Nurturing Confident and Responsible Learners: Positive Parenting Practices!

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How to nurture confident & responsible children?

Introduction: Welcome, parents, to a transformative journey of nurturing confident and responsible learners! Fortunately, in the bustling city of Gurugram, opportunities to explore & learn abound. Parenting becomes an art of guiding our children towards becoming confident, responsible individuals. In this blog, we’ll try to delve into empowering parenting practices, aiming to instill both confidence and a sense of responsibility in our young learners.

Empowering with Confidence and Responsibility: Confidence and responsibility are two sides of the same coin, essential for navigating the complexities of the modern world. As parents, our role is not just to nurture academic excellence but also to role model & cultivate these vital traits in our children.

Does role modelling help?

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Through role modelling – daily, in even the smallest of activities & behaviors – we provide inspiration & positive reinforcement, guidance, and by following the right values & ethics ourselves. We must be aware that they observe us all the time when we are around @ home or with them. Also, when appropriate, by gently communicating & setting clear expectations, we can empower our children to take ownership of their actions, develop life skills and make decisions while believing in their abilities to overcome challenges. As an example – allow them to make payments for some routine small shopping & learn important life skills. Or wash clothes or, polish their shoes or make their bed sometimes.

How to encourage them?

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Practicing Positive Reinforcement: Positive reinforcement lays the foundation for building confidence and responsibility. Celebrate your child’s achievements, both big and small, and encourage & acknowledge their efforts rather than solely focusing on outcomes. By praising their small move to do something independently, overcoming a hurdle, demonstrating persistence, creativity, and resilience, you reinforce the belief that success is not solely defined by external validation but by perseverance, personal growth and development. By reinforcing that it’s ok to fail, but it’s also equally desirable to be willing to get up and make efforts again. As an example – If perchance your child has fallen somewhere – and it’s not a major/big fall, encourage them to get up “on their own”, get up and move on.

Instilling a Sense of Accountability: it’s crucial to instill a sense of accountability in our children from a young age. Encourage them to take responsibility for their actions, whether it’s getting ready on their own on time, completing their homework on time, helping with household chores sometimes, or treating others across strata (not just peer groups) with kindness and respect. By role modelling and gently holding them accountable in a supportive and non-judgmental manner, we teach them the importance of good behavior, integrity and self-discipline.

Is instilling values important?

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Encouraging Critical Thinking and Decision-Making: Our evolving environment now calls for individuals who can think critically and make informed decisions. Foster these skills in your child by encouraging curiosity, independent thinking, and problem-solving. Engage them in discussions on real-world issues, allowing them to voice their opinions and explore different perspectives. By empowering them to make decisions and learn from both successes and failures, we equip them with the tools to navigate life’s complexities with confidence and resilience. As an example – at the right age (i.e. not necessarily they are older), consider sending them independently to the neighborhood to do a small chore or participate at home in discussions on any small or significant decision: it can be surprisingly a great developmental tool.

Does community engagement help?

Embracing Community Engagement: Gurugram is more than just a city; it’s a vibrant community of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Encourage your child to engage with the community across economic & social strata through volunteering, participating in local events, or connecting with others from different walks of life. By fostering empathy, compassion, and a sense of social responsibility, we nurture well-rounded individuals who understand the importance of giving back and making a positive impact in their community. Instilling good behavior with all – regardless – is a core skill to be imparted at home & of course, reinforced @ school.

Does peer group have an impact?

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Try to choose your/child’s peer group carefully: peer group does have an impact – so select your child’s peer group, social, and even the school (from its culture stand point) carefully. They will end up emulating & learning from this group, too.

Conclusion: In the heart of Gurugram, as parents, we play a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of confident and responsible leaders, albeit reinforced at school & their peer/social group. By embracing positive parenting practices that prioritize confidence, accountability, and community engagement, we lay the groundwork for our children to thrive in an ever-evolving world. Together, let’s empower our young learners to embrace challenges with courage, lead with integrity, and make a meaningful difference in the world around them.

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We started the first Sixth Element School 20 years back in 2004 @ Gurgaon.

Our schools, also have the afternoon-evening engaging daycare – extended school option for supporting our school children’s needs & development, while parents are at work. Our Schools in Gurgaon are unique, exclusive compact neighbourhood green campuses – where a lot of outdoor activities & experiential learning (physical – not digital) takes place with children. Our carefully designed green smaller campuses – with only 2 sections – have thus limited children. This allows us to focus on each child’s growth & development properly. We are especially proud of our team: especially our high quality, committed & passionate teachers – the very backbone of any good learning environment.

We raise well-rounded future ready individuals who are prepared to face the challenges of the world with responsibility, confidence and integrity – leveraging the right means, methods and practices.  

Our foundational fitness in partnership with xfit kids, our gym, our green playgrounds and great coaches – give a great foundational development and start to our school kids.

A good understanding and positive partnership between parents and schools is cultural @ our schools – which is key to nurturing the future leaders of Gurugram, our great nation and in contributing to our planet.

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THANKS TO OUR 20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE AND OUR CORE CHILD DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES DRAWN FROM INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS – PIAGET, VYGOSTKY AND BRUNER – WHICH IS INCIDENTALLY THE RESOURCE POOL

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