SmartParenting for future ready children: 
The Challenges of Parenting today are different from those in the last century. Though many Matters would be the same as in classical Parenting there are many new concerns that are only of recent origin.
This program does not concern itself much with knowledge and information that may be labelled as the ABC of Parenting, but addresses a few more complex issues that confront the modern Parent. There are 6 courses which would be common for all participants, but there would be additional guidance to resources that are specific to an individual need, during an additional 2 week personal remote mentoring period.
This is a program that can be covered in 2 months.
Fresh batches will begin on the first Monday of every month.
● MMP01: Become a Lifelong learner

* MMP21: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Education
● MMP22: Technology and Parenting
● MMP23: Fostering the habit of learning
● MMP24: Raising Emotionally strong kids
● MMP25: Developing a family educational Philosophy


Detailed Course outline :

MMP01: Become a lifelong learner:
Module 1: The importance of becoming a lifelong learner
1: Why lifelong learning is so important now?
2: UNESCO on lifelong learning
3: Lifelong learning for career success
4: Lifelong learning in an era of increasing longevity
5: Well known and successful lifelong learners

Module 2: Attributes of a lifelong learner
1: The habit of reading: learning from literature
2: Knowing what to learn?
3: Expanding the definition of learning
4: The characteristics of a lifelong learner
5: Grit, perseverance and a growth mindset

Module 3: Steps to becoming a lifelong learner
1: Become a more curious person. Ask questions.
2: The do’s of lifelong learning
3: The don’ts for lifelong learning
4: The journey to lifelong learning
5: The future of work

Module 4: Improving your lifelong learning abilities
1: What is worth Learning?
2: Learning at different stages of life
3: Applying what you learn
4: The Feynman technique for learning
5: Making learning stick

Module 5: How to learn anything?
1: Learning how to learn
2: Strategy and Plan for learning anything new
3: Learning resources on the Internet
4: Using YouTube for learning
5: Learning from Apps and MOOCs


MMP 21: AI & ML in education:
Module 1: What are AI, Machine Learning and Deep learning?
1.1: Artificial Intelligence
1.2: Machine Learning
1.3: Deep Learning

Module 2: Expectations from AI
2.1: Woolfe’s 5 key challenges to AI in education
2.2: Addressing 21st Century Skills
2.3: The role of the educator in an AIML world

Module 3: Examples of educational applications
3.1: Content
3.2: Assessments and automation of grading
3.3: Lifelong learning companions

Module 4: Chatbots and Learning
4.1: What are chatbots ?
4.2: Key terms related to chatbots
4.3: Chatbots for learning

Module 5: References and links to resources :
5.1: TED talks and other YouTube videos
5.2: Links to other resources
5.3: Reports: Pearson; NMC 2017 report


MMP 22: Technology and Parenting:

Module 1: Has technology made parenting harder ?

1: Challenges of Parenting

2: Responsibilities of Parenting

3: Impact on Parenting of Technology

Module 2: Parenting and Smartphones

1: Should screen time be rationed ?

2: At what age should children be introduced to/allowed to use Smartphones ?

3: When should children be allowed to own Smartphones?

Module 3: Social Media

1: Why is social media so addictive ?

2: Evils of Social Media

3: Positive effects of Social Media

Module 4: Cyber Safety

1: Fostering the ability to discern content

2: Preserving digital identity

3: Avoiding Frauds and scams

Module 5: Leveraging Technology to raise Smarter children

1: Language learning with mobile Apps

2: Learning Mathematics with Mobile Apps

3: Learning critical Thinking


MMP 23: Fostering the habit of learning
Module 1: Habits and their formation
1: What are Habits and how they are formed?
2: Barriers to learning
3: Getting hooked to learning
Module 2: Seeking knowledge
1: Reading
2: Video
3: Other methods
Module 3: Systematic approaches
1: Creating a ‘to learn’ list
2: Becoming a discerning learner
3: Monitoring progress
Module 4: Learning for 15 minutes a day
1: The Harvard Classics
2: Types of reading/ learning resources
3: Resources for learning today
Module 5: Ways to develop a love for learning
1: Be a role model of a lifelong learner
2: De-emphasise success : appreciate the effort and progress
3: Encourage the child to be an independent learner

MMP24: Raising Emotionally strong kids:

Emotionally strong kids are ready for the challenges of the world.

They’re able to tackle problems productively, bounce back from failure effectively, and cope with hardships competently.

Helping kids build emotional strength equips them to deal with life’s challenges—both big and small.
Emotionally strong kids don’t act tough or suppress their emotions. They also don’t become stubborn or treat others unkindly.
Instead, developing emotional strength is about building resilience and helping kids have the courage and confidence to reach their full potential.

Module 1: Calm the negativity
1: What makes one emotionally weak?
2: Look at the bright side and express gratitude for your good fortune
3: Dale Carnegie’s advice : imagine the worst that can happen, and then start improving upon it.
Module 2: Focus on building character
1: Integrity
2: Empathy
3: Reputation
Module 3: What emotionally strong persons don’t do?
1: They refuse to be a victim of circumstances
2:Not content with mediocrity; pursuing excellence
3:Never, ever give up
Module 4: Suicide
1: Myths about suicide
2: Common reasons leading to suicide
3: Coping with suicidal feelings
Module 5: Training for emotional strength
1: Stories
2: Experiences
3: Real life situations

MMP25: Developing a family educational Philosophy

Module 1: Learning from great thought leaders
1: Vivekanand
2: John Dewey
3: Rudolf Steiner : Waldorf Schools
Module 2: The contemporary educators
1: Ken Robinson
2: Guy Claxton
3: Alison Gopnik
Module 3: Education for behavioural change
1: Carol Dweck : a Growth mindset
2: Angela Duckworth : Grit
3: Cathy N Davidson
Module 4: Exposure to Technology
1: At what Age and stage to introduce technologies
2: Using Technology for cognitive enhancement and not passive consumption
3: Ensuring Cyber-Safety
Module 5: Documenting your family education Philosophy
1: What do you see as the purpose of education?
2: Your plan for home-schooling as complementary, supplementary or alternative to formal school
3: Orienting the family members to become lifelong learners