Happy 4th Birthday

Enjoyed cake and party with friends at daycare.

First few books

Enjoyed reading at a very early age.

Supposedly Iron Man

So cute! The background and setting are just toppings.

Feeding the seagulls

Picnic with Harbour Bridge in the background

First real bed with wheels

The best Christmas present ever!!

07 October 2012

Parenting Tips

You can hear or read in the news that problem with kids ranges from bad to worse. There are many factors not just the parenting type but parents I do believe plays a very vital role in the behaviour of kids. Here are some tips for bodyandsoul.com.au:
5 tips on discipline Tell your child what to do rather than what not to do – for example, “Walk in the house” not “Don’t run in the house”. Ensure kids understand the consequences for breaking the rules, which should be fair and age appropriate. Act quickly when children misbehave. The consequences need to relate to the behaviour so follow through immediately. Stay calm and tell your child in a firm, pleasant voice what you want them to do. Praise your child when they behave well.
I am sure there are many more like rewarding them with equestrian apparel, if they are into it or whatever floats your boat. If you are seeing good results, it must be effective so keep it up. For me, there are no sets of rules, each of us and the kids have our own circumstances. It should be rigid.

Beating Grunting

According to studies, bowel problem is common to school kids due to their diet. Based on the article in bodyandsoul.com.au, it's not hard to feed kids with fiber punch food. I am largely talking about my kid but these food are all time favourite, I reckon. And if kids dislike them, there's always a first time for everything (like find Navy coins) and just like adults, we need to get used to them.
Packing a fibre punch Baked beans (1/2 cup) = 7g Green peas (1/2 cup) = 5g Pear (average size) = 4g Raspberries (1 cup) = 8g Wholemeal pasta (1/2 cup) = 4g White pasta (1/2 cup) = less than 1g Wholemeal/rye bread (one slice) = 2g White bread (one slice) = less than 1g


I can't remember singing lullaby to the Tatapilla when he was a baby. He normally goes to sleep when there is no noise at all. Plus, I don't really know any songs that might help him go to sleep other than those jolly ones. Knowing him, it'll just encourage him to stay awake and play. As he is growing, he likes singing himself to sleep. One night this week, he asked me to sing him to sleep. I wanted to sing a tagalog song but I only know jolly ones as well. After one song, I started humming instead. After a couple of minutes, I was told to stop so he can sleep, funny that. Maybe Rane dj mixers at musicians friend will do a better job than me.

My Little House Helper

When we were at the shops, he wanted lots of treats. We made a deal that he can only have them if he will brush his peggies after eating and if he deserves them. And so, it started the helping hands campaign. He's been cleaning up and because he likes water, which I presume he will welcome water fountains indoor, doing all the chores that include water.
Plus, I reckon, this is a good training for him to be self sufficient when he grows into an adult.