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Author Archive: Sridhar Ramanathan

How to keep the silver shining – Helping children think creatively

I recently visited one of my former colleagues’ home. Her flat was impeccably maintained. As it happened when I arrived at her place, she was out and was on her way back. Her maid let me in....

Simple exercises to boost creative thinking skills

People often ask me about improving creative thinking skills. I suggest some simple stuff like the exercises that follow. The newspaper test Step 1 Write down as many different uses for a Newspaper....

Using Mind Maps to Boost Children’s Creativity

This is a good game to try with children above 5 years old. Write the word “Cake” in big bold letters in the centre of large blank sheet. Ask the child what it reminds them of. There are no...

I Want my Child to be Successful!

Every parent would agree with that. Not only that, but they would also be receptive to any suggestion that helps them make their child succeed. So when I saw the title of this article “Science...

Do you talk to God, grandpa?

I think God created GrandParenthood to help us understand that we are capable of such unconditional love, affection, patience, tolerance for ambiguity, optimism, positive outlook, cheerfulness, fun,...

An interesting way to understand your children better

Have you heard of an ‘Empathy Map’?  Seasoned writers and marketing people use it to communicate with their target audience and get better results. It occurred to me that an Empathy Map might...

Parents Need Imagination to Understand Children

Take a look at this video, and I will explain why we need imagination to understand children. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_hGQuTjI3U...

Boosting your Child’s Imagination

Try this exercise with your son or daughter – it would work well for children who are around 10 years old. Tell your child: “ Take a look at this picture. I want you to write a story using...

Grandparent-edge

What is the role of a grand parent today? I have been a grand parent since 2007. Our first grandson arrived that year. Two years later our secondgrand son arrived. Both were born in Mumbai in a...

Helping your Child Cope with Stress

Caution: If you don’t know how to cope with your own stress, then attend to that first. How do you know your child is stressed? Here are a few possible symptoms does not pay attention to his...