• anecdotes

    “But it’s shorter”

    A conversation between Janina, our 10 year old  and Ryan, my 6 year old that made us burst out laughing went like this… RYAN: I don’t like Robert (not his real name).  He’s weird. Dad: Ryan, be nice.  Don’t say that. JANINA: Ryan, you can say it this way – “He’s different and unique.  I don’t get along with him because you dislike the way he acts.” RYAN: Huh?  But “I don’t like Robert” is shorter! (picture taken at Singapore Zoo)

  • My kids' journey

    SHINING INSPITE OF

    Janina’s Musical Theater class performed during their Christmas program. Of course, as a mom, I would say that she did very well and really performed like a star. Their class has been practicing for weeks and Janina was very excited because she was given several solo parts. But a week before their performance, she came home to tell me that her teacher took away her solos without any explanation and has given them to the other students. I felt how devastated she was because it did seem unfair for her teacher to do that. How did I react? Well, as parents, we should always look at situations like this as…