How to upset a mom in less than 5 seconds? It's when someone tries to tell you how to raise your child. Well, yes, it is oversimplified to explain the child's misconduct is either the result of the parental problem or wholly caused by the child genre. Some children have resistant behavior like my 5-year old boy. He doesn't care about anything I tell him to do. For instances, when I try to force a macrobiotic diet on him, he sees no reason why he has to give up his innocent comforting desire to eat candies. Children like playing games. I had read the "points system" game from a book and tried to play this game with him. The result is encouraging.
The game applied to the kid age between 4 to 7 years old. Every positive performance of the kid will give a token to record the points. The child redeems the gift as a reward according to the number of tokens had been collected.
5. Make a list with the child together for the "things-to-do" items such as
6. Define each item from the "things-to-do" list is carrying how many points. The child obtains more points for the difficult task and fewer points for the easy task.
7. The score tokens would put into that storage box.
8. Allow the child to redeem the rewards in the weekly base or monthly base.
Don't leave without takeaway the free e-book for finding more games to play with the child.
The closer we get to animals, the more joy they give us. Do you think that those with a loved pet are more likely to feel satisfied than those without a pet? When my kid urges me to buy her a furry friend, I think it’s not a bad idea. My hubby prefers the furry friend should be a cat because....
1. Cat and woman are alike.
(via Smetana TV)
2. Cat provides the source of creativity for writing a book
3. It would easily get caught when it did misbehave.
4. You would never forget to feed it food to eat because the cat is good at reminding you its existence because..
A cat favorable to nap is on whatever you are reading, isn't it?
5. Sometimes, the cat seems to look so familiar.
(picture via the web)
1. Solo traveling was so exciting when I was in my early 20s.
When I was in my early 20s, I thought every traveling was once in a lifetime event. I loved solo traveling. The beauty of solo traveling was offering you complete freedom to decide where to go, where to eat and where to stay. You made all the decisions to control your journey. Someone might warn you the possibility of danger, threat, and sometimes loneliness, but is there anything on earth can 100% guarantee for sure? I liked to experience the skydive jumping for 360 degrees bird-eye view of the magnificent landscape; or enjoyed the trekking and boating in Nepal; or followed the footsteps of ancient Inca in Machu Picchu, Peru. The adventure was out there. It represented fun, excitement, dangerous and risky.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go ~ T.S. Eliot
2. Traveling with friends when I was 30s. Excitement and contentment
I felt wonderful when traveling alone. As mention from an African proverb that “if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together”. When I was in my early 30s, I loved to travel with buddies visiting Europe, South America, and Asia . Friendship is a source of happiness, isn’t it? Even though it was not funny to carry the heavy backpack, walking miles to the motel where there was no toilet flush, but it made a lot of difference to experience the good and bad from the adventure with my friend together. If your boyfriend was your travel-mate, it added more fun to your journey (but it would be a nightmare sometimes). It would be great to hang out on the street of Buenos Aires. I liked to see people dancing the tango out there, touching faces, man leading and woman following. They were so sexy that attracted you dancing with them together.
If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together ~ African proverb
3. Family travel when I was over 35s. Change from using the backpack to Samsonite. More contentment than excitement.
Family vacation has become our annual family event. Travel has meant an Easter egg-riddled journey for the kids, but for me, it means anxiety more than excitement. Right from the start planning and preparing for the journey, I can't get over the worries about non-refundable fares, tight schedule, security issues, or any other inconvenience unexpected things can be happened along the journey. The backpack has changed to Samsonite. Throughout the journey, the kids are talking non-stop, eating takes us longer than others. But when I find the kids are having so much fun, I feel the contentment come along with their laughs and smiles.
Parenting today is a complex and fascinating adventure. What do you think about your motherhood journey? Excitement or Contentment? Or both?
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