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Car Talks : Three Types of People and Their Responsibilities

17 October 2014 – 6:28 pm |

Living in Jakarta, I find myself spending a lot of time with the kids ON THE ROAD.
And after a while, I kind of realised that that’s where we discuss many issues and important values too.
Now …

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Car Talks : Three Types of People and Their Responsibilities

17 October 2014 | Posted in: Inspirational, Parenting | No Comment
Car Talks : Three Types of People and Their Responsibilities

Living in Jakarta, I find myself spending a lot of time with the kids ON THE ROAD.
And after a while, I kind of realised that that’s where we discuss many issues and important values too.
Now …

Learning the Piano : Learning to Wait, Learning to be Responsible (Photos of Anya’s 2nd Piano Concert)

30 September 2014 | Posted in: Inspirational, Parenting | 3 Comments
anya_pianoconcert3

 
Many children I know started to learn how to play the piano since young.
Like, before they’re 6yo?
It’s a little different for our case though, because Anya, our firstborn, had her first ever piano lesson only …

Things Helpers and Nannies say to Children (So They’ll Obey)

22 September 2014 | Posted in: Inspirational, Parenting | 4 Comments
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I was sitting all alone when I noticed a 3-year-old boy walking out of a hall, with his nanny (in uniforms) a few steps behind him.
The boy then made a turn and slowly walked further …

Car Rides : Our Opportunity to Build that Communication Habit with the Kids

16 September 2014 | Posted in: Inspirational, Parenting | No Comment
mom_vaia_car

 
Here in Jakarta, I find myself ‘stuck’ in car rides (and traffic) with the kids a LOT. Everyday.
And this, naturally, can be draining. For the mom. Who is also the driver.
Like when the older ones …

Parenting : Encouraging Helpfulness, Instilling Independence, Building Self-Esteem

11 September 2014 | Posted in: Inspirational, Parenting | 2 Comments
brie_supermarket

 
Brie is now 3 years and 3 months old.
And for the past few months, she’s been an active helper whenever we are at a restaurant or a supermarket =)
“She’s still so small, what does she …

Parenting : 3 Basic Principles of Mannerism We Instill in Children

1 September 2014 | Posted in: Inspirational, Parenting | 4 Comments
Parenting : 3 Basic Principles of Mannerism We Instill in Children

The other day, I was listening to an audio sermon on Chinese Philosophy (by Rev. DR. Stephen Tong), and this statement caught my attention:
The younger generation today tend to IGNORE basic mannerism.
Well, I have to …