Category Archive for 'kids'

my homework videos

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

As a welcome relief for all your poor readers (in case there are still any left) subject to my Dad’s ignorant perceptions, this is Abhinav managing to get a word in. You might be wondering what an easy life it is for a baby. But here you will see the how hard I have to […]

a for apple, b for bat … r for revenge…

Friday, May 9th, 2008

This is a very common scene… when a small baby falls down and starts crying, one way to console him (or her) is to exclaim “BAD floor!!” or “BAD table!” or whatever he bumped against, in a very angry tone. This kind of brings a pause in the crying… Then distract the child further by […]

how not to spoil kids?

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

As a new parent, I really would appreciate your ideas, experiences and tips on what one might try to avoid spoiling kids? Especially the key aspect fundamental to an individual’s growth – the ability to forgive. One may live to be a hundred years but without this – one is still a spoilt brat! 😈 […]

two ways to bring up a child

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Recently someone from America had come on a visit to India. She has two granddaughters in the US, elder one she has brought up with more attention in her own way, compared to the younger one. And there on the phone was her elder granddaughter, wailing away and completely miserable not able to eat properly […]

the great takeover

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Now that this fellow is taking over, I can sit back and relax… 😉 Heh heh, but seriously – I hope I manage to not let any of my own ambitions or interests bother him! —— Dear reader, thanks for visiting, I’ve just been a bit “busy” 🙄 but will catch up with this site […]

its fun learning Kannada!

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Learn Kannada online at Sampada…

learning to crawl

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

My son left on his own, first cried a bit trying to get anyone’s attention, and then tried moving around by himself. It seems like such a miracle how hard it is to for us to learn just to move one little inch forward! He was quite persistent for a while, gradually frustration and helplessness […]

the not-so-unruly kid

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Sanjay went to this store for some shopping for some groceries. As his wife went around putting things in the cart… he trailed behind and found a little girl looking bored while tailing her mother buying some vegetables. He started juggling a couple of lemons and found her suddenly watching with avid interest – who […]

what to name him

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Thanks a ton – to everyone – who suggested names for my son! Well that almost sounded like poetry, but I guess Robert Frost dosen’t really have to worry about competition That everything is changing – that “The only thing constant is change” – is a well known but most easily forgotten fact. The most […]

the baby algorithm

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

repeat { randomlyWaveKickSmileOrSleep(); if (hasNeeds) { cry(); if (timeOutExpired or wantToScareTheCrapOutOfParents) blowTheRoofOff(); } } —– A Master said about Zen… “When hungry eat, when tired sleep.” My personal Zen master – my son – has a long list to add to that phrase! 😆