Published on 2013-03-12 04:43:00
Today is Aryaa's eighth birthday. We are filled with unimaginable joy and happiness because of being blessed with her. She has grown healthy, wise, tall and strong in last seven years. She is a very lovely and sensitive girl. She is very kind and fri
Published on 2012-09-07 09:25:00
Few things tug at a parent’s heartstrings like the cries and pleas of a child in the throes of a separation anxiety attack; still, they are a normal (if distressing) part of childhood development. With proper coping strategies and plenty of love, the worst of your child’s anxieties can be managed until he’s older, at which point most children tend to outgrow their fears of being separated from a parent or familiar adult. Managing your child’s separation anxiety and helping her to c [..]
Published on 2012-07-06 08:21:00
It was more than six months ago."Papa, what do humans become when they die?" Aryaa asked suddenly one day. I knew that question would come someday and I was afraid of that. I avoided talking about death as much as possible. My stories for Aryaa were always deathless:) But my efforts were meaningless. I now think Aryaa's knowing and asking about death was a part of natural development of her understanding of life.
Published on 2012-05-11 11:25:00
“Papa, why is our ‘Nepali’ teacher always so angry with me?” Aryaa said during dinner some days ago.
Published on 2012-02-24 08:51:00
"Papa, look at the rainbow, so beautiful!" Aryaa entered the study room one afternoon. I went to the window and looked outside. There was a rainbow over Kaundanda (name of a mountain). "And there are two---!" She screamed while I was taking the above pic. She spotted the second one earlier than me. The double rainbow spanned mountains in east and north from us. Due to buildings and hillocks in front of our residence, I couldn't photograph the whole of the double rainbow, could only get pics of t [..]
Published on 2012-02-14 04:33:00
Image Source:Click HereAlongwith the heightened awareness and excitement of welcoming a new life into theworld, the weeks approaching the delivery date shouldn’t be a time of addedstress for expecting moms. One of the most important practices during this timewill be to utilize stress reduction strategies, such as breathing techniques,open communication, and relaxation through meditation. Another way to relievestress and to have some fun is to prepare yourself and your home for yourcoming newb [..]
Published on 2011-12-02 02:01:00
Aryaa loves to type A, B, C, D--- in computer. She has started demanding computer games too, but till now I haven't managed any. Once I taught her to draw some basic shapes in MS-Paint. Here is what she showed me after a few practices.
Published on 2011-11-10 01:36:00
It was in morning, a few days ago. Her parents were talking about the things which were to be bought in the afternoon."I will make the shopping list", Aryaa, still in her breakfast, said."OK---", I gave her a piece of paper."Please by all these---", She handed me back the piece of paper with the list. Her first shopping list includes fruits only. She has tried to write "Strawberry" in the third one, but in Nepali (Devnagari script). She has tried to write a relatively hard word here and has made [..]
Published on 2011-08-12 02:08:00
There is no doubt that children are creative. But I will now add "--only if they are saved from TV". It's not that I am a TV hater or anything like that. I think a balanced TV time, with carefully selected programs will certainly do a lot good to enhance their imagination and vocabulary and help teach them many new activities. TV starts damaging them when it gets more than one hour a day (in average). They will then learn only to sit in front of it and watch whatever is airing. I think even thei [..]
Published on 2011-07-29 06:30:00
I was in Aryaa's School today to fetch the 1st term results. It seems she has done good. According to her teachers, she is doing well in class and she will have even better results in the coming terms. She has progressed a lot in her communication with her teachers and friends in last few months. We were afraid that she will find it harder as she skipped the LKG level, but she has well adapted with her new class, teachers and friends.
Published on 2011-07-10 22:56:00
Aryaa joined Nursery grade in a school here after coming back from Japan. Her age was a year more than that is considered normal for nursery, but we decided to admit her in nursery as she had language problems. She knew very little Nepali and no English at all. School children start learning English from the Nursery grade these days.Aryaa did well both in Nepali and English. Her exam results too were good. So after discussing with her teachers, we made her skip the LKG (lower kindergarten) grade [..]
Published on 2011-05-31 05:02:00
It was one of the recent bedtimes."Papa, what story will tell you today?" "I want to repeat one that I told the day before yesterday. OK?""No, please tell a new one today."After 'bargaining' for a moment, I start thinking hard for a story. "Well
Published on 2011-05-14 08:53:00
It was already nine in the evening and we were brushing our teeth before going to bed.“What if all these brushes go out after we are asleep----?” Aryaa suddenly asked with some smile in her face.“Hmmm------that would be so interesting.” I rep
Published on 2011-03-19 22:58:00
Aryaa learned Nepali very fast, but some words are giving her trouble. These Nepali words are very simple, but yet it seems very hard for her to remember them compared to other difficult ones.One is BHOLI (भोलि, word for "tomorrow"). She stil
Published on 2011-03-12 22:01:00
Happy Birthday Aryaa! Those were the wonderful 5 years with you. And we are sure that the coming days and years with you will be even more blissful. Wish you a life full of joy and success.
Published on 2011-03-01 06:01:00
Well, an update at last! The last time I was here seems ages ago!It's not that I was short of materials to write. Aryaa's innocent quest and curiosity generate 'millions' of them. I can blame lack of time a little bit, but what is preventing me from
Published on 2011-02-03 22:28:00
Published on 2010-12-19 21:51:00
Aryaa enjoying "Tom & Jerry". She gets totally engrossed by it. While she is watching this, we have to shout "Aryaa!" 5-6 times to get response from her.
Published on 2010-12-07 03:21:00
Aryaa's innocent talks continue to surprise me. They are never old and never boring.This one is from her 'ever changing' "I want to be a ----" or "I will be a ----in future." I now have already forgotten what her first "I want to be a ---
Published on 2010-11-16 20:40:00
Namaste! This is my first ever post in this blog. I will try to be frequent here from now. I also have one blog in Japanese, you can see it here; MY WORLD.------------------------------------------------Aryaa has started playing with our little di
Published on 2010-10-09 12:41:00
Aryaa's TV time was controlled while we were in Japan, or I may say 'balanced'. She also didn't much care about it. She loves playing outdoors much more than TV or anything. She used to watch children programs in NHK Education Channel every morning.
Published on 2010-10-05 12:46:00
Want to share a very sad news today.Aryaa's grandfather (my father) passed away two and half weeks ago. I was unable to write much in this blog as we were observing some complicated traditional Hindu rituals for 13 days after his death. I only could
Published on 2010-09-21 12:27:00
Life has become too hectic again. Let me continue this blog with one of Aryaa's old photo today.She is only a few months old in this one. We were in Japan. The colorful traditional Nepali cloth was sent by family in Nepal for her rice feeding ceremon
Published on 2010-09-06 15:05:00
[Today, I am happy to share with you an informative and useful article that I got from Kathleen Thomas.]Early Childhood Education - Acquiring Sign LanguageOne of the keys to surviving in a tilted economic system in which opportunities to achieve a de
Published on 2010-08-31 09:32:00
Aryaa started going to school yesterday, one and half months after returning to Nepal.She will be in 'Nursery' level for the time being, until she becomes familiar with the system here.We have started living in the teachers/staff residence of an en
Published on 2010-08-22 08:02:00
It’s already more than one month that we are back to Nepal. Aryaa has become familiar with all the family members and many of the relatives. Her Nepali has improved a lot, and she has well maintained her Japanese language skills till now. If we two