Your child has a laptop, but still bends over the keyboard and picks characters one key at a time. It’s hightime she learnt some typing skills and digital literacy.
ENTERS MUMMY AT 6AM.
“Rise and shine boy! School resumes today. Get up and get dressed.”
The young man rolls on his belly, grabs the duvet, pulls it over his head and snoozes off. Mum wonders why he is so lazy. The truth is, he might not be.
Your child may have developed a five-month habit of watching late night movies or playing computer games till 2am. You certainly shouldn’t expect him to up and go to bed at 8pm simply because ‘school resumes tomorrow’.
Nah… it doesn’t work that way.
This video is a screenshot of feedback I received from parents (some of whom, I’ve never met physically) after 3 months of online teaching. Some of these words nearly bring tears to my eyes. It is a testimony I can’t keep to myself. I just gotta share.
There are four tutorials on this blog post, with each bearing links to a Sway where you can both watch the videos and attempt short quizzes.
I am quite curious as to why many of the young ladies of my generation seem to have a sour relationship with their fathers. What went wrong? What happened to the days when his heart warmed up when she smiled or when she ran into his waiting arms …? Wait first, were there ever moments like that sef? … I pause and think about the sweet moments I am sharing with my daughter and pray … that she will never understand what ‘Daddy issues’ mean.
Behaviour issues aren’t always rebellion. Whatever rules the heart of a child is what informs his character per time.
We need to see discipline from the child’s perspective not ours.
In some other cases, the strategy you employ might stop a certain challenging behaviour but trigger a new one. This calls for some deep thinking.
Parents, we need to reflect on our practice with our children, just as we do on our jobs.
Sarcasm saves you stress. But you need to know what works for your child.
When you punish a child… you didn’t win. The child did… a reprimand is better than being ignored.