Parenting

Parenting

Darryl Stickel shares a few best practices for parents who want to improve the bond of trust with their children. 

When it comes to trust, kids are a special case.  They tend to trust us more than they should when they are young and less than they should as they mature.  Unfortunately, our kids tend to trust us least when they could use our guidance the most.  As they mature they are making life changing decisions and at risk for making mistakes that could be life altering.  Often it is during this period that they turn to their friends, who usually have little insight or experience, for advice.  How much better would it be for them to feel comfortable turning to a parent?  Who is going to have their best interests at heart more than the people who raised them?

Trust is the willingness to make ourselves vulnerable to another.  When our kids are young we go out of our way to make sure that they don’t trust others inappropriately, we try to limit how vulnerable they can become.  This protection can often mean that the first trust violations they experience occur at home:  failure to follow through on a promise, or a set of rules that seems to apply only to them and not the adults in their lives.

The intent of this volume of the Trust Coach newsletter is to raise awareness about trust and the role it plays in raising our kids.  Parenting is an incredibly complex task and there isn’t a manual that comes along with each newborn child.  There’s no silver bullet; the perfect approach and parent for one child may be a train wreck with another.  We often don’t talk about parenting, sharing best practices or problem solving with friends.  My goal here is not to tell people what they are doing wrong or suggest they are bad parents.  I am hoping to add something to people’s tool boxes that have worked for me and others I’ve helped.

 

Key points include:

  • Command and control
  • Expert opinions
  • The trust model

 

Read the full article, Trust and parenting, building a deeper bond, on TrustUnlimited.com.

 

 

Eliette Krakora shares an article from her company’s website on how to help children become successful through positive parenting techniques. 

All parents want their children to be successful and happy. And it goes without saying that we encourage our kids to always try their best, while doing everything we can to support them. But often, much like adults, children are stressed and worried that they aren’t ‘good enough.’ And these challenges are only compounded as we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic. 

‘Many children are more anxious than ever before,’ Lorraine Thomas, Chief Executive of The Parent Coaching Academy, tells Thrive. “We can help them to manage difficult emotions by nurturing a values-based, problem-solving and adventurous spirit and attitude,” says Thomas, the author of books including Super Coach Arty Vs. The Shadow — Taking the Fear Out of Failure.    

Parents often assume their kids’ abilities (as well as their own skills) are innate and set in stone. If they’re not “good” at chemistry, they never will be. And if they can’t catch a ball, they will never be athletic. But this just isn’t true. As the science on the subject shows, those assumptions, known as a “fixed mindset” — the belief that you can’t get any smarter than you already are — are incorrect. In fact, parents can help their kids succeed and reduce stress by adopting a growth mindset. Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, the architect of the growth mindset and the author of Mindset, has demonstrated that we can all develop our abilities.

 

Key points in this article include:

  • Addressing mistakes
  • Word choice
  • Progress through praise 

 

Read the full article, 6 Strategies to Help You Develop a Growth Mindset So Your Kids Can Be More Successful and Less Stressed, on Thrive.com.

 

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Neil Bansal with Coppertree Partners.  Neil  is a 20+ year New York based executive and former McKinsey consultant who is passionate about building, scaling and leading businesses across consumer/retail, financial and technology sectors.

He most recently served as Managing Director and Head of Transformation at BNP Paribas in the Americas where he focused on strategy, innovation and digital transformation. Neil recently launched Coppertree Partners as a platform for independent consulting work and thought leadership.

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Aurora Rotes.  Aurora Rotes spent 8 years at McKinsey, specialising in strategy and operations for the retail and consumer industries. Aurora moved to corporate, working as Head of Strategy and Transformation for Mango, second apparel retailer in Spain behind Inditex. Later, she dived into the start-up world joining an early start-up specialised on location intelligence applied to retail, and as senior advisor to multiple start-ups in the retail and e-health space.

Aurora is currently based in London, and is happy to engage in professional opportunities, both as independent consultant or interim positions in UK, always related to retail, consumer or e-health.

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Mukesh Jagota with JRCC Partners. Mukesh Jagota spent five years as a Senior Leader in the Consumer and Retail Practice at Strategy& (formerly, Booz & Co.). Mukesh was one of the firm’s key thought leaders in the area of Sales & Marketing. In particular, Mukesh has conducted numerous client projects and research in the areas of in organizational transformation, portfolio strategy, next-generation marketing and innovation capability building, insights & analytics, international strategy, CPG and retail trade effectiveness, digital strategy, and sales force effectiveness. Mukesh also led significant work across the firm’s Deals practice, including helping architect the largest ecommerce acquisition in history.

Prior to his time at Strategy&, Mukesh led a regional specialty retailer, tripling its size within three years, and was a finance professional (e.g., corporate finance consulting, investment banking, private equity). Since 2019, Mukesh has been Managing Partner at JRCC Partners, a boutique strategy consulting firm that counts multiple Fortune 500s as clients. Mukesh would be happy to collaborate on projects across the globe in the Consumer & Retail sectors or that focus on Deal (including due diligence) or Sales & Marketing related work.

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Justin Lechner with Bonsai Growth. Justin Lechner is an ex-Bain consultant based in Brooklyn, NY. After leaving Bain, Justin has split his time between ventures in the enterprise AI space and independent consulting work (innovation and technology projects).

Justin’s particularly passionate about applications of data science within the Consumer, Healthcare, and PE spaces. Justin is excited to collaborate on projects with a data focus