parenting Styles Create Mindsets By Dr. Namitha Raju

    Several schools are introducing kids to the concept of a fixed mindset versus a growth mindset as part of their social-emotional learning program. It’s a great awareness tool, thanks to studies by Stanford University researcher Dr. Carol Dweck. Dr. Dweck’s research discovered the two main …

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    What! Why can’t I say “Good job” to my kids? By Dr. Namitha Raju

    Negative Effects of Praising While praising may seem like it encourages kids to do well, it erodes a child’s inner confidence Any praise aimed at our kid’s character or the outcome (e.g., smart, intelligent, pretty, brave, good job, excellent grades) focuses on something a kid …

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    What kind of parent are you? By Dr. Namitha Raju

    Most of us are aware of the controlling parent and the lenient parent. A controlling parent manages their kids’ behaviors using dominating techniques such as threats, yelling, shaming, sarcasm, or punishments. Parents who use control don’t like it but feel compelled to use it. Moreover, …

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    Careers! Who gets to choose – Parents or Kids? By Dr. Namitha Raju

    A clever advertisement recently released ( by Bournvita, a children’s health drink company in India, promoted a social message. In this ad, they changed the packaging of their health drink and presented it in unimaginable containers (such as a glass cleaner, a soap box, a …

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