Loneliness

I was looking for him but he was nowhere .Suddenly I reached at  his Hideout“. 

Few colours fallen on the ground, few brushes lying here and there. I have never seen him doing painting. When a person is so  expressing with words then what does it stand for?? This question was striking my mind again and again.

I was about to fall as I felt something hard on my foot.Damn…it was a beautiful painting of a boy who was of his age walking with  a graceful lady in mid -age and a man looking  tough standing far away.

It took me a minute to understand what does loneliness means which can’t be expressed verbally  in this world.

 

Seven Ages of Parenting…..

Recently I read  a  poem “Seven Ages of Man” by William Shakespeare. It is  an excerpt from his play ‘As You Like It‘.In this poem he has beautifully explained the role of Man  on  the stage of life.He has explained the seven different roles which  are performed by a man during his life.

In a same way I feel that Parenting too undergo  changes with time.

  • Feeling of parenthood starts well  before the child comes to this world. Getting ready to welcome the new member of the family.
  • Stage two starts as soon as the hands feel the touch of human life. Sleepless  tiring nights, Frequent nappy  change, long feeding hours, beautiful prams ….
  • There comes the stage -to be like a child. Playing games Carrom,ludo, snakes and ladders ,watching cartoon movies, Getting wet in the rain….
  • Now the most crucial role to be played….as friend, being parents of a teenager. The one who plays this well is the most successful parent. Here is a chance to manage the so-called Generation – gap by being friendly to your teenager and understanding the need of his age. 
  • After completing that long  difficult phase comes -to be supporter.You have to give your support to your grown-up in taking important decision of his life. Suggestions can be given when asked but be ready if not accepted. 
  • In this stage you have to  just observe (being observer) whatever happens in your child’s  life (rather a grown-up ) which is now ready to go through the same cycle as you have gone through. 
  • And , at the last …just a feeling of being parents as you had in the beginning but the only difference now is ,they are away. …….Enjoying  their parenthood…..but few lucky ones get the second innings too…to be grandparents!!!

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Where lies happiness ????

Sometimes  when I feel sad, low , depressed and stressful, this question strikes my mind and I become restless to find the answer.
I run here and there  and struggle with my inner soul to reply me. I hear no voice…What I observe is  a period of silence.
Again, I give a try to speak to it but it pretends to be deaf and dumb.

Irritated with such a proud attitude, I  decided to be away and  moved out of my room.

With frowing face and stamping my feet in anger , I sat on my chair near my door. The world seemed still to me.

Sitting in bright sunshine , I felt as if all my queries are melting like an ice and flowing into an endless river of thoughts…

Colourful birds chirping on the trees ….
Squirrels running up and down….
Chilldren playing and swinging…..
A little boy riding on a bicycle..
Vast blue sky, the soil,the air….
Beautiful flowers in my garden
As if they are  telling me…

YES , IT IS HAPPINESS
IT  IS ALL AROUND US
IT IS WITH IN US
IT  LIES IN EVERY MOMENT OF LIFE

JUST WE NEED IS TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH
AND LOOK AROUND….
AND FEEL IT…..!!!!!

​LET’S SHAKE HANDS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES 

In this modern world we consider  ourselves educated,learned and well -informed but isn’t it really unfortunate that we are not ready to accept the truth with which our children are struggling. They are fighting a physical and emotional  battle against their own shadows.

Some  parents tell that child knows everything verbally but can’t put in writing .

Sometimes they shout at a child for not being able to tie a shoe lace or  not arranging a cupboard or a school bag according to the timetable and at times shaking a leg or  running here and there while discussion or learning.

And the most irritating task….writing a word  for 5 to 10 times to eliminate the probability of spelling error in a test. Unable to do so,the child gets a tag of being careless and irresponsible…..sad to say SLOW LEARNER

Tragically, such words  have great impact on the child’s psychology. By using such words you are forcing a child to enter in dark world of low self esteem where he tries hard to come out of that but all goes in vain.

It is like as if you are telling a person to lift a few kilos of bag Which he is not capable of doing and then  blamed for being lazy.

Basically , Parents  are afraid to accept that the child lacks a particular kind of skill and have learning difficulties with language or mathematical skill.

Now, its a high time to make ourselves aware of these learning disabilities a broader term of learning difficulties in psychology.
Learning disabilities or difficulties include discalulia  ,disgraphia , dyslexia ADHD, ADD…few more.

Once clinically diagnosed by a psychologist,  important corrective measures and steps are taken to bring the child back to the main stream. C0unselling of both parents and a child play an important role ,thus parent should not feel bad to go for the counselling sessions.

Cbse and few other state boards have also recognised  these challenges  and made  certain provisions for such students.http://cbse.nic.in/newsite/index.html

Inclusive education is an excellent opportunity for such students.
Remember that this is not a disease and need not to be looked upon.Such students can do wonders as their brain works in different way as compared to ours .

HERE ARE THE  FEW EXAMPLES
:

Winston Churchill: had a learning disability.

Walt Disney: had a learning disability.

Edison: Had a learning. He couldn’t read until he was twelve years old and had a very difficult time writing even when he was older.

Albert Einstein: Mathematician/Physicist: Had a learning disability and did not speak until age 3. He had a very difficult time doing math in school. It was very hard for him to express himself through writing.

Alexander Graham Bell: had a learning disability

Nelson Rockfeller, former Vice President: had a learning disability, dyslexia.

REMEMBER SUCCESS CAN’T BE MEASURED BY ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OR PERCENTAGE ONLY…
HOW YOU DEAL WITH REAL LIFE SITUATIONS…
THAT ALSO MATTERS…….

Don’t be a teacher only rather try to be an educator……

 

It has been more than 15 years in this profession which I rather say PASSION,Yes a passion for teaching. I have never thought of something else as I  considered it as my lifeline  till one day my son told me to write a blog.

Certainly it is great thing to share a good experience of one’s life and get some more from others in return.

Coming upto the expectations of your students and touching their lives is a greatest award that motivate you to climb up the ladder of success.

Today I wanna tell all my students that they are indispensable part of this education system which encourage  teachers to be not only a teacher but an educator who has ability to uplift the real talented hidden behind the walls of ignorance ,self doubts and insecurity.

“Dear Educators, Let’s hold the brush in your hand to remove the dust from the beautiful artifacts made by HIM to show their real face to the world ”

Let them feel and enjoy  this  enthralling, exciting, divine and beauteous life.

DEDICATED TO ALL THE STUDENTS  AND TEACHERS………..