Posts Tagged ‘children’

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.

family_central park

 

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...)

We are Raising Adults, Not Kids

Monday, September 7th, 2015

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

 

Someone once said,

We probably should not say that we are raising kids. We should say that we are raising ‘adults’.

Because with that mindset, we teach little ones to be adults one day, and not keeping them from growing up by ‘taking away’ responsibilities and skills (Read more...)

Parenting: ‘My Friend’s Friend Tried Raping a Girl on GTA’

Friday, September 4th, 2015

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

 

What if one day, your child came home from school and told you:

‘Mom, my friend’s friend ever tried raping a girl on GTA!’

I had that encounter recently, and I tried to keep cool about it.

(read: restrain my shock and keep my tone of voice cool).

Then I asked, ̵ (Read more...)

Go Cycling with the Family : Ocean EcoPark, Ancol

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

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

 

Those who like the outdoors and are looking for a place in Jakarta to go biking with the family, here’s one place that I’d happily recommend :

Ocean EcoPark at Ancol!

 

 

Admission to the Park itself is free, but you’d need to pay when entering the ‘Ancol G (Read more...)

Why ‘Jurassic World’ the Movie is Not (Yet) for Our Kids

Monday, July 13th, 2015

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

 

We’ve spotted many dinosaurs this school holiday!

Not just in Singapore, but also in Jakarta.

Well, I guess, the ‘dino’ theme naturally coincides with the release of ‘Jurassic World’ the movie?

 

 

Now.

About ‘Jurassic World’ the movie, he (Read more...)

Children Grow in a Blink of an Eye

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

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

Children grow in a blink of an eye!

These 2 photos above were taken four years apart.

June 2011
Anya : 7 years, 3 months
Vai : 4 years, 8 months
Brie : 4 weeks

February 2015
Anya : 10 years, 11 months
Vai : 8.5 years
Brie : 3 years, 9 months

Being a parent, I feel there are tough days that (Read more...)