Monthly Archives: September 2013

Helping your special needs child move

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, any kind of professional related with child development or even very experienced in helping children, but I am able to use the Feldenkrais Method enough to help my son move better and I am learning daily. Here is a list of some of my own most important insights that… Read More »

Living with my son’s Cerebral Palsy

The last day since that tentative diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy has been surreal. In many ways, nothing has changed. While my husband was very resistant to the idea of a handicapped child, I had long reconciled myself to Nisarga never being “normal” – whatever that is. For me, Nisarga is normal. He is my only… Read More »

Amazing day at the hospital

Over the years, I have become rather cynical of the medical fraternity. The cincher was when my son progressed rapidly after stopping mediations he’d been taking or two years. As far as Nisarga’s story is concerned, doctors have proved about as useful as your average tantrik wanting to slaughter two pigeons as a cure. At… Read More »

On the train

Nisarga. Had an exciting day. Yesterday. Raja took him visiting friends and family who have Ganesh idols in their homes. I joined them in the evening at Raka’s uncle’s place in Malad. He makes his idol at home, from clay. This year he had painted it too. Nisarga was all agog, watching proceedings with wide… Read More »

Nisarga’s 4th birthday

Today is Nisarga’s fourth birthday and it is a day of mixed feelings. On one hand, life is full of affection and small, but real learning. On the other, no matter how much I wish not to measure milestones, it is yet another birthday gone past without Nisarga achieving any dramatic milestones. He sits well… Read More »