I'm concerned about the next generation. In this podcast, I share my thoughts on how we can save the next generation by implementing 10 simple ideas.

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Let's Save The Next Generation

I was born in the eighties, and I have fond memories of playing outside frequently. I engaged in various activities that didn't involve technology. However, I'm deeply concerned about today's younger generations, especially Generation Alpha and Gen Z. In this podcast, I aim to share my views on how they are being affected and why we need to take action to safeguard their future. They need our help, and it's crucial to address this issue now.

I grew up in a joint family, and the strong value system instilled by my grandfather has guided me throughout my life. In today's world, with an increasing number of nuclear families, family time often takes a back seat, and meaningful discussions among family members become rare. Few activities emphasize shared values and beliefs. It's high time we awaken to this reality and work together, especially if you're a parent in your mid-30s or 40s, to make a difference for the next generation. As a father of two boys, I constantly think about how to provide them with a better future and leverage technology without distorting their values and beliefs.

I intend to share ten key strategies for saving the next generation. I'll delve into the problems they face and propose solutions. Please take notes and consider sharing this podcast with someone who may benefit from it. My name is [Your Name], and I'm recording this podcast to help people build spiritually grounded businesses from the comfort of their homes by tapping into their expertise and knowledge and building vibrant learning communities.

Let's now explore how to save the next generation:

Strengthen Family Foundations: Family plays a pivotal role in transmitting values to the next generation. Prioritizing family time, engaging in discussions, and participating in activities that emphasize shared values can greatly benefit children's development.

Revamp Education: The current education system often focuses solely on the mental dimension of growth. We need to encourage teachers and leaders to become mentors and community builders, providing a more holistic education that includes values like empathy, honesty, and social responsibility.

Positive Role Models: Discuss with the younger generation what it means to be a positive role model. Parents should lead by example, and surrounding children with people who uphold strong moral and ethical standards can help shape their values.

Community Engagement: Encourage children to participate in community-based activities and service. This helps them connect with real people, fostering a sense of belonging and responsibility.

Media Literacy: Teach children how to discern between constructive and degrading content. Monitor their media exposure and encourage them to consume content that promotes positive values.

Open Dialogue: Create an environment where children feel comfortable discussing values, beliefs, morals, and even sensitive topics like sex. Encourage questions and provide guidance without judgment.

Cultural and Historical Awareness: Promote an understanding and appreciation of your family's culture and traditions, as well as those of others. This helps children develop a sense of pride, identity, and values.

Join Communities and Mentoring Programs: Connect children with mentors and communities that offer guidance and support. These experiences can instill positive values and provide a strong foundation.

Conflict Resolution and Empathy: Equip children with skills to handle conflicts amicably and empathize with others. A toxic home environment can negatively impact their ability to resolve conflicts positively.

Ethical Consumption: Educate children about the impact of their consumption choices on society and the environment. Encourage responsible choices and awareness of global issues.

By implementing these strategies, we can positively influence the next generation and contribute to a better future. If you have additional insights to share, please leave them in the comments. If you're part of our community, thank you for your support. 

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    171 replies to "How To Save The Next Generation"

    • Coach Shweta - Pandey

      It’s clear from your podcast blog that you’re deeply passionate about safeguarding the future of the younger generations and ensuring that they grow up with strong values and beliefs. Your ten key strategies for saving the next generation are well thought out and address various aspects of their upbringing. Here’s a brief summary of my learnings based on your strategies:

      Strengthen Family Foundations: Emphasize the importance of family time, discussions, and shared values.

      Revamp Education: Advocate for a more holistic education that includes values like empathy, honesty, and social responsibility.

      Positive Role Models: Encourage parents and others to lead by example and uphold strong moral and ethical standards.

      Community Engagement: Promote community-based activities and service to foster a sense of belonging and responsibility.

      Media Literacy: Teach children how to discern constructive and positive content from negative or degrading content in the media.

      Open Dialogue: Create an environment where children feel comfortable discussing values, beliefs, morals, and sensitive topics.

      Cultural and Historical Awareness: Encourage an understanding and appreciation of one’s own culture and traditions, as well as those of others.

      Join Communities and Mentoring Programs: Connect children with mentors and communities that provide guidance and support.

      Conflict Resolution and Empathy: Equip children with skills to handle conflicts amicably and empathize with others.

      Ethical Consumption: Educate children about the impact of their consumption choices on society and the environment, promoting responsible choices and awareness of global issues.

      By implementing these strategies, we can aim to create a positive and nurturing environment for the next generation, helping them develop into responsible and morally grounded individuals. Your message is not only relevant but also valuable for parents and caregivers looking to make a difference in the lives of young people. Thank you Sidz.

    • Aditya Narayan Porandla

      Concerns about the upbringing of Generation Alpha and Gen Z, emphasise the need for action to safeguard their future.

      Highlighting the diminishing family time and meaningful discussions in today’s nuclear families.

      The podcast aims to share strategies for saving the next generation, with a focus on preserving values while leveraging technology.

      Ten key strategies are proposed, starting with the importance of strengthening family foundations through shared activities and discussions.

      The current education system is critiqued for its narrow focus, advocating for a more holistic approach that includes values like empathy, honesty, and social responsibility.

      Role models are emphasized, with parents leading by example and surrounding children with individuals who uphold strong moral and ethical standards.

      Community engagement is encouraged to foster a sense of belonging and responsibility among children.

      Media literacy is highlighted, stressing the importance of discerning between constructive and harmful content, and promoting positive values.

      Open dialogue is encouraged, creating a comfortable environment for children to discuss values, beliefs, morals, and sensitive topics.

      Cultural awareness, mentoring programs, conflict resolution skills, and ethical consumption choices are all advocated as essential elements in nurturing the next generation’s values and beliefs.

    • PRATHIT KUMAR

      Set aside time for family activities and discussions to highlight shared values.

      Propose a holistic education system that includes values such as empathy, honesty, and social responsibility in addition to academic learning.

      As parents, set a good example by surrounding your children with people who have high moral and ethical standards.

      To foster a sense of belonging and responsibility, encourage children to participate in community-based activities and service.

      Teach children to differentiate between constructive and harmful content, and monitor their media consumption for positive values.

      Create a safe space for children to discuss values, beliefs, morals, and sensitive topics with guidance and without judgement.

      Foster pride, identity, and values by encouraging understanding and appreciation of family and other cultures.

      To instill positive values in children, connect them with mentors and supportive communities.

    • SRIKANTH

      Eye opening podcast. I have two daughters. This will be the roadmap to us. Thank you sidz

    • Simple Jaiswal

      totally resonate with each of the points that you mentioned about to save the next generation . The family time and opportunity for bonding needs to be created in everyday routine. open conversations and listening to each other is a starting point to help them to connect and emulate the role models from tne family. reducing screen time will happen when more engagement is there outside that screen , even playing some board game together or going for walk in nature is a great idea,which we follow in our family . Wonderful thoughs Sidz and important topic to discuss

    • Neda S

      To save our next generation –

      Strengthen Family Foundations: Prioritize family time and shared values for children’s development.

      Holistic Education: Encourage a well-rounded education focusing on empathy, honesty, and social responsibility.

      Positive Role Models: Lead by example and surround children with strong moral influences.

      Community Engagement: Involve children in community activities to foster belonging and responsibility.

      Media Exposure: Teach children to discern positive content and monitor their media exposure.

      Open Conversations: Create a safe space for discussing values, beliefs, and sensitive topics.

      Culture Awareness: Promote appreciation of family and other cultures to develop pride and values.

      Mentorship: Connect children with mentors and supportive communities.

      Conflict Resolution: Teach conflict resolution and empathy skills.

      Ethical Consumption: Educate children on responsible choices and global awareness.

    • Coach Shweta - Pandey

      It’s clear from your podcast blog that you’re deeply passionate about safeguarding the future of the younger generations and ensuring that they grow up with strong values and beliefs. Your ten key strategies for saving the next generation are well thought out and address various aspects of their upbringing. Here’s a brief summary of my learnings from your strategies:

      Strengthen Family Foundations: Emphasize the importance of family time, discussions, and shared values.

      Revamp Education: Advocate for a more holistic education that includes values like empathy, honesty, and social responsibility.

      Positive Role Models: Encourage parents and others to lead by example and uphold strong moral and ethical standards.

      Community Engagement: Promote community-based activities and service to foster a sense of belonging and responsibility.

      Media Literacy: Teach children how to discern constructive and positive content from negative or degrading content in the media.

      Open Dialogue: Create an environment where children feel comfortable discussing values, beliefs, morals, and sensitive topics.

      Cultural and Historical Awareness: Encourage an understanding and appreciation of one’s own culture and traditions, as well as those of others.

      Join Communities and Mentoring Programs: Connect children with mentors and communities that provide guidance and support.

      Conflict Resolution and Empathy: Equip children with skills to handle conflicts amicably and empathize with others.

      Ethical Consumption: Educate children about the impact of their consumption choices on society and the environment, promoting responsible choices and awareness of global issues.

      By implementing these strategies, we can aim to create a positive and nurturing environment for the next generation, helping them develop into responsible and morally grounded individuals. Your message is not only relevant but also valuable for parents and caregivers looking to make a difference in the lives of young people. Thank you Sidz

    • khushbu sandeep jain

      How to save next generation as we all now stay with technology more and small families as there’s no big family 1)Transmit your values and importance of values should be taught and give them chance to explore their own thoughts
      2)by encouraging them to learn more other things then only educations
      3)start discussing what should be a perfect roll model and surround them with those roll models which are morally good
      4) encourage them for community based game models rather then only video games
      5)anything that is negative or harmful they should know how to handle that
      6)have open discussion on values,sex depend upon age do not force them or judge them but be friend with them
      7)let them be more grounded and familiar to your own culture so they can value their own culture and community
      8)putting them to different community programs so they can have strong foundation
      9)teach them how

    • Anubhav

      My Top Learning from the Above PODCAST

      A strong and well-defined value system is essential for children’s development and their overall well-being. Value system help lot in future in all aspects.

      Strengthening family foundations is essential for building healthy, happy, and resilient families.

      Revamping education is a complex and multifaceted task that involves various stakeholders, including policymakers, educators, parents, and students.

      The goal is to create a system that prepares students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

      Holistic education is an approach to learning and teaching that considers the whole person—physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual aspects—rather than focusing solely on academic achievement. It aims to develop well-rounded individuals who are not only knowledgeable but also emotionally intelligent, socially aware, and in tune with their inner self

      Positive role models play a significant and influential role in the lives of individuals, especially children and young people. They serve as examples of behavior, values, and character traits that can inspire and guide others.

      Cultural and historical awareness is crucial for fostering understanding, empathy, and respect for diverse cultures and the past. It helps individuals appreciate the richness of human history and the significance of different cultural backgrounds.

    • Sathish Kalluri

      I had very learnings from this podcast.

      Thank you so much Siddharth for sharing this.

      Here are my biggest learnings:

      Power Learning – how to save the next generation

      Family plays bigger role in Children’s Growth
      Prioritising family time
      Creating content from young age
      Whatever he is learning from the real world 

Education – Redefining it
      Physical, Emotional and Spiritual side
We need more Mentors who are implementors

      How to become a positive role model
      Surround them with people who has strong moral values

      Engage them with Community activities
      Let them not addicted to gaming and other stuff
      Bring responsibility in their actions
      
Exposure – we need to provide the young age

      Have more open conversations
let them open up
      Let them speak
      Have more Open dialog
Never jugde them
      
Once in a year – take them to native place
      Go back to roots

      Follow the traditions
      Let your kids understand the same

      Community service gives them strong mindset
      How to handle conflicts they will learn from very young age

      Promote ethical consumption
      Educate them about environmental issues for what they are buying

      Thanks a lot Sidz and ILH Community

      I am really inspired by how you and vanita Raising both of your kids.

      Especially How Rishabh is crewing and creating content at this young age inspires me a lot.

      “You and Vanita are walking the talk”

    • Dr Vandana Bhasin

      I agree with what you said in the blog and realise that the orientation towards western culture has
      clearly degraded the mindset and when the West is now looking towards rich Indian Heritage. We need mentors who can actually dig out the true and spiritual meanings of the scriptures, so that the right path can be shown.
      Not that kids don’t want to learn but they sense the fake things and get averse. So definitely a change is required, to bring the humanistic based community culture.

    • Vinay Mediratta

      Another gem from Sidz where he expresses concern for the younger generations, particularly Generation Alpha and Gen Z. He discusses the importance of safeguarding their future and shares ten strategies to save the next generation. These strategies include strengthening family foundations, revamping education, providing positive role models, encouraging community engagement, teaching media literacy, promoting open dialogue, fostering cultural and historical awareness, joining communities and mentoring programs, teaching conflict resolution and empathy, and educating children about ethical consumption. Sidz emphasizes the need for these actions to positively influence and build a better future for the next generation.

    • Sandeep Kule

      Top Learnings to Save Next Gen.

      1. Prioritizing Family Time
      2. Create Mentor who are implementors
      3. Role Models – You are the Role Model of your kids. Plus some suitable role models.
      4. Community Activities – Show them real-world problems
      5. Limiting Degrading Content – Negative Media should be avoided
      6. Open Dialogue – Discuss/open up with them, don’t judge them for who they are..just guide and be a mentor
      7. History/ Culture and Tradition which is time tested….sense of pride and culture.
      8. Connect with different Courses, Communities, etc.
      9. handling conflicts, empathy..
      10. Consumption patterns – Buying be minimalist, effects of buying on the environment…

      We have a lot of responsibility to nurture the next-gen….these are wonderful pointers that will give you clarity in doing precisely that…thanks Sidz for guiding us in this direction…

      Cheers,

      Sandeep Kule
      Real Freedom Coach

    • Deepak Kumar

      Lessons Learned from power Learning (How do you save next generation)

      Prioritize your time with Family Member

      Transmit the value system ( having discussion – what can bring the outcome )

      Stronger Family Foundation – Mental, Physical, Emotional, Spirituality

      Bring Clarity in them what they can do bring out of them from the CONFUSION (become Role Model to them because they see & observe you)

      Engage them with the Community activity

      Limit their media exposure that delimit or Negative their thought

      Have open Conversation on the things that they can do behind your back

      Be the Mentor without forcing them to follow you

      Teach them how to deal with conflict

      Promote the ethical consumption

    • Hetal Desai

      Have seen many successful people who focus on successful life, money, lifestyle and materialistic life but never seen focusing on true values of family along with success…
      Though you are Guru of digital place but you are also a great human being and i feel grateful to have you as my Mentor. Who guide me in my life every step of the way with great Wisdom.

    • Kalpesh Vyas

      Strong Family Foundation :
      – Make Kids Learn from everything and encourage them to share the same in his own words / Thoughts.

      – Creating more Teachers

      – Role Models – Help Child to pick their Role Models.

      Surround Child with Positive Role models.

      Let them choose the best role model for them.

      – Community based activities :
      Get them off from Digital world & make them to connect with Real People.

      – Monitor the Media child Accessing.

    • Jeena Girilal

      Sidz, your thoughts are so much in congruence with mine. I have grown my girls with the same value system. This is what we all should be doing in the current times. This is THE NEED OF THE HOUR. Children are our future. We have to really educate them on their choices and show them how responsible they can be for their future generations.

    • Sasirekha

      10 things to Save Next Gen
      1. Bring in Strong Family Foundation &. Emphasis Value System
      2. Revamping Education, & Bypass Current systems by creating more leaders and teachers
      3. We adults becoming a Positive Role Model catering to the needs of current gen by upholding strong moral and ethical standards
      4. Community based Engagements and services to take them out of Digital World that they are hooked with
      5. Conscious limitation to degrading Media content and giving them the media Literacy like how to discern from degrading content and being a role model by doing that from our end as well.
      6. Encourage Open and comfortable discussion with uncomfortable topics that are bottled up in them for which they seek clarity. Open dialogue begins with being unjudgemental and staying in a mentor role.
      7. Expose them to culture and historical root awareness and promoting this awareness by taking them to spiritual places, that way it can help them to get more grounded so that it doesn’t distort the family by going out of track.
      8. Putting them in to community and mentoring programs like doing a support services. Plug them to any one of such things
      9. Teaching and equip them skills on how to deal them conflicts and having empathy towards other. Helping them with means to understand what it takes to be a kind hearted person
      10. Promote the ethical consumption choices. Responsibility towards global issues and make them think about where each of their consumption come from, what impact its going to leave. So that they learn and take that learning to teach the upcoming generations as well.

      Thanks for such valuable thoughts!! MPTY Sidz.

    • Pasadika Mindfulness

      Sidz Family is priority time. Kids get better education. Mission.
      1 Save next generation-Bring family strong foundation. Time, discussion, Create content. Learning, values.
      2 Education
      formal education only physical dimension. Create new system. create Teachers.
      3 Role models_
      You are role Model. ethical, moral practice.
      4 Community service-Real world activities. see humanity,
      5 Limit exposure negative-Constructive activity.
      6 More open conversation- Express their doubts.no judge, mentor .
      7 Culture ,historical culture-Helps them grounded.
      8 Communities -serves, positive foundation.
      9 Conflicts Resolve-skill to handle with empathy, Respect,
      10 Ethical consumption- impact on consumption.
      Thanks Sidz

    • Siddhartha Taya

      How to Save the next generation
      1. Strong Family Foundation
      2. Family time – interaction, activities
      3. Family – Transmit Value, Value Systems, Code of Honour
      4. Idea- Podcast with family (Father-son, mother son) Beautiful meaningful discussions
      5. Talk about experiences
      6. How to save the Generation
      7. B. By Education
      *Mental
      *Physical
      *Emotional
      *Spiritual
      8. Become Mentors and coaches to next generation
      9. C. Role Models
      – Positive Role models – Not based on Name, Fame, Money
      10. Be your kids role model
      11. Surround kids with high moral valued people
      12. D. Engage your kids in community based activities
      13. Limiting exposure to degrading content, negative and harmful, media literacy
      14. Have open discussions/ dialogues around important topics
      15. Take position as: Don’t judge them for who they are, be their mentors
      16. Expose them to culture and historical roots, family culture.
      17. Connect them with communities, make them take responsibility, community service, other mentors
      18. Teach them – How to deal with conflicts, how to have empathy for others, help them understand other people, what does it mean to have mutual respect
      19. Promote – ethical consumption, choices, responsibility towards social issues, even while buying, where it comes from, the impact it’s having on environment, what would be the outcome and where it would lead them.

    • Maithili Janye

      very Good Topic for Podcast
      How to save the young Generation
      Few Learning from The Podcast are 1.Prioritizing family time, -Instill stronger Family Values which will benefit children’s development.
      2. Encouraging more teacher to become mentors nd redefine education
      3. Role Models: Influencer ‘,creators . discuss with next generation their role model and surround them with people with strong dreams
      4. Engage children in community based activities . Promotes sense of responsibility
      5.encourage media literacy for younger generation . make children to have open dialogue with parents and friends
      6.Be the mentor without enforcing it to your children
      7. Cultural nas historical awareness among children
      8. Make children attend Community sessions
      9. Teach them how to deal with conflicts
      10. Educate them on the impact of consumption choices

    • Shailesh Yadav

      Prioritize Family Time: Spend quality time with your family to pass down values and create strong bonds.

      Nurture Family Values: Teach your children important family values and make them a priority.

      Balanced Education: Encourage holistic development, not just academics. Seek mentors and role models.

      Community Engagement: Involve kids in real-world, community-based activities to build real connections.

      Media Literacy: Limit exposure to negative media and promote media literacy.

      Open Dialogue on Morals: Have open conversations about moral values, including sensitive topics like sex, without judgment.

      Embrace Culture: Explore your family’s history and traditions to stay grounded.

      Mentorship: Connect children with positive mentors through community service.

      Conflict Resolution: Teach empathy, mutual respect, and kindness to handle conflicts.

      Ethical Choices: Promote ethical consumption to address global issues and make better choices.

    • Aditi Sen

      Key learnings: 10 simple ideas to save the next generation
      1. Strengthen family foundations for transmitting value systems to the next generation – sharing, quality family time, bonding through common interest activities.
      2. Revamp Education System – by ensuring holistic development of children – along with physical also social, emotional and spiritual. More coaches, mentors.
      3. Positive Role Models. Next generation need positive role models to follow and not distracted just by fame, money. Parents can be the best role model – can impact their decision making.
      4. Community Engagement – more of engagement – socially – knowing the real world, people, real humans rather than just the online world.
      5. Exposure to negative media, degrading/fake content.
      6. Open Dialogue: having more and more conversations, give them clarity, have open relationship, answer their questions/ curiosity.
      7. Cultural, historical awareness – give them belonging, they appreciate their links, stay grounded. They will love their own roots and stay connected.
      8. Join Communities and Mentoring Programs – connect them with mentorship program, expose them to different opportunities and experiences to learn in physical world.
      9. Conflict Resolution – given them skills to handle conflicts, problem solving, give mutual respect.
      10. Ethical Consumption – making them aware of the global issues, impact of their choices, their consumption – give them the larger picture.

    • Pradeep Hariharan

      This was one of the best philosophical and insightful podcasts. Thank you Sidz. My take ways are as follows

      Family first- Have shared family values. Learn and share.
      Education Second- – There are four dimensions of us- Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual. Unfortunately, only metal systems are given importance.
      The third is to “provide Positive Role Models”- As a parent “I”. have to be the best role model.
      The fourth way is to encourage them to participate in community-based activities.
      The fifth way is to monitor their media exposure. We have to give them a good media literacy.
      Have a lot of open dialogue with them. Be a mentor to them.
      Please give them a lot of cultural and historical awareness. This could be both family culture and local culture.
      Put them into many great communities for them.
      To teach them how to deal with confidence. Generate empathy and mutual respect. Teach them how to avoid being judgemental.
      The tenth point is their conception choice.

    • Prachiti Sharangdhar

      Gen alpha and gen zee- need our help for saving them.
      Nuclear families lack prioritization of family time, interactive activities, family interaction: we need to wake up.
      Solutions to save the next generation
      1. Bring in strong family foundation: Family values, discussions, shared values and beliefs.
      2. Education system: multi-dimensional growth and education.
      3. Role models: too many influencers and names to look at. Not very positive. Discuss with kids and model good behaviour and ethical standards. Surround them with people with values and ethics.
      4. Engage children in community based activites. Too many distractions like gaming and screen time. But essential to show them real people and humanity. Promote responsibility in a child.
      5. Limiting their exposure to degrading content. Conscious effort to filter out the degrading content.
      6. Open dialogues: encourage open dialogues, speak up, ask questions. Open dialogue begins with parents not judging the kids. Keep it natural.
      7. Cultural awareness: Historical roots, cultural roots, ancestorial village. Helps them become grounded.
      8. Putting them into communities: Let them join communities with mentors.
      9. Have empathy and deal with conflicts: equip them with skills to handle conflicts and have empathy.
      10. Global issues awareness: educate them on consumption choices. How will this product help the environment.

