Thursday, June 16, 2011

How would you all react in such scenario?

Hi folks!

Parenting is such a lifelong learning experience. At every point of their life, we are learning a lot.

Taking care a newborn, tending to toddlerhood, juggling with weaning, potty-training, preparing solid food, choosing a babysitter, a nursery, a school, a college and a university. How about getting to know their new friends, their girlfriend or boyfriend and next learning to communicate and mingle with our daughter or son-in-law.

There are many scenarios which we are learning.

Below are some of the incidents which makes me think and wonder, " How should I react?"
  1. There are tissues paper lying around in front of the lift. Being taught to pick up rubbish, your kids wanted to pick it up. Would you let them be or what would you react? (I was having a phobia, thinking what kinds of germs or viruses would have left in the tissues. Would it be someone who have sneeze on it and litter it around? I did not managed to stop my kids in time to pick the tissues up; but I made sure they washed their hands immediately.)
  2. Your independent and helpful 2-year-old child wanted to help you with the washing of dirty dishes. But you are running low both in time and patience. How would you react to their offer of help? (I said, thank you boy for offering your help, but maybe you can help me the next round as we ought to rush to work/school now)
  3. Your 5-year-old daughter requests to buy lipsticks and nail-polish; and wanted to wear them to school(nursery). What would you respond?(Oh, why do you thought of having one? ...And my gal revealed that it's 'cos her classmate are having one too. So I said, those are meant for adults...let me try and see if I can find any for children ok?)
  4. Your two toddlers are fighting with the new toys which are meant to be shared. None would agree to share. How would you manage such situation? (Please share your views here)
  5. I believe the lists would go on till they grow up to be a responsible adult, married with children and so on....
And we will need to think before we react to each of this scenario.

So now I like to pose the questions to you, "What would you do in such scenario?"

This post would be more as a trigger point for us to ponder and question ourselves and share with others as well.

Cheers!






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1 comment:

Glam Mama Adriana said...

One thing that I always keep in mind whenever I deal with all sorts of scenarios is "what do I want them to learn from this?"...it's easier in some situations than others, but it does help me focus. Every situation is a learning opportunity, and I try to handle it that way.

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