Self-Regulation Starts at Home

Inculcating the habit of self-regulation from a young age is crucial in this technological era of social media Social and digital platforms have fast become a form of mindless virtual entertainment space which allows parents to get a little breather from their children. It is space which provides endless entertainment and edutainment for children asContinue reading “Self-Regulation Starts at Home”

Teenage Hormones, Angst, and Moodiness

So it finally happened. We now have a teenager in the house and it happened right in the midst of Covid-19. In the chaos of life during a pandemic, it caught me totally off guard, despite my awareness of what could happen. “Why is he so moody?” “Why is he crying?” “What’s the matter withContinue reading “Teenage Hormones, Angst, and Moodiness”

6 Reasons Why Training as a Nurse Could Help You to Raise More Successful Children

Lots of us have considered a career in nursing. Nurses play a respectable and essential role in the medical community and in society as a whole. The skills we learn while training as a nurse not only help us to succeed in our future careers, but they can also be transferred to other areas ofContinue reading “6 Reasons Why Training as a Nurse Could Help You to Raise More Successful Children”

Pros and Cons of Home Learning During MCO

Since MCO began, the kids have had 26 days of home learning. As I reflect on those days and the changes that have been made to the home learning program, I feel that it has been a positive experience. Now that we are moving into a conditional MCO, I feel almost regretful that they willContinue reading “Pros and Cons of Home Learning During MCO”

Calming Activities for Kids

Recently, I wrote about a workshop I attended on Helping Children Manage Anxiety. It is a topic close to the hearts of many parents, myself included. The following guest post extrapolates further on the subject providing several calming activities you can try with your children when they’re feeling stressed or anxious. It is written byContinue reading “Calming Activities for Kids”

Helping Children Manage Anxiety

With camp around the corner, G1’s anxiety levels are at an all-time high. It was pretty good timing that our school ran a workshop on anxiety and learning to manage it. These are my notes from the workshop (with annotations)… Defining Anxiety Anxiety is defined as “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about somethingContinue reading “Helping Children Manage Anxiety”

How Adults Affects Young Children’s Persistence

Raising children with persistence. This is a topic that has been very close to my heart since G1 was little. Whether you want to refer to it as persistence, mental toughness, grit, or a growth mindset, I think it all sort of boils down to the same thing. Grit is a “firmness of mind orContinue reading “How Adults Affects Young Children’s Persistence”

Gender Stereotypes: Like a Girl

Let’s talk about gender stereotypes. I wrote about it once before but I made the mistake of thinking it was a message we needed to convey only to the girls. I never thought about the consequences of not discussing this essential topic with boys. It Begins with Conversations When G1 was little, I read aContinue reading “Gender Stereotypes: Like a Girl”