In Part 1 of Marble and Bubble, I shared how I handled meltdowns fast with the Marble and Bubble method. (http://motherhoodmeansbusiness.com/marble-and-bubble-parenting-negative-emotions/) In Part 2 here, I hope to share an example of how I reinforced positive traits with Marble and Bubble method. One day while I was ironing clothes, I asked BoiBoy for help to… Read More Marble and Bubble (Part 2) – Reinforcing the Positive Traits
BoiBoy is challenging and interesting to parent. He is a wonderful boy. Caring, loving and always giving. Times when I fell ill, he would lie beside me just to accompany me. He is always giving me positive hugs for no reason. Whenever we finish a meal at the food court or market, and everyone walks… Read More Marble and Bubble – Parenting Negative Emotions
Walking many steps behind GerGer and BoiBoy, I smiled at the heartwarming sight of them so engrossed in their chit-chat. DeeDee and I have insisted on “no phone nor tablet games” rule for them since young, and I guess this is the fruit of your decision and persistence. They are not addicted to games when… Read More Siblings Chit Chat
Trusting Reduces Anxiety Today was the second time we allowed GerGer and BoiBoy to take the public bus home on their own. They were to return home together after their weekly CCA (Co-Curricular Activities). We have asked them to give us a phone call before they leave school, so we would be aware of the… Read More Trusting reduces Anxiety
Carbonara can be an easy meal for the whole family. I do not cook often. In fact, I have never prepared a proper meal for my family. In December 2017, I had the opportunity to cook a proper meal at the request of my children (GerGer and BoiBoy). It is Carbonara, at the request for… Read More Simple One Pan Bacon Carbonara for busy parents
At one of the KidsREAD sessions I had volunteered at earlier this year, I read aloud a book titled “Don’t Forget your Bacon!” by Pat Hutchins, to the children. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Forget_the_Bacon!) I wanted to create a post-reading activity, instead of using the available materials given to us. After a few weeks of work, I created a… Read More GIVE AWAY: Story Wheel Post Reading Activity for Ages 5 to 8
Today marks this year’s World Read Aloud Day. This Day is created by LitWorld (http://www.litworld.org/worldreadaloudday). It is an invitation to the world to join in the wonderful act of Reading Aloud. Spreading kindness and positive social changes around us can be done through a simple act of reading aloud, at the workplace, in school, or… Read More World Read Aloud Day! 16 Feb 2017
” The bicycle wobbled. My arms were stiff with fists clenched tightly onto the handles. My legs froze. Before I could move any muscle, I was thrown off the bicycle. It hurt tremendously. My right knee was badly scrapped against the rough track surface. There were bruises on my hands and elbows. All my schoolmates… Read More How my children learned to cycle the safer way
In 2016, BoiBoy starts his formal primary education journey. I had put in a lot of effort to adjust the daily routine for GerGer and BoiBoy last December, so that they will sleep and wake earlier. Both of them are in morning sessions this year and the morning routines will be here to stay because… Read More Understanding my six years old boy all over again.
A pleasant surprise on first day of 2016. The 2015 year end school holiday is coming to an end. BoiBoy was sick for the first week of the holiday. When he recovered GerGer got the virus. Her symptoms were different. She had fever for about 5 days, recovered for two days (we managed to go… Read More A pleasant surprise on first day of 2016.