Saturday, May 12, 2007

May 11th 2007, Talent Search, CTY-JHU

Today, my daughter was to receive an achievement award for getting good scores in the Talent Search test conducted by John Hopkins University. This test has Quantitative and Verbal tests and she did well enought to be recognized.
The Ceremony was held at Santa Clara University, CA and across the country in various places for the neighborhood kids. We were pleasantly surprised to see lot of children with their proud parents. There were 185 with a few of them with an achievement of first and second place at the State level, and even fewer of them achieving the national level distinction. We are really proud of all of the children, and was very thankful for the parents who really take time to motivate their kids to prepare for their future.
If you were ever wondering, how to register your kids for this test next year go to

Smart kids are the backbones of our country's future, lets try to keep their focus at the right goals.

How do we motivate kids

All of us keep telling our children to do something, that we want, like be ready early, are you done with your home work, practice etc.
A good practice would instead of telling them what to do or not to do, lets find something that they would like out of each of those activities and ask them whether they want, and let them figure out how to achieve that.

This is like, dangling the bait to the fish, for every action we want out of them, pause for a moment, think what would be their mind thinking, and what could be their desired result out of such action, and ask them if they want that. Then it would be easy to guide them to our desired action.

This would infact, develop a positive atmosphere at home, and they would start thinking along the same lines for everyone of their life's challenges.

Lets grow children in a positive atmosphere.

Have fun and enjoy grooming kids.