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Postby buds » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:39 am

Newbie reporting to chief, sir!
Happy to be a neu recruit here..

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Re: buds: Heyya Carrie..

Postby ChiefKiasu » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:05 am

Hi buds... welcome to KiasuParents.com! Some of the our KiasuParents here recommend the use of M&Ms for teaching math. Very effective too, I must say :D

By the way, are u a mummy or daddy?

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Postby buds » Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:52 pm

I'm a mummie!

Very pro-active one at that!

Quit my job managing a couple of centres
to care for my girlies.. Hubs said, "If you
can take such good care of other people's
kids, till they excel in reading, wriitng,
counting and all, why not do the same for
your own kids?"

He lost me there!
Thats like a hands-down winning debate!
Ahakz!

PS : How bout' your good self? Mum/Dad?
Hey, great site btw.. My fren recommended.

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Re: buds

Postby ChiefKiasu » Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:43 pm

buds wrote:...How bout' your good self? Mum/Dad?
Hey, great site btw.. My fren recommended.


I'm a daddy to a P4 son and a 3.5yo daughter. So you used to run childcare centres? If so, wouldn't be better for you to continue doing so while enrolling your kids in the same programme? You literally get paid for looking after your own kids :wink:

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Postby buds » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:11 am

Heyya chief..

Managing only.
Centres not mine.

Owners are the directors who run other
businesses. The have me to do the managing.

Wish it was that easy too!
To park my kiddies while i worked..
But i fully nurse them both and when the
management decided to change their staff
around, i didn't quite favour the change.

I hand-picked most of the teachers where
my main office was but when my staff moved,
its a no-no. New staff taken either not trained.
Or speaks horrible English, worse if with heavy
Singlish.. Or boss gets those who just .... sigh..
In a nutshell > Can't work!

In this line passion is the key.
I can't work with people who don't love the job.
They spoil my passion! Heheee... So, there.

Now, i passionately teach my own.
No looking back.

I do freelance, ad-hoc and project based as and when
time permit so. I do work from home too, preparing curriculum
for new un-established centres. On and off, frenz call to run
enrichment classes. Because i'm very experienced i get paid
well for short stints like the above and yet still get to be
there for my family. I know it sounds irritatingly heaven
arranged life, but yes, i must always put footing on the
ground how blessed i am for the hubs that works alone,
so that his kiddies get the best teacher. Me!!

He gets the best food! A personal teacher for the kiddies
for free! Wuahahahaaa! I used to swim for club so i help
them with swimming. And cycling two-wheels, and art classes
at home too.. I love teaching thru art and hands-on activities!
Its teaching without the stress.

Aniwaes, its been good!

I tell you, your webbie is so good for the parents to vent!
Heheeheee.. The forum is so colourful! Boy, that keeps me
entertained and informed too if i may add.. of the latest buzz
with all us kiasus.

Wuahahaahaa..
Me number one kiasu la.
Cannot have any other teach my kiddies.
Teach myself better! Right?

Individualised curriculum.
Project based or themed-based anytime i like or when the time
fits. Overseas excursion trips (no ctr provide this you know.. wuahahahahaa!) Multiple enrichment programs, all inclusive
under one roof! Covered for dental and medical.. Occasional
play dates for interaction time. And plus, i get to sleep with
the boss!

Ain't that a life, huh.. :pray:

Dun mind my unbearable happiness.
I try to stay happy to stay sane.
Stress decreases life span.

I intend to watch my kiddies grow up nicely.
So, stay happy.

Cheers!
:celebrate:

PS : I reali so agree to all your pointers on the resolutions.
Difference is, its not a resolution for me... It is ME!

Happy New Year, Chief!

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:16 pm

Wow. I think the parenting community has lost a wonderful childcare manager, and now only 2 blessed children can benefit from all that care and love instead of so many more. I'm happy for you and sad for everyone else at the same time.

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Postby buds » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:34 am

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Heyya chief,

I DO hope they know how blessed they are..
Well, in a way i suppose they do.

D'ya know the thing they encourage us to do with
our kids before bedtime other than reading?

Its to engage children in thought.

Its easy to engage them in conversation,
but thought is profound. I have applied this
from some article i read that we shud encourage
our children to COUNT THEIR BLESSINGS every
single day..

Start from say... the simplest things.
They would understand - things that make them happy
for the day. We continue from there by telling them,
hey, its a blessing to get to go swimming together
today isn't it? We get to spend good quality time and
have more swimming practise time... We got to eat
outside today too! And at Swensens at that too! Thats
something special too right, cos we don't go there every
other day to eat? Now that's a blessing too..

I also stray a lil from here to include a thank you
prayer to God. For the good weather, for our family
being together and for the health given to daddy so
he can go out to work and provide for school, toys,
transport, Swensens, etc.

Religion can be intangible to children so this so-called
"reflection time" can be a good start to instill love for
God and the belief.

No matter who belives in which...
The true purpose of religion is being at peace and calm with
oneself. To seek solace in times of hardship and sadness.
To do good. (Also to secure good plc in after-life! Well, that
retirement plan mebbe to soon to sell to our kids...)
:lol: :lol:

So, for a start when we instill goodness we hope to get
goodness.... In this case, out of our children.

For now, my girls can grasp the "be grateful for the blessings"
quite ok. The elder one can say like, "Its a blessing mummy
can swim with us today since she doesn't have her period..."
And i go.... hokaaaay.. Thats a bit much, but gooood...

And the little one can go a bit further when she ever said,
"I'm grateful that mummy still hasn't died so she can still
cook, clean, play, read and tuck us to bed every night..."

Though i go, (in my heart) CHOIIII aah! (Touch Wood) :!:
I'll quip, you mean that's thee only stuff mummy's good for,
huh? Then, she'll quickly rephrase, "I don't mean that i want you
to die but like i mean you're the best mummy ever and if you're
not around, no one is going to do all that for us."

Then, as if not wanting to be further interrogated,
she will give a loud yawn and bid me goodnight.

Sooooo, they do know they're blessed! Haha!

Geesh...
Children say the querk-iest things, ay..

Reflection is good for adults too!
Cheerios.

buds
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Postby csc » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:26 am

buds wrote:from some article i read that we shud encourage
our children to COUNT THEIR BLESSINGS every
single day..


How true this is!

We live in this world where we often count our achievements instead of blessings.

Yes, we need to count our blessings and name them one by one.

Thanks for that. :D

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Postby jedamum » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:51 am

KiasuGrandMaster in less than 6 months!!!
:udawoman:
:wink:

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Postby schellen » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:54 am

I half-suspected that this was the reason why jedamum dug this thread up and dusted it off. :wink:

Congrats, buds! :celebrate:

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