Mankind had been inhabiting planet earth for the last 200,000 years. Do you think we’ve been swaddling our babies all this while? No,right? There’s a reason the baby was in the womb only for nine months and not more than that.
Hey guys welcome to the first ever prodigy show by Raising Superstars. So this is the first episode of our new show. We are very, very excited to start and launch this show. I hope you guys will enjoy it.
Let me give you a brief background about Raising Superstar and what we do at our company. So at Raising Superstars, what we believe is that every baby is born a genius. And when we talk about genius abilities with our babies, we are talking not just about being good at a certain field.
What we are actually saying is that we fundamentally believe that every baby who is born in this world has more potential than any other person who has ever lived on planet earth, right? And it can be from any field.
So it can be from the sciences, from, athleticism, music, creativity, any field, right? And that’s what we believe. And we at raising Superstars, what we do is we provide you a step by step system on how you can discover your baby’s hidden potential and ignite them.
So that’s what the show is all about. We will talk a lot about growth and development in babies, how babies learn, how babies grow, how babies think, how they evolve, what are the things you should be doing as a parent for your baby, so that they can not only develop abilities, but lead a life of full of happiness, love, joy, and hopefully grow up to be healthy, wealthy, and happy.
So with that, let’s get into the first segment of our show where I’ll be answering some very fundamental questions about, our babies, about Raising Superstars, about what it means to be a prodigy. So let’s get started.
So let’s talk about hidden potential. What do we mean by hidden potential? Now imagine that there’s an artist, the most wonderful master artist that they can be right. And he has all the amazing tools that he needs.
All the fantastic brushes, colors, paints, the most beautiful canvas. And he’s given the task of creating a masterpiece. Like what is he going to do? He’s going to paint something that he’s familiar with.
So suppose he’s always been in a very, dry added sort of an environment in a village. He’s never seen the outside world, no matter how great the artist is. If he’s going to paint a landscape, that’s the landscape that will appeal to him, come to his mind.
And that’s what he will been right Now what if we give this artist a bunch of photographs of the most beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, beaches from the entire world, we give him all of these large photographs and then we asked him to paint his masterpiece.
Now we have some ideas right? So his mind is stimulated and he’s able to go beyond the realm of his own environment, right? And that’s what we mean by hidden potential. Our brains are like this master artist.
So when a baby is born our brains, what it starts to do is that it starts to pick and choose which abilities it should retain in our minds and which abilities it should get rid of, right? And when you are in a certain environment without any extra stimulation, the brain gets sort of restricted to think in that sort of realm in that constrain.
With little bit of stimulation, with just five minutes of effort, as we say, in our prodigy framework and at Raising Superstars, with just five minutes of effort, what we do is we introduce these sort of other elements that stimulates our brains.
, our baby’s big for them to go beyond just what they were born in the environment, the genes that they have, go beyond that and stimulate those aspects, which are hidden inside, which are unconscious.
And that’s what we mean by awakening your baby’s hidden potential and their unconscious genius. So the next question that we are going to answer is what we really mean when we say prodigy, baby. And we really want our babies to be a prodigy.
So let’s think about it. So Einstein once said that if you judge a fish by its ability to fly, you’d leave the fish feeling stupid, all its life, right? Isn’t it? Now, every baby is born, with a lot of confidence, a huge, tremendous learning capacity and unlimited abilities.
And we have repeated it again and again, right? Every baby has potential, which is more than any other person was ever lived on planet earth They can be a great sports person. They can be a great musician, a great actor.
They could really be an amazing scientist. They could be an artist, anything that they really want, right? And better than any other person who has lived in the entire history of planet earth. However, what happens is that it’s as a society, as parents, when we start forcing our babies to do things in a certain manner to do things, what we want our babies to do, it sort of shatters their confidence.