    • Shankaran Paramasivan

      1.Strengthen Family Foundations: instill family relations..

      2.Revamp Education: Mental/physical/spiritual and social responsibility..Encourage teachers and leaders..

      3.Positive Role Models: You have to be the role model..

      4.Community Engagement: Put them in to community service..

      5.Media Literacy: Control negative media exposure..

      6.Open Dialogue: Talk about openly sex,values, ideals..without judging them..

      7.Cultural and Historical Awareness: expose them to many cultures.. western culture is not the best..

      8.Join Communities and Mentoring Programs: Put them in to communities…

      9. Conflict Resolution and Empathy: Resolve conflicts in the family first.

      10..Ethical Consumption: Make them aware of the consumption. /global awareness/ green energy

    • Sanjay Mhatre

      Save next gen (Gen alpha and gen Z)
      nuclear family, not much discussion
      emphasizing shared values n beliefs
      want to do sth – to give them a better future – leverage tech – live their mission

      Save Next Gen:

      1. Bring in a strong family foundation – transmit Value System consciously (Code of Honour) – shared values n beliefs … learning & sharing content whatever child is learning in the world – milk out the value in the experience – what did u learn ?

      2. Education System
      current – only mental dimension
      empathy, honesty, social responsibility
      create teachers & mentors ho r implimentors

      3. Positive Role Models:
      external name fame money influence too much now.
      YOU be the role model – as u r nearest source.
      Surround them with people who uphold values, norals, high standards

      4. Community-based Activities:
      rn: hooked onto screens, digital games etc
      zone of seeing real people, sense of belonging & responsibility

      5. Consciously Limiting exposure to degrading content
      negative / harmful loops
      learn to discern the outcomes

      6. Encourage open dialogues:
      biottled up stuff, express doubts, seek clarity
      to avoid exploring those in deviant ways, behind their back
      no judgement, be a mentor naturally w/o enforcing

      7. Cultural & Historical Roots
      pride identity values
      ancestral – belonging, grounded (else oblivious to culture – they despice our culture they r born into)
      the next gen will discontue beneficial traditions

      8. Mentoring Programs
      Join communities
      (eg MMI – serve at) instills positive vibes n value systems

      9. How to deal with conflicts
      fights at home – emulate in their live
      handle amicably empathy
      help them relize mutual respect, instil kind heartedness

      10. Promote ethical consumption choices
      responsibility towards global issues, buying stuff – where is it coming from (behind amazon etc)
      think more from that perspective. better choices – they’ll transmit to next gen

      • Sanjay Mhatre

        i chatGPTed my own above points (just for fun & formality) … here is the response:

        Save Next Gen (Gen Alpha and Gen Z): A Summary

        To ensure a brighter future for the next generation, particularly Gen Alpha and Gen Z, a holistic approach encompassing family, education, community, and personal growth is essential.

        Strong Family Foundation: Emphasize transmitting a conscious value system. Discuss and reflect upon what the child learns from their experiences.

        Revamp Education: The current system focuses predominantly on mental dimensions. There’s a need to foster empathy, honesty, and social responsibility. Create teachers who not only educate but also implement these values.

        Positive Role Models: The allure of external fame and material success is strong. Be the primary role model for the child by emphasizing values, morals, and maintaining high standards.

        Community Involvement: Counter the growing screen addiction by promoting real-life interactions. Encourage participation in community activities to foster a sense of belonging and responsibility.

        Limit Exposure to Degrading Content: Teach the child to discern and avoid negative content that can induce harmful behavioral loops.

        Foster Open Dialogues: Encourage the child to express their doubts and feelings freely, seeking clarity. This open communication avoids secret deviant explorations and fosters trust.

        Reconnect with Cultural & Historical Roots: Instill pride in their culture and traditions. Without this connection, the younger generation might disregard beneficial customs.

        Encourage Mentorship: Joining mentoring programs and communities can instill positive values and provide additional guidance.

        Conflict Resolution Skills: Teach children to handle conflicts with empathy and understanding, emphasizing mutual respect and kindness.

        Ethical Consumption: Educate them on the importance of making responsible choices, considering the global impact. Knowing the origins of their purchases can lead to better decision-making and instill values they’ll pass on to future generations.

        Overall, the focus is on leveraging technology and living their mission to offer the next generation a chance to thrive in a balanced, values-driven environment.

        • Sanjay Mhatre

          and here is a further tighter version:

          Guide to Saving Next Gen (Gen Alpha and Gen Z):

          Transmit a conscious family value system.
          Redefine education to include empathy and social responsibility.
          Be the primary positive role model.
          Promote real-life community interactions.
          Teach discernment against negative content.
          Encourage open and trusting dialogues.
          Connect with cultural and historical roots.
          Join mentoring programs for positive guidance.
          Foster skills for empathetic conflict resolution.
          Advocate for ethical consumer choices.

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        I’m glad you enjoyed my post. Thanks for commenting!

    • Raji Manikannan

      so insightful and expressed in a simple way. This is your strength Sidz.

      Stay blessed

    • Sangeeta Naik

      Decode everyday’s experience into invaluable learning towards the attainment of goal. It becomes easy if you are doing everyday journalling. Or a video or a podcast by rule.

      Shared family values can make it easier for people to look for organization goal, and be respectful of each other’s value and how to march ahead towards the goal walking together.

      Training the next generation by becoming role models for them. We walk the talk. They watch and emulate. It helps we doing course correction ourselves. So many obvious things are not obvious at times.

      Community involvement is an individual level responsibility.

      Save them from degrading content. We need to save ourselves first.

      Encourage open discussion about many things depending on their age; they bottleed up within because they hesitate to ask. Not to judge them. Being a mentor to them , not to force ourselves to them.

      Appreciation of culture, ours and others. They need to understand the history, ancient places, ancesteries.. over a period of time, they may start to hate their own culture.. We need to be conscious about what they are getting exposed to.

      Allow them to be part of great mentoring programmes, being of service and learning by the side.

      Dealing with conflicts and how to have empathy for others, equipping them with skills to understand others, the viewpoint, what it is to have kindheartedness and have mutual respect without judgement.

      Educate them about ethical consumption, being sensitive about global issues, what happenes to the environment when they consume what they are giving in to. They need to understand their responsibility and make the planet better than they inherited it.

      We need to be responsible and to be all ears to each of their comments, statements and words. All can say a story which we need to be sensitive about. It very well can be a reflection and outcome of our own thoughts which we never realized before may be.

    • SUBRAT MAHAKUL

      Many thanks, Sidz for sharing these 10 valuable nuggets on how we can save the next generation by thrusting and implementing 10 points, but I have to add another 2 to make more clarity to our kids.
      1. Surrounding with Family Cultures and Upholding them
      2. Educating them about Spirituality, Education not for the certificate, and the Importance of Marriage
      3. Strengthen family foundation
      4. Revamp Education
      5. Positive Role Models
      6. Community Engagement
      7. Media Literacy
      8. Open Dialogue
      9. Cultural and historical awareness
      10. Join Communities and Mentoring programmes
      11. Conflict resolution Empathy
      12. Ethical Consumption.

      Thanks for the eye-opening Podcast Sidz

    • Nandini

      I really loved the point about conscious consumption. This is the crying need of our times right now. Mindless consumption is eating our planet alive.

      Thank you for bringing this up. Also to go from just “consumers” to primary producers. learning skills that will be needed in coming times like growing food, building sustainable dwellings, doing work with our hands like carpentry, sewing etc.

      These skills are so important and healing for the soul.

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        Yes awareness of conscious consumption is crucial for this generation.

    • Saumya Unstoppable

      My Learnings:-

      1. Strengthen Family Foundations

      2. Education system should Revamp

      3. Positive Role Models

      4. Media Literacy

      5. Community Engagement

      6. Open Dialogue

      7. Cultural and Historical Awareness

      8. Join Communities and Mentoring Programs

      9. Conflict Resolution and Empathy

      10. Ethical Consumption

      Family plays a pivotal role in transmitting values to the next generation.

      Prioritising family time, engaging in discussions, and participating in activities that emphasise

      shared values can greatly benefit children’s development.

      Discuss with the younger generation what it means to be a positive role model.

      Parents should lead by example, and surrounding children with people who uphold strong moral and

      ethical standards can help shape their values.

      Educate children about the impact of their consumption choices on society and the environment.

      Encourage responsible choices and awareness of global issues.

      Encourage children to participate in community-based activities and service.

      This helps them connect with real people, fostering a sense of belonging and responsibility.

    • john s tamang

      My Key Learning:

      1. Family plays a pivotal role in Transmitting family values to the next generation. Prioritizing family time, engaging in discussions, and participating in activities that emphasize shared values can greatly benefit children’s development.

      2. providing a more holistic education that includes values like empathy, honesty, and social responsibility.

      3. Be a role model be a positive role model. Parents should lead by example

      4. Encourage children to participate in community-based activities and service. This helps them connect with real people in the real world

      5. Monitor their media exposure and encourage them to consume content that promotes positive values.

      6. Create an environment where children feel comfortable discussing values, beliefs, morals, and even sensitive topics like sex. Encourage questions and provide guidance without judgment.

      7. Promote an understanding and appreciation of your family’s culture and traditions, as well as those of others. This helps children develop a sense of pride, identity, and values.

      8. Educate children about the impact of their consumption choices on society and the environment. Encourage responsible choices and awareness of global issues.

    • ShashiRekha

      Wonderful podcast on how as parents we can make a difference to the next generation especialy in the times of the Technological revolution that has a greater impact on chidren and help them prepare for their better future and leverage the technology without distoring their values and beliefs.

      Ten key strategies for saving the next generation:

      1.Strong Family foundations
      2.Revamp Education for a Holistic Education
      3.Media literacy Monitor their media exposure and encourage them to consume content that promotes positive values.
      4.Positive Role Model
      5.Social and community engagement for the betterment of the society fostering engagement and sense of responsibility towards society
      6.Help them be open to discussions
      7.Support with the right mentors and communities that offer guidance and support
      8.Equip them to handle conflicts
      9.Educate on ethical consumption
      10.Teach how to develop empathy

      By implementing these strategies, we can positively influence the next generation and contribute to a better future.

    • Kshama Kulhalli

      Strengthen family structures and provide social support systems to help parents raise their children in a nurturing and stable environment. “Sanskaras” are very important. value system.
      Quality Education is very important, invest in accessible and high-quality education to empower young people with knowledge and skills that will prepare them for the future. Create wonderful teachers.
      Provide positive role models and mentorship programs to help young people make informed decisions and develop character. Moral ethical best friends to be surrounded.
      community building and volunteering encouragement.
      less digital distraction, promote responsible technological advancements that benefit humanity while considering the ethical implications.
      Preserve and Promote Cultural Heritage.
      development of empathy and emotional intelligence in children and young adults. These qualities are crucial for building strong interpersonal relationships, resolving conflicts peacefully, and understanding the emotions and needs of others.
      Teach them about Protect ecosystems and biodiversity to maintain a healthy planet for future generations.
      Additions:
      Ensure affordable and accessible healthcare services to promote the physical and mental health of the next generation.
      Cognitive fitness and taking care about their brain health as brain plays very imp role in shaping next generation by learning all tools and techniques those enhance your neurons to learn better.

    • GAURAV KUMAR

      Strong Family Foundation: The cornerstone for saving the next generation begins at home. A strong family foundation instils values and principles that guide children throughout their lives.

