Parent of Mishika Nagpal (Sr. KG. – C)
Response Vs. Reaction
It is commonly learned and well-established nature’s law “The Seed we Sow is the Plant we get”. On the same lines our Blooming Buds our Kids are, time and generation are such wherein our kids are super active and smart enough to deal with, wherein we have to think countless number of times the Do’s and Don’ts before our kids. One such aspect is Responding Vs. Reacting. Some of us would think there ain’t any difference between the both but factually there is huge difference between the both it’s like two sides of the same coin. There are always different ways of looking at or dealing with the same situation in which reacting IN a situation or Responding OVER a situation plays a crucial role. Reactions are always Instant & never thought of, whereas Responses are always well thought off and comes from a subtle & peaceful mind. Reactions most of are taken in a negative way whereas Responses are taken positively and with peace. So here comes an important behavioral check which wherein we as parents need to follow towards our kid, in every situation we need to practice the “Stop & Check” approach whether to Respond or React, which is situation and circumstance oriented which is again in our hand whether to make it or spoil it. Pareto Principle (also known as the 80/20 rule) applies to varied areas which plays an important role in our daily routine and life, one such area for parents is our ‘behavior / attitude’, like 20% of the choice of Reaction or Responses decides the 80% of the its effects i.e. outcome or we can say after effects of those choice of Reaction or Responses in our behavior / attitude. So, in a nutshell we need to make a proper choice under all situation and circumstance which should be more of Response then Reaction which is always in favor and help our Blooming Buds our Kids.
Parent of Mishika Nagpal (Sr. KG – C)
A thought over ‘STRESS’ (Might help all parents)
“Balanced Thoughtful Life For Stress Free Living.” Stress, these days is an integral part of our young parents, it’s simply said if u don’t have stress, you ain’t normal. It’s very casually thought that stress can’t be avoided. But we never think that what exactly stress is and where it comes from and what harm it causes to us. Answer to it is “Stress lies within” people and external factors are no one to control us, we are the master of our own thoughts, but we never make an effort to even think over it. It’s WE who need to control our thoughts to make a happy living. Same way it’s “Happiness which lies within” we can’t expect happiness from external sources, it’s always within. To have a stress free living, we need to balance each and every aspect of our life. These days are such to buy peace people do whatever is possible and to any extent, but as a layman which we miss out that also “Peace lies within”. With few modification and change in our way of thinking we can do wonders with our life. We just need to shift our thinking and attitude towards complete positivity and always need to be optimist. Once we could do this, for simple and stress free living, we just need to balance our thoughts with every aspect of our life be it our work, family, friends etc. We should find positivity in every situation and should always keep one thing in mind it’s Situation and Circumstances and not the people who are to be managed accordingly. Worth of have a thought. “Make a Happy and Stress Free Living.”
Megha Manish Dakare
Parent of Ishita Dakare – IV – C
FEEL IT !!!!
I’ve learned that LOVE ,
not time can heal all wound.
SILENCE is the best weapon in war
but not fill the heart.
GOOD THINGS happened one time only
but sharing of same brings happiness DOUBLE.
SOFT SKIN looks good
but if you want to feel , you have to touch it.
SMILE can feel when if you can see
but sound can cheer when if you can hear.
SO LOVE to heal,
TALK to fill,
SHARE to double,
TOUCH to feel ,
LAUGH to cheer.
POONAM SACHIN ZANWAR
Parent of SHIVANSH SACHIN ZANWAR
JR. KG – A
Here’s a recipe that combines the desert and after meal paan into one exciting glassful shot ! It is served as mouth freshener also. The paan shot is a mouth-watering combination of paan and rose gulkand with spices and ice cream, which melts in your mouth and tickles your taste buds. Every sip of this aromatic drink will send a lovely tingle down your spine. Preparation Time : 5 minutes Cooking Time : Nil Makes. : 8 Shots Ingredients: 4 Kolkata betel leaves (paan), torn into pieces 1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf) 2 tsp dessicated coconut 4 tsp rose gulkand 2 cloves 2 cardamom 1 cup vanila ice cream 3 cubes ice Milk / Water and sugar (to blend) Preparation: Combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend till smooth after this pour equal quantities in 8 shot glasses and serve Chilled….
Mother of Advay Badole, Nursery – D
Diwali has always brought with it happiness be it through the beauty of lights or the delight of meeting your loved ones or the sweet linger of delicacies. The various cuisines with their aromas, the mouth watering flavors, the joy of sharing the relish is what we savour since childhood. Nowadays people don’t have time to make numerous food items at home like earlier. Moreover with our sedentary lifestyle we tend to avoid fried foods and all purpose flour (maida). Hence these lovely old recipes are somewhere getting lost in time. But with innovative technology of easy baking with microwave ovens and airfryers and slight healthy modifications, I want you all to revisit the golden days with my simple bonne bouche!
Airfryer shankarpare (biscuits) recipe
INGREDIENTS(1 cup = 250 ml)
1.5 cups aatta (wheat flour)
½ cup rava (sooji or semolina)
½ cup regular sugar or organic unrefined cane sugar or as required
1 pinch salt
3 to 3.5 tablespoon milk or as required
3 tablespoon ghee (as mohan)
HOW TO MAKE RECIPE
Kneading dough for shankarpare:
1.Powder the sugar in a dry grinder and keep aside.
2.First sieve the flour with salt.
3.Then sieve the powdered sugar.
4.Melt the ghee till hot
5.Add the melted hot ghee to the flour-semolina-sugar mixture.
6.Nicely mix the fat into the flour mixture and make a breadcrumb like consistency. when gathered together, the whole mixture should be able to hold itself together. You can also add dry fruits in powdered form or cardomom powder for added nutrition and flavour.
7.Warm the milk.
8.Then add each tbsp of the warm milk in intervals and knead to a firm tight dough.
if the dough looks dry, then add 1/2 or 1 tsp milk and knead.
9.Keep aside covered for 20-30 mins.
10.Divide the dough into two parts and roll each part into a circle of about 6-7 inches in diameter.
11.With a knife or pizza cutter, make diamond shapes from the dough. discard the edges and join them together with the other piece of dough. I here modified the shape into half moon with the help of bottle cap.
12.Preheat the airfryer on 180°C for 3 minutes and bake the pare/biscuits for 10-12 minutes or until crisp brown.
13. Let them cool and serve these totally healthy (as made from whole wheat flour and oil free, non fried) nibbles which definitely children will enjoy!