“There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to parenting,” says Neerja Birla, founder and chairperson of Mpower—a mental health initiative for one and all, and the host of the upcoming radio show, The OK Not OK Show. Bearer of multiple hats—mother, entrepreneur, mental health activist, educationist and fitness freak as her Twitter bio goes, Birla has contributed a significant amount in raising awareness around mental health, especially in India. Around this time, she is focused on mental health along with new-age Indian parenting because as far as we know, parenting isn’t the easiest job. Add to the mix a life-altering pandemic that has left kids and parents to navigate a new way of coexisting. As a mother of three, Birla knows the struggles and leveraging her wide reach, she is now set to address issues that a modern Indian parent faces.

A little more about The OK Not Ok Show and the topics that will be covered:

Parenting back in the day was definitely different if not easier. But in the digital era, where information about anything is available at your fingertips, it’s a whole other ballgame. Children today are exposed to a host of experiences and therefore develop a personality, learn about their likes and dislikes at a much earlier stage in life as compared to those in the pre-digital era. Keeping this in mind, the Covid-19 pandemic and more, Birla will speak on topics ranging from understanding children’s personalities, hacks for the modern Indian parent, ways to keep the next generation grounded, effective parenting for those working from home and combating substance abuse in adolescents.

Through ‘The OK Not OK Show’, I hope to make a difference in societal outlook and help other parents to be able to raise responsible citizens of tomorrow. I do not claim to have all the answers to your questions. But through sharing my experiences, I hope to encourage parents to have open conversations with their children about their overall well-being.”

, says Birla when asked about her goal with her latest passion project. That said, don’t forget to tune into what we predict is going to be a highly thoughtful and insightful conversation every Sunday on 94.3 Radio One between 12 noon to 1 PM starting 20th June 2021!

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