How to Instill a Love for Reading in Your Child

On Tuesday, I was invited to speak at the Popular Bookfest 2017 at the KLCC Convention Center with Michelled Lim-Chua, author of The Mindful Mom, on the topic: How to Instill a Love for Reading in Your Child These are some of the highlights from our discussion. Why Reading? “A nation that does not read muchContinue reading “How to Instill a Love for Reading in Your Child”

Learning to Work Together with the Get Along Shirt

The “get along” shirt has been going around on the Internet for some time now and while it sounded like a good idea, I have never tried it before. But when my cousin started waxing lyrical about how well it worked with her boys, I decided to give it a go… The boys had come to me, yetContinue reading “Learning to Work Together with the Get Along Shirt”

Some of the Best Lessons are the Hardest to Learn

G1 had sports day recently. It was… um, not too good. He was extremely disappointed about coming last – in every activity. Coming last wasn’t the bad thing. It was his poor sportsmanship that was appalling. It would have been a terrific learning opportunity for G1 – if only he could see it for what it was. TheContinue reading “Some of the Best Lessons are the Hardest to Learn”

Character Building: The Value of Persistence – Part 2

How apt that I should watch Soul Surfer right after writing about the value of persistence… If you haven’t seen the movie and you don’t know what it is about, here’s the preview: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWeOjBCi3c4 It’s based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton who dreamed of becoming a professional surfer when her arm is takenContinue reading “Character Building: The Value of Persistence – Part 2”

Book Review: Oh the Places You'll Go… by Dr Seuss

This is another terrific book by Dr Seuss that we love.  It is a book that talks to your child about life – the places he’ll go, the things he will see, the emotions he will experience, and so on.  In a nutshell, it tells your child that he will be great.  It tells himContinue reading “Book Review: Oh the Places You'll Go… by Dr Seuss”