Monday, April 28, 2008

Do i invite the whole class for my son's birthday party? Help!

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!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

My quote

" Low expectations breed low achievers"

quotes on people

" hurt people tend to hurt other people"
(hurt people hurt people)
from Oprah

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Quotes on Parenting

The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard. ~Sloan Wilson

Quotes on Parenting

The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent. ~Frank Pittman, Man Enough

Quotes on Parenting

Kids spell love T-I-M-E. ~John Crudele

Quotes on Parenting

Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. ~Red Buttons

Quotes on Parenting

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. ~Haim Ginott

Quotes on Parenting

What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give. ~P.D. James, Time to Be in Earnest

Quotes on Parenting

You will always be your child's favorite toy. ~Vicki Lansky, Trouble-Free Travel with Children, 1991

Quotes on Parenting

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. ~Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family


"Parents should NOT obey their children " anonymous

Quotes on Parenting

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings. ~Hodding Carter, Jr.

Quotes on Parenting

Simply having children does not make mothers. ~John A. Shedd

VIEWPOINT by Terry Lin

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???
Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. ~Roger Lewin

Quotes on Parenting

Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy. ~Robert A. Heinlein

Quotes on Parenting

The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable. ~Lane Olinghouse

Quotes on Parenting

If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent. ~Bette Davis

Quotes on Parenting

"Your children need your presence more than your presents." Jesse Jackson

Friday, April 11, 2008

How do i prevent my kids from becoming spoilt brats? Erica JB

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

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

At what age can i introduce my child to books??

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

My child ask me how come i am a single parent. What do i SAY? I want to shield him from the truth

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