Posts Tagged ‘children’

Applecrumby & Fish: Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

This post is a reprint of a post by Klessis that originally appeared at The J Babies - A Singapore Mummy Blogger & Cafe Hopper.

Product Review

When I first shared about the lovely products from Applecrumby & Fish, I got so many queries from friends about the pretty lunch bags, and many commented on how adorable and colorful their products were. This month, the items sent over by Applecrumby & Fish wowed me once again (Read more...)

Stripes for Love : Let’s Support and Help Children Heal Faster through Love

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

This post is a reprint of a post by leonny that originally appeared at Our Everyday Things.

 

I saw this the other day as I drove past a hospital.

A man in his 50s helped a frail-looking middle-aged woman on a wheelchair (his wife, may be?) to get on a ‘Bajaj’, this three-wheeled public transport in Jakarta.

He folded the wheelchair and slowly placed it in the narrow and (Read more...)

Car Rides : Our Opportunity to Build that Communication Habit with the Kids

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

This post is a reprint of a post by leonny that originally appeared at Our Everyday Things.

 

Here in Jakarta, I find myself ‘stuck’ in car rides (and traffic) with the kids a LOT. Everyday.

And this, naturally, can be draining. For the mom. Who is also the driver.

Like when the older ones bicker, or when the youngest one whines and cries over unreasonable matters (if you (Read more...)

Parenting : Encouraging Helpfulness, Instilling Independence, Building Self-Esteem

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

This post is a reprint of a post by leonny that originally appeared at Our Everyday Things.

 

Brie is now 3 years and 3 months old.

And for the past few months, she’s been an active helper whenever we are at a restaurant or a supermarket =)

“She’s still so small, what does she do exactly?”, some did ask me personally.

 

Well, here are some examples of the (Read more...)

Parenting : 3 Basic Principles of Mannerism We Instill in Children

Monday, September 1st, 2014

This post is a reprint of a post by leonny that originally appeared at Our Everyday Things.

The other day, I was listening to an audio sermon on Chinese Philosophy (by Rev. DR. Stephen Tong), and this statement caught my attention:

The younger generation today tend to IGNORE basic mannerism.

Well, I have to say, I totally agree.

Stand up while shaking hands with others, especially (Read more...)

Parenting : Young Children Absorb Everything They See and Hear

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

This post is a reprint of a post by leonny that originally appeared at Our Everyday Things.

 

Who do our young children spend their most time with everyday?

Mommy? Grandparents? Nanny?

(Or, TV? Electronic Media, like iPads?)

Ever realise that children, especially young children, love to imitate the behaviours of people around them?

Especially those whom they spend quite a lot (Read more...)

Checking Out : Greenery in the City – Taman Jogging II (Kelapa Gading)

Friday, August 8th, 2014

This post is a reprint of a post by leonny that originally appeared at Our Everyday Things.

 

Here’s the reality if you live in Jakarta: we don’t usually spend much time in the outdoors!

*boo*

And that’s because:

1. Public transportation system here is still not convenient, so most people still drive their cars or ride their motorbikes (Hence, the city’s scary (Read more...)

Parenting : ‘My Child is Too Small To Do THAT’!

Friday, July 25th, 2014

This post is a reprint of a post by leonny that originally appeared at Our Everyday Things.

 

“I don’t think my child can do it just yet”

“How can my 2-year-old do THAT?”

“Ah, he’s still so small. It’s okay, let me do it for him!”

Somehow I hear such sentences quite often when it comes to adults’ views of little chil (Read more...)

Things Children Say : Air-Filled Mommy!

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

This post is a reprint of a post by leonny that originally appeared at Our Everyday Things.

As two motorbikes swooshed past our car, my 3yo Brie saw the riders and their ‘air-filled’ jackets, and said,

Look! Mommy! Why are the men fat?

Oh, there’s air in their jackets …

*3 second pause*

They’re like YOU!

*patted my tummy*

Fat. Fat. Fat. Mommy.

Wonder (Read more...)

Parenting : Do Our Children Still Have ‘FREE TIME’ for the Family?

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

This post is a reprint of a post by leonny that originally appeared at Our Everyday Things.

 

If you are a parent, the topic of tuitions and extra-curricular activities usually come up quite regularly.

Do you send your kids to tuitions?

If yes, which ones?

Why do you choose to send your kids to those?

The other day I had such a conversation with a friend =)

Do Anya and Vai ha (Read more...)