How to be a SPICE Person, Partner & Parent?

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How to be a SPICE Person?

Everything is amazing, but nobody cares.

We are ‘grateful’ for a second and we are ‘resentful’ for the remaining fifty-nine seconds in a minute.

This is so because We “adapt” within a second to whatever we were grateful, a second ago. We start feeling “deserving” within a second for whatever we were grateful, a second ago.

We start “sneaking” into others’ lives after a second and find reasons to be resentful.

Let’s schedule a “Gratitude Reminder” every night on our phones. {Earlier I thought of suggesting a ‘Gratitude Diary’ but then…..:)}

How to be a SPICE Partner?

If you tell a friend how lucky she is to have a comfortable life, she might agree on your face but would think to herself “Live in my shoes & you will know”.

When you ‘tell’ a person something, it is not accepted easily.

When you ask “Do you think you are lucky?”, it is most likely to create a positive response, on the face as well as in the mind.

So “Ask, not tell” is the mantra.

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How to be a SPICE Parent?

Learning doesn’t begin on the first day of school.

Learning begins on the first day of life.

We know it, but do we follow it?

A newborn can develop 80% of his/her brain in the first three years of his/her life.

Guess what? This opportunity is lost after the first three years.

It is not a pre-school that matters.

It is a parent who matters.

It is a grandparent who matters.

Kids who are talked to consistently in first 1000 days know thirty million more words than kids who are merely watched over.

Make your home language rich.

Beware! It is not screen-talk that helps. It is face-to-face responsive talk that works wonders.

Talk to the new-born.

Author: Dr. Swati Lodha

Dr. Swati Lodha, is an author of Amazon Bestseller Book titled "Don't Raise Your Children, Raise Yourself" (2016) and other Bestselling Books like "Come On! Get Set Go" (2002) and "Why Women are What They Are" (2004) A Doctorate in Women Entrepreneurship, she is passionate about creativity and innovation. She has been Dean, Faculty of Management Studies, JNU and Director - AIMSR, Mumbai. She founded her first venture SWASH Pvt. Ltd 17 years ago which offers Training Courses to Youth, Professionals & Women. A recipient of many prestigious award "Suryadutta National Award" "Veer Durgadas Award" "Rashtriya Rajbhasha Puraskar", she has mentored more than 10,000 individuals from different walks of life. Her latest venture "LIFE LEMONADE" offers Corporate Training Workshops under four verticals: Life Transformation, Women Empowerment, Parenting, and Leadership & Motivation. She is married to noted Actor-Poet, Shailesh Lodha. She lives in Mumbai with her husband and daughter.

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