Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Increase your chance of having twins

It is very exciting when most of us hear about twin pregnancy and since we do not have gene running in the family, never did I thought I would one day conceive twins (I am currently).

After so readings from the internets, I found some useful articles how one can increase her chance to conceive twins where "Eating more yam" is one of them! (Oh, I do love yam!!)

To learn some of the factors, you can read more on thisarticle on how to increase your chance to have twins.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Benefits of Pre-school

Ever since my girl attended pre-school, she has been amusing us with what she learn daily in school. Her English improves tremendously as we only communicates in Mandarin at home, and she could even learn some new songs just a few days in school.

This afternoon while I was preparing her to sleep, she even amuse me by asking me,

"May I go to the toilet, please?"

Although she still sob in some mornings, she definitely enjoys herself in school.

Oh...how fast my girl has grown....

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Lazy Sunday

Today we had a lazy Sunday. As usual we went to the wet market in the morning, laze around the coffee shop for out breakfast before heading back home.

Since we had a heavy breakfast, we only had light mee hoon soup at home for lunch. For dinner, I made something easy and special this time, the "Long Bean Rice", that my granny used to make when I was young. Will post the picture soon!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

What a Saturday relief

It is Saturday again and today my girl do not need to attend school. What a relief to both of us!!!

Last night she was smart to tell me she wasn't keen to go to school and this morning, as usual she wakes up crying, thinking that I'll drag her to school again. I quickly told her it is Saturday and we will be soon going to the Playgroup!!

What a relief for her, hahaha!!!

Friday, January 11, 2008

End of First Week

Today we are moving into the end of the first week of school.

And yet, this morning, my girl cries when left her there. I wonder how long would she needs to take to adjust her days for school. Although she seems fine after I left, I just couldn't help but wonder if it is waking up in the early morning is what she hates about school. Probably it is also my fault not to train her sleep early each night.

Sigh.....hope this madness could end very soon!

Monday, January 07, 2008

How to create awareness for your children

These are some of the simple steps to help your child create some awareness for child abuse prevention.

1. Build your child's self-esteem
2. Understand your own feeling (be calm and DO NOT judge your child)
3. Increase your child's vocabulary (about body part)
4. Repeat...Repeat.....Repeat
5. Teach your child to be ASSERTIVE
6. Always believe your child
7. Don't rush into situation
8. Teach your child to think "NO" (it is always ok for them to think NO to anything)
9. Teach your child HIS RIGHT

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Chinese New Year is around the corner and most kids would be very happy to see the fireworks.

For your kid's craft, you can let your child create his own fireworks picture.

Materials:
Black sugar paper, glitter, glue, old newspapers, straw (optional)

Method:
1. Work on old newspapers. Spread glue on the paper in geometric shapes. If the glue is soft enough, you can put a small blob of glue on the paper, and then blow some air through a straw to spread it into interesting shapes. You can experiment with the consistency of the glue and the angle of the straw.

2. Sprinkle glitter onto the glue. Slide the excess glitter off your picture and back into the glitter container.

3. Repeat the glue and glitter process with different colors of glitter. Let the glue dry.

Football bet

Do you think anyone can really get rich from betting or gaming? My father buys lots of 4D and although he wins sometimes, I think him losses money more than he wins in his life. It is very normal that we human are acting with greed, and whenever there is a winning, we will automatically feels that luck is on our side and it encourage us to increase our bet even more.

Football betting is also another kind of bet where fans will bet on the winning of their favourite team. Most of the time, there are lots of illegal bets, organised by just anyone. Of course, there is a risk to it where the organiser might just run away with the huge collection of the money before any result take place. If you want to play safe and just enjoy the heat during the football season, you might want to go to reputable sites to place your bet.

How to handle abused children

Continue from the Child Abuse Prevention post.

It is definitely not easy to handle abuse children as we are not trained to do so. However we as parent always have to be the first party who would identify and handle our child, should anything happen to them.

These are some simple guides which I find very useful:
  1. Believe what your child said
  2. Be calm (children are always very sensitive to their parents reaction)
  3. Affirm a child (by assuring he is doing the right thing by telling)
  4. Prepare kids for what would happen next (MUST always let them know there are people who can help)
  5. Be supportive (DO NOT MAKE PROMISE YOU CANNOT KEEP)
  6. Report the abuse
Who to report:
  1. Government hospital
  2. Social Welfare
  3. Police
However one should remember that it would be a very traumatic experience for the victim to report the abuse case. Always handle with special attention and care. Importantly, parents must remember to KEEP CALM!

You can help by Creating Awareness to your Child

Child Abuse Prevention

During last Sunday, I attended a Sexual Child Abuse seminar PS The Children.

It was organised by our Buddhist Society and this seminar was conducted run by the NGO and we got lots of very useful information about child abuse. Even though we are not trained to handle traumatic abuse victim, it at least give me a clear guide how to guide my child by giving some awareness for prevention.

A simple step that every parent should teach their child is to:

SAY "NO" >>>>>>>>> RUN >>>>>>>>>>>> TELL>>>>>>>>>>

  • if they feel uncomfortable to someone's touch
  • if they feel uncomfortable to to what she saw
  • if she feels something is not right
Read How to Handle Abuse Children

First day alone in school

Finally we made it the first day!

Although teacher had to drag my girl out of car for school today, surprisingly she take it quite well and after crying for a while, she settled down. I was there peeping her from the window and notice she followed her class teacher everywhere she went. It doesn't seem a bad idea just throw and go yeah...haha.....

But I do notice some 3 year old kids really can't take it well and cry throughout the whole day. Guess it must be heart throbbing for the parents to hear their child cried like that :(

To me, I still think it is not a wise choice to start school for kids who are too young, if possible.

More Craft Ideas

Recently I have been not searching for craft ideas online for this blog. Since QQ has started school now, it wouldn't be necessary for me to prepare so much craft for her since she will be doing them in school.

However I still need some fresh craft ideas for my playgroup. If you have any great craft ideas, or any links to the pre-school craft site, do let me know yeah....

Some Personal Time

Parenting is so tiring, and imagine, I only have one kid at the moment. Cannot really imagine how mum with 3 kids or more tolerate the madness at home during daytime. I decided to send my 3+ yr-old-girl to school for good. She is really too boring sitting at home with DVD on almost the whole afternoon. At least now after she goes to school in the morning, I could still take a breathe and rest a while, having some personal time to myself. At least for a this coming few months !