It makes them believe that they are not, they cannot, they don’t have the, ability to do things that they actually can. And that is a first step that we want to avoid What we want to do is we want our babies to have the freedom, to explore a lot of different things and genuinely understand what is their interests, what they like to do, what is it that they are innately good at.
Innately, meaning they’re naturally born talent in that particular field. And that is what we really want to do when we say we want our babies to be a prodigy. So let me give you an example. Every baby, every baby is born with the ability to be mobile from day one, right? So they have the ability to crawl on day one and then literally videos on YouTube that you can search where it shows that babies are able to crawl upto a mother’s belly to be able to get milk, right? Babies have that ability, but in today’s word, most babies start drawling at not before seven to eight months.
And why is that? The reason is that in today’s world, what we have started doing is we have started putting babies in cots, we started straddling them, all sorts of things, which make our lives as parents more convenient, but it constraints the baby, right? And when we can stain the baby, the baby loses the confidence that it has the power to be able to move.
Right. And very soon, they when they’ve lost this power, when they have lost the confidence that they can, they don’t do it until they’re older and maybe around seven to eight months of age However, if we allow them that freedom, if we let our babies be just as nature intended them to be, babies will be able to show you that they can, they have the ability, they have the confidence and that they can be mobile and it applies to every other field.
So whether it’s languages, whether it’s the ability to be creative, whether it’s the ability to do math, whether it’s the ability to talk all sorts of things, babies have an enormous amount of ability and confidence.
And we as parents, it’s our duty to be able to ignite their potential by making them discover what their true potential is. So I hope this makes sense. What we say at Raising Superstars is that we don’t want to force our babies to learn the 20 things that we are very passionate about as parents.
What we say that we give them hundreds of opportunities, and it’s better that our babies learn 70 out of those hundred, rather than 20 out of all 20 that we want them to learn. And when they start learning all of these things, all of the different kinds of things that are, that are available that are possible, that’s when our babies discover their own true potential, their own hidden talent.
And then they start generating interest. They started generating expertise in that particular field. And that’s how the prodigy is awakened. And that’s how our babies are going to be whoever they want to be and not subscribed to what we want them to be.
So let’s talk about the first two years of our baby’s life. Why are the first two years so important? So man is the most dominant species on this planet, right? We have been around as the human race we’ve been around for nearly 200,000 years, and we have grown to become the most dominant, the smartest, the fittest sort of species on this earth.
Right? But if you think about the human baby, the human baby is born underdeveloped, right? So when they’re born, they’re helpless, they’re vulnerable. They can’t see properly. Their eyes have not developed their ears have not developed, so they can’t hear very well.
They cannot really do much. They can’t communicate, they can’t speak. They are not so mobile. They are basically underdeveloped. If they were in their mother’s womb for longer, they would possibly develop more and would be more independent when they come out into the world.
So what is the reason that the human baby is underdeveloped and what are the implications of it? The reason is simply that if the baby was in the mother’s womb for longer, then it would become too big and the mother’s back, the spinal cord would start bending, right? And if it started to bend, then we would not be able to walk on two limbs.
So the human race is the only species on this planet earth that can have the straight back and can walk on just two legs, right? And for this to be possible, the baby needs to come out of the mother’s womb, little bit underdeveloped when the baby is born helpless, what happens is that they must have a super fast learning capacity.
They must have the ability to learn and grow and develop very fast for the human race for all of us as a species to be able to survive, right? Because if they were weak and if they continued to be weak for a very long time, then there will be lot of dangers and risk that they would get exposed to, and the human race, human species itself would not survive.
So human, the baby being born helpless and vulnerable forces them to be able to learn very fast for the risk to survive. And that is why we say that the first two years, first two years of a baby’s life is very, very important because that is the age where they have this almost extraordinary miraculous ability to learn, to grasp things, to develop and to grow very, very fast and whatever they learn in these two months or two years, they hold with them for life.
