A good read and reminders to us parents

Tiruvalluvar, a Tamil poet/writer, was written more than 5000 yrs ago. It’s one of the ancient science on Human behaviour, which has not changed inspite of modern education & technology!

SOME GOLDEN THOUGHTS OF THIRUKKURAL

1. If your child lies to you often, it is because you over-react too harshly to their inappropriate behaviour.

2. If your child is not taught to confide in you about their mistakes, you’ve lost them.

3. If your child had poor self-esteem, it is because you advice them more than you encourage them.

4. If your child does not stand up for themselves, it is because from a young age you have disciplined them regularly in public.

5. If your child takes things that do not belong to them, it is because when you buy them things, you don’t let them chose what they want.

6. If your child is cowardly, it is because you help them too quickly.

7. If your child does not respect other people’s feelings, it is because instead of speaking to your child, you order and command them.

8. If your child is too quick to anger, it is because you give too much attention to misbehaviour and you give little attention to good behaviour.

9. If your child is excessively jealous, it is because you only congratulate them when they successfully complete something and not when they improve at something even if they don’t successfully complete it.

10. If your child intentionally disturbs you, it is because you are not physically affectionate enough.

11. If your child is openly defiant, it is because you openly threaten to do something but don’t follow through.

12. If your child is secretive, it is because they don’t trust that you won’t blow things out of proportion.

13. If your child talks back to you, it is because they watch you do it to others and think its normal behaviour.

14. If your child doesn’t listen to you but listens to others, it is because you are too quick to jump to conclusions.

15. If your child rebels it is because they know you care more about what others think than what is right.

Halloween 2014 : Scary and Japanese Doll

Being a mom of two girls, halloween costumes has always been a challenging task for me. It’s not as easy as dolling them up, or trying on a new hairstyle but it’s a task that requires creativity. The problems doubles up when you are out of budget to buy ready made costumes.

This year, I had to dig my closet and find dresses that could suit what I have been thinking to do for my girls. Inspired by the movie Annabelle, and the white dress that was outgrown by my eldest, I came up to making my 4 y/o dress up lie Annabelle. I was so amazed by how it turned out. I, myself, couldn’t believe that I did a great job hahaha!

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