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Hello Facebook. How Are You Today?

‘Just Peachy’, Facebook thought and woke up in the morning. Like a well-mannered person Facebook wished everyone a superb good morning and since Facebook was feeling especially poetic this morning, Facebook wished with a heartfelt quote on how to treat the day ahead. Some friends liked this zest for the morning and others loved the… Continue reading Hello Facebook. How Are You Today?

SCHOOL

Why Are INDIAN Students Coming LAST In Math, Science And Reading?

In an international standardized measurement in 2001, Finnish children came top or very close to the top for science, reading and mathematics. Finland attributes this success to : Finnish children do not start school until they are 7 and rarely take exams or homework until they are well into their teens.* The idea is that… Continue reading Why Are INDIAN Students Coming LAST In Math, Science And Reading?

SCHOOL

I Only Play In School. I Do Not Study In The School

“I only play in school. I do not study in the school” Our resident loudmouth – Peanut, responded with his biggest cheeky smile possible, when asked ‘How’s your new school?” After he had said this to a couple of our family and friends and after we – the parents, had received shock (from mainly friends)… Continue reading I Only Play In School. I Do Not Study In The School

SCHOOL

Our Tryst With Schools – Admission Circles And A Whole Lot Of Crosses

As we had recently moved cities, the father and me had one important agenda – to find a good school for our very different children.We wanted a school that could (somehow?!) do justice to both our children – my last post( Click here to read -She sees all! He knows all! But do the Schools appreciate any?)… Continue reading Our Tryst With Schools – Admission Circles And A Whole Lot Of Crosses

SCHOOL

She sees all! He knows all! But do the Schools appreciate any?

Buttercup is a whole lot of things sweet and spicy and each enchant and surprise us, but one that is becoming remarkable is her observation powers. For a 4.5 year old girl she’s a smart little cookie in that department. There are just so many different kinds of intelligence and as evident from my 2… Continue reading She sees all! He knows all! But do the Schools appreciate any?

FAMILY & PARENTING

The mystery of the missing dog

“Where’s my doggie? I had left him here but I cant find him. This is such a mystery.” and many such exclamations were made by 4 year old Buttercup on her way to bed. The fact that we had somehow been successful in getting her to head to bed was now lost. Bed time was… Continue reading The mystery of the missing dog

HEALTH

Make Healthy – Eating A ‘Habit’ For Children

Apart from passing great morals and good manners, another imperative that a parent must pass on to their child should be ‘Healthy eating’. And like any other habit, it has to start early, like ‘first-food introduction’ early. Then it has to be consistently practiced day in and day out, till it finally becomes a habit… Continue reading Make Healthy – Eating A ‘Habit’ For Children