Monday, April 28, 2008
That's a tricky question !Well depends on your budget and it depends on what the "customary" practice is ( do the other children's parents invite the whole class?).It's an agonizing decision and a real headache to decide who to invite. I remember my 6th birthday my mom brought a huge teddy bear cake to my kindergarden and the whole class gathered around me. I still have that picture of me standing next to my best friend amy ( we are best friends even til today) and the whole class got a piece of my cake.We all had a great time!
Posted by SONIA MANGHERA at 7:59 AM
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Hi ! The thing that keeps me up at night is i'm worried that the school hours will be made longer and our children's nutrition will suffer in the process. Isn't there any way we can get the Malaysian canteens to serve healthier food other than the oily kicap fried mee hoon or fizzy drinks???
Posted by SONIA MANGHERA at 10:19 PM
Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. ~Roger Lewin
Friday, April 11, 2008
Hi Erica!To answer your question, we must first look at the factors that cause parents to "spoil" their kids. We live in a workaholic society that means we get to spend less time with the children. Many parents tend to compensate by buying them expensive gifts instead of spending quality time. Some of us also have more disposable income and lesser children than our parents so we feel its our right to buy them the things we could never have. And it's not just about money. After putting in a full day's work and battling traffic jams, we come home to a whole list of household chores which mean we are EXHAUSTED individuals . As a result ,many parents feel it's easier to give in to the child's demands rather than discipline them. My sincere advice is to BE THE PARENT at all times. Don't be afraid to assert your authority. If no means no, you've gotta act like you mean it. They will throw a fuss , of course, but over the long run, they will grow to respect you. Also ,be reasonable at other times and give each child individual time so they know that you are there for them
Posted by SONIA MANGHERA at 10:03 PM
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
From early on! You can read to your baby before he's even six months. The rhythm of your voice and the close proximity will promote bonding. As he gets older, get books with a lot of pictures in it , so he can relate better by pointing to pictures while you read
Sunday, April 6, 2008
It depends on your child's age and the situation you are in. It also depends on your child's understanding of what has happened. In my view, the truth, told gently is still the best. It's impoatnat that the child get any information straight from you instead of friends or careless relatives. Alternatively, if you still want to shield your chid from the truth, it is best to brief friends and relatives on what to say and what not to say in your child's presence
Posted by SONIA MANGHERA at 10:46 PM