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Teaching our child to plan

Teaching our child to plan

Weekends, especially on Saturdays, are usually father and daughter’s bonding time. J will usually spend one-to-one time in the morning with Dot by bringing her out for cycling, swimming, shopping for groceries, watching the birds, plants and insects or activities that J could think of that morning. J will plan and share with Dot their...
Encouraging Dot to persevere

Encouraging Dot to persevere

Recently Dot likes to play jigsaw puzzles and she is able to identify the right piece at the right place. However, she sometimes has difficulties fitting the pieces together and this frustrates her. Seeing her frustration, I will sit by her side encouraging her to finish her puzzles, asking her questions where the pieces should...
A lousy mom learns to discipline her child

A lousy mom learns to discipline her child

After Dot turned one, she starts to exercise her independence more as she grows. When she does not get things her way, she will whine and cry. Sometimes she will just swing her hands and knock off what is before her. Many times, I found myself fuming within when Dot made a mess, refused to...
Habit training #1 - Dot learns self-control and order at the library

Habit training #1 – Dot learns self-control and order at the library

We are people of habits Рyoung and old alike. Naturally, we are inclined to do something whether it is beneficial or detrimental because knowingly or unknowingly habits are weaved into our lives. Whether we intentionally train our children habits or not, they will still form habits which will determine their success in life. Sow an...
Habits our children should learn

Habits our children should learn

Recently, I read “Smooth and easy days with Charlotte Mason“, a free e-book written by Sonya Shafer and I was encouraged to do more to help my girl develops good habits in her life that may last a lifetime. Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they...
Training Dot self-control

Training Dot self-control

I remembered a few months back, J and I attended a series of classes on infant and toddler. I review the notes again and see how we have applied them in our parenting journey thus far. Inevitably, we still fall short in some areas, gain grounds in some and are working on some. Parenting is...