Posts Tagged ‘children’

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...)

Sharing Goodness with Those around Us

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

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

 

In our family, one of the things that we instill in our children since young is the importance of appreciating others, regardless of their religion, race, social or economic background.

Like, when we teach our children to be polite and appreciative towards others, that means they need to sho (Read more...)

Parenting : It’s Never Just About You

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

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

 

The other day I read about a celebrity who blogged about how things have changed so much these days with the existence of social media.

He’s referring to common cases these days where youngsters seem to have ‘lost their manners’ when they interact with others ‘online& (Read more...)

Our Kraft Cheddar Series : Appreciating the Elderlies in our Family

Friday, June 26th, 2015

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

 

When it comes to our kids and our big family, there are a few things that we often share with the kids, again and again.

We share with them things like :

- We can’t choose our family members. They are God’s gifts to us.

It is important to realise how blessed we  are- We are to sh (Read more...)

Food for Thought : Staying REAL though on Social Media

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

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

 

Most people today have a Facebook account.

And Twitter, Instagram, Path, etc.

(Mmmm, … I choose to not have a Path account though. Just to many for me to manage =)

Typing and smiling on social media is easier than saying hello and smiling sincerely to people (including friends (Read more...)