They develop their abilities, they enhance and awaken all of their hidden potential in these two years and it stays with them for a lifetime. Of course, we go into much more details about this concept, the science, the theory, the evolution, all of the aspects of it in our prodigy framework course.
So if you want to check out more information on this, you can click on the link below, we post the link and you can of course, sign up for that program where we go into much more depth about how babies learn and grow and develop.
Hey guys, so today we have on our show Dr. Trupti who has very graciously decided to give us some of her time. She is a mother of a 16 month old daughter. And, she grew up as a single child in a conservative household when her parents allowed her freedom to become a doctor, pursue her dreams.
And of course she would like her daughter to also have that freedom. Let’s hear it from Dr. Trupti on what she thinks about raising her own child. So welcome Dr. Trupti. Thanks so much for joining and giving us your time.
Thank you for joining.Thank you, Raghav, for having me. Thanks so much. I know we were talking earlier, Dr. Trupti and you were saying things like how it is important to hold on to your roots and culture, but also move ahead with the times.
Do you want to share a little bit about that with our viewers? So, basically in India we have a close knit family, not like in the Western countries where parents are all together by themselves, where they have to raise the kid, we have the support of our family.
We have our elders to guide us. Our culture is such that we have so many different, you know, values inculcated in the, way of, say maybe prayers or poojas or, you know, even in Sanskrit shlokas, we have so many things imbibed, core values.
So, we can hold on to our roots and, use it in a way where we can push the child to its limits, but not so that it breaks the child. Absolutely. Absolutely. So as we obviously, like, we want our babies, our to be whoever they wish to be, but we also want to provide them that guiding light without any pressure or stress, right? Yeah.
So what are the things that you will be doing with your baby and, what is it that she really enjoys? Okay. From the time she was two months old, I’m not boasting about myself here per se but… Please go ahead, please go ahead.
We would love to hear. I always enjoyed reading. That was my passion from the beginning. So I always used to read eBooks or anything what I used to get. That I got it from my grandpa, because whenever I used to go to his house, he had a whole bunch of variety of books, to be frank.
I always found his knowledge and his, what I can say passion to read inculcated in me. And after that I picked it up. And now when my baby was actually two months old, from then I started collecting books.
And from then I started making her read. So now when she’s 16 months old, I can proudly say that she goes to the room, bring some books and she’s like, we’ll read this, we’ll read that. And she does not tear the books also.
That I’m proud of. So, I can say that some values I can, I have been able to inculcate in her, she is fond of the booster cards, which you have provided in your program. So she loves it. She wants to see more and more of it all the time.
We enjoy our time together. As I’m a doctor, I am actually busy, and I’ll not be able to give much time to her so the time I spend with her, I want it to be qualitative rather than quantitative. So I make the most of it whenever I am with her.
So that even, I provide her with things where she can grow as an individual and her brain, goes to its maximum capacity, but she also enjoys the things. Right. Right. So what I hear you say is that because you were doing the reading sort of sessions from when she was very little, she’s just grown into it, she’s loving it, enjoying it, and also has a sort of an interest towards reading very naturally, right? So, it’s not about, “Oh, I have to do it because my mother wants me to do it”, but I’m going to the room, getting the book.
It’s not like that I bring the book and she wants to see. It’s like, she herself goes to the room, brings some books out and she’s like we’ll read this today, we’ll read that today. So I’m like very happy about that.
That’s amazing. So she actually enjoys, even though it’s sort of like a nerdy academic activity, but she is enjoying it and she’s developing her abilities as well, right? And Dr. Trupti you have also done our raising superstars program which you briefly mentioned.
And that’s I guess what we have also tried to do, right? Like inculcate those right values in a very fun manner from a very young age. And, you were saying something about, not being able to give enough time because you are of course a doctor and you’re busy.
So how does that work? Like how are you able to maximize the time qualitatively speaking with your baby when you’re doing anything with her? Raghav, if anyone had heard you before, they know that you have asked only five minutes of their time.
