Nov 24 2009

Observe Your Habits During Pregnancy

Published by szanuar under Child Development

During my pregnancy, my mother always reminded me to observe my everyday habits….to make it clear, Please behave nicely as how you want your future kids to react to the world. In other words, control your temper, control your emotion, respect others, build up your positive attitudes, bla..bla…bla… My mother said, all that you feel, you react, you do, will be the behaviours of your to-be-borned kids.

It’s really hard to believe at first but as time goes by, I started to believe in that. Looking at my childs and remembering what I did when I carried them in my tummy, my mother’s advice is nothing but all truth.

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They inherit my behaviours, good and bad….the way they react, the way they respond, the way they handle their emotions…it’s like I’m looking at the mirror….. I saw myself in them.

So, if you think you want your kids to behave nicely and satisfactorily, you know now where you should start….Good Luck!!…..

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Oct 31 2009

Disney Joins Netbook Craze

The new Disney NetPal from Asus is a beefed-up Eee PC netbook with thicker hinges, a spill-proof keyboard, onboard parental controls and no shortage of Disney-themed frosting. Once you get past the mouse ear-shaped Webcam, this is just a typical Intel Atom-powered Windows XP netbook that you could easily imagine prying from your child to look up a recipe or watch a funny YouTube video.

There are three USB ports and a Secure Digital slot, plus a VGA graphics-out port for school reports and a headphone jack.  The Wi-Fi/Webcam combination could make Skyping with a grandparent an option.  The case comes in pink (aka Princess Pink) or blue, and there are two hard drive options – either the 160-gigabyte model (the MK90h) or the more shockproof 16GB solid state drive model (the MK90).

You may opt for the larger size and teach your child how to back up photos or projects on a separate USB drive.  Missing is a disk drive.  What makes this worth the few dollars over a cheaper vanilla netbook or an iPod Touch?  According to Chris Heatherly, head of the Disney team behind the system, it has to do with your peace of mind.

Rather than going the filtering route, the NetPal uses a white-list approach, where you decide what your child sees through his custom Disney desktop, which mixes installed applications with online destinations.  A scheduler, hidden behind a password, lets you decide which games your child can play, and when, if you want to limit your child’s time with Webkinz or Free Realms to after school but also have it inaccessible at bedtime, you can do so.

Perhaps the best part of this netbook is that it gives you choices.  So if your child gets tired of Hannah Montana or if you feel your child has outgrown the virtual fencing, you can toggle off your magical kingdom, download FireFox and run your NetPal like the netbook it really is.  The NetPal goes for USD350. – NYT.

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Oct 29 2009

Couple Who Gave House To Son Now Homeless

Published by szanuar under be nice to your parent

Sin Chew Daily reported that an elderly couple in Singapore who gave up their duplex to their son ended up homeless after they were chased out of the house by the ungrateful offspring.  The couple now call the staircase of a school their home.  The man, who was named as Lim, was a manager before he retired.  He had a son and a daughter who lived in Jurong, Singapore.

Relating his ordeal to a secretary of the school, Lim said he and his wife decided to give their duplex home to their son as a wedding gift about two years ago.  The couple thought that they could live in the house with their son.  He, however, decided to sell the property for RM960,000 to buy another condominium.  Lim and his wife were then sent off to live with his daughter.

After a year, the daughter decided that they were no longer welcome and banned from touching her children.  The couple could not enter the house after their daughter changed the locks to the house.

I’m not sure, how true is this story but it seems to bad for an action of human beings.  Can you imagine chasing OUR OWN PARENT OUT FROM THEIR OWN HOUSE!!  How ungrateful….They brought us to the world…Mom carried us in their tummy for nine month.  It’s not always a wonderful exercise.  For nine consecutive months, mom has to forget her own needs…consideration would always go to the baby.  No drugs, no cigar, no drinks, no chemical, NO..NO..NO…just for the sake of healthy baby.  When we were born, our parents priorities has changed.  Everything goes to the kids…They wants us to have good life, good food, good shelter, good education…Every good things for us…So that we can lead a successful life in future…That’s what their ONLY HOPE…THE HOPE that we can’t even PAYBACK during entire life.  Yet, there are still an unshamed, ungrateful kids who are willing to take over their parent properties, chase them away and make them homeless.   

WE CAN’T EVEN PAYBACK THEIR MERCY. WE CAN’T EVEN MATCH THEIR SACRIFICE…WHY CAN’T WE BE GOOD TO THEM…LIFE IS NOT THAT LONG.  DO GOOD THINGS TO OUR PARENTS AS HOW WE WANT OUR KIDS TO TREAT US. REMEMBER, WHAT WE DO TO OUR PARENTS, WE WILL ALWAYS BE REWARDED WITH THE SAME TREATMENT BY OUR KIDS. GOOD FOR GOOD, BAD FOR BAD….THINK ABOUT IT…

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Oct 27 2009

I Enrolled My Kids For A Swimming Lessons

Published by szanuar under Swimming Lesson

My kids always like to swim, to be accurate…. they like to be in a pool…Which kids do not like it anyway??  Looking at that, I might as well channel the energy towards their interest. So, we decided to enrol them for a swimming lesson. It was a 32 hour lesson in 4 months time.  The result…..A PROUD MOTHER….

Imagine looking at your kids swimming in the Olympic size pool of 10m depth and jumping from the 5m height of platform into the water…TOO PROUD…

My Son During Swimming Session

Unfortunately my 5year old daughter couldn’t make it to the advance level.  But it’s ok, atleast she is now able to float herself in the water.  I will still make her join the class when she’s ready.

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