      Holistic Education: The current education system, overly focused on academics, overlooks the emotional and holistic development of children. A revamp is necessary to cater to the complete well-being of a child.

      Value-Based Learning: It’s crucial to embed values like empathy, honesty, respect, and social responsibility in our education system. This forms the moral compass for our future leaders.

      Mentorship Over Formal Teaching: Encourage educators to step into the roles of mentors and community builders. Through mentorship, children gain real-life experiences and wisdom that classrooms might miss.

      Media Literacy: In an age of digital overload, children need the skills to differentiate between constructive and harmful content. Guiding them towards positive media while educating them on the pitfalls is essential.

      Community Engagement: Active participation in community service exposes children to real-world challenges and solutions. It also pries them away from screens, offering a more grounded experience.

      Incorporate Media Literacy in Curriculum: Begin young! Make media literacy a formal part of education so that children learn early on to discern the nature and impact of the content they consume.

      Promote Cultural Awareness: Exposing children to their own cultural roots and other traditions fosters a sense of belonging and respect. This cultural literacy not only builds character but also bridges divides.

    • Dinesh Kumar

      How to save the next generation:

      1. Strengthen Family Foundations
      2. Revamp Education
      3. Positive Role Models
      4. Community Engagement
      5. Media Literacy
      6. Open Dialogue
      7. Cultural and Historical Awareness
      8. Join Communities and Mentoring Programs
      9. Conflict Resolution and Empathy
      10. Ethical Consumption

    • Shilpa Hiremath

      80s was different!
      80s vs today’s generation: Joint family Vs. Nuclear
      Shared values and beliefs to be part of COH for a family today.
      Next generation – How to give them a better future along with leveraging the technology.
      10 things shared to save the next Confused Generation
      – Strong family foundation [ transmit COH]
      – Education [ Mental, Physical, Emotional and Spiritual]
      – Gen alpha and Gen Z have no true mentors [ we as parents have to be the mentors because they emulate us]
      – Engage them in community-based activities [ take them away phones and virtual stuff] Take them to real people.
      – Limit their exposure demeaning content [ negative]
      – Don’t force yourself on them
      – Historical roots. Connect them and keeps them grounded. Helps them continue the traditions.
      – Connect with communities to service. Those experiences instill strong foundation.
      – Teach them how to deal with conflicts. Empathy. Amicable. Mutual respect without any judgement.
      – Promote the ethical consumption- global issues. Educate about consumption and the effects.

    • Dr. Ganpat Maruti patil

      TODAYS podcast was life changing for developments of our childrens .. thank you sidzs giving golden tips
      1] Strengthen Family Foundations
      2] Revamp Education
      3] Positive Role Models
      4] Community Engagement
      5] Media Literacy
      6] Open Dialogue
      7] Cultural and Historical Awareness
      8] Join Communities and Mentoring Programs
      9] Conflict Resolution and Empathy
      10] Ethical Consumption

    • Franky Fernandes

      Great podcast – thinking about the next generation and saving them ! I think in a nutshell building strong family foundations is truly foundational to saving the next generation. All values, communication, ethics, community, choices, literacy, dialogue and many more things can happen. Truly insightful and something to ponder.

    • Vrajangna Patel

      1. BRINGING STRONG FAMILY VALUE SYSTEM
      2. EDUCATION- MENTAL, PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL- CREATE MORE TEACHERS
      3. POSITIVE ROLE MODEL- IDEAL CHARACTERISTICS A MODEL SHOULD HAVE AND HOW TO SELECT A ROLE MODEL
      4. COMMUNITY POWER- TO CREATE A SENSE OF HUMANITY
      5. MEDIA EXPOSURE- THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN CONSTRUCTIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE MEDIA
      6. OPEN DIALOGIE- HAVE OPEN DISCUSION AN BE A MENTOR BUT EVEN A FRIEND TO UNDERSTAND THEIR POINT
      7. CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL AWARENESS- LET THEM BE AWARE OF THEIR ROOTS, TO BE GROUNDED AND UNDERSTAND THE TRADITIONS
      8. CONFILCT RESOLUTION-CONNECT WITH GROUPS WHERE THEY CAN UNDERSTAND THE IMPAXT OF NEGATIVE ACTIONS
      9. EMPANTHY- SKILLS TO HANDLE CONFLICT, HELP THEM REALIZE WHAT IS MUTUAL RESPECT
      10. ETHICAL CONSUMPTION- THEY NEED TO BE AWARE OF WHAT THEY ARE CONSUMING.

    • Badarinath Gella

      Installing a strong family foundation
      transmitting family values
      By creating teachers and mentors
      Being a positive role model. If you are not being
      Surrounding them with successful/ideal people
      Engaging them with community-based activities.
      Limiting their exposure to degrading content.
      Have open values
      Expose them to cultural and historical awareness
      Put them into mentoring programs or community
      Teach them how to deal with conflicts. How to have empathy for others.
      Helping them to realise to have mutual respect

    • Karuna

      My Top Takeaways

      1. Instill the value system to our children in early days.
      2. Be a Positive Role Model to our children.
      3. Encourage children to join communities

    • Daivik

      My Takeaways-
      #Meaningful discussions among family members to Strengthen Family Foundations.
      #Revamp eduction system to provide them with a better future and leverage technology without distorting their values and beliefs.
      #A toxic home environment can negatively impact their ability to resolve conflicts positively.

    • Harshitha

      As a parent I am proud to say that I follow each one of this and as a teacher I want to take this to all the kids. wonderful podacast. As usual you rocked Sidz

    • Vivekanand

      Listen to Podcast today on power learning

      No prioritisation among family members, lack of inculcating the shared values of the family,

      How can I leverage the tech to enable my next generation to live life powerfully!
      To bring in the strong family foundation. Family plays a big role on transmitting the value system by prioritising the time. Sid has been encouraging his son to start creating his content out of his learning. This empasize the value system our of learning and documenting the same.
      Education: Existing education system does not care for holistic growth of all the four dimensions. We encourage new breed of teachers for holistic growth
      Role models: Influencers, Instagrammer, podcasters etc. Not all are the positive role models. Start discussing the positive role models. Be your own role model. Surround them with amazing role models.
      Engage children on community based activities: Instead of tech gadgets based engagement only, get them engaged with real people in community with humanity to inculcate the belonging and oneness.
      Limiting the negative damaging content: consumption as well as creation
      Open dialogue: Moral, values, sex etc to be discussed as an open dialogue as any way they need to be informed. Better to be informed by you as a mentor with enforcing your judgement and views
      Culture of the family, roots: Let them know about the roots, family, spiritual places to enable them to be grounded. Else just by consuming other culture families from social media they may despise the culture of the roots.
      Put them in the community and mentoring programmes: Sid allows his son to assist in MMI programme as community service. This sets a strong foundation with communities around
      Teach to deal with conflicts: How to empathise. How to break the pattern of current being to include the mutual respect, kind heartdness to avoid conflict will make the life great
      Promote ethical consumption: Make them responsible for consumption ethically to be aware of how that product is coming from, how it is a better choice for the consumption.
      It’s a great podcast by Sid. Listen to this by clicking on How To Save The Next Generation (siddharthrajsekar.com)

    • Suryadeep Majumder

      🔥🔥🔥 Latest generation – Our role in it!🤗

      I’m writing my learnings, and also adding implantable steps for each, on what we can do to make the most of this!
      Knowledge knowledge action is meaningless🤗

      🥰 We grew up with zero social media, and that was really the best time🤗

      🥰 We could live our every single day, be in the present🤗

      😭 But right now, we are worked up, literally manipulated through social media and technology🤗

      🎁Steps to take care!🤗

      👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family plays the most important rule! Engaging not in RULES, but VALUES! Creating content, sharing our ideas, in the form of learning and sharing.🤗

      ↗️ Tell show do, teach, learn, everything happens together🤗

      🏫 Working on Education. Formal education is out dated, focussed only on Mental🤗

      ↗️ We have to encourage more teachers and leaders become mentors and educate through Emotional, Social, Spiritual dimensions of education🤗

      👨‍✈️ Finding the right Role Model! Rather being a role model, not on money, fame, rather VALUES, PRINCIPLES, ETHICS, MORALS. This begins with US, and surrounding them with IDEAL ROLE MODELS WORTH FOLLOWING! 🤗

      ↗️ Be a role model with VALUES, and surround them with ROLE MODELS WHO DESERVE FOLLOWING🤗

      👨‍👧‍👦👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👩‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 Community based activities. This us when we are out of the phone, and are invested in people. 🤗

      ↗️ Spiritual Seva Activities mainly, that’s where they actually practise the roots🤗

      🤬📲 Limit them from degrading content, focus more on what’s constructing thoughts and content, getting into solutions depending the intentions we want our next generation to be🤗

      ↗️ Let them decide, and discuss on what happens and what doesn’t🤗

      🗣🙊 Our parents never spoke to us openly. This creates hazardous ways and means to open up🤗

      ↗️ Simply be a friend and mentor, zero judgements, just let it flow!🤗

      🎎 Culture and roots, we all are deeply connecting to their spiritual beliefs. Belonging connecting to the roots, gives them fresh perspectives and grounding.🤗

      ↗️ Spiritual vacation every year, maintaining the family and historical traditions staying true to the roots🤗

      👨‍👩‍👦‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 Presemt generation needs guidance on being surrounded in the form of a community service. Events, seminars, happens both learning and growing🤗

      ↗️ Send kids to community services, seminars where they can both learn and serve🤗

      🎒🔖 Skills, mainly people skills. Honestly, loyalty, conflict management, soft skills, doing our bit on making the world a better place always🤗

      ↗️ Introfuce them to mentors right from the start to make sure that they are always in the frame of mind to ask🤗

      📳🌏 Ethical Awareness – Educaying them on the impact of their choices, wherewith their actions will have repercussions.

      ↗️ They already know what will happen, so all we have to do is ask questions

      😍Finally, the responsibility is on us! We have to BE WHAT WE WANT THEM TO BE!

      🤩So let’s join hands in being the greatest mentors for our next generation!💝💝

      • Suabdra Baskar

        Superb! How could you write with so many emojis in such a short span of time !! 🙂

    • VIDYA KRISHNA SWAMY

      I am a parent and I had golden nuggets from this podcast.

      How do we save the next generation- the Gen Z and Gen Alpha

      Problems in the nuclear family:
      No interaction, no family time.
      No joint activities
      No shared values.

      What can we do to change the state and give them a better future. How to live their purpose and mission using technology-

      !) Bring in the strong family foundation-
      Families play a pivotal role. Consciously transform value system.
      Prioritize values, have activities and discussion around that.
      Eg: encouraging them to create content. Whatever Sidz son is learning , he is brigning it out in the podcast.
      2) Have a holistic education system
      Mental, physical, spiritual, social responsibility
      Have an education system including empathy, social responsibility.
      Redefine education by creating mentors and teachers.
      3) Create role models-
      Gen Alpha and Gen Z have many influencers based on external name, fame.
      Talk to them about qualities of role models. Walk the path . Be their role model.
      Surrond them with people who uphold strong ethical values. Atleast help them understand and decide their role models appropriately.

      4) Engage children in community based activities-
      They are hooked into gaming, gadgets, gaming.

      Put them in community based activities, which fosters sense of belonging and service
      5) How consciously limit them to degrading content:
      Anything harmful, negative.
      Encourage media literacy where next generation to differentiate between constructive and deconstructive stuff. Walk the path and help them imbibe them.

      6) Encourage conversation around important topics
      Don’t allow them to bottle up things and look outside in dangerous ways. Instead become approachable, be their mentor without enforcing it. Allow them to discuss and approach you on topics that matter..

