Posts Tagged ‘children’

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...)

Parenting: Dangerous Online and Offline Games Children Play

Monday, May 19th, 2014

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

Dear parents,

I have this heavy burden in my heart, and I feel I should write about it and share it with you.

It’s about OUR children, and the kinds of games created and made available to them, today.

Have you heard of games like ‘GTA’ (short for ‘Grand Theft Auto’) mor (Read more...)

Books Deprived (Giveaway Voucher from NoQ Store)

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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

 

In today’s digital era, books seem to be a little ‘out-dated’ to some families.

Not in our family though.

The actual turning of real pages, reading, thinking, and being ‘lost’ in the imaginative journey a book can bring are all too good to be forgotten.

 

(Read more...)

How Do I Feel about Having Three Kids?

Monday, March 10th, 2014

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

 

Here’s my reply if anyone ever asked what I feel about having three kids :

Having three kids is challenging.

Because we need to deal with three different temperaments, and unique characters daily.

They can make your day, but they too can make you feel you’ve failed big time as a (Read more...)

Happy Chinese New Year!

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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

 

A day spent with family and friends.

One that I’d like to record and remember for years to come.

 

So here are some photos of our family of five.

Hope your long weekend is wonderfully spent with your loved ones!

To everyone of you who celebrates this occasion, … Happy Chi (Read more...)

Checking Out : Gunung Halimun National Park, West Java!

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

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

Everyone knows that if you live in Jakarta, you will most likely face bad traffic.

Everyday.

So this December school holiday, I told Wilson, let’s get out of the city for a couple of days, and enjoy the great outdoors!

And we did!

We decided to explore the rainforest (instead of the beach), a (Read more...)