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Let your Child Perform on stage to boost their self – esteem

I remember before it is one of our big event in the school calendar. All of our students need to perform an stage play. I made the script and I make sure that every student have their own line to say and they are going to portray each character of a story. They are all required to wear their costume on the said event.

But before the event took place we have enormous changes in our script and performance. Because this one parent of my student decided that she wants her daughter to be the lead actress. I reasoned out why I didn’t choose her daughter, I told her that her daughter have difficulty in speech and we dont want to pressure her, we are just giving task that is enough for her capacity. But the parent insist, and so I changed the script again. I am aiming that the student will go on stage and perform her character. After few practices the said student didn’t show up and I was wondering why she isn’t showing up. Where in fact, I already changed the script and decided she will be part of the lead actresses. Only to find out, the mother decided not to let her daughter join the stage play. So again I changed the script.

We as a parents, we always support our kids in any activities that they have in the school. Through that activities they will gain socialization and boost their self confidence. Its not always that our kids will go on stage and perform their talents. Its not because they can sing and dance at home, they can also do that on stage with so many people and big crowd. Some would be frightened and wont go on. But this is the stage of development that they need to conquer on, as the time goes by they need to deal big crowd.  So as early as now, its good if you would help them practice being independent and confident in the big crowd. That is what we are trying to develop with our student so as much as possible we make sure that all of them will go on stage and perform.

United Nations Program for Sunnyville Learning Center

Its been a while since I am away and never had any update of my blog. As you can see in my last post, I was in deep misery and never had the mood to write anything good. Just until today, I decided to get up and make an update for this blog. I apologize for all my readers and visitors. I’ll try to keep this blog more updated and got more stuff to read for your kids and parenting stuff.

As of this week, we are busy preparing for the upcoming United Nations program of our school. Other than Christmas Party and Graduation Program, United Nations Program is considered as one of the biggest event in our school. Our school administrator decided to do the event in the bigger place with the other school Oak Tree Early Childhood Center. While busy for the preparation of this upcoming big event. We as a teacher busy as well preparing our students to their stage performance and the introduction part.

We have students who are having speech difficulties and delay in speech. So we make an extra effort for them to say at least one word just to introduce themselves. Its a lot of job to do and work on, its not easy because we only have 2 weeks to go and its the big event already. We have to make our effort double this time as the students need to practice for their performance.

Finally, its nice to be back again with the hope to post more lively and funny articles. Thank you for keeping with me in my darkest moments.

 

Christmas without you…

Before posting some reliable and informative about parenting and preschoolers kid. Let me out my misery as of the moment. I want to make it personal upon writing this post. I just want you all my dear readers, think that this post is based on what I feel right now.

I am in deep, deep misery. You may asked why I in misery right now, for my so long boyfriend didn’t contact me for almost 2 months now. Yes, we are in a long distance relationship. I don’t know what went wrong as to why he no longer bothers to communicate with me. Being so high pride, I don’t want to make the first move, I feel that he is oblige to do it, if not at least volunteer to show that he really loves me. But sad to say, it seems that he no longer remembers me.

As the Holiday Season is fast approaching, I therefore conclude that my Christmas would be lonely as a blue and I’ll have an empty heart for this season. Next Christmas I make sure that I won’t give my heart, because you might gonna throw it again and I’ll have a lonely Christmas again.

Lonely Hearts on Holiday Season

Just like any other Christmas, I’ll be celebrating it again loveless. It’s been for a while that I have been dreaming of having a love life during holiday season. Its not that I am after for a gift, but what I am really after for is the love shared while celebrating Christmas. Its been so long that I’ve experienced that and I no longer remember how it is.

Again as the year 2011 ends, I hope next year I won’t be celebrating Christmas loveless. It’s just pop up to my mind when my grandmother told me. You are so poor if you don’t have love life. Don’t be poor and don’t allow that to happen. Sad, but its happening now for more than how many consecutive years, no matter how much I tried, still I end up nothing and no one.

Just my yearly rant that I would like to share, if we have the same thoughts ( I hope not) Tell me what you have done to overcome this loneliness and emptiness during the holiday season.

Television as a Medium of Learning for Preschoolers

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The picture is not mine

One of my toddler’s students could not say a word when he was 2 yrs old. For me I find it unusual, why he cold not speaks any word the least “Mommy” or “Daddy”. I try to talk to his mom, why her son is like that. She told me that her son don’t have any socialization activity social group activities and social and emotion activities with other kids. He is always inside the room and he keeps on watching television. Like the cartoons, movie or any pbs kids show.

The influence of television to children can sometimes create a bad habit. Especially the firs 5 years of early childhood, it is better spent in playing, reading, walking, talking, and painting and crafting, then pbs kids games – in other words these are all doing things together.

However, some parent fined that television is helpful for the growing years of their child. It may be beneficial to their child’s development, but parents should be first selective of what their children are watching. Like programs Barney or any other video learning material that can reinforce the values and principles you wish to develop in your child.

Second, limit your child’s daily view time. You don’t want t create as to your child’s habit so avoid spending too much time on the television. Instead spend other more valuable activities such as playing games, painting, and reading.

Third, you need to watch television together with your child. In that way you can monitor what he/she is watching and you can check and balance if that’s really helpful or not.

