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Monday, May 14, 2012

happy mothers day

                                                          Mother’s day message

One mother has patiently given some tips to raise a child. She shares her experiences. Thought it worth publishing so that it will be useful to all mothers.

It is every parents responsibility to help their child with homework and make sure its finished. As soon as my kids get home from school, I set them up for homework time, with each child at his or her own station in the kitchen so that they don't mix up their papers. Then I find something to do in the area so that I'm nearby for help if they need it, but not hovering over them. It's a routine we stick to, so the kids know what's expected of them every day.
When your child has nightmares, here's how to ward off 'monsters': Use a battery-operated handheld fan to chase them away, and fill a spray bottle with 'Go-Away Monster Spray.'

Going through a picture book with beautiful, peaceful pictures can also help. If not the book then lie in bed with your child and ask him/her what they would like to dream about, suggesting pleasant things like sharing an ice cream cone or building a sand castle on the beach. This worked with my daughter, and now she sleeps through the night.
If you feel that your kid is eating too many sweets then here is what you can do.

I serve my kids whatever I plan to feed them for dinner, including a small portion of dessert, all together on those plastic sectioned character plates (Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob are their favorites). Each area has chicken, rice, salad, and a Popsicle, or something similar. Don't bug them to eat the veggies before the treat, but do keep the dessert small enough so they dont fill up on it. Therefore, even if they have dessert first, they will move on to eat a nice amount of dinner.

"When I had a cranky child on my hands, I'd swoop her into my lap and say, "It's time to complain, so let's complain together. Oh, I feel so angry, or hurt, or sad,' hugging her the whole time and letting her be cranky. After a while, she felt soothed and ready to move on. Also, she learned to put words to her feelings."
If its not monsters but the sight of blood that terrifies your child, use dark washcloths to clean up cuts and scrapes. You can also try storing the cloths in plastic bags in the freezer. The coldness will help with pain relief.
Make bath time fun time. "When my kids were babies and it was time to bathe them, I dropped the bottles of soap and lotion into the warm bathwater. That way, when I lathered them up, they felt nice and warm and didn't get a chill."
"I was having problems with my oldest son being rebellious, so I started enforcing family dinner with no TV, no phones, and no guests just our family. We talk about school, homework, and other concerns the kids might have, and sharing these nightly times together has really improved my son's behavior."
"Put the baby bassinet in the living room during the day, especially if you have other children. Your baby will become accustomed to the noises, and then she'll be able to take a nap anywhere! When we adopted Angelia, we were making over our bedroom, so we had to put her bassinet in the living room. But it worked out great, because now she can sleep through the other kids playing and watching TV. A well-napped child is happier and makes for a happier mom too!"
"My daughter is very social, and she's at that age when her friends are on a revolving loop. I never know who's in and who's out. When she's down in the dumps because a girl at school doesn't like her, I'll ask her about another girl who I've noticed she's treated poorly. I comfort her too, but I want her to truly be aware of her responsibility: Being a good friend is more valuable than any amount of popularity."

Story of mother’s sacrifice during Japanese earthquake
When the rescuers reached the ruins of a young woman's house, they saw her dead body through the cracks. But her pose was somehow strange that she knelt on her knees like a person was worshiping; her body was leaning forward, and her two hands were supporting by an object. The collapsed house had crashed her back and her head.
With so many difficulties, the leader of the rescuer team put his hand through a narrow gap on the wall to reach the woman's body. He was hoping that this woman could be still alive. However, the cold and stiff body told him that she had passed away for sure.
He and the rest of the team left this house and were going to search the next collapsed building. For some reasons, the team leader was driven by a compelling force to go back to the ruin house of the dead woman. Again, he knelt down and used his had through the narrow cracks to search the little space under the dead body. Suddenly, he screamed with excitement," A child! There is a child! "
The whole team worked together; carefully they removed the piles of ruined objects around the dead woman. There was a 3 months old little boy wrapped in a flowery blanket under his mother's dead body. Obviously, the woman had made an ultimate sacrifice for saving her son. When her house was falling, she used her body to make a cover to protect her son. The little boy was still sleeping peacefully when the team leader picked him up.
Happy mothers day to all.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Solar power - The perennial source of energy put to little use.

