Seems like only yesterday when you and your kid were chanting “No more classes, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks!” Now, with summer coming to an end and only a few days to go before school starts, you feel the dire need to relax at hot tubs and spas just to help ease some of the tension out of all the back-to-school preparations. More than fretting over miscellaneous fees and your daughter’s request for that Tinkerbell school bag, you worry about how your kid will cope with the underlying stress which is often part of the first day of school. As a mom, you can help your child feel less jittery by reading the following books to him: [Read more…]
However which way you turn the tables, honesty really still IS the best policy. It’s the root of all things good. Honesty is the manifestation of a pure heart, because when one is honest, he has a conscience which knows how to effectively discern right from wrong. The honest person finds that deceiving other people is as uncomfortable as a wedgie on a hot summer day. [Read more…]
It’s always tempting to leave our kids to spend hours playing Plants vs. Zombies in front of the computer, or to just leave them on the living room couch with eyes glued to episodes of Spongebob Squarepants. All along, we are mindlessly under the impression that our kids are fine, as they uncontrollably chuckle over Patrick Starfish’s usual stupidity. Little do we know that struggling from within them is a cry for help masked as seemingly innocent laughter. [Read more…]
My 5-year old daughter has just recently learned a new skill, but it’s something I’m not at all proud of. She has mastered the art of pushing my buttons. On more than one occasion, I find myself wanting to scream my head off and shave my head out of sheer frustration and exhaustion from having to deal with my daughter’s temper. [Read more…]
Kids, and even grown-ups, have this uncanny ability to filter out things they don’t want to hear. Oftentimes though, it’s not so much about what you say as it is about how your say it. But why exactly do our children give us the deaf ear whenever we have to say something really important?
- They’re in the middle of a game. Be it a garage basketball game or a Wii game they’re wrapped up in, kids don’t like being interrupted. Wouldn’t you just hate being disturbed while you’re in the throes of fun? [Read more…]
In this fast-paced world, we can do almost anything with the few clicks of a button. What’s truly amazing is how our kids, who are barely out of their toddler years, are turning out to be much more tech-savvy than we are. Yes, the technology bug has indeed bitten them real bad. Do you sometimes ask yourself if you should send your kids to a Videoholics Anonymous meeting? How do we know that your child is starting to get addicted to video games? [Read more…]
I can’t blame you if you sometimes think that they might have been dumped here by aliens from a distant planet. Kids are so hyper that it often baffles us as to where they get all their energy from. They seem like overcharged machines which never get tired running and moving about.
We parents must realize that although it’s amusing to see our kids having fun engaging in active physical play, they too need some downtime. [Read more…]
A bug has just bitten my daughter. No, luckily it’s not the creepy crawly type. It’s the reading bug! I am fascinated at her love for the printed word. Every time I come home from work, she asks me not for toys, but for books. She bawls out whenever I forget to bring her home a book, so I always make it a point to remember. [Read more…]
We are all pretty familiar with the TV game show “Are you smarter than a fifth-grader?”. In my case, I feel my kid and I are stars in our own reality TV show, “Are you smarter than a five-year old?”
My precocious preschooler is more than a bundle of energy…she’s a package of wit as well. I’m nothing short of amazed at how much she knows at her tender age. She rants on about artificial and natural sources of light like they were characters in a Nickelodeon show. [Read more…]