Read too many story books

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Read too many story books

Postby millan » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:26 pm

Hi all,

Any experience that your kid is reading too many books. My son will carry few books wherever he goes. he will read when he has nothing to do.

Even when eating or doing big businesses he will also read.

In class, if he has finished he work, he will take out his book. There are times that the teacher will confiscate his book as he read english books in Chinese class.

He complained that I refrain him from going library too much and reading too much.

But the fact is I find his book becomes his world. he locked himself in the books and reluctant to mix with friends. and this is very unhealhy...

Any advice? :?:

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Postby ruyu » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:17 pm

lol i have a phobia to story books while your child is different.

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Re: Read too many story books

Postby xxjustakidxx » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:28 pm

This is actually what is called "no-life" in our lingo LOL.

I used to be like that (okay i hated books, but i always studied and believed socializing was useless), but erm once he enters secondary school (if he's still in pri), he would have to socialize because of the large number of projects etc. Improves with time.

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Re: Read too many story books

Postby livewith_vanilla » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:36 pm

millan wrote:Hi all,

Any experience that your kid is reading too many books. My son will carry few books wherever he goes. he will read when he has nothing to do.

Even when eating or doing big businesses he will also read.

In class, if he has finished he work, he will take out his book. There are times that the teacher will confiscate his book as he read english books in Chinese class.

He complained that I refrain him from going library too much and reading too much.

But the fact is I find his book becomes his world. he locked himself in the books and reluctant to mix with friends. and this is very unhealhy...

Any advice? :?:


I'm like your son...
However, my parents don't control. As long as I don't keep my nose in a thick book all day long...

I'm scared of my dad and he sets down rules like no reading while eating, and I follow it.

I think it all depends on himself. He has to change his mindset and he must have self-discipline.

Perhaps you could talk to him and control his reading obsession by rewarding him? Like say, if he wanted a trip to the library , he would have to pay for it.

Like he earns "$1" if he goes outdoors and play.
Or he earns "$1" for not reading a book while eating.

Another way is to set down firm rules, such as no reading while eating and forcing him to keep it.

This are just my 2cts.

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Re: Read too many story books

Postby millan » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:45 am

xxjustakidxx wrote:This is actually what is called "no-life" in our lingo LOL.

I used to be like that (okay i hated books, but i always studied and believed socializing was useless), but erm once he enters secondary school (if he's still in pri), he would have to socialize because of the large number of projects etc. Improves with time.


He is now in Sec 1, which he is still carrying on like this and still not socialising.. that is where my concern is. He rather do on his own, claiming that team members are not efficient..

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Re: Read too many story books

Postby xxjustakidxx » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:15 pm

millan wrote:
xxjustakidxx wrote:This is actually what is called "no-life" in our lingo LOL.

I used to be like that (okay i hated books, but i always studied and believed socializing was useless), but erm once he enters secondary school (if he's still in pri), he would have to socialize because of the large number of projects etc. Improves with time.


He is now in Sec 1, which he is still carrying on like this and still not socialising.. that is where my concern is. He rather do on his own, claiming that team members are not efficient..


:o I have the same feeling too, but tell him that all the members have to put a part in the project! They would all have to present at the end, and it's not worth it if he's soloing all the work and actually earning points for them!

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Re: Read too many story books

Postby millan » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:49 pm

xxjustakidxx wrote:
millan wrote:
xxjustakidxx wrote:This is actually what is called "no-life" in our lingo LOL.

I used to be like that (okay i hated books, but i always studied and believed socializing was useless), but erm once he enters secondary school (if he's still in pri), he would have to socialize because of the large number of projects etc. Improves with time.


He is now in Sec 1, which he is still carrying on like this and still not socialising.. that is where my concern is. He rather do on his own, claiming that team members are not efficient..


:o I have the same feeling too, but tell him that all the members have to put a part in the project! They would all have to present at the end, and it's not worth it if he's soloing all the work and actually earning points for them!


Are U a parent or a student?

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Postby daisyt » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:55 am

xxjustakidxx is a student, year 1 in hwa chong. :D

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Postby Brenda10 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:35 am

HI there, just curious to know what should be the appropriate number of story books read by Upper primary, Lower primary and Lower Secondary per week ? :?
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Postby joconde » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:40 am

Hi millan,

Was your son already anti-social during primