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How to Foster Civility in Our Kids

–My Interview on the Mothers of Misfits Podcast hosted by Emily Melious

Podcast Host Emily Melious believes that every child is perfectly capable, but sadly, the world doesn’t always see it that way. As an Accredited Youth Specialist, Emily works with families to discover and harness their kids’ superpowers. Join her as she leads weekly conversations about how to advocate for your child in a one-size-fits-all world. Learn more about Mothers of Misfits and visit Emily’s Website. I was honored to be her guest recently, as we discussed a number of important topics.

Summary:

Sejal Thakkar dubs herself “Chief Civility Officer” and “Legal Training Ninja.” In her 17 years as an employment law attorney, Sejal encountered plenty of incivility in the workplace. She shares simple, approachable strategies to foster civility in our kids and set them up for success in life.

Quotes:
  • “The reason why I go about the civility angle is because that’s something that’s a common language that we all speak and that we all want.” – Sejal Thakkar
  • “When I say diversity, it’s basically differences. Not any specific kinds of differences, but we all have a different way of looking at the world.” – Sejal Thakkar
  • “To achieve civility, we all need to make sure that we make that time to get to know each other.” – Sejal Thakkar
  • “Bias, the way I define it is just, it’s another word for preference.” – Sejal Thakkar
  • “I honestly will tell you this last year of being at home and homeschooling my son has been the best year of my life. I wish I could homeschool him for the rest of my life, because of the opportunity that we have as parents to be able to instill this wonderful information, to help prepare them for their futures, we can easily do that if we just give them our time and attention.” – Sejal Thakkar
  • “We have to make time to do this work with our kids so they can be set up for their future.” – Sejal Thakkar

Sejal Thakkar
Sejal Thakkarhttps://trainxtra.com/
Dubbing herself "Chief Civility Officer", Sejal is not your average employment law attorney! Her more than fifteen years of experience advising clients, human resources personnel, and legal counsel regarding sound, standard employment practices uncovered a need - and personal passion - for bringing more proactive, relevant, and impactful workplace training programs to her clients and their teams. Her highly experiential customized workshops tailored to executives, managers, and individual contributors bring the courtroom to the training room in an interactive, engaging environment that favors human stories over compliance checklists

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