So, it has been a boon actually that I went to your program and I got to know many things, even though I’m a doctor, there are some limitations where, you know, I couldn’t do so much of research. Like you have read like 60 plus hours of, I think, 60 plus books, right? And so many hours of research you have done to your kid, even though we want to do it, we will not be having the time to do so much of research and go through so much of literature to engage our kids and, you know, and put it in the right way for their age and how to do it.
So it has been a great help from your side, that, uh, I have been able to make her move a lot. Um, she is just started walking now. She’s enjoyed the booster cards. But, they have enjoyed your program as I have talked to other people also.
Your program has been like really enjoyable to be frank, the qualitative time we spend with the kid that has been really a boon. Thank you so much. Thanks for those kind words. As we, we we’ve been parents ourselves, right? And we know parenting is a really, really tough journey.
You don’t have, you don’t get the time, right, because you’re always running around your baby, and their diaper needs, their sleep needs, vaccination, this, that, so our, our goal was to make it so simple that it’s just like literally five minutes in a day.
And anytime during the day you can do those activities. And, and in some sense, do you feel that it also becomes part of your daily life, like, whatever you’re doing? Has the program changed your mindset in any way in terms of how you interact with your baby or, that is, not something that you’ve seen? Yes.
Yes. The program actually has changed the mindset of the whole family to be frank, because especially I can say about the flashcards and booster cards method, because what we as parents think is we have to make the child memorize things.
We have to make the child learn what is that in front of them. But as we know that that is not the case, we want them to learn how to learn. That is the most important thing. So, we are giving her the freedom and making her, you know, learn in an enjoyable, fun manner and introducing her things which I could not do in my childhood, sadly.
No, you are, you are, I think you are an inspiration to a lot of other parents being a doctor, being a mother, being a mother itself is an inspiration and handling all of yeah. And to being a doctor on top of that is just a, yeah, I’m sure you are a role model to a lot of parents in your community as well.
So, thanks for joining us and, thank you for taking time out. Are there any last words that you would like to share with us before we let you go? Like I was telling, Raghav, parenting is really hard. It’s like you’re torn between giving them the freedom and, you know, keeping them in a cocoon safe, in this world.
But we actually have to give them the freedom that they can become the humans that are, the beautiful human being that they can blossom into. They can be kind, compassionate, they can take the burden of other people, be dependable.
So, in that sense your program has really helped to inculcate moral values also. And, you know, going forward, I will look up to her becoming a really great human being all in all. Yes, absolutely. That our program, as you already know, the prodigy framework, the moral code encapsulates everything, right? So, what we say is that none of it made sense if we don’t have integrity, character, personality, all those kinds of things.
So, yeah. So thanks for joining. Thank you so much for your time. We really appreciate it. And I hope to chat again with you soon. See you in our communities as well and wish you lots of luck, success all the best for your baby.
Lots of love to her as well. Thank you, Raghav. The pleasure is all mine. So that was Dr. Trupti joining us. Thanks so much for your time and sharing your valuable thoughts. We wish you all the best and now let’s move on to the next segment.
Six things that your baby wants you to know. Are you guys ready? So number one, do not swaddle your baby. Do not wrap them out. Do not put them in a cloth. Do not swaddle them. Just think about it. Mankind had been inhabiting planet earth for the last 200,000 years.
Do you think we’ve been swaddling our babies all this while? No, right? There’s a reason the baby was in the womb only for nine months and not more than that. Okay? There’s a reason that the baby comes out and it wants its freedom.
It wants its independence. Swaddling is a concept that was invented to make the lives of parents easier. We swaddle our babies so that they don’t cry, they keep warm and they just don’t move. And they don’t bother us at all, right? But that’s not what babies want.
What babies want is the freedom and independence to move their limbs, to be able to yell to be able to cry, to be able to express, to be able to experience their vocal chords and to be able to ultimately start their mobilities, which is crawling, walking, standing, all of those things.