      7) Encourage them to take pride in our history, culture.
      Helps them to appreciate their culture, else they get distorted and carried away to think that other cultures are better.
      8) Put them in communities and mentoring program.

      Let them join communities. Allow them to crew in community service and mentoring. I have thought of putting her in seva in ashram, or our community as crew
      9) Dealing with conflicts
      Make sure the kids to understand that conflicts can be resolved with empathy and kindheartedness.. Create the environment where this is followed.
      10) Promote the ethical consumption:
      Nurture their responsibility towards global issues. For example, purchases- how the things are manufactured, what do their use do to society and environment. That makes responsible for their actions and for future generations.

      Thank you Sidz. You are not a digital coach. You are a coach with responsibility. You teach and preach.

    • lavnika agarwaal

      That an amazing topic and good insights

      1. Family always plays an essential role in transmitting values to the next generation. Spending quality family time, engaging in discussions, and participating in activities add great values and can greatly benefit Kid’s overall development.
      2. Become Positive Role Models, Parents should lead by example, discuss with the younger generation what it means to be a positive role model. uphold strong moral and ethical standards can help shape their values.
      3. Redefining the Education system, focus should be solely on the mental growth. Encourage teachers and leaders to become mentors and community builders, providing a more holistic education that includes values like empathy, honesty, and social responsibility.
      4. Community Engagement: Encourage children to participate in community-based activities and service. which helps them connect with real people, nurturing a sense of belonging and responsibility.

      5. Encourage Cultural and Historical Awareness and develop an understanding and appreciation of your family’s culture and traditions to the next generation, this helps children develop a sense of pride, identity, and values.

      6. Create an environment for open dialogue where children feel comfortable discussing values, beliefs, morals, and even sensitive topics like sex with ease. Encourage questions and provide guidance with no judgment.

      7. Let the children learn conflict resolution and empathy to handle conflicts harmoniously and empathize with others, It helps to enhance their ability to resolve conflicts positively.

      8. Make them aware about their consumption and impact of their consumption choices on society and the environment. Let them be responsible for the environmental and global issues

    • Adyasha Bhanja

      1. How important it is for parents to become role models for children to have an open communication
      2. Children need to go for mentorship in their formative age to build their value system
      3. Have an understanding of our culture and why we do things a certain way and how is it beneficial.
      4. Make children understand the impact of their spending and purchase mindfully.
      5. Importance of community mindset is very important to build interpersonal skills.

    • Subadra baskar

      1. Be a role model. I am trying to be a good role model atleast in spiritual practises.
      2. Have a good positive mentor. My kids know Sidz as my mentor 🙂 So they know what it means to have one.
      3. Monitor their social media consumption . To keep them away from unwanted things, we enrol them in games like football or music classes which they are interested in.
      4. Open dialogue. I try to spend atleast half an hour before sleep and let them speak about how their day went and this helps them open out to me.
      5. Cultural and historical awareness. Having a good family time by having mealtimes together when they are at home and we discuss cultural and historical inspiring thoughts at that time.
      6. Conflict resolution and empathy. yes. I think I need to help kids when kids need resolution.
      7. I also practise meditation and do prayers when kids are around. I hope one day my kids will also practise them.

    • anand

      Really Good Points… The Most important for parents is to be take out quality time regularly ,not just once a week ,but everyday. Parents have to take a conscious effort to be the role models. In todays High paced world it is very easy to be drawn into consuming media which might not be useful and same habbits is taken by the children. So as a parent we need to be more aware of our actions.

    • Mahendran R

      How to save our next generation?
      Challenges of Nuclear family
      How can we support New Gen?
      Build Stronger Family foundation
      Create and co-create better education system
      Creating positive role models
      Opportunity for Community based activity
      Monitoring and limiting degrading content
      Open conversation
      Cultural and Heritage exposure
      Create opportunity to join Community and Mentoring Programme
      Help them to learn conflict management and empathy for others
      Ethical and responsible consumption

    • Dr Apeksha

      It’s high we value our traditions ethics morals and respect our culture and seed the same in the future generations. Teach them these n humility so that they serve the nation and become our future & we can be proud of them.
      Most importantly it’s us who must realise what we are losing or winning. And with time and time we can keep up n keep doing it.

    • Ashok Mathrani

      1-To bring in a strong family foundation.-
      2- Education – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual.
      3- Role Models. You.
      4- Engage children in community practice, reality.
      5- Control degradation content, negative loop.
      6- Open Dialogues- you being mentor.
      7- promotion of historical culture.
      8- connect them other community programs.
      9- Teach them how to deal with conflict, empathy.
      10- Teach them Responsibility.

    • swarup ghosh

      1. Strong family foundation from joint family id needed
      2. Family unity is needed
      3. They should value the family and the generations
      4. It can be done through family activities
      5. Teaching future generations about family values
      6. Educating future generations through all four dimensions
      7. By creating new educating systems
      8. Creating mentor as implementors
      9. Be a positive role model to inspire the future generation
      10. Engaging children in community based activities
      11. Limiting children from exposing to the degrading lifestyles
      12. Always have open dialogues with next generations about everything
      13. Explore them to traditional cultures , which add values in their lives
      14. Adding them in mentoring communities to learn positivies
      15. Educating them to handle difficulties in life..compassion and courage
      16. Educating them about consumptions..to value the world issues

    • Harshitha

      As a parent I am proud to say that I follow each one of this and as a teacher I want to take this to all the kids. wonderful podacast. As usual you rocked Sidz.

    • Rajiv Bhatia

      Great Value and guidelines to nurture the future generation. Underlying in the various brilliant thoughts is a close connection and making yourself easily accessible to the next Gen So that they understand the priority and respect for relationships. Also, there should be formal celebrations for great choices and decisions by them.

    • Rekha

      The best Role model for your Kid is you 🙂
      Surround your kids with proper morals & strong ethics
      something you can Control & you can not Control.
      – Involve kids in Community Service
      – Consciously limit the media exposure.
      – Give the Clarity to your Kids from Your Side
      -skills to handle conflicts
      – teach empathy

    • Yogeswari Sugumaran

      👪Children learn from observation (through impact that is made on them) and not through mere words thrown at them!👪

      🔥This is a huge wakeup call that you are making in the current parents Sidz.🔥

      👪We are the role model for our children👪

      🧑‍🤝‍🧑Gen Z and Gen Alpha have freedom, technology and it has to be directed properly!👭

      ❤️Saving our generation❤️
      🎤🎧Engage them to be creators (like podcast)🎧🎤

      👪Make them a part of community activities👪

      🗣️Having open conversation with our children otherwise it gets bottled up in them without judging them being a mentor to them.🗣️

      🫂Exposure of cultural and historical roots🫂

      👥Putting them in mentoring programs👥

      🏆Skills to handle conflicts and having mutual respect.🏆

      🌿Promote ethical consumption like environmental issue. Educating them on the impact of consumption choices.🌿

      ❤️Thank you so much Sidz for sharing these amazing stuff. Especially for me a future parent, I am able to relate and connect with you massively ❤️

    • Archana Avinash

      1. Bring in the strong family foundation. Families play a strong role in transmitting values.

      Prioritize family time – this will help the next generation. Emphazise the value system. instill a stronger family foundation

      2. Education – focus on all 4 dimensions – not just academics. Encourage teachers to become mentors

      3. Role Models – lack of positive role models. Discuss with children on how to be a positive role.
      Surround children with strong role models

      4. Engage children in community based activities. They are glued to their screens.
      Put them in a zone where children can see humanity. This fosters responsibility in children

      5. Limiting and monitoring their exposure to harmful/negative content
      They need to learn to identify negative content

      6. Encourage more open conversations regarding various topics. Encourage them to ask questions
      Open dialogue begins with parents being conversation starters and not being judgmental

      7. Promote them to understand our culture, history and values.
      Let them learn to appreciate their culture, roots, history. This helps them stay grounded.

      8. Put them into communities. Let them experience and learn from mentors and community member.

      9. Teach them how to deal with conflicts in an amicable way. Help them realize what it means to have mutual respect.

      10. Promote the ethical consumption. What are they consuming? This will help them make better choices.

    • Loretta Sridhar

      A very beautiful podcast that makes us as Coaches think of not only our growth but of the next gen.
      All that you shared resonates today the solution of my challenges with my son.
      Thanks Sidz.
      Lesson 1 : Being a me for to our kid’s with empathy
      Lesson 2 : Time with them
      Lesson 3 : Encourage them to be involved in community activities
      Lesson 4 : I am a role model
      Lesson 5 : Help them to handle emotions and conflicts

    • Sasirekha Chandrasekaran

      10 things to Save Next Gen
      1. Bring in Strong Family Foundation &. Emphasis Value System
      2. Revamping Education, & Bypass Current systems by creating more leaders and teachers
      3. We adults becoming a Positive Role Model catering to the needs of current gen by upholding strong moral and ethical standards
      4. Community based Engagements and services to take them out of Digital World that they are hooked with
      5. Conscious limitation to degrading Media content and giving them the media Literacy like how to discern from degrading content and being a role model by doing that from our end as well.
      6. Encourage Open and comfortable discussion with uncomfortable topics that are bottled up in them for which they seek clarity. Open dialogue begins with being unjudgemental and staying in a mentor role.
      7. Expose them to culture and historical root awareness and promoting this awareness by taking them to spiritual places, that way it can help them to get more grounded so that it doesn’t distort the family by going out of track.
      8. Putting them in to community and mentoring programs like doing a support services. Plug them to any one of such things
      9. Teaching and equip them skills on how to deal them conflicts and having empathy towards other. Helping them with means to understand what it takes to be a kind hearted person
      10. Promote the ethical consumption choices. Responsibility towards global issues and make them think about where each of their consumption come from, what impact its going to leave. So that they learn and take that learning to teach the upcoming generations as well.

    • Rashi

      1. Bring strong family foundation
      2. Transmitting value system
      3. Prioritizing family
      4. Encourage learning and creating content
      5. 2nd
      6. Formal education system do not focus on other 3 aspect
      7. Create a new education system
      8. 3rd way Role models
      9. Gen alpha and gen Z do not have positive role model..
      10. The best role model is you
      11. Discussing with them if a role model is worth following or not
      12. Surround them with people who
      13. Engage children in community based service doing real world things.. rather than screen or gaming
      14. It promotes the sense of belonging and responsibility
      15. Consciously limit there exposure to degrading content.. media literacy
      16. How to discern from negative content
      17. 6th way have open conversations
      18. Encourage them to ask questions
      19. You should not be judging them.. being a mentor to without enforcing
      20. Appreciation of our own culture.. taking them to their roots
      21. Plugging the child with Cultural community
      22. How to be empathetic, no toxic environment
      23. Instilling Kid heartedness and mutual respect .
      24. 10th .. promote ethical consumption
      Eg buying things..

    • Supriya

      Encouraging my Kids to participate in community based activities particularly service and have consumption choices is what I would like to implant from now on more profoundly.

      Thankyou for this remainder.

