Wondering how to introduce the concept of waiting (or TIME)? Kara is very impatient at times, "mama, play with me NOW please", "mama let's go NOW please", and one time, I told her: "You have to learn to wait, anak. I'm still working on something. Give me 10 minutes". I completely forgot that TIME is such an abstract concept. For young children (esp 3 years old and below), time is a mystery. The concept that time exists at all is far too abstract for a young child to understan
Earlier today, Kara went to the park and brought her walker wagon with her. She told us she'd fill it with "treasures." Usually, she'd pick up twigs, leaves of different colors, or flowers that fall from trees. I usually just observe what she does. At one point, she couldn't push the walker wagon forward. She did not ask for my help, and I knew she wouldn't. She started going around, checking each corner carefully. Then 2.8 year old Kara told me: "Mama, there's a big rock in
I've said this before, in order to make your trips and "staycations" filled with not just joy but also fun, observe the cardinal rule in parenting while traveling - always create a home away from home. First of all, PREPARE AN ITINERARY BASED ON YOUR CHILD'S SCHEDULE (and I'm not talking about the timing - but more on the sequence of activities). Try to avoid disrupting your child's established routine unless you are willing to suffer the consequences. Respecting your child'
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