If you swaddle your baby, you are restricting them, constraining them while all of the marketing gurus might tell you that this is the best way to keep your baby warm and to give them the feeling of the room.
But that is not how nature intended babies to be. So what we want you to do instead is to keep them free, keep them unconstrained, unrestricted in their natural environment, as much as possible on their tummies so that they can start exploring their abilities to be mobile.
Number two, let there be noise. What do we mean by this? Sometimes as parents, we are, over-cautious about keeping our babies away from noise, in a quiet and silent environment. Now do our babies really want this baby has come into this world to freely experience all of the sites, all of the sounds, all of the smells, all the senses, right? And they want to take all of this in so that they can develop their own understanding of the word.
What we mean to say is allow your baby exposure to different kinds of sounds, whether it’s everyday sounds, nature sounds or even sounds of language, because that will help them understand language, understand communication, also try and understand what is a world around them.
Don’t try and shield them with a noise and sound unnecessarily. Of course, what we are not trying to say is to keep them in a very loud environment, like a club, nightclub or a disco, or something like that, but allow the natural sounds and communication to get to your baby so that they get start appreciating the sounds in the world.
Number three, your baby wants to talk. We just assume that just because our babies have not developed their vocal chords, they don’t want to talk. And that is not the case. They not only want to talk.
They are actually capable of communicating as well. Even though their vocal chords are not developed, allow them the chance. What do we mean by this is whenever you are communicating with your baby, don’t just talk at your baby, but talk to your baby so that you can also listen to their response, listen to them communicate back to you.
Whether it’s through their eyes, whether it’s through the expressions, with their smiles, with their hands and legs, their limbs moving about, any of these reactions are completely appropriate responses to the way that you communicate to your baby, but allow them the chance to communicate back to you.
That is your baby talking to you. And when you allow that chance, your baby experiences a completely amazing amount of delight as having been understood, at having been given the opportunity to be able to communicate with their parents.
Number four, very, very important. Do not show your baby a screen. They don’t like that. They don’t want that. I know it makes our lives convenient, right? We want to keep our baby distracted engaged so that we can focus on our own thing.
And we give them a mobile app to play, with an iPad to play with. And that is actually extremely, extremely harmful for your baby’s development, as well as for your baby’s personality and character building.
Exposure to screen time will lead to your baby’s speech development being impaired, being delayed. It would also lead to personality issues, behavior issues, and most of the child focused, baby focused apps are supremely addictive with fast moving objects across the screen, which just keeps the baby engaged, but it is very, very harmful for the overall growth and development.
So please, please avoid showing a screen to your baby, at least till about three years of age. Tip number five, your baby can hear sounds that you cannot hear. And this is true. Expose your baby to different, different sounds, different kinds of music, so that they will be able to not only appreciate all of these things, but also be able to train their auditory sense.
So they’ll be able to develop their sense of hearing and sense of identification of sounds, which will ultimately lead to a better sense in music as well as better sense of creativity as they grow older.
And my last tip of the day, tip number six, take your baby outdoors. We as adults, we as parents, we are so used to being indoors, whether at work, whether at home and it’s just crampled our lives and our bodies, right? A baby is born into the world, they need that exposure, they need that exposure to nature, to natural surroundings, to trees, to the environment, to fresh air.
Take them outside and you will see a noticeable change in how they react, how they react indoors as well as outdoors and how much happiness and joy is there in their personality when they go out and then they come back.
So they, they will begin to expend their energy and that energy will lead to better sleeping, better resting, better development and growth, all of those benefits. So the tip of the day is take your baby outdoors and let them enjoy the natural surroundings and watch them grow and develop into a happy, joyful baby as they grow older.
I hope you guys enjoyed our first episode of the prodigy show. This is the end of the show. We will continue to bring you lots more information, lots of interviews, tips, tricks, how to not many things, everything to do with your baby’s growth and development, as you embark on your parenting journey.
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