    • Atul Kapoor

      Saving the next generation can be through the diligent effort towards imbibing the true values in the next gen to carry the legacy and heritage of our culture with the same idealogies. Top key metrics that will move the needle.
      Foster strong family foundations with conscious values for transformative impact. Combine high-quality formal education to positively shape future generations.
      Reform education: Shift from a mental-centric focus to holistic development. Encourage educators to be mentors and community builders, integrating values like empathy, honesty, and social responsibility.
      Encourage positive role models: Engage in discussions with young individuals about the attributes of positive role models. Parents should exemplify these qualities, and exposing children to morally upright individuals can influence their values.
      Promote community engagement: Encourage kids to join community activities and service. This nurtures connections, instills a sense of belonging, and fosters responsibility.
      Promote media literacy: Educate kids to differentiate between positive and harmful content. Supervise their media intake and endorse material that upholds positive values.
      Encourage open dialogue: Foster an environment where children can freely discuss values, beliefs, morals, and sensitive topics. Embrace questions and offer guidance without judgment.
      Nurture cultural awareness: Encourage understanding and appreciation of both family and diverse cultural traditions. This cultivates pride, identity, and strong values in children.
      Empower through mentorship: Link kids with mentors and supportive communities. These connections instill positive values and create a robust foundation for personal growth and development.
      Foster empathy and conflict resolution: Teach children to handle conflicts with empathy. Create a positive home environment. Also, educate on ethical consumption, promoting responsible choices and global awareness.
      By nurturing values, education, mentorship, and empathy, we empower the next generation to carry forward our cultural legacy with integrity and purpose, ensuring a brighter future.

    • Valerian

      The part that resonated with me the most is handling conflict, especially at home, and having empathy for others.

      And it all begins with the parents.

      I want to add that we don’t have to tell kids what to do. We have to be the role model. And they will learn by just looking at us.

      Years ago, I was working as a school teacher, and I found that the best way to make your students clean the classroom, which is filled with paper pieces, is to do it yourself first as a teacher, and just by looking at you, they will do the same.

      So, be a role model rather than tell them what to do.

    • Deepali Honyalkar

      This podcast is very insightful. Actually, its a need of the hour to focus on the proper upbringing of children due to the technology exposure children get. Its challenging for parents to handle this generation children because its not like earlier but not difficult. Parents need to be friends of the kids to handle them in a more better way. As a parent, I am doing my best to transparent with kid and understand him in a more better and matured way. Thanks for this podcast Sid.

    • RITUU K TUTEJA

      TOP TAKE AWAYS ON HOW WE CAN BRING UP OUR NEXT GEN:
      REALLY MUCH NEEDED:

      1: Media Literacy
      2: CARBON FOOTPRINTS
      3: Conflict Resolution and Empathy
      4:SPRITUALTITY
      5:Ethical Consumption
      6: FAMILY BONDINGS
      7:PALYING IN NATURE
      8: MORE STRONG AND WITH EQ
      9:CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL AWARENESS
      10 :POSITIVE ROLE MODLES

    • Janardan Kar

      Changing time- technology driving present young generation. It has negative and positive impacts depending upon how is it used. It is a good servant but a very bad Master. Our Kids are negatively impacted in this VUCA world> How to Save?????? Below are suggestions:
      Family foundation-instill value system. Caring and sharing. Giving quality time. Listening to them and allow them grow naturally.
      Education- to address Physical, mental, psychological and spiritual. Not only mental as it is now
      Role models- Make them identify role models of their inclinations. Make them live with right community to enhance their inner strength.
      Induct them to Social activities.- This will allow them to have
      Blocking them from negative aspects-
      Foster transparency in dealing with without judgment-
      Exposing them to the family, state and national history, and culture to give them the goodness of diverse traditions, culture and appreciate
      Hook them to good mentors. – If not direct learning> but serving and that gives indirect powerful learning.
      Handling Conflict- Developing empathy.
      Promote Ethical consumption. – in the matter of food, clothes they wear, and the type of profession they go for. Is it impacting the environment negatively? Is it affecting the poor in a negative way?

    • Dr rashmi manjunath nookala

      Today is law of attraction for me. I was thinking to do monthly timetable for my kids. Your thoughts has given lots of insights for me . We go regularly yearly visit of temples etc.
      1. My daughter started you tube channel to showcase her talents like crafts , recipes etc I was skeptical whether i should support her or not . Now I got clarity
      2. I will share my values on regular basis now.
      3. Allow her to learn from grand parents

    • Surajit Mishra

      Problem statement:
      1. 80’s born. Lot of outdoor activities. No much technology.
      2. This generation of Gen Z and Gen Alpha do not have much physical activities as we do.
      3. This is deep concern.
      4. Joint family values vs Nucleus family challenges.

      Solutions:
      1. Instill strong family foundation in children
      2. Sharing the value system (CoH)
      3. Redefine Education System
      4. Create New Teacher and Leaders for wholistic growth of Mind, Emotion, Spiritual, Physical
      5. Decide on a role model who can lead by example
      6. Engage kids into community-based activities
      7. Reduce exposure to degrading content
      8. Having an open conversation and dialogue about values, beliefs, morals and sex. Take a role of mentor and guide for them without judging them.
      9. Expose them to their history, culture and traditions. It helps them get grounded.
      10. Put them with community service and mentoring program.
      11. How to deal with conflicts. Skills to handle conflicts. How to have mutual respect, kind heartedness.
      12. Promote the ethical consumption choices. Environment choice awareness. This will not only help this generation but also future generations to come.

    • Adarsh

      1. Build a Strong Family Foundation
      2. Focus on Holistic Education- Academic, Physical, Mental & Emotional
      3. Role Models- Set the right example for your children
      4. Engage in Community-Based Activities- for great social connection
      5. Control Degrading Media Exposure
      6. Have open dialogues
      7. Exposure to Historical and Cultural roots
      8. Get them into communities for coaching and
      9. Teach them empathy and ways to resolve conflicts
      10. Help them to be better, mindful consumers rather than blind consumers

    • Gomathy Narayanan

      We are looking at better future generation. This is a much needed topic, and aligned with my mission and super excited to see you talk about this.

      1. Strengthen Family Foundations: Prioritize Family time. Set Value systems. Learn and create content
      Record as a podcast:
      2. Revamp Education system: By encouraging more leaders
      3. Positive Role Models: Built based on holistic strong moral and ethical standards
      4. Community Engagement: Participate in community based activities and services.
      Connect with Real people and fostering sense of belonging and responsibilities
      5. Media Literacy: Monitor what they consume
      6. Open Dialogue: Have open dialogues with them on their open questions
      7. Cultural and Historical Awareness: Expose to family culture and traditions and ancestors heritage
      8. Join Communities and Mentoring programs: For positive foundation
      9. Conflict management and Empathy for others: Skills to resolve conflicts with peers. Mutual respect and value of mutual respect
      10. Ethical Consumption: Education on global issues

      We are definitely at a pivotal point in our life where we are serving as the bridge between the previous generation of our non-techie parents to a generation of kids who grow in digital era, and I believe our role in shaping our future, for better, and still continuing our virtues and cultural bonding to the future is crucial!

      Thank you for the reminder Sidz!

    • sridhar kinhal

      Good musings – which are musical but tough to emulate . ten commandments – are well thought of
      but one aspect of having one passion – extra curriculum nurtured -which can be a second profession like dance , poetry, writing , singing , sports
      and second one- importance of body, mind soul connection for holistic development
      and third one- accepting rejections as a super sportive habit

    • DR. PARVN LASANIA

      This is just a Reminder, that catch them young. Whatever is embedded at an early age, will stay them strong to meet all of lives challenges.

    • Jayaram Amin

      With so many social noise around, Children are exposed to so many thoughts. They may pick up some of these and very soon they may become beliefs. Sidz’s 10 point framework serves as an effective guideline to positively influence the next generation and better their future.

      I particularly liked the idea of open dialogue where we need to discuss values, beliefs, morals etc. This is very critical for holistic development of our future generation

    • Sanjit Debnath

      Wonderful podcast on how to save the next generation. Sidz elaborate the total things in a very emotional way. I accept his views and since I have a 10 years kids, I can resonate with him. The 10 pointers are really an eye opener to me.

    • Santosh Pawaskar

      Sidz, I totally agree with the the thoughts you have shared here. Sometime I get worried when I see parents handover their mobile to their to child just to keep them engaged. Anything excess is poison. Parents should use technologies wisely for their child. That’s where it’s my responsibility as a leader. I need to help them in guiding process. Sidz, the pointers which you have shared will definitely help in this process.

    • Vasantha Vivek

      1. Strong Family Foundation
      2. 2Education
      3. Role Models
      4. Community Based Activities
      5. 5. Monitor their expose to negativity
      6. Have open dialogues
      7. Build cultural awareness
      8. Enroll them in mentoring programs
      9. Teach to deal with conflicts
      10. Promote the importance of ethical consumption

    • Niladri Bihari Nayak

      Top 10 strategies to save our next generation (Gen Z and Gen Alpha):

      1. Strengthening family foundations to transmit values.
      2. Revamping education to include holistic growth, emphasizing values like empathy. All 4 dimensions are important
      3. Offering positive role models for moral guidance.
      4. Encouraging community engagement for a sense of belonging and responsibility.
      5. Teaching media literacy to discern constructive content.
      6. Promoting open dialogue on sensitive topics.
      7. Fostering cultural and historical awareness.
      8. Connecting children with mentors and supportive communities.
      9. Teaching conflict resolution and empathy.
      10. Educating on ethical consumption and its global impact.

      As an Educator /Leader we must follow above principles to save our next generation.

    • Maurya SN

      We can save the your generations by these way :

      1. Family engagement to inculcate value system, expose them to real World .
      2. Engage them to Community Services to understand people
      3. Limiting exposure to negative & toxic Social Media content .
      4 Open Dialogue with them without judging them, be a friend & Mentor rather authoritative father
      5. Strengthen Family foundation by engagement
      6 Expose them Culture , Art & Festivals
      7. Revamp the Education System by creating new Teachers /Leaders who are implementer.
      8. Make them Join the Communities which are aligned to their Goals
      9. Creating Empathy in Conflict resolution.
      10 .Make them understand Ethical Buying which are environment friendly.

    • Vennila Sathyamoorthi

      An awesome episode!

      10 ways to save the next generation

      1) Bring in a strong family foundation

      2) Encourage mentors and community-builders to repair the damage done by the current education system

      3) Be the best role model to your child; surround them with people who uphold high moral standards

      4) Engage them in community-based activities and promote a sense of belonging and responsibility among children

      5) Limit their exposure to degrading or harmful content

      6) Have more open dialogues with children

      7) Promote cultural and historical awareness by visiting spiritual places

      8) Put them in communities to serve others

      9) Teach them how to handle conflicts

      10) Promote an ethical consumption

      4)

    • Jasmeet singh

      Sidz begins with a comparison of childhood experiences in the 80s, 90s, and the early 2000s when children played outside and technology was not as prevalent. He expresses his concern and emphasizes the need to take action to support Generation Z and Generation Alpha. Here is his viewpoint and 10 actionable steps in a corrected and proper format:

      **Sidz’s Perspective:**

      Sidz reflects on the differences between childhood in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s, characterized by outdoor play and limited technology, in contrast to today’s environment. He shares his concern and highlights the urgency of taking proactive steps to safeguard the well-being of Gen Z and Gen Alpha.

      **Sidz’s Recommendations:**

      **1. Strengthening Family Bonds:** Sidz underscores the importance of a strong family foundation in transmitting values. He encourages spending quality time together, using his own example of motivating his son to create content, including a podcast, to foster shared experiences.

      **2. Holistic Education:** Sidz believes that education extends beyond traditional schooling. He advocates for the cultivation of qualities like confidence and empathy, emphasizing the need to redefine the education system and update teaching methods.

      **3. Role Models:** Sidz calls for the creation of positive role models, both digitally and in real life, recognizing the scarcity of such figures for the current generation. He emphasizes the pivotal role of parents as role models and the significance of surrounding children with morally upright individuals.

