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Showing posts with label teacher mico. Show all posts

OH TO BE 34!!

I feel young and old at the same time.  Like when I wear sneakers -- I double check if I can still rock it.  Also when I wear sando type tank tops, I often go back to the mirror and see if I still look "good" in it?


This also goes with my crazy life. I feel so young that I know I can still make lots of babies but I feel too old to give birth.  I also feel too old to go back to Masters but I feel too young to give up on my dreams.  And oh, one more thing, I sometimes feel I am too young that I can still travel the world twice but I feel a bit old because of the "responsibilities" that stop me from travelling.





Oh to be 34!

On the other hand, looking back at my past journals this is how exactly I "planned" my life.  Years back, I promised myself to marry a good looking man (wink wink) and have a family.  I also saw myself staying away from my parents and live independently.  I also made sure I will be a stay-at-home-mom to be able to serve my family (this is one of the reasons I chose to be a teacher).  And guess what? I am here now!

So hello to my 34 year old self, so glad you are where you wanted to be!




I am thrilled to live this age because I know God will accomplish more in my life.  My official hashtag for this year is #inspire.

At the end of the day, what is important is how I lived my life and how many people have been touched and inspired with it. I want to invest in the lives of the people around me.  I pray that I will be able to do it this year.  With God's help, may my life and family be an inspiration to others. I want.  I really want.

Oh to be 34!


THE FIRST STEP TO DISCIPLINING KIDS

Having Risen means we are in-charge of a life.  We are responsible for someone 24/7.  We are given a chance to raise up a boy whose character and personality are still developing.  In all of this, the word discipline is highlighted.  However, how do we begin? When? Where?


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I believe that the first step to raising kids is to agree with your spouse the form of discipline to use. As a teacher, I have learned that the twin of the word discipline is consistency  It could not be a "yes" today then a "no" tomorrow or a "yes" from the mom and a "no" from the Dad.  It has to be fixed.  It has to be consistent.  It has to be the same.  The husband and wife have a agree.

So talk about it and discuss what discipline method to use. If you can't completely decide on somthing specific, compromise.  Meet halfway.

Parenting is difficult and it is more challenging if the mom and dad are not one in raising their kids. Trust me, you would not want to confuse your children so I am sure you can agree on something!

RAISING LIFE-LONG ACHIEVERS

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking in front of the parents of Saint Bernadette School of Alabang during their Parent Teacher Conference.  I was given the liberty to choose a topic which I thought will be “easier” on my side. However, as I was thinking, reading, and researching on the possible subjects that seasoned moms would like to hear from a new mother like me, I panicked a little.

Good thing, our tiny library at home was reliable enough for tasks like this.  I took the book “Raising Achievers” by Nita Weis and began to examine.  The text gave brilliant tips on how parents can help their kids be go-getters.  It also focused on research and answers to common problems faced by mothers and fathers.  On the other hand, since I also believe in the idea of learning process, I tweaked the ideas I got.  This little change gave me the chance to also make it more applicable to Filipino parents, the Philippine curriculum for education and the familiar lifestyle of our students.


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Allow me share to you a part of my outline.


The first picture is our common view of success.  However, let me ruin your thoughts because the second picture is a more realistic image of what success is really  all about. Just like in business, we sometimes do good, at times we fail. Therefore, we should aim for competence, confidence and attitude.








How can parents help their children to be long-term achievers?

1.  Set a habit of learning to your child
      - Introduce learning as a fun activity.  No shouting.  No spanking. No crying. No pressure.
      - Ask your child to write down his daily routine. Check together what he is over doing or missing
      - Softly point out that his main responsibility is his studies.

2.  Have learning activities during vacation
      - Do not break the routine of learning and reading.  It takes 30 days to create and lose a habit.
      - Make holidays productive.  

3.  Instead of punishments, give rewards

4.  If they have tutors, set time when to let them go

5.  Be wise in analyzing the actions/problems of your child.  It could be..
     - Attitude problem: Does he disobey all your instructions or just the studying part? If he does              not obey you in other circumstances, the issue is NOT studies but obedience to parents 
     - School problem: Bullying, too tired from school work, can't follow his teachers' discussion, peer         pressure, etc
     - Biologocal problem:  Blurry eyes, ear problem, etc
     - Special needs:  Dyslexia, ADHD, slow learner, etc

6.  Give your child responsibilities and do not take them out of it when they feel tired, lazy or because      they just want to quit.

7.  Communicate with your child.  Value their reasons.  Make time.


Should you be interested in learning more about this topic, email me at mico.sadorra@gmail.com or leave a comment below.

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