The Short Visit

I was in Davao last week with the parents ans was I was not expecting that I can spend a short time bonding with my niece. The last time I saw her I think, last last year during her fourth birthday. I am so glad and happy to saw her and my brother as well. We only got the change to spend time with this cute little lady (she not a baby anymore, according to her) if the father (our brother) is not working abroad..

I did not bring my camera with me, and the built in camera of my phone is not that clean, that is why it is a bit blurry and dark when I took this photo.  The cute little lady (niece), lola (my mother) and me.
The grandparents with our little lady (niece).  This was taken in a resort in Davao, the niece like the water so much, they always treat her to swimming every time the brother is in the Philippines. 
I only want to take the picture of the niece, but my mother insisted that she will be included in the pic. hehehe..

 

Playtime..

Never had a barbie doll or any kind of girly doll before but out little miss has it. She has a cute barbies and a play pen just for her. I just grab the photo form my sisters FB account hehehe.

The little miss playing with her toys, mickey and minnie mouse, the brunette and blonde barbie…
Cute toys she got here….
 

Self-respect

Building self-esteem is a key to remember.

Help your child know himself and accept who she/he is.

Encourage her/him to make the most of her/him interest, abilities, and activity levels.

Teach him/her how to adapt their individual style to achieve success.

“If children accept the inevitability of change in their lives and concentrate on visualizing good thoughts, they’ll automatically set the stage to act their dreams, thereby, making them realities;” says a mother of two.

 

Financial Planning

When I was little and growing up. I never remember valuing about money and my parents effort to earn money. All I knew is how to spend it, and when I was working, my mother use to tell me to save for the rainy days but I did nit listen. And it is only now that I really value those reminders. I should have listen to them, but I think it’s not to late for me to save and learn about financial planning right? Kids also no-a-days should learn how to value, save and plan.

Finances are a definite factor, and planning will provide a better chance for ensuring security. It doesn’t hurt to start early especially to your children.

1. Encourage your child to save money, from a young age. She/he can do small jobs for neighbors, collect cans and redeem them for cash. Parents can help to: save all your “coupon” values; just set aside the savings in a special jar or bank account.

2. Help your child to check out the internet for different ideas.

3. Don’t forget to check out financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, work study programs, prepaid tuition program.

In that way, your child will value money and learn to plan ahead for the future.

 

Hard Work and Discipline

I was reading an old book that belongs to my mother about home and living. An entertaining and useful book about child care, how to help them build confidence and all. These two ingredients “hard work and discipline” build confidence and lead may lead them to success in the future. Here are some points to remember in mind.

1. Make sure that your child understands the preparation, hard work, and study that are needed to pursue his/her dreams.
2. Reinforce the need for total discipline and education.
3. Make it known that there are no shortcuts or time pressures, but that staying focused is essential.

I find it interesting and somewhat useful when the time when I would be a parent someday, hopefully soon. It would be a great help for me and hope it make sense also to those parents out there.