Category Archives: Milestone

Lies I Told My Child To Make Parenting Easier

In the continuing documentation of LiesIToldmyChildToMakeParentingEasier¬†(see below)¬†here’s another whopper we told Z recently. We were passing Pororo Park (at Marina Sq, SG) and Z asked to take a look at the park through the glass window. (There was a train … Continue reading

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Interception

It used to be that if Z were chasing me, she would simply chase me following the direction I took. Today, when I went around a pillar, from the left, she would go to the right of the pillar, anticipating … Continue reading

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Sink or Swim

PL has signed Z up for an introductory swim class. Z hates water. She hates getting water on her face. She was a cat in a previous life. We think/believe. In the form, there is a space for special information … Continue reading

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When do we start to give Z childhood Christmases she will cherish?

PL and I are not particularly materialistic. Nor do we enjoy crowds and “festivities”. My sole contribution to the Christmas Spirit and preparing for Christmas was to rummage for and dig out the 6-inch fake Christmas Tree and put it … Continue reading

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Two years on

Z was born two years ago. She seems to be aware that “birthdays” are a time for celebration. But I am not sure she understands the concept of “birthday” completely. Then again, I am not sure I do either. Anyway, … Continue reading

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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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BINGO!

“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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