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Thoughts: Dealing with Our Children’s Mistakes

14 September 2017 – 12:35 pm |

Name one parent, one educator, one teacher, who has NEVER made a mistake in life.
Everyone makes mistakes, including our children.
I remind myself daily, that my task is to guide their hearts whenever I need …

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The Youngest in the Family Does NOT Always Get What She Wants

7 August 2017 | Posted in: Inspirational, Parenting | One Comment

‘She’s the baby in the house, she always gets what she wants, doesn’t she?’
‘He’s the youngest out of 4 siblings, … must be spoiled by his parents, right?’

They say, the youngest in the family is the …

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 …

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 …

Teaching The Importance of Respecting Others and Basic Mannerism

5 July 2017 | Posted in: Inspirational, Parenting | 2 Comments

‘Water!! I need to drink!!!’
‘I’m thirsty!!’
Some children yell similar words when they need something.
Like, when they need to drink, EXPECTING someone to quickly provide them with the requested glass of water.
Whenever that happens in …

Why We Go Mountain Hiking with Our Kids

27 June 2017 | Posted in: Inspirational, Parenting | No Comment

Recently, all five of us went to ‘Mount Gede’ (Gunung Gede, West Java), together with 16 others.
Yes, including our 6yo Brie.
We trekked for hours and hours, and over the 3-days-2-nights trip, we also reached the …