Tag Archives: humble

How to nurture curiosity?

While I am thankful for showers, especially warm water showers, they are not only relaxing but also learning opportunities. The more curious a child is, the more he learns. On 20180129, Little Prince enjoyed a floating boat toy (made of washed ex-mushroom packaging container filled in with water and hotel shampoo tubes: 1 was almost […]

How to be humble?

When I studied overseas (living far away from my parents), I reminded myself daily to be polite (以礼待人) and humble (虚怀若谷), so that I could learn more things in a short amount of time. Being humble allows us to free ourselves from pride and prejudices. According to Clay Christensen of Harvard Business School, humble people […]

How to prepare our children for the first day of kindergarten?

During the open campus day, I saw that there would be 22 classmates of Little Prince and we received a back-to-school checklist by Todd Parr. On the eve of Little Prince’s first day of kindergarten, as inspired by the checklist, I created a personalized checklist for him: be unique, it’s okay to be different be […]

What can we learn about visual intelligence from Amy Herman?

In summer 2017, in an unplanned manner, I encountered the work entitled Visual Intelligence by Amy E. Herman. It has been an entertaining and educating read accompanying my solitary meal experience. Everyone, from parents to physicians, needs to hone their observation skills, to be a better observer. There seems to be a correlation for those […]

What have we learned from visits to hospitals?

On 20170626, after Little Princess vomited thrice starting at 8.30pm, we rushed her to the main hospital with children emergency, where most parents in the country we lived in summer 2017 have brought their sick children to see a doctor, especially when general practitioners had closed. In the moment of rush, I still remember to […]

What are the essentials to instill in our children?

Towards the end of summer 2017, we received a flyer of a pre-school advertising its approach of engaging children in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, abbreviated as STEAM; it seemed that STEAM is the new trend, previously it was STEM. Although they missed the s for the mathematics in their flyer, I was impressed […]

Why is the world full of duality?

On a beautiful afternoon in Summer 2016, HappyGreenPanda (HGP) read a simplified story about the adventure of Robinson Crusoe to Little Prince [1]. Mommy: "Why is there a bad weather?" HGP: "So that you can cherish a good weather." Mommy: "Why are there bad guys" HGP: "So that you can appreciate good guys." On a […]