March Holiday

Development Stages, Special Moments

One week March School Holiday is almost over. So many things have happened:
~Disciplinary issues
~Siblings squabbles
~Endless fun and outings
~Accidents
~Repair
~Breakdowns
~Visit from Angels…

But I think, the most significant event has to be THIS!

As stated in the ‘Teeth Development‘ post, Keatkeat is right on time for the Central Incisors to fall.

Two weeks ago, Keatkeat cried when he was halfway through his lunch. As parents, its tears on our son’s face, but a sword in our hearts. So loving Daddy wanted to end his misery earlier and attempted to pluck the Central Incisors out for Keatkeat. BUT FAILED! *laugh*

It was that shaky (above video) since last month. After the experience we had with his ‘First Shaky Tooth‘, the impatient father knew that visiting the dentist is not going to help. That was why he tried to BE the dentist!

Yesterday, while we were taking a break from our shopping, Keatkeat sat beside me and went, “Nih..Nih…” He was trying to balance his left tooth, on the tip of his tongue and preventing it from falling over.

Allan and I were so excited and kept praising our 7 year old boy.

I wrapped the fallen tooth nicely with tissue paper and in that split seconds, Keatkeat turned totally pale!

He was gagging and feeling giddy. So we ended our fun and went straight home.

There was no blood at all throughout the whole event. We were worried. But soon after an hour of rest at home, the active boy was back to normal and guess what? THE OTHER CENTRAL INCISOR FELL OFF TOO! *clap clap clap*

I guess the two central incisors are truly good friends. It was only an hour apart. One just cannot bear to leave the other. *laugh*

Now, Keatkeat giggles at his own pronounciation of ‘F’ and ‘S’….. it comes with extra wind and saliva too. *laugh*

What a memorable day! Its such a day that makes being a parent all worthwhile. *Grin*

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Your Child Character Development

Child, Development Stages, Parenting

This morning was Binbin’s year end ‘teachers-parents meet up session’. Most parents would look forward to this day, with a ‘hope for the best, prepare for the worst’ kind of mindset. *wink*

For Allan and I, we are more concerned about our child’s character development. For kids at 5, it is very easy for them to ‘pick up’ things, be it good or bad. Peer pressure is the key, once the child starts schooling.

His teacher’s feedback was one of the nicest thing that any parent would want to hear:

“I have only been with this school for 3 terms. When I first came, everything was new to me. The environment, the teachers and the students. I was still wondering how much time would I need to ‘bland’ into the new place.

Zen was the only kid who made me feel comfortable then. He was the first child who made me feel welcome. He would report to me about his classmates, his feelings, his thoughts. Very few children would go to the teacher for a chat. Most students go to a teacher either for a complain or to seek help. But Zen comes to me like a friend and chats with me.

bin's draw“Zen is a very special boy. He always gives surprises and thinks out of the box. His perception of things are very different from his peers, whom I have taught before.

For example, this picture, he told me, “Miss S., I did not draw my face because I am looking at the food on the shelf and this black colour is my hair.” I was impressed.

“He is always showing concern for his classmates and very observant. He can even tell me how many days each of his friends have been absent from school. Even I had to catch up with his level of preciseness.” Miss S. laughed.

*giggle*

Of course, without fail, like all the other teachers, Miss S. went on to commend that Binbin has no problem expressing himself. Binbin’s Chinese teacher elaborated on his extend of expressiveness, “Zheng Bing would show his affection by hugging his friends, regardless of their gender.”

It was a bonus too, to hear from the teachers that Binbin’s academic results fall into the ‘Average Group’. *smile*

We hope that Binbin will continue his expressiveness, so long as he does not start grabbing girls to kiss. *giggle*
Nah.
He would not.
He has already made it loud and clear that he allows only his Mommy to kiss him and be kissed by him. *wink*

How important is Your Child’s Character Development to you?

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