Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Pajama Party...

We had our school's Pajama Party last January and I am thankful to God for keeping the kids safe during the entire activity. I was very tired after the activity but all of my efforts paid off upon seeing every student all with happy faces. Below are some of the photos of our activity.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Me in Yellow Dress


This picture was taken during my Pre-school Graduation way back in the year 1985. I am giving a speech here because I was the class first honors. Thanks to my mom who patiently taught me to memorize the speech.

Friday, February 5, 2010

He Will Spank Me...

I gave a quiz to my nursery pupils last Wednesday. All of them did well with the quiz. Some of them got a perfect score, while the others got a good score with only 2 or 3 mistakes. When it was time for them to go home, I read their scores and reminded them to show their papers to their parents. I was so surprised when one of student interrupted me. He told me that his dad will spank him if he didn't get a perfect score. Another student added, "me too teacher, my dad will also get mad and spank me with his belt." I was a bit disturbed about the kids' statements. I was sad because their parents are too particular about scores where in fact their kids are only pre-schoolers. In my own opinion, a good score doesn't matter much. What matters most is a good attitude, a good character. When we expect too much from them while they are still in their preschool, these kids may grow up to be perfectionist in the future.

To all parents out there, please take it easy... don't be too hard on your kids. Allow them to enjoy school life while they are still young.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

20 Common Ways Parents Provoke Children to Anger

I am currently preparing for my Bible story for the kids tomorrow.I'll be sharing them the story about "The Prodigal Son". I was browsing for pictures and suddenly I came across with this topic "Twenty Common Ways Parents Provoke Children to Anger". This is an article from I was interested about this article and thought of sharing it to you because I find the points very helpful to parents and hopeful parents like me. Here it is:

  • By modelling anger. Proverbs 22:24-25
  • By not having marital harmony. Genesis 2:24 (Repeated four times in the Bible); Hebrews 12:15
  • By consistently disciplining in anger. Psalm 6:1; 38:1
  • By being inconsistent with discipline. Ecclesiastes 8:11
  • By having double standards. Matthew 23:1-4; Philippians 4:9
  • By not admitting when wrong. Matthew 5:23-26; Job 32:2; James 5:16
  • By constantly finding fault. Job 32:2-3
  • By reversing God-given roles. Ephesians 5:22-24; Genesis 3:16
  • By not listening to the child’s opinion or the child’s side of the story. Proverbs 18:13,17
  • By comparing them to others. 2 Corinthians 10:12
  • By not having time to talk with them. Ephesians 5:18
  • By not praising the child. 2 Corinthians 2:6-8; Revelation 2,3
  • By failing to keep promises. Matthew 5:37; Colossians 3:9; Psalm 15:4
  • By scolding him/her in front of others. Matthew 18:15; John 21:15-17
  • By giving too much freedom. Proverbs 29:15; Galatians 4:1-2
  • By being too strict. James 3:17
  • By making fun of the child. Job 17:1-2
  • By abusing them physically. 1 Timothy 3:3; Titus 1:7; Numbers 22
  • By calling them names. Ephesians 4:29
  • By having unrealistic expectations. 1 Corinthians 13:11
Have you done one of the things listed here? Let's think about this over and over again. Let's make sure that in every action we make to our kids it will not give a big consequence in the future.