Finally, as a mother and parent to your child it always good to set a good example.

Learning the Parenting Behavior

Before dwelling so much into parenting I would like also to add here, on how we learn to be a parent. Where did we get the learning to be a parent? There are a lot of books that tells so much about parenting and family and magazine that will lead you the in and out of parenting.

As far as I know, we tend to parent the way we were parented. We are most likely the same with our parents if we are not aware of this. But if we are fully aware we apt to choose methods that we like to apply, then we just ignore things that we do not like to use. This is very critical, for you become aware about your parenting styles; we sometimes need someone to tell us about it.

Then we can learn by watching other parents and talking with friends about their experiences. From them you can learn something new and you can choose to apply it, it may not be effective as it is effective to others but at least you will have an idea you will just give it some twist to make it more effective for your children.

We can also learn by doing the trial and error, this is the most common thing happen as a first time parent. Just like me, I tend to do trial and error when I gave birth to my son. Its fun but its rewarding sometimes and always remembers what is the effective way for your children. Always remember this being a parent there is no perfect strategies you may combine with other styles and strategies but 1 strategy alone is not enough.

What shall the Parents do of a Preschooler?

 At this stage of a Preschooler, parents are the most important person for them. It’s only the parents who can understand their demands and sometimes tolerate their misbehavior. However what a parent can do with their preschooler is for them to understand that discipline is a teaching process. At first hand, it’s the first who teach their preschoolers about the discipline and behavior. Then from what I understand, discipline includes everything we do to teach our children with the way they think for themselves and for others. Then make a good decisions and choices.

For the parents to be effective in this way, parents should learn the way to teach, practice and reinforce any necessary rules for the good behavior, rather than announcing it to them.

Parents should always display good models to their preschoolers, because that is their basis for the good and bad then right and wrong. Parents should use manners for them to teach manners, how can they teach manners if the parents itself don’t have any manners. Then practice self – control to teach self – control. Above all, parents should remember that their kids or preschoolers trust their parents first. So just be consistent and maintain of being affectionate and appreciative to their unique world and try to see the situation in their own point of view. A little of some verbal encouragement to build motivation and self – esteem. Be proactive in correcting the misbehavior by redirecting your child to a positive replacement behaviors.

If I had my Child to Raise over Again

I want to share this poem coming from Diane Loomans.

 

If I had my child to raise over again,

I’d fingerpaint more and point the finger less.

I’d do less correcting and more connecting.

I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.

I would care to know less and know to care more.

I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.

I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.

I’d run through more fields and gaze at more stars.

I’d do more hugging and less tugging.

I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.

I’d built self –esteem first, and the house later.

I’d teach less about the love of power, and more about the power of love.

 

This is really an inspiring poem for all of us as parents to our kids. Sometimes we tend to forget what our little ones needs and we focus more on a bigger aspect of life. I really can’t blame with that, because I myself as a parents would do much more work than play with my son and its always the house that comes first to my priority.

Upon reading this poem it made me realize my mistakes and flaws. Now I want to raise my son all over again to follow some points of this poem. I guess with that I can make my son a better and good man in the future. But it’s too late; well he is no longer a pre school but becoming a teenage so I guess I need to have a different approach.

Thank You – Nita Thomas

I never thought that I’ll have another blog to write. Before I thought I would stop for only 2 blogs. I feel that I no longer needed another blog. However when the offer was given, I immediately grabbed it and suddenly changed my min. I needed another blog to work on and later monetize it in the sooner date.

However, all this things wouldn’t happen without any help from my friend Genny my ever dearest friend, who would always give me a hint which is which. She’s the one who informed me about this giveaways free domain by Nita Thomas. Secondly, sis Nita Thomas from Bisdak Bloggers FB Community is the one who gave it to me for free. Because of her generosity here I am working on my third blog.

Best of luck for me in my another niche blog that I’ll be working on to make it as more prosperous just like any other blogs that I have. I’ll take it one step at a time and I know I will surely get it there.

As to say thank you for her generosity and friendship I am writing this post to show how much I appreciate and thank you so much for all the blessings that you kept on sharing to other fellow bloggers. May you continue to share your goodness and blessings to others and I know all the blessings will just come to your way.

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Here she is tshanan..... Nita Thomas

Here are her blogs that you can check on and will be glad to follow it as well. Thank you much

Nita’s Random Thoughts
Nita’s Corner
Mom away from Work
Home Improvement made Easy
Healthy Eating Lifestyle

Another Day for my Baby

Just another day for my baby and its a countdown until it will fully mature. But don’t you worry not all the posts that I will be making here is just a countdown it won’t make any sense at all. Just this day, because I still could not make up my mind on what to write and how to make it looks fresh. I know what I am exactly doing right now is very opposite to what my goal and dream of making this blog. Just please give me sometime to think it over and until I will have a bright idea.

For the meantime, I can’t wait until the day it mature and will have some more opportunities to earn. Yes the main purpose of having this online diary is to earn. Other than what I have online earnings, I also wanted to earn more not because I am greedy just that I am preparing for something more big and something more stable. So anything that will have chance of earning I will take a risk of giving my time but not really spending or giving out some cash.

I am counting and I can’t wait until that day. Excited