Mummy natsk: Mommy to a toddler

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Mummy natsk: Mommy to a toddler

Postby natsk » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:20 am

Hi All,
My daughter is turning 2 soon. Will like to look for playmates/dates who are 2yo and older as she is the only child for now. Will be good to meet up in CITY/CENTRAL area.

natsk
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Welcome!

Postby buds » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:31 am

Welcome to KiasuParents!

:welcome:

Heyya mummy natsk,

That's a cute coming in post.. :wink:
Play dates... like the sound of that
and plus it helps mummy make
more friends too. :wink:

Would you be able to share more on
how this play date will work for you,
like if you're a working mummy then
mebbe weekend dates and if you're
stay-home-mummy (SAHM) then can
be every other day! :lol: :lol:

May i ask why you are one of a kind,
who is not looking at playgroups for
play opportunities... like the norm?

buds
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Playdates Vs Commercialised Playgroups

Postby natsk » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:51 pm

I am a psuedo SAHM, so I thought I should spend more time taking care of my own tot than to let some business take over the role of parenting. I am not dismissing those who deposit their kids with childcare ctres (I would have done the same if not for our collective decision to let 1 parent be the main caregiver till my child turns 3-4) And 'collective decision' here involves parents, grandparents, great grandparents etc...

I have sat in at several playgroups with my child. The standard of spoken English frightens me :( As it is, my girl isnt very articulate compared to kids her age. The thought of her uttering broken English really made me cringe. Then, there is the lack of hygiene (2 adults can't possible monitor all that many kids). Many friends have reported increased incidents of illness after starting playgroup. I can't bear to let her fall ill altho' I know we could say its in the name of "building immunity".

And the main reason probably boils down to my own background. I am a teacher. I can't find a reason to not teach my own kid after teaching other people's children for so many years ! I personally feel that regardless of your profession, a parent is the BEST teacher to her child.

Another selfish reason: I wanna be my girl's best friend :)

natsk
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Postby Wesim » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:17 pm

Hi

I'm new here. Also a mummy to a todd turning 2yrs old in May.

I sent my girl to playgroup in Jan, but pulled her out after two weeks. Reason? She is just not ready. So, i have decided besides sending her for enrichment classes on weekends, i will teach her on my own.

Btw, i am a full-time working mum, but i actually spend most of my time working from home. Have a reliable helper to assist me.

Wesim
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