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Share Nicole’s first time fighting: a developing sense of self
2014-11-3 01:24
Nicole’s first time fighting: a developing sense of self
How time flies! Nicole is twenty-seven months old now. Last Wednesday afternoon, when I went to fetch her from the playgroup, Karin, her caregiver, told me that for more than a year, for the first time, she found that Nicole started to fight against other kids over her preferred toy. 'Really,' I got excited at the news. Then I asked her did Nicole tend to grab toys away from others, or did she just struggle with other children taking toys. Karin confirmed me with the latter one, and reas ...
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Share Enjoy travel with your kids
2014-10-20 18:01
Enjoy travel with your kids
It appears to me that travel is an essential part of the every day life in western countries. Every time when you go out, you will come across with so many families with their little family members on the way. Normally the mother pushes a baby stroller, with a small baby lying in the carrycot or sitting in the push-chair, looking around curiously. Several bags, big or small, with all the necessities are hanging on the handle bar of the stroller. And the father often carries the elder tod ...
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Share Does bilingual baby talk later?
2014-7-31 05:01
I’m now concerned whether Nicole has a speech delay problem or she just has a temporary constitutional speech delay and will turns out to be a late bloomer. She is in her twenty-five months and has mastered a vocabulary of around 60 words (mainly Chinese), but no combination of two words together, which shows a little bit delay in the speech development. But this standard, I mean the combination of two words, is according to the statistics study of monolingual babies and toddlers. I don ...
Personal category: Growing with my daughter|2100 views|8 comments Popularity 6
Share Taming tantrums of the terrible twos
2014-7-7 01:00
I often hear of the ‘terrible twos’, but only realize how tough it is when it really came to me; thus the occasional little ‘bad tempers’ Nicole showed to me in her earlier second year turns out to be cute and sweet ones in my memory. Nevertheless, I struggled to try my best not to blame her for her tantrums when they happen, although I failed to lose my control once or twice. Dictionaries define a tantrum simply as ‘a fit of bad temper’. We adults also have bad ...
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Share Make reading a habit
2014-3-23 12:59
My husband told me days ago that it was getting more and more difficult for him to focus, especially when listening to others, of whose speech more than 90% of the information would escape. And he wondered if it was because of aging or not. Then I asked him would he like to have a listen to me, because I held a different opinion on it. His work is tightly related to data mining and programming, so his brain is intense all day long. While after work, his attention seems ...
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Share What the typical eighteen months old do
2014-2-26 23:33
By eighteen months, Nicole has become more verbal and sociable. She seems understand most of what I say, although she can say a few simple words only. She can use gestures or grunts to communicate as well. She has begun to realize that every thing has a name, therefore she constantly points to different things, until I name them for her. She plays simple pretends, such as mopping the floor with a piece of cloth as I do, feeding her barbie doll with a bottle... She likes listening to stor ...
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Share Yes or no? It's time to discipline
2014-1-29 06:09
Nicole is growing up everyday. As time passes by, along with the new skills mastered has come a talent for getting into trouble. After the first birthday she gets more curious, fearless, impulsive, mobile, while still clueless about the consequences of her actions -- a recipe for trouble. Sometimes you are listening to the BBC news from TV when cooking in the kitchen, while suddenly it becomes silent. When you go running to see what has happened, you will find that she ...
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Share (Topic:helicopter parents) How to make the most of the babyhood?
2014-1-22 01:23
In this achievement-oriented society, parents usually fall in great anxiety, anxious about whether our children will have a bright future. And some begin worrying too early even when the child is a small baby. We worry that unless they do everything right on time according to the schedule of developmental milestones, they won’t be successful as a candidate for Harvard or Oxford. Do we have reasons to worry? This is a question. The worry provoke s a ...
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Share The child is father of the man -- science in the saying
2014-1-18 05:29
There goes the saying 'san sui kan dao lao ( 三 岁 看到老 )', namely, the child is father of the man. The Free Dictionary gives the explanation of the meaning:people's personalities form when they are children.I guess most people seldom think over it, while some will question on it. You probably won't remember much about the first three years of your life, thus how can a period of time when you are an innocent child be so critical to the formation of the human being you will ...
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Share Is your baby a slowpoke walker?
2014-1-15 05:56
Is your baby a slowpoke walker?
Nicole is a slow walker compared to most of her peers. Her daddy used to be eager to see her walking. But after a long time since her first birthday, there were still not any signs showing her starts walking, he began to worry about the issue."I really thought that by now she would have started walking. But she hasn’t even tried yet", one day he talked to me, "And you know? Her cousin (three weeks older than her) started walking one month ago. A few days ago I met a family o ...
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