Hell Hath No Fury Like That Of A Child Scorned

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…]

4 Reasons Your Child Won’t Listen To You

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?

  1. 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…]

Top 5 Signs Your Kid Is Addicted To Video Games

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…]

The importance of quiet time for kids

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…]

Reading Stings

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…]

Are you smarter than a 5-year old?

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…]