A Coaching Model Created by Rupika Bhargava
(Life Transformation and Parenting Coach , SINGAPORE)
The Reap Model
“REAP” is derived from the well-known saying
As you sow, so shall you reap.
In the sphere of parenting, this is the ultimate truth. Whatever we decide to do as parents determines how our children turn out. After all, ever since the birth, the perspective of life, our children get, comes largely from what we give them. It is thus, important, that we keep in mind of what we sow. Only then can we be sure, that what we reap, will be beneficial, both for our children and for us.
I, Rupika Bhargava, am an aspiring parenting and youth coach. I strongly believe in this wonderful saying stated above, and would like to share with you what I believe can help us in our never ending journey as parents. Let us take a look at The Reap Model.
Recollect ➨ Envision ➨ Action ➨ Positivity
➲Definition: To remember/ recall
In parenting, often, frustrating experiences cloud what we understand and what we believe. Thus we need to recollect – bringing back to awareness of what we believe in. The awareness of what the problem is, and what we believe is the right way to go, for our children, will provide us with the foundation of moving forward. We need to begin with recollecting what went wrong.
➲Definition: To visualize
In our pursuits to resolve the problems we face as a parents, it often becomes a complicated challenge where solutions seem unattainable. What we need is a clear vision. Once we’re able to visualize the possible solutions to our problems, we will be able to take another step to success.
➲Definition: The state of doing something
We may understand the problems, we may know the solutions, but if we do not act upon them, nothing is to come out of it. The next step, thus, is to act – take the action.
➲Definition: The state of being positive or confident of the future
Once we take action, things once again start to become difficult. This is when the greatest test takes place. Success only comes with confidence. We may understand the problems, know the solutions, act in accordance to them – but if we aren’t positive of our success, then success won’t be positive about us. The road to positivity lies in at the junction of a structured action plan. Once we create a coherent structure of what we have to do, we will do it well and remain positive in the process. Success, now, is within reach.
As parents, we all desire to reap wonderful, responsible children, who will grow up to be better individuals then ourselves. The journey to that destination, however, is a tough one, and we can all attest to that.
A parenting coach is going through this journey, as you read this. We are by your side. In your journey to be the best parent you can be, we are there to support you. The REAP model is the ladder to your success, and we coaches are there to provide a firm grip on how you proceed with your journey.
Alongside supporting you, we wish to be able to help your children as well. The REAP model is therefore designed for youth too. Youth, and your children, wish for their success, and their journey too can become a difficult one. With a little support from the coaches, they will too, be able to climb this ladder of positivity.
If you refer back to the picture on page 2, you will notice, two hooks at the end of the ladder. As you reach ever closer to attaining positivity and success in parenting, with the REAP model you will be able to hook onto it – never then letting this positivity and success slip away.