      **4. Engage in Community Service:** Sidz encourages involving children in community service to provide them with genuine human experiences, particularly as they spend extensive time on screens. He believes such activities foster a sense of belonging.

      **5. Media Literacy and Content Control:** Sidz advises promoting media literacy among children to help them distinguish constructive from degrading content. He stresses the importance of setting a good example by moderating one’s own media consumption, particularly news consumption.

      **6. Open Dialogues on Morals and Sensitive Topics:** Sidz recommends fostering open dialogues about morals, sex, and other sensitive subjects with children. He urges parents to be non-judgmental and act as mentors whom children can confide in.

      **7. Exposure to Culture and History:** Sidz suggests exposing children to their cultural, historical, and religious heritage to instill a sense of belonging and identity. He cautions against a one-sided admiration of Western culture, which may have long-term repercussions.

      **8. Community Engagement and Mentoring:** Sidz applauds community and mentoring programs as a way to provide guidance and service exposure to children.

      **9. Conflict Resolution Skills:** Sidz advocates teaching children empathy and conflict resolution skills, starting at home. He emphasizes that these skills promote respect for others and contribute to a better world.

      **10. Impact of Consumption Choices:** Sidz stresses the importance of making children aware of the impact of their consumption choices, such as buying products from platforms like Amazon. He believes this awareness will encourage them to think on a broader scale and consider future generations and environmental impacts.

      By implementing these recommendations, Sidz envisions a world where these younger generations can grow with strong values, character, and a broader perspective on life.

    • Rashi Chauhan

      MY 10 KEY TAKE AWAY TO SAVE THIS GENERATION IS
      1. FAMILY VALUES
      2. EDUCATE THEM I HOLISTIC WAY
      3 A ROLE MODEL TO THEM
      4. ENCOURAGE THEM IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
      5. MONITOR THERE MEDIA EXPOSURE .
      6. PROMOTE YOUR CULTURE AND TRADITIONS
      7. TRY TO CONNECT THEM TO COMMUNITIES AND MENTORSHIPS
      8.TEACH THEM TO EMPATHISE WITH OTHERS
      9.AWARENESS TO GROBAL ISSUES
      10. TEACH THEN TO BE GOOD CITIZEN OF OUR COUNTRY ..
      BE A POSITIVE INFLUENCE TO THEM .

    • Srinivas TR

      Thanks Sidz for this

      The learning from this Podcast

      The importance of Value Systems

      Family Foundation

      Social and Community Service

      Community belonging

      Role Models

      Culture

      Frank Discussions- Open Dialogue based on their age and also the social influence

      Learning- Be their Mentor

      Media Consumption related to Global issues

      Conflict resolution with Empathy Mutual respect and kind heartedness

    • Nikhil Kumar Waretwar

      Great insight with this podcast. this helps me to realise whats going wrong with me and my kids. ill make sure that i will apply each points in my life and make my future bright. thanks a lot sir for this. please make this in hindi so it will help more people in india bcz this is very big problems in family and people dont know how to tackel this.

    • Shampa Chatterjee

      ● encourage teachers and leaders to become mentors and community builders
      ● people who uphold strong moral and ethical standards can help shape their values
      ● connect with real people to foster sense of responsibility
      ● family is strength
      ● Teach Empathy
      ● Ethical Media consumption Important

    • BRAHAM MOHAN GUPTA

      In the current material world ethical values are not the priority. This has seriously posed a threat to civilization and humanity at large. It is important for us as teachers and leaders to adopt a code of conduct embedded with moral and ethical values which may be imitated by our community members

    • Vinitha J

      Brilliant ideas Sidz..
      As a mother of 2 girls, I can certainly accept everything you said on how to save the next generation..
      Yess finding out their role models,
      community based services, this I really felt when I your son voluntarying at MMI, I REALLY WANTED MY GIRLS to go through experiences of serving and also being in that environment OF REAL PEOPLE, INTENTIONS, EXPERIENCES and KNOWLEDGE.

      Thank you much for sharing..

    • Fatima

      The change starts through how we behave, act and talk @sidz

      🧒🏽 Children are like sponges absorbing & imitating the behaviors and habits they observe in adults. They look up to parents as ROLE MODELS

      By Demonstrating responsibility, accountability, and self-leadership,👨‍👧Parents can instill good qualities in children as well

      🚫 Be mindful of how you act, talk & interact in front of children

      INFACT they are like clay whatever we do leaves an impression on them

      ✅ The impressions we leave on children through our actions, behaviors, and words have a profound influence on their values, beliefs, & behaviors as they grow to be amazing individuals in our society

      ✅ Parents must understand the importance of how you share information of your work and WHY we need a strong work ethic and discipline to succeed

      ❌ If you crib or complain they may view work as a burden

      ✅ If you say why your work is challenging & how – they will understand how to avoid being in a similar situations

      ✅ Remember when interacting with children, You are essentially shaping their character & the future our world 🌍

      Love your podcast messages as always @Sidz

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        Thanks for adding your insights to the conversation. Much appreciated!

    • Neyamathullah HM

      FAMILY FOUNDATION: It’s essential to review and show it to the children.
      ROLE MODEL: The parents should be the primary role model for their children. Inspire them to feel and act on the role model mechanism which nurtures value for them. When you show up front with parents’ activities as an open book they feel and follow it.
      OPEN DIALOGUE: Be open and encourage children to participate in value-based dialogues, allowing them to speak out and be a listener. It creates confidence in them.
      CULTURAL AWARENESS: It gives them an awareness of the society around them and what is going on. When it is nurtured through a meaningful dialogue, then outside toxicity can be avoided.
      MENTORING PROGRAM: The parental mentoring of some age of say up to 8-10 years. Then the children follow what is seen outside and hear from friends. This gives mostly extroverted perspective ideas. It may give positive ideas but mostly brings negative ideas too. So, the right mentoring at the right age is always a fruitful one for children and then parents could leverage the right way also.
      CONFLICT-FREE LIFESTYLE: It is important for understanding and nurturing the conflict-free style. The conflicts quite often happen inside as well as outside. But one should understand that it happens to you every day. It should be cleaned and nurtured with positive seeds to nullify negative feelings and thoughts. it helps them to grow with a positive attitude and feel stronger day by day.
      EHICS: The learning ethics are important

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        Thanks for adding your insights to the conversation. Much appreciated!

    • VIDYA KRISHNA SWAMY

      I am a parent and I had golden nuggets from this podcast.

      How do we save the next generation- the Gen Z and Gen Alpha

      Problems in the nuclear family:
      No interaction, no family time.
      No joint activities
      No shared values.

      What can we do to change the state and give them a better future. How to live their purpose and mission using technology-

      !) Bring in the strong family foundation-
      Families play a pivotal role. Consciously transform value system.
      Prioritize values, have activities and discussion around that.
      Eg: encouraging them to create content. Whatever Sidz son is learning , he is brigning it out in the podcast.

      2) Have a holistic education system
      Mental, physical, spiritual, social responsibility
      Have an education system including empathy, social responsibility.
      Redefine education by creating mentors and teachers.

      3) Create role models-
      Gen Alpha and Gen Z have many influencers based on external name, fame.
      Talk to them about qualities of role models. Walk the path . Be their role model.
      Surrond them with people who uphold strong ethical values. Atleast help them understand and decide their role models appropriately.

      4) Engage children in community based activities-
      They are hooked into gaming, gadgets, gaming.

      Put them in community based activities, which fosters sense of belonging and service

      5) How consciously limit them to degrading content:
      Discourage children from consuming and being hooked to anything harmful, negative.
      Encourage media literacy where next generation to differentiate between constructive and deconstructive stuff. Walk the path and help them imbibe them.

      6) Encourage conversation around important topics
      Don’t allow them to bottle up things and look outside in dangerous ways. Instead become approachable, be their mentor without enforcing that you are a mentor. Allow them to discuss and approach you on topics that matter..

      7) Encourage them to take pride in our history, culture.
      Helps them to appreciate their culture, else they get distorted and carried away to think that other cultures are better.

      8) Put them in communities and mentoring program.

      Let them join communities. Allow them to crew in community service and mentoring. I have thought of putting her in seva in ashram, or in our community as crew

      9) Dealing with conflicts
      Make sure the kids to understand that conflicts can be resolved with empathy and kindheartedness.. Create the environment where this is followed.

      10) Promote the ethical consumption:
      Nurture their responsibility towards global issues. For example, purchases- how the things are manufactured, what do their use do to society and environment. That makes responsible for their actions and for future generations.

      Thank you Sidz. You are not a digital coach. You are a coach with responsibility. You practice and teach what you practice

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        Thanks for adding your insights to the conversation. Much appreciated!

    • Renuka

      It’s about creating the culture, the right and proper condusive environment, the physical and mental, emotional balance that has to be practised the the very right young age , at the earliest, in order to build that strong foundation on right culture environment and the pillars built on them are unshakeable, no matter what ever the situation they face in their nearest future and in the long run, while making decision in their life as they grow…
      In short it’s like sowing the right quality of value based seeds in them..

    • Balakrishna Hegde

      Truly an eyeopener on how to nurture your kids. Very much needed as few of them though known are sidelined in our own busy life. If all your suggestions are implemented we will have great future generations.
      Thank you very much Sidz.

    • Swati Arora

      Very critical points shared in this podcast wrt the future generation. Inculcating cultural heritage and values, encouraging open and transparent dialogue, conscious absorption of information all points are extremely important and relevant for the upcoming generation to succeed.
      One point that I want to mention is that as parents we don’t generally let decision making be entrusted onto our kids; which we should encourage more often so that they are able to build their decision making muscle

    • Dr Soubam Premchandra Singh

      This 10 points on the Next generation is the ten commandments of the future. Because I can relate with my kids and also many friends, every family face the same issues. the p[roblem is so grave, every kids instead of Sidz beuatiful and resourceful points, they simply glue to mobile with longer time, affecting thier time and physical damage. I simply like this points as it is becoming a huge problem everywhere, thanks Sidz, you are the saviour, lucky to have mentor like you.
      I want to add one point- to make awareness on the ergonomics of mobile and laptop users as slowly killing body and mind.

    • Neminathan

      Great Eye Opener Podcast
      Very Important message conveyed to current generation.

    • Thirumal Rao N

      In today’s parlance the thought provoking space for people is to know about values of human form of life. We have to be deeply concerned about today’s younger generations. They impact of technology development is very much like double edged knife. it affects both the person and the environment. To avoid deterioration we have to look back to the scaled and well established life style of the path which is nourished by a very few today. Over and above the well thought out strategies put forward by sidz in the podcast, we have to inculcate spiritual values also. To help people build spiritually grounded businesses from the comfort of their homes by tapping into their expertise and knowledge and building vibrant learning communities.

    • Mohit Miglani

      10 awesome Learnings:

      1. Encourage kids share their daily learnings of experiences and value system
      2. Help kids strengthen their Emotional, physical and spiritual dimensions. Help create more teachers in these dimensions, which are not catered by traditional school systems.
      3. Be/get Positive role models
      4. Involve them in community based activities
      5. Teach them to discern between constructive n destructive content consumption
      6. Have Open dialog to discuss uncomfortable and not-so-obvious topics
      7. Promote understanding of history and culture around ourselves incl of own family
      8. Connect them to communities n mentors around
      9. Teach them conflict dealing, empathy, mutual respect, kindness
      10. Sensitize them on ethical consumption and it’s impacts

    • SELMA BEARY

      HOW TO SAVE GEN ALPHA AND GEN Z .
      TRUE PARENTS ARE CONCERNS . HOW TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE lays in value system,manners,ethical habits built around culture.
      how does the next generation embibe these so calledpure and follow role models.
      surrounding with the right kind of people.
      including community service.
      monitoring social media negative influnce.infact screen time has drifted the path of communiciation and voice over issue has simmer down. hence parents need to be strong role model.
      encouraging appreciation,
      acknowleging with thanks.
      needs for right mentors to correct the gap in education.
      to understand our culture .
      teaching how to deals with conflicts.
      understanding how to confront conflicts with a NO.

