Posts Tagged ‘children’

Thoughts: How is our Home?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

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

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How is our home?

Are we there for our children when they come home from school, or are they kept busy with after-school programs (or television and games) day in and day out that they have very little time with us?

Have we (moms) ever felt that we have WASTED our ‘talents and brainR (Read more...)

Family is God’s Gift

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

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

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Amidst our busy and mad day to day activities, it may often be difficult to see how family is really God’s gift to us.

Many may even see their family or children as a ‘burden’ that takes away their ‘freedom’.

I don’t know how you feel about your family, &# (Read more...)

Dear Parents and Teachers, Do We Prefer ‘Good’ Children?

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

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

Are you a parent? A teacher? An educator?

A few things have happened in the past weeks, and it got me thinking about what we truly hope to see in our children.
 

 
Do we prefer to have quiet kids who sweetly sit in our classes?

Do we detest children who tend to speak their mind, op (Read more...)

Parenting: Taking Steps NOW to encourage FUTURE Qualities

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

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

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Have you ever imagined how things will be like (or how we hope things will be) some 10, 15, 20 years down the road?

What kind of a person will your child be?

Encourage communication. Ask, listen and don’t easily comment negatively What kind of work ethics you want him to have?

In what (Read more...)

Car Talks : Life is also about Doing Things We May Not Like

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

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

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We are fine if our children have a different opinion, as long as they express their thoughts in ways that still respect other peopleIf you are a parent, you’ll agree with me that as children grow up, they will increasingly assert their thoughts and wants. They’ll agree and disagr (Read more...)

Parenting: Technology, Electronic Media and Me

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

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

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What comes to mind when we think of today’s technology and electronic media?

Generally, here are the top 5 things that came to MY mind:
Smart phones. Computer. Gadgets. Online games. Internet.

While technology and electronic media can be useful and helpful, the reality is, we see an increas (Read more...)

Parenting: Feeling Bored IS Okay

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

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

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‘Mommy, what can I do now? I’m bored!’

‘What else can I do now? Give me something to do.’

(In the car) ‘What can I do now? I have nothing to do.’ 

Sounds familiar?

Here’s one undeniable fact we see today:

Kids these days get bored easi (Read more...)

Going Out as a Family: Making it a Habit

Friday, May 6th, 2016

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

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One of the things that my husband and I try to do often is to go out as a family.

All five of us together, with or without our friends and their children, or with our big family.

It may sound very ‘normal’, like … isn’t THAT what families do? They go out together all (Read more...)

Kiddle, the Google for Kids, is Safe for Kids? Think Again.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

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

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The first time I ever heard about ‘Kiddle.co’, was when I received quite a few Whatsapp messages saying something like this:

Now Mr. Google has a kid called ‘www.kiddle.co’ – search engine specifically for kids! So kids now can browse safely, without spams nor a (Read more...)

Parenting : How Much do We Understand our Children’s Learning Style?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

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

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Have we ever asked ourselves : how much do I understand my children’s learning style?

I’d like to share with you this story, taken from a talk given by Sir Ken Robinson at TED, titled ‘Do schools kill creativity?’ .

The story sheds more light to my understandi (Read more...)