Lockdown Simulated Play

To say that lockdown has been tough would be an understatement, more so for the poor and the vulnerable. I am struggling to keep my sanity as I navigate this unprecedented time in our lives, our country… our world. Never have we all felt the same and feared the same to this extent. More so…

Autopilot

I am sitting here alone in the reception of the therapy center,  the boy is in a session. I sit and stare at my phone and scroll through meaningless posts and videos. Some raise my anxiety and some I just don’t register.  I appear bored, uninterested, tired, but my insides are like a raging tumultuous sea.Tears trickle…

To do List: 8. She beckons me.

The Ocean is beautiful, immense and incredibly strong. She has the power to nurture and kill. She holds secrets and throws out the unwanted. She is serene, clear and calming, but can be deep and dark and treacherous. I have this unexplainable attraction to the Sea. I am scared of her depth, she is so…

To do list: 5. Believing in circumstantial actuality

When we see a seed growing into a sapling, it seem so vulnerable and tiny and delicate. Something so small can be trampled and destroyed within a second under the wrong foot.But under the right circumstances, this seemingly small and tiny promise can grow to become a mighty tree. We went for the boy’s parent-teacher…

Perspective of a child’s problem – from a child

The boy has been having some ‘ Monster’ troubles lately. I am not making small an issue that is quite big for him. Kids develop these strange fears at different times in their development process and the stuff on cartoon channels don’t help either. So it means he is terrified of my mobile phone and…

Following my heart

The boy and I had just arrived at the therapy center and were getting off the rickshaw when he saw his most favourite backhoe loader, the one he calls KC. My boy jumped with joy as he watched a man quickly load pieces of broken furniture into the front bucket. For those who don’t know…

How to help your child through transitions.

Heraclitus said : “The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change -” https://www.goodreads.com/ Well, try telling that to your child Picture this; You have 5 minutes to get your child to wear his socks and shoes on, zip up their bag, run downstairs to the building gate to catch his school bus… doable… yes, but he refuses. Why?…

Angels that cross our path

In life, we encounter events and people that seem to come to us at the right time or right place. Some may call it God ordained and some chance and some other- universe coalescing. This past couple of week, the boy has been having a really tough time at school with many issues and this…