    • Nitin Narkehde

      The podcast aims to share strategies for saving the next generation, with a focus on preserving values while leveraging technology.
      Ten key strategies are proposed, starting with the importance of strengthening family foundations through shared activities and discussions.
      The current education system is critiqued for its narrow focus, advocating for a more holistic approach that includes values like empathy, honesty, and social responsibility.
      Role models are emphasized, with parents leading by example and surrounding children with individuals who uphold strong moral and ethical standards.
      Community engagement is encouraged to foster a sense of belonging and responsibility among children.
      Media literacy is highlighted, stressing the importance of discerning between constructive and harmful content, and promoting positive values.
      Open dialogue is encouraged, creating a comfortable environment for children to discuss values, beliefs, morals, and sensitive topics.
      Cultural awareness, mentoring programs, conflict resolution skills, and ethical consumption choices are all advocated as essential elements in nurturing the next generation’s values and beliefs

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        Thanks for adding your insights to the conversation. Much appreciated!

    • Anisa

      I think it starts with us first.Children will do what they see, so being a good role model first is key. It’s a wake up call for us parents too!Being mindfully present in the moment and being there in the moment for our kids is key ! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Sidz.

    • Namrata Vishal Lodaya

      Let’s Save our next Generation:
      1. Strong Family Foundation – Transmitting values – Priority family time – Value Sharing
      2. Decode what you are hearing, learning, experiencing
      3. Education – Holistic Growth
      4. Role Model – Positive Role Model – Discuss with them – Be their Right positive Role Model
      5. Degrading Content to be avoided
      6. More open dialogues about everything need at different age- Allow them to ask questions. Don’t judge then about who they are.
      7. Cultural and Historical Connection – Show them their Roots
      8. encourage Communities and Mentor help- teaching them Serving
      9. How to deal with conflicts and be humble. understanding people around – Mutual Understanding
      10. Promote Ethical Consumption – Environmental Responsibility – Better Choices for all generation

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        Awesome, Great Insights! I’m glad you found this learning journey valuable.

    • Sneha Padala

      Hi Sidharth,

      What ever you said is very true 👍. We as a parents are very worried about our children’s education, knowledge and empathy or be polite and humble.

    • Prashanti

      My takeaways:
      Be a role model for chidren
      Encourage kids to participate in community service,
      Talk about history, culture…
      Promote ethical consumption

    • Naveed Zakaria

      A MUST HEAR for all, during this fast-paced Technology times. This is important as there has been a huge shift in the recent times. And even though, there has been a huge progress in terms of technology, etc. But in the process, there has been a lot of hit which has also taken place. It has affected the mindset of the next generation. Family time has become very less, as kids and also parents are glued to these apps. There are many more pointers given in this podcast.
      There are a lot of things which we can do from our side, to help the next generation. And there are so many valuable tips which are given by Siddharth Rajsekar here in this podcast.

    • Anita Clifford

      What you say is so true Sidz. We are the lucky ones who have been through both worlds; the one without the influence of technology and the one that as too much influence of technology. Hence, we owe it to the younger generation to be role models whom they can trust and emulate as well as provide the environment for them to feel safe without stifling their growth through experiment.

    • Gita Ramachandran

      A v good podcast which needs to be heard by all where you have covered best value system to be passed on to the next Alpha and Zee Gen
      Listing them as follows
      1. Bring in Values by Prioritizing Family Time , Shared values and belief system
      2. Creating new Education system by creating leaders who are teachers
      3. Creating Role Models by becoming a positive role Model as well as surrounding the m with people who uphold values and those who are worth following
      4. Engage children in community based activities , social service and activities
      5. Prevent them from absorbing deviating content .. so that they don’t get under negative influences
      6. Encourage them to discuss their personal feeling /open dialogue with you taking on the position of being a mentor /
      7. Expose them to family culture / historical route/ identity and values Helps them get more grounded and inclined to Indian culture
      8. put them into communities , so that they are able to take parti nto crewing and serving etc
      9. Discuss so that they are able to deal with conflicts/ empathizing with people / Mutual respect/ Kind hearted ness and so on
      10. Promote the choices of ethical consumption, make them aware of the responsibilities , and impact of their choices ..

    • PIYALI SARKAR

      Superb crisp thoughts on helping Gen Z and Alpha,
      1. Value transmission through the regular living and the casual family time
      2. Creating a parallel education system to nurture the emotional, spiritual side which is missing in present education format
      3. Giving exposure so that they can find true role model with strong ethical standard
      4. Engaging in community services
      5. Restricting degrading content
      6. creating opennes with dialogue
      7. Exposure to historical and our own cultural backgrounds
      8. Proximity to great mentor
      9. Having empathetic and emotionally stable environment
      10. Making them aware about the impact of their consumption
      Along with them I feel bringing the skill of reflecting on themselves to know, to ask question, WHO AM I, WHAT’S MY STRENGTH, WHAT I LOVE TO DO, BE and HOW CAN I CREATE IMPACT….giving them the space and time and freedom to take that non- readymade journey is a sheer need

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        Thanks for adding your insights to the conversation. Much appreciated!

    • SUBIR SAHA

      My top 9 learnings:
      1. Bring strong value system in the Kids.
      2. Ensure their growth in all 4 dimensions
      3. Make yourself a +Ve role models for them to follow.
      4. Engage them in physical activities to foster responsibility and sense of belongings.
      5. Limit their exposure to the degrading contents on social media. Convert their interest towards contents which enhances their consciousness.
      6. Do more open conversations with them on finance, values. Consider them as a responsible member of the family.
      7. Expose them to our culture, historical roots.
      8. Put them into value based communities, under a mentor.
      9. Teach them the skill of conflict management.

    • Mohit

      10 awesome Learnings:

      1. Encourage kids share their daily learnings of experiences and value system
      2. Help kids strengthen their Emotional, physical and spiritual dimensions. Help create more teachers in these dimensions, which are not catered by traditional school systems.
      3. Be/get Positive role models
      4. Involve them in community based activities
      5. Teach them to discern between constructive n destructive content consumption
      6. Have Open dialog to discuss uncomfortable and not-so-obvious topics
      7. Promote understanding of history and culture around ourselves incl of own family
      8. Connect them to communities n mentors around
      9. Teach them conflict dealing, empathy, mutual respect, kindness
      10. Sensitize them on ethical consumption and it’s impacts

    • Jai

      I can relate to the 80s world very well and see the difference in the previous generation and now..
      Family bond is important : Yes who understands it better than a mom of teenager. Engaging in discussions, and participating in activities is the core of good bonding and selfless love.

      Education in modern style : education in classroom is irrelevant for sure but for want of good practical ways to enhance skills, this is the only way out it seems but not for long.

      Positive Role Models: very difficult though but for sure parents have to be the one who can shape their values.

      Proper Engagement: Even small events within society can be a way to keep children updated with culture and local issues. Encourage children to participate in community-based activities and service.

      Media (social) Filtering out the garbage is what they need to be taught.

      Open Dialogue: good bonding and freedom to express themselves is important. Create an environment where children feel comfortable discussing values,

      Cultural and Historical Awareness: History creates roots. Knowing it from the beginning makes children stronger. . This helps children develop a sense of pride, identity, and values.

      Conflict Resolution : not only within the family but in school, with people with same age or elder yes they have to learn this id they have to become leaders.

      Being conscious consumers impact of their choices in society and world as a whole

    • Shivangi Datar

      Nicely penned. You have captured exactly what I feel as a parent and suggested practical solutions too. Thanks!

    • Ravi Ahuja

      It will truly connect with your children and open the dialogue of mutual understanding.

    • AJEET RANKA

      The podcast aims to share strategies for saving the next generation, with a focus on preserving values while leveraging technology and This is Also My Life Goal.

      10 Important Keys

      –> 1. Strengthen Family Foundations:
      Prioritizing family time, engaging in discussions, and participating in activities

      –> 2. Revamp Education:
      Encourage teachers and leaders to become mentors and community builders, providing a more holistic education that includes values like empathy, honesty, and social responsibility.

      –> 3. Positive Role Models:
      Discuss with the younger generation what it means to be a positive role model. Parents should lead by example, and surrounding children with people who uphold strong moral and ethical standards can help shape their values.

      –> 4. Community Engagement:
      Encourage children to participate in community-based activities and service.

      –> 5. Media Literacy:
      Monitor children media exposure and encourage them to consume content that promotes positive values.

      –> 6. Open Dialogue:
      Create an environment where children feel comfortable discussing values, beliefs, morals, and even sensitive topics like sex. Encourage questions and provide guidance without judgment.

      –> 7. Cultural and Historical Awareness:
      Promote an understanding and appreciation of your family’s culture and traditions, as well as those of others.

      –> 8. Join Communities and Mentoring Programs:
      Connect children with mentors and communities that offer guidance and support.

      –> 9. Conflict Resolution and Empathy:
      Equip children with skills to handle conflicts amicably and empathize with others. A toxic home environment can negatively impact their ability to resolve conflicts positively.

      –> 10. Ethical Consumption:
      Educate children about the impact of their consumption choices on society and the environment. Encourage responsible choices and awareness of global issues.

      ==> Conclusion:
      By implementing these strategies, we can positively influence the next generation and contribute to a better future. If you have additional insights to share, please leave them in the comments. If you’re part of our community, thank you for your support.

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        Thanks for adding your insights to the conversation. Much appreciated!

    • Rajeev Sahu

      1. Bring strong family foundation to benefit children’s development by prioritizing family time and participating in activities. Eg. learning and creative content.
      2. Redefining education system by encouraging teachers and leaders to become mentors to provide more holistic education.
      3. Surround Alpha and Gen Z with positive role models who uphold strong moral and can help to shape their values. First we need to be a role models for them.
      4. Engage them in a community-based activities and services where they can see real people, humanity and every single thing.
      5. Limiting them exposure to any kind of content eg. media literacy.
      6. Keep open conversation with them about values, beliefs, morals and sex depending on their age. Take a position of mentor to them.
      7. Promote them to family’s culture and traditions where they can develop a sense of pride, identity and values. Take them to spiritual places and villages which will help them to be grounded.
      8. Provide a strong foundation with mentors and communities who can provide guidance.
      9. Teach them to deal with conflicts, empathy to others and it starts from home. Help them to realise mutual respect for each other with any judgement.
      10. Promote them the ethical consumption. Educate the younger generation to impact of their consumption choices eg. responsibility towards global issue. This way they can make better choices.

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        Thanks for adding your insights to the conversation. Much appreciated!

    • Akshay

      What can we do to give them a better future, how can we leverage technology
      1. Family Value System at a very young age – Strong Foundation2. Holistic Growth on Mental, Intellectual, Spiritual,Physical3. Role Models – Present yourself as a role model
      4. Community Service – A productive alternative to device addiction invoking sense of responsibility 5. Limiting Degrading Media Exposure – Media Literacy must be a part of curriculum to6. Exposure to Culture9. Teach them Conflict Management, Empathy, Handle Conflicts in Amicable Way, Mutual Respect

      RegardsAkshay JalanCSE DeptIIT Bombay

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