Tag Archive: Children

On Children

Some poems are so simple and self-explanatory that you only read them and enjoy them. Khalil Jibran wrote one such poem on children reproduced below. Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing…
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Why is Grief the Providence of Youth

Providence of youth

In the movie Knives Out, there is an interesting dialogue delivered by the detective Benoit Blanc to the mother of Harlan Thrombey in which he condoles with her for the loss of her son. Why is grief the providence of…
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Closing the Loop of Listening

In a previous article, I wrote about listening as a skill and how important it is in our daily communication with other people. Today I describe another great benefit of listening more: speaking less. At times I have tried to…
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What Can be Serialized

I have written before an article on the importance of focusing on one task at a time as the best way to produce quality work. I mentioned that one of my favourite books The One Thing takes this mono-focus strategy…
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Books

Recently I read some beautiful words by the scientist Carl Sagan, on books. What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles….
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A Parents’ Guide to Handling a Lockdown

Lockdown

A significant population in the world is currently locked down due to the escalating threat from Corona virus. Like most workers, I am also working from home these days. Being a parent of three kids who are also staying at…
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For Students

Due to the coronavirus, most schools and universities have quickly shifted their teaching programs online and the students have this tough task of actual learning in a non-physical environment for the first time. Over time, you will go back to…
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Connect Early

In 2005, one of my best friends during 12 schooling years passed away in London. It is difficult to forget such events and they remain with you throughout the rest of your life. Just a few days ago, I was…
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Programming a Person’s Mind

With every word we speak and every action we perform, we are inadvertently programming the minds of the people around us. This is important not only for the parents whose kids are watching their every move and absorbing their each…
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Children are People Too

Children are people too is a great parenting book by Louise Porter from which I learned a lot when my kids were born. Here are some of the important takeaways from the book. Fundamentals of a guidance approach – There…
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