Lina Ashar

A friend posted on Facebook. A picture with her son off to college and the caption was ‘How am I going to let this boy go to college? My heart is breaking already.’

My response was ‘Unfortunately that’s our job. Teach them to fly and watch them soar’. We often forget that our words and actions with our children should be to cut the string so that they can fly and explore. Any string that stays attached through our words or actions will limit, interrupt, and keep us grounded. We are a part of the animal world and our responsibility ends when our children learn to fly. As Khalil Gibran says: ‘Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.’

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Peter Gray is an American psychology researcher and scholar. He is a research professor of psychology at Boston College and the author of an introductory psychology textbook. He is known for his work on the interaction between education and play, and for his evolutionary perspective on psychology theory.

My conversation with Peter Gray author of ‘Free to Learn’ reinforced my belief that we must allow children to lead their own direction. It reminded me of my favorite poem. “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.”

I hope parents across the world trust their children and encourage them to live out their blueprint.

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Research shows that our experiences become our life stories, and then we tend to live by them all through life.

In this video Brian Pennie a renowned author, PhD candidate, university lecturer, and life-change strategist from Ireland shares how we narrate our story to ourselves and the effects thereof.

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In Conversation with Dan Newby

The vision of Korroboree has allowed me to live my essential life’s work which I have discovered is beyond learning and education. It is to be a conduit to help each child find their life’s work and become the best version of themselves. This has also led me to start Koroboree — an online school. In this conversation, Dan Newby shares three messages he would like to share with parents to help children become emotionally strong humans.

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Launching May 3rd! Korroboree online School based on all the principles I learned from people like Angela Duckworth the author of ‘Grit — The Power of Passion and Purpose’. Korroboree online school will not be based on ‘grades, scores, and memory’. It will be based on authentic child-driven ‘performances of understanding’. When learners find the process of learning an exciting adventure and do not fear making mistakes, they develop a growth mindset and grit.

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Lina Ashar

Lina Ashar

Founder of Kangaroo Kids & Billabong High, Lina Ashar started her career as a teacher and today is one of the most renowned educators and edupreneur in India.