Monthly Archives: October 2016

Understanding Toddlers (and Youngsters)

There was this “Agony Aunt” column with this title: Why does my 4-year-old insist on doing things at such a maddeningly slow pace? By Meghan Leahy October 26 The key to understanding youngsters lies in realizing that their challenging behaviour … Continue reading

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“There was a farmer, had a dog and Bingo was his name-oh! B-I-N-G-O! B-I-N-G-O! B-I-N-G-O! And Bingo was his name-oh!” Z knows that song, but she lacks the extended vocal control to sing it. Her pronunciation/enunciation is that of a … Continue reading

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My Mutant/Evolved Daughter

Z has a habit of watching YouTube videos at night for about an hour before bedtime. What she watches though are videos about kids. In fact, her request to watch video is the eminently¬†concise Singlish-influenced, “see baby?” Translated, it means, … Continue reading

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Youth, Idealism, and Age

From my FaceBook status update of¬†27 November 2013 Ode to idealism? Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains. … Continue reading

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Doing what makes you happy

There is that old song, “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.” In contrast there is the other song, “It’s sad to belong to someone else, when the right one comes along.” The … Continue reading

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