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Thoughts: Parents and Authority

28 October 2017 – 10:55 am | One Comment

‘Gee, I can’t talk to my kids! They simply don’t listen to me!’
‘They just don’t obey me!’
‘I can’t get through to my kids.’

Here’s one common issue parents face today , that is: the LACK of …

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Sharing with the Kids that Daddy and Mommy are Husband and Wife

As much our kids need to see us as their Mommy and Daddy, I truly believe they also need to see us as husband and wife who need (and enjoy) time with each other, too.
The …

Being Extra Aware of What We Share Publicly

26 July 2017 | Posted in: Parenting | 2 Comments

In Jakarta, such ‘family’ stickers are commonly spotted on cars. Often, with names of family members printed for all to see😬
So much personal information is shared ‘publicly’ these days, and actually, even more on social …

What Are We Teaching Our Children, Other Than Reading, Writing and Counting?

26 July 2017 | Posted in: Parenting | No Comment

These days, many children as young as 4yo-5yo are expected to know how to read, write and count.
When they’re not able to, some parents start to worry and send their children to ‘reading and writing …

Thoughts: It’s NOT about How Long We Live

23 July 2017 | Posted in: Inspirational | No Comment
Thoughts: It’s NOT about How Long We Live

‘Panjang umurnya … panjang umurnya … panjang umurnya serta mulia …’
When Indonesians celebrate birthdays, this is one of the songs they’d sing, which literally wishes the birthday person ‘a long life’.
As a Chinese, I hear …

First Day of School: My School, My Responsibility.

17 July 2017 | Posted in: Parenting | No Comment

Two days ago Brie asked me,
‘How should I get my bag into the trunk and out of it when we reach school?’
(Her school bag is too heavy for her to lift and place into the …