Hi bloggers,

It has been a long time since I met you all.  Thought of returning with a useful subject relevant to the current scenario.  Hence the topic.

Why should you be considering using solar power? What are the benefits for you or for the environment?
The use solar energy dates back since the human existence on earth. Recent years we have understood the importance of solar energy in our life. The uses of solar energy has increased because of its sustainability, less maintenance and cost effective in long run.

Residential Purpose

Use of Solar power for homes has number of advantages. The use of solar power appliances is one of the best ideas to cut the expenditure on energy. The solar energy is also used in residential homes for heating the water with the help of solar heater. The photovoltaic cell is been installed on the roof of the residents to collect the solar energy and is used to warm the water. Solar energy can also be used in producing the electricity. Batteries will store energy captured in day time and supply power in night.

Commercial and industrial purpose

Solar energy is frequently used to power the radio and TV station as it is reliable, renewable, affordable, and need less maintenance. Solar energy is also used to supply power to lighthouse and warning light for aircraft. It is also used in office, warehouse and industry for power supply generated through solar energy. The solar energy is also used in major industries for providing power for manufacturing process.

Solar energy is becoming increasingly popular because it is sustainable, requires little maintenance and is cost-effective in the long run. Typically, solar energy is captured and converted into electricity via photovoltaic (PV) cells. There are also larger solar power plants that collect the heat from the sun, which is subsequently used to produce steam for powering a generator
Other uses
  • In many parts of the developing world solar energy is harnessed to pump water in remote areas. Solar energy is also used to power off-grid desalination plants.
  • Because it is renewable, relatively affordable, very reliable and requires little upkeep, it is also used to power lighthouses, buoys and aircraft warning lights on buildings and other structures.
  • Solar energy can be used to heat residential homes; many people use solar energy to heat their water supply and, particularly in Florida, their swimming pools as well. A photovoltaic cell is installed on the roof to collect solar energy and is used to warm a heat transfer fluid that is used to heat the water itself.
  • Increasingly, solar energy is being used to power public transportation vehicles such as buses, trolleys and light-rails. Plans for solar-powered bus shelters are in the works as well.  

One blogger has blogged about the use of solar energy to a common man.  It is worth mentioning here in his own words.
Here is the one from El Paso Solar Energy Association.

This one is more permanent and can produce over 3 gallons of distilled water every day in the summer and about half that in the winter. With reflectors, you could bring that up. You could also just use more distillers to meet your demand.

This one is a Poor Man's design using a cardboard box with a lid. The box has a black plastic bag or just black plastic inside it. There is a brick on the bottom for a glass to sit on. The lid has loose fitting clear plastic put in the cutout. A rock is put in the center of that to weigh it down. The dirty water is at the bottom no deeper than the brick height. This will help minimize the risk of contaminating your clean glass with dirty water. The dirty water evaporates and then condenses up on the clear plastic. The angle of the plastic makes the clean water drip down into the clean glass. This should be great for emergencies.

The following video demostrates  How to develop a 60watt solar panel.

Now about the  news I came across which will be very useful to my readers and ultimate users
Lighting up lives: File photo of
Harish Hande, Managing Director
of Selco Solar Light Pvt Ltd and
a winner of the Ramon
Magsaysay award for 2011
Dr. Harish Hande, a US educated IIT ian who won last year's Magsaysay award for his 17 year old social enterprise (SELCO Solar electric Light Company) has brought about solar lanterns, panels, water heaters or cookers which can be readily bought and used by the rural poor household.  His customers are farm labourers, semi and unskilled workers, agarbatti rollers, basket weavers and migrants. 
They did it on a monthly income of Rs.1500 and on easy bank loans. His firm employs an innovative business model that relies on cost effective grassroots distribution network to deliver affordable electricity on a pay-as-you-go basis to Indian shops, households and schools to power their everyday socio-economic activity.

This renewable source of energy can be put to use in a great way to save our earth. 

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