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Grandfather dilemma

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #41


    @chasm wrote :

    One of my best friend's cousins had a lot of jehova's visit him, and when he got tired of them and they didn't understand any subtle, polite way of his saying leave me alone, he answered the door "jungle style" and they never visited him again.

    The problem with this strategy is that you will have to know who's ringing your door. It might be a woman , perhaps your neighbour , asking for a cup of sugar. Then you might end-up in jail with the many jehova's and things get really bad.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #42


    You can always peek through the window of the main door before going through with it, and where I live, the police have bigger things to worry about than people answering the door nude.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #43


    there is a darker way to do this re the polgars /gata kamsky but im sure your daughter wouldnt be happy

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #44


    My son learned to play when he was four. There were lots of chess diagrams on the scrap paper he used for scribbling his pictures. He learned from the diagrams how to set up the chessboard, and then asked me to teach him the game.

    What was I to do when my four year old son had set up the pieces correctly? I was certain that I had a prodigy on my hands. Now that he is an adult, I know that it was my attention, rather than the game of chess, that he craved.

    Your grandson will do anything you want to have your attention. If you want him to play chess as an adult, wait until he shows a genuine interest in the game.

    I've learned a lot about teaching kids since my son was young. I now recommend starting with simple games like Pawn Wars. http://chessskill.blogspot.com/2009/10/pawn-wars.html

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