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Nepal Education, Parenting

Educating My Little Nephew

Reading Time: 6 minutes What and how you do things for and with toddlers matters hugely. The simply reason, of course, is that they pick up on a lot of that and essentially shapes them. . . . → Read More: Educating My Little Nephew

Nepal Education, Parenting

IEF 2018: Read To Lead

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reading makes a huge different in people’s lives. Reading to babies and toddlers makes a huge impact on their academic achievements later on as well as in the their adult life. Children who read, on average, lead children who don’t academically. Adults who read, for example, on average have been found to live longer than those who don’t etc. . . . → Read More: IEF 2018: Read To Lead

Nepal Education, Parenting, Science

When in Rome…

Reading Time: 3 minutes Lack of basic science literacy and the desire and tendency to copy western cultural practice has lead to, in Nepal, adoption of some questionable practices. This particular one is the celebration of birthdays but with Roman candles on the cake and use of foam spray even in the presence of naked flame! Why are they an issue? Roman candles contain toxic chemicals and canister sprays, in the presence of naked flame, is highly highly flammable! . . . → Read More: When in Rome…

Nepal, Parenting, Presentations & Speeches

Picking Up the Slack: Preparing Children for The 21st Century

Reading Time: 8 minutes At a session last month with a little over four dozen parents from twenty-five schools, I shared three things they can do to fill the gap with their children’s education in Nepal. Reproduced in the blog post are details of those three things and other important bits from that session. . . . → Read More: Picking Up the Slack: Preparing Children for The 21st Century

Nepal Education, Parenting

“Oh Why Oh Why Oh Why?”

Reading Time: 5 minutes Curiosity might kill the cat but Nepali culture and school culture kill curiosity in children as well as their innate sense of wonder they are born with. Education, quality education can change that. . . . → Read More: “Oh Why Oh Why Oh Why?”

Nepal Education, Parenting

I Finally Got to Read to My Little Nephew’s Class!

Reading Time: 3 minutes My first visit to my little nephew’s school to read to his class…I was asked to also talk about discipline! But I didn’t! . . . → Read More: I Finally Got to Read to My Little Nephew’s Class!

Nepal Education, Parenting

Child Discipline Methods in Nepal By Regions, Zones etc.

Reading Time: 2 minutes A comparison of child discipline methods employed by adults in Nepal. According to the results of surveys, children in Nepal suffer considerably from violence in homes. . . . → Read More: Child Discipline Methods in Nepal By Regions, Zones etc.

My Personal Stories, Nepal Education, Parenting

“Let’s Raise Children Who Won’t Have to Recover From Their Childhoods.”

Reading Time: 15 minutes Violence against children in Nepal, in homes and schools, was routine in the seventies and eighties when I was growing up. Results of surveys show it to be so even now, more than two decades later.
Instead of raising children, who have to recover from their childhoods, we should and we can raise them to be kind and compassionate human beings! . . . → Read More: “Let’s Raise Children Who Won’t Have to Recover From Their Childhoods.”

Leisure, Parenting

My Little Nephew Reads His Favorite Book

Reading Time: 1 minute Video of my little nephew reading his favorite Dr. Seuss book. . . . → Read More: My Little Nephew Reads His Favorite Book

My Personal Stories, Nepal Education, Parenting

Raise the Child, NOT the Rod

Reading Time: 10 minutes

Corporal punishments rarely impart any meaningful lesson, and yet, in Nepal, it’s defended as part of our “culture.” My classmates and I suffered from it too and as far as I can tell, they didn’t do much good for us!

What’s more, it is possible to educate and raise children without punishing them physically.

. . . → Read More: Raise the Child, NOT the Rod