While trying to teach Adi maths, I realised that he was having more difficulty in understanding the problem described in English. So I started the drill of reading Math books written in English. Bindu had gifted me Fermat’s Enigma by Simon Singh last week. So I asked Adi to read a paragraph every day. Initially … More Drills and Eagerness – Teaching Adi Math
Today Aadi got up with a fever. So we decided not to send him to the school. Instead we took him to the hospital 🙂 . Dr. Vittal prescribed a blood test. But Aadi shouted and screamed,jumped up from my lap, set himself free, and ran away, and when he saw the needle. Spectators watched curiously. … More High Sensitivity or Phobia ?
The school bus will come in another 20 minutes. Usually it doesn’t, but today I felt an urge to violence surging in me. I thought, what is to be done? This is the part where violence makes the appearance. I shall not shout. I shall not force. I shall not even stop smiling. It was 5:30 am, and Aadi … More ESP for the Sensitive Child
Aadi really likes bed time stories. If I try to tell him a story any other time, he says, but its not bed time yet… Stories are for bed time, he is sure. I told him all the stories my mother told me. Or so I think. Then there was a dearth of ready to … More Bedtime stories
“ If you decide you don’t have to get A’s, you can learn an enormous amount in college.” — Isidor Isaac Rabi I found Terrence Tao’s views on mentoring children useful. “Firstly, one should not focus overly much on a specific artificial benchmark, such as obtaining degree X from prestigious institution Y in only … More Terrence Tao’s Advice