Month: December 2017

5 Things To Look Into Before Approving Your Kid’s Beg To Having A Pet

Does it look like your child’s playtime has exceeded from the usual feeding the teddy bear into something more real like feeding the cats, catching the butterflies and staring at those little fish in the aquarium recently? And have they began to let the cat sneaks into the house? If these signs are shown, you better be armed with these 5 things to look into before approving your kid’s beg to having a pet. #1 Is your child suffering from any allergy? Before you give your nod, it is wise to find out whether your child is suffering from any allergy as not all pets is safe for those who is suffering with allergy. Secondly, it is important to ensure that…

Friendship Across Your Family Norms – Steps to Moderating Your Perceptions as Parents

While it is undeniably good to let children mingle with everyone around them, parents, certainly have their worries over some issues about the difference in their children’s upbringing compared to their friends’. In this matter, there are a few areas that make the difference. Most often, they are : religion social background culture environment at home Religion Just because I am a Muslim, it is unfair if I discuss merely what Islam teaches us. However, a better understanding towards the moderation and tolerance is to accept the fact that all religions in the world teach the same thing; that is, to be good. So, despite ridiculing your children’s friends’ or even worse, their religions, it is wiser to highlight the…

Teacher, Lend Me Your Ear – 3 Things I Learned From My Teacher & Students

Sometimes it is good to observe other people teaching. While I admit that I am a selective listener, I used to think I listen enough. Well, not until recently when I saw Irfan Khairi handled his classes. Yes, that Irfan Khairi! It is a bit frustrating to think that I picked up these lessons late in the year (after much damage of scolding and raising voice in my class), but alhamdulillah, at least I was receptive towards improvement, which I think in the end, aided both,; my students and I. So, here are 3 things I did to improve myself while teaching. Look into their eyes This happened by accident while the boys in my class (they are all boys,…

4 Ways to Trigger Your Kid’s Motor Skills

If there is one thing I can thank Allah for keeping me as a teacher until this very day, that would be for the opportunity to teach Danial. Why? These four ways to trigger your kid’s motor skills were purely what I did with Danial this entire year but I knew little about them until my recent reading on a pedagogy I wished to study more. Alhamdulillah. All praise be to Allah for giving me ways to learn new things. These are the four ways I learned and did with Danial: Peeling off egg shell from boiled egg One day, a colleague of mine gave me a boiled egg and instead of having it whole to myself, I offered my…

Expanding Your Toddler’s Vocabulary with Adjectives Using These 5 Hows

There are many ways every parent can work on when it comes to expanding their toddler’s vocabulary, however, we are going to work on by posting the 5 types of questions that start with HOW as the followings: 1 – How are you? Instead of the common and expected answer “fine”, the next time your toddler ask you this question, reply variously with one of the followings: great amazing tired sad happy excited thrilled frustrated threatened So, the next time YOU ask this question, not only you get a different answer, but you will understand his feelings better. 2 – How is your food? The second thing you would like to try is definitely this. While this question may expand…

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