Posts Tagged ‘Parenthood’
Ying: “Mummy, I want Ah Ma (grandma in teow chew) to switch on the light for me.”
Me: “It’s ok dear, I’ll help you. Ah Ma’s leg is painful.”
Ying: “Why Ah Ma’s leg painful everyday?”
Me: “Ah Ma is old already.”
Ying: “Why Ah Ma’s old everyday?”
Another brilliant listing from Magical Childhood site:
– That every child learns to walk, talk, read and do algebra at his own pace and that it will have no bearing on how well he walks, talks, reads or does algebra.
– That being the smartest or most accomplished kid in class has never had any bearing on being the happiest.
– That our children deserve to be surrounded by books, nature, art supplies and the freedom to explore them.
And the toughest among all, which I struggling a lot:
– That our children need more of us. We have become so good at saying that we need to take care of ourselves that some of us have used it as an excuse to have the rest of the world take care of our kids.
Yes, we all need undisturbed baths, time with friends, sanity breaks and an occasional life outside of parenthood. But we live in a time when parenting magazines recommend trying to commit to 10 minutes a day with each child and scheduling one Saturday a month as family day.
That’s not okay! Our children don’t need Nintendos, computers, after school activities, ballet lessons, play groups and soccer practice nearly as much as they need US.
– She should know that she is loved wholly and unconditionally, all of the time.
– She should know how to laugh, act silly, be goofy and use her imagination.
– She should know that it is always okay to paint the sky orange and give cats 6 legs.
– She should know that she’s wonderful, brilliant, creative, compassionate and marvelous.
– She should know that the world is magical and that so is she.
… and more from Magical Childhood site
Another nice article by Dr James Dobson I bump into from Edu Fun Club
我的朋友曾经对我说，”I always eat first. If I don’t eat first, where can I get energy to feed and take care of my children?”