Tag Archives: independent

How to peacefully parent strong-willed children?

The past few weeks of 20181109 have been difficult for me as Little Prince has been getting more defiant than ever. Then, Xmas Eve 2018 and the boxing day were turbulent for us as both of us were angry and upset, in spite of spending a relatively happy Xmas on 20181225. His whining was stressing […]

What can we learn about being mortal?

Few days before our father’s death, which we didn’t anticipate [1], I was browsing the New York Bestselling list. Similar to my father who writes a book about his passion, I aspire to be an author whose books are widely read and benefit many people. Then, I encountered a book entitled “Being Mortal: Medicine and […]

How to potty train?

On 20180531, Little Princess told me that she wanted to pass motion by saying “poo” and pointing to her diaper. However, she was so afraid of sitting at the bear potty or the toilet seat laid with kid’s toilet seat. She saw her brother sitting on it on 20180528, and I thought that there was […]

How to survive and thrive in the future where AI and VR have become ubiquitous?

Artificial intelligence (AI). AI fosters real-time image and speech recognition. Virtual reality (VR) includes “both 360-degree graphics and videos such as those for Google Cardboard and augmented reality (AR) displays in which data is overlaid on a view of the outside world.” On 20180209, I read an article entitled Countdown to the Singularity (2018-2038) (see […]

What lessons that we would like to share with our children for them to live independently?

Since Little Prince and I would live together in our adventure in the desert, in addition to the essentials, I would like to share survival and practical lessons to allow him to be independent early in life. Do not reboil water because reboiling will cause “anything dissolved in the water (salts, contaminants) to be slightly […]

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 […]

How to be independent?

As parents, one of my prayers for our children is that they will grow into independent people. At the most fundamental level, independent people are able to care for their food, clothing, accommodation, and travel [4], collectively termed as 衣食住行, which are the basic necessities of lives and termed as the physiological need by Abraham […]

How to read for children?

In Summer 2016, at (nomadic) home, Little Prince and I have enjoyed many moments of reading together and recollecting our experience through visual memory (online photo albums, pictorial story books, etc), I am tremendously grateful to The Universe for loving us so much. May Little Prince, Little Princess and more children of others, especially whom […]

How not to forget where we put things?

It has been few days that Honey Panda could not find his internet banking tokens [1], and tonight (20160618) mother-in-law and I spent some time helped him searching for them. He has never found it and had to pay for replacement! This is an avoidable spending and against our frugality principle. To prevent forgetting where […]

What can we learn from Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda?

Having lived in California for an unforgettable summer, I am interested to learn from Journey to Ixtlan (1972) by Carlos Castaneda. I will also always remember the determination of my Mexican friend to visit me at San Diego, crossing the dangerous borders. He is indeed a traveller, having done the trans-Siberian rail journey, the longest […]