Reward and punishment has long been a familiar practice among parents who wants to get things done by their kids. There are good and bad side of this practice too depending on how well a parent can manage this approach.
In my case, circumstances play a major factor whenever I employ this strategy. There are two things; 1) We set the school goal first and discuss on the reward later 2) We identify the reward first and they work to achieving the goal. They can be used interchangeably though, but I prefer to take on the latter because budget wise, it’ll help me arrange my finances. They might ask for Tissot watches as reward and I might end up losing my standing.
I think my strategy worked as our little boy had all the As in his report card. The reward? Movie at IMAX and overnight at a cousin’s house all complete with pizza and pasta. FYI, they’re seven of them and I figured I just dropped my jaw somewhere.
Posted on Dec 04, 2013 under Mama Recommends |
Just a while back a 5.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Davao, Philvocs said it’s tectonic and its epicenter is 53 km southeast of Mati, Davao Oriental with a depth of 44 km. It’s deep so it’s not quiet that shaky but strong enough that I can hear our walls and doors squealing and our hanging lamps swaying and most of all sent me panic attacks thinking, Jesus my kids are at school and they’re in two separate schools and I don’t have a car here as my husband is the one using it for work and it would take me at least 30 minutes to get to where they are.
Thing with earthquake is that you don’t know when it’ll struck hence you wouldn’t know at what circumstance you’re in when it struck. I was on my computer all dressed for the morning errands so I was quiet ready to get out of the house whenever it’ll get worse. But as while the earth is shaking someone out of our fence was yelling, ‘I’m still dropping my shit here, don’t close the door’… it just show how vulnerable we humans really are and I figured no matter how prepared we can get, the margin of panic attack is so slim when it comes to earthquake.
When the lamp has stopped swaying, I got scared and went veggie on the couch. Lord, praying for strength for the people in Bohol, had a slice of what they felt and it’s not easy, it’s unnerving, it shakes your flesh until you can’t move a muscle.
This might help us to safety;
Posted on Dec 02, 2013 under Mama Recommends |
‘Learn to play at least one instrument, you’ll thank me for this in due time’. Those were the words of my mother once told to me that would come playing in my mind whenever I’m around nostalgic people.
Well, it’s not really a necessity to living a life, but somehow in random impending time and in moments necessary to survive you’ll have a corner of your soul to be shared and in my mom’s verses, you’ll have something to pull out of your can as you’re not just an empty and hollow shell.
Somehow my mom was right, well, moms are always right, right? Now, taking cue from that life lesson and I hope I’m not coercing my kids into this, they’re getting guitar lessons.
Guitars are very handy and versatile; they’re the kind of instrument that can blend in with any genre like a beautiful painting in the background. Convinced? There are low-priced, quality mtd bass guitars at musicians friend for you to get started.
Trust me; learn at least one and you’ll thank me for this.