“No, it is not cute to watch your son eat food from someone else's table.”
Let me start with the most common question parents have: "Is parenting an inborn talent?" My mother believes that the parents of today tend to overthink the process of parenting. "Why in the world doe...
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"Time-out" is something that we've either experience or doled out, most likely both. Let's define it first—time-out is essentially social exclusion that is imposed on children as a form of behav...
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I lost 8kg in four months, and what's more, I never went to the gym. And no, before you think the worst, there was no liposuction involved and not one diet pill passed my lips. This is how I did it.
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What if we totally clamp down on our children's freedoms, for fear that they may come to harm? Surely, they will make fewer mistakes. But fewer mistakes will mean less learning. How does that fit into our primary role as parents -- that to nurture the child so that he or she becomes a self-sustaining human being?
When I was growing up, I vividly remember my mom once saying, "I thought I'd never get angry at my child, but look at what you just made me do?" So right then I knew that the never-getting-angry-at-kids thing does not work. Thanks mom! Mom hadn't read any parenting books. In fact, I doubt the term "parenting" had been coined yet. You didn't spend hours on the internet researching behavioural milestones and you certainly didn't spare a second thought to the "tight scolding" you just gave.