There is nothing special about purchasing a pair of slippers for young children, even toddlers. But for me, it is a big milestone. To be more precise, it is a major milestone for BoiBoy who showed no fear of wearing slippers. Last weekend, I brought GerGer and BoiBoy to a children’s departmental store to buy… Read More BoiBoy’s first pair of slippers!
Parents with more than one children at home would know that sibling rivalry is a daily affair. Various reasons for the fights include jealousy, competition, increasing sense of equality and just. There are many ways to deal with sibling rivalry. In my previous post, I shared a successful “adapted distraction” method when my children fought… Read More Sibling Rivalry – another Motherhood Failure Moment?
(Continuation from last blog post) Monday is here again in a flash. It’s two o’clock in the afternoon. I feel a little uneasy waiting at home for time to pass. While I helped BoiBoy changed into his school uniform this morning, he said “I don’t want to go Art Class”. My mind swirled. I didn’t… Read More BoiBoy’s Art Classes (Part 2)
After lamenting in my last post, I feel it’s time I return to basics. Back to basics: – raising healthy children. – being with my own children daily. – having the luxury of time (while it lasts) to spend with my children. – enjoying hugging and kissing my children. – appreciating hugs and kisses from… Read More Back to basics Parenting
Sounds from chirping birds soothe the minds. The gentle wind cools the air, and Vanilla smell fills the hall. MeeMee brings out a tall plate of pancakes, as the children finished brushing up with DeeDee’s help. Everyone got ready for breakfast just in time. “Thank you MeeMee for breakfast!” the children’s voices filled MeeMee’s heart… Read More Calmness? or Emotional Drainage?
What are Life Skills? Dictionary.com defines it as the ability to cope with stresses and challenges of daily life, especially skills in communication and literacy, decision-making, occupational requirements, problem-solving, time management and planning. A search on the internet on what exact skill sets constitute Life Skills gives a mixed results. But in general, they include… Read More Life Skills for my children. Identifying Emotions, and the Cause.
It was a Sunday afternoon. DeeDee and MeeMee just had lunch in the hall, while AhMah was in the room child-minding the children. “Waaaaa!!! I want MeeMee!” cried BoiBoy. The room door opened and the children ran into the hall. MeeMee heard AhMah explained to DeeDee about how the children were arguing over a toy,… Read More Take interest in our children’s perspectives
During a recent weekend, we went out to purchase a new set of sofa to replace our existing set which has been picked and peeled by my children and niece over the last few years. Two months ago, I taught my children that sometimes we go out to buy things for people other than them.… Read More Sofa Day – Giving attention to others
Is motherhood making me insane? Talking paracetamol?!? (a recent true account of me feeding my boy paracetamol)
I am sure you have heard of the distracting technique (some call it an art) used on children having negative emotions. It works wonders for babies, and it should be adapted for older children. I have adapted “distraction” to include “Hello kids, there is a third side to a coin!” (a third perspective). Recently, the… Read More Sibling Rivalry – distraction technique