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Sibling Rivalry – another Motherhood Failure Moment?

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.  … Continue reading

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BoiBoy’s Art Classes (Part 2)

(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 … Continue reading

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Back to basics Parenting

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 … Continue reading

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Calmness? or Emotional Drainage?

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 … Continue reading

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Life Skills for my children. Identifying Emotions, and the Cause.

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 … Continue reading

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Take interest in our children’s perspectives

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. … Continue reading

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Sofa Day – Giving attention to others

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 … Continue reading

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Motherhood insane moments… talking paracetamol?!?

Is motherhood making me insane? Talking paracetamol?!? (a recent true account of me feeding my boy paracetamol)

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Sibling Rivalry – distraction technique

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 … Continue reading

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Parenting sincerely versus iNanny the most sought-after nanny

Recently a number of friends have told me they see many parents handing their preschoolers iPads or iPhones at restaurants or in shopping centres, just so the parents can have some “peace and quiet”. They also know parents who honestly … Continue reading

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