child-led

Child-led

December 22, 2011, 0 Comments

I believe in following a child’s leading. Each child is gifted differently and so following his lead helps to nurture where his interest lies. My son has an aptitude for things that require fine-motor skills. So we let him pick up a child-scissors and let him have a go with paper. If he does not like it or can’t do it, he is free to do something else. But since he was doing well, we give him more opportunity. He started cutting at one plus and has been at it for a year now. What he is not allowed to…

Nurturing Tots

Nurturing Tots

August 1, 2010, 0 Comments

We had a little mummy chats session where I shared from the following notes. I thought I will post it here along with the Q&As we discussed. Prov 22:6 Train up the child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 4:1-2, Eph 6:1,4, Deut 32: 46-47 “Training” and “Instructions” are two significant ways that the Bible exhort both daddies and mommies in nurturing our kids. Questions to ask ourselves: What is our goal for our child? Does it align with what God wants for our child? 1) Goals of…

theo water

Potty Training

March 20, 2009, 0 Comments

Yipee!! Theo is officially potty trained! I started having harrowing thoughts of potty training him when he turned two. Books that I read talks about potty training boys between 2yrs and 3yrs, mainly because most of them should be ready by then. Many well-meaning friends tell me that since Theo speaks early (he was conversing when he was 20months old), I should potty train him since “pee pee” or “xu xu” was an easy word for him to say. But that is by no means what the term ‘readiness’ means. Some books advocate that if we observe a dry diaper…