Category Archives: Parenting Insights

Praise, Do it Right.

“Emphasizing effort gives a child a variable they can control … Emphasizing natural intelligence takes it out of the child’s control” – Dr Carol Dweck Don’t tell your child he is smart. Instead, praise him for his effort. Be specific … Continue reading

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The case of the crying sick baby

Image from http://parenting.thewomanlife.info/ Our dear Oliver just developed high fever yesterday evening. It peaked 39.2 degrees Celsius at 5:30 A.M. this morning. Brought him to a GP and he saw that Oliver’s throat was red. But as evening came, his … Continue reading

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What constitutes being a good parent? [part 5] – Write a Will

We often believe that we will be there for our children through their adulthood. Most of us take it for granted that we will be at their first day of school, graduation, first job, marriage, first baby, etc. We seldom … Continue reading

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Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. Zzzz

Let’s talk about sleep. Baby’s sleep. Toddler’s sleep. Wait a minute, is Edward a toddler still? Or already considered as a preschooler? Anyways… Ok, let’s talk about how Edward is doing now. Edward has just turned 2 last month. We … Continue reading

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It takes a village to raise a child. Or not?

But what if the village and you do not have the same parenting attitude? What happens when you have one way to handle tantrums but ‘the village’ has another way. How will things work? The child will get confused. Will … Continue reading

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Thankful to be a mother

Since i was born, i have never felt anything like it; the warm sensation inside that i have for my sons, the pain that i feel when they get hurt, the happiness that takes over me when i see them … Continue reading

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No routine = literal madness

For some reason, we have no routine at all while visiting Vientiane now. What we get is a cranky toddler, bored baby and stressed mummy. Meal time, nap time, play time is never the same For each day. And so … Continue reading

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