BACK HOME is the story about a young Muslim girl who had to flee from her Middle Eastern home town and settle in a Western Country. Through experiences in her day- to - day life, she realizes that the values her faith does not differ from those of her new culture.
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We reached out to Shaista for assistance in helping our 8-year-old some overcome some challenges with regards to self-esteem, confidence, awareness and socialization. After just one week of hourly sessions, we noticed our son transition from an introverted, shy and hesitant person to someone less shy, more outgoing and much more confident. We practice the lessons that Shaista taught us daily. The difference she made in our lives and that of our son have been incredible.
He actually agreed to attend a summer day camp which was a major struggle before due to the aforementioned issues. His camp leaders called him “outgoing”, “friendly” and “brave”. Never before had we ever heard such words in relation to our son. He felt so proud and this experience encouraged him even more. We are forever grateful to Shaista for sharing her knowledge, talent and skills.
Thank you for being the most stupendous, extraordinary, and awesome life coach.I have learned a variety of things such as stepping out of my comfort zone, wishes and gratitude, how to express my feelings and positive self talk. You are teaching me to be myself and to advocate for myself at school.
Your Thrive Kids Camps are educational, entertaining and help kids deal with their problems and worries. I have also met new friends at Thrive Kids Camp. One day I want to do my own camps for kids. I want to help other kids too. You are the best!!
Shaista has been instrumental in increasing the confidence in my child as his life-coach. She builds an amazing rapport with kids, and they feel safe enough to share their issues and then implement the tools that she suggests.
My son has enjoyed and benefitted from both the online and in-person workshops and camps that Thrive Kids offers.
I highly recommend Shaista and Thrive Kids for anyone looking for an educator and life-coach for their children like her and her team always go above and beyond.
I am so grateful to have known Shaista since our first year teaching kindergarten together in 2007. Her compassion drives her amazing Thrive programs that foster confidence, self-esteem, and a growth mindset.
Shaista is a talented educator who puts her heart into everything she does and inspires everyone around her to be the best they can be.
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