Sharing - Funny Parenting Jokes

~ Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 10:31 AM ~

Funny Parenting Jokes

Parenting, Educating and Learning In Today's World of Modern Technology

~ Posted on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 5:47 AM ~

It has been almost 7 years since I left my job in the IT world to be a stay-at-home-mum. With our 3 kiddos growing up fast, how can parents like me adapt and try to keep up with the ever changing world of modern technology? How do we make use of modern technologies to parent our children and at the same educate and learn as we journey into the world of parenthood?

As parents, I absolutely believe there is no way we can avoid and shun our lives from technology and modern devices. It intertwined with almost every aspect of our lives and I feel that the best way is to embrace these technologies but still keep them to a moderate level and being there with our kiddos as we grow along together.

So in what ways do I use modern technology in educating our kiddos?

I think it is a fun and interactive method to educate our kiddos using tablets provided we get the age-appropriate type of applications to work with such as apps that teach young children on phonics, alphabets, puzzle games and more.

I am also picky and inclined towards reviewing apps that are beneficial and useful to our family. I sat together with our kiddos as we go through the apps, explaining to them how to play the apps and being there with them as well. It was amazing to see our little ones with the twinkle in their eyes as they discover and learn new things, such a precious magical sight! It's like making magic together with them, everyday!

Parenting, Educating and Learning In Today's World of Modern Technology

Other than that, I also use our tablet to read news to our kiddos before their bedtime as it is so convenient to just turned it on quickly, browsed for interesting articles and read to them and once done, turned it off and time for bed! Anyway, I believe that knowledge is key and never harm anyone if we read up more and know more. And since I am reading out loud to our kiddos, I hope they can learn to listen the proper pronunciation apart from learning about things around them.

I also use my computer to gather resources such as worksheets and printables for our kiddos to practice on. I search tons and tons of websites online when I need to find more info along with YouTube videos to show to our kiddos how things work and looks like. For this, I'm very grateful to own a reliable Windows computer with the fast processing power of Intel processors.

Since I rely heavily on tablet and computer in my parenting life, it is awesome to be able to make use of Acer Switch, which is a 2-in-1 device to help me along as I educate and parent our kiddos on top of keeping myself updated with the technology today.

Parenting, Educating and Learning In Today's World of Modern Technology

In the coming posts, I will be talking more on how we can reap the positive impact from using these modern technologies like Windows 10 and Intel in our daily lives. In the meantime, you can learn more at: http://www.makemagic.my 

Make magic. Every day.

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Sharing - Japanese Dad Teaches Daughter How To Handle Alcohol

~ Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 12:37 AM ~

I came across this article which I must definitely share with you guys. I don't know the authenticity of this article but it gave me a nice warm tingly feeling after reading this article. Do note that sharing this does not mean I agree or disagree with it. For your convenience, I have copied the excerpts from the article here:

‘When I was younger I was a bit of a rebel. I hung out with some “bad” kids and did some stupid things, but nothing that could get me in trouble. When I hit the drinking age, I think my parents were worried about me but didn’t know what to do. They knew that no matter what they said I’d just do what I wanted anyway, so they were stuck. Finally, one day my dad said this to me:

“Hey Reiko, let’s go out drinking together sometime! I’ll take you wherever you want and you can order whatever you want. We can go to some fancy places, it’ll be great.”

Japanese Dad Teaches Daughter How To Handle Alcohol

 As any young person who gets invited out to drink with their dad would probably feel, I didn’t really want to do. But, at the same time, back then I was interested in seeing what nightlife was like. I’d only just barely gotten a taste of it. So, we went out, just me and my dad. Once we were on the town, he said this: “All right! Drink all you want, Reiko. Drink until you can’t anymore. Don’t worry, I’ll make sure we get home. You feel free to go crazy.”

 It felt really weird being told my dad to “drink all I wanted.” Wouldn’t Mom still be mad at me if I came home drunk? But, I didn’t worry about it too much. I’d already come this far, and Dad said he’d treat me to whatever I wanted, so I decided to take full advantage of the opportunity.

The first stop: a meat-grilling restaurant. The hostess thought I was Dad’s new girlfriend, which he was happy to play right along with.

The second stop: a nightclub. I had some drinks, and the people there saw through Dad’s ruse of pretending I was his girlfriend. But that just made him even happier. He jokingly blamed them figuring it out on my eyes, which he claimed looked just like his.

The third stop: a sushi bar. The chef was nice and had a hint of jealousy in his voice when he talked to my dad. He said that for parents,hanging out with their kid like he was doing with me was a dream come true. My dad was thrilled and encouraged me to keep eating and drinking, since this was a rare opportunity for the two of us to be out.

The fourth stop: a pub. I don’t remember much at that point. I don’t really remember what I drank… what we talked about….

The fifth stop: a “snack” bar. Don’t remember a thing. Pretty sure I just collapsed on the counter.

After that, Dad called a taxi and helped carry me home. I remember briefly regaining consciousness during that time: “Oh wow. Hey, sorry, Dad. I got kinda drunk.” “It’s okay. You just go to sleep.”

The next morning when I woke up in bed I felt awful. Not only from the hangover, but also the embarrassment of having drunk so much last night in front of my dad. I didn’t really want to face him after my drunken display last night. But when I went to the living room, Dad was already gone. My mom gave me a note he’d written for me on the back of some advertisement. It read:

“To Reiko.

Last night was fun. We should do it again sometime. Also, Reiko, do you know how much you drank last night to get in that groggy state? You had two beers and five chuhai (shochu high-ball). That’s your ‘limit.’

So from now on, when you go out drinking with friends, be sure to stop before you reach that limit. The world has some bad people in it, and some of them may want to take advantage of you. I can’t be around to protect you, so that’s why we did this, so you can know your own limit and protect yourself. I know you can do it.

Love, Dad.”

 And I proceeded to eat my breakfast in tears. Mom told me that she and Dad had been worried for a long time how to best tell me all this. Rather than forbid me from doing things they knew I’d do anyway, Dad decided to show me how to take care of myself.

And for that I thank you, Dad. Because of what you did, I never went past my “limit.” I never had any problems with alcohol. I had fun out drinking with friends and never get hurt, thanks to what you taught me. Now, years later, my dad isn’t as cool as he used to be. He’s an old man. The guy who took me around town drinking is gone. Instead he just spends the days in his garden, growing vegetables for me and his grandchildren to eat.

I am who I am today because of you, Dad. And I can’t think you enough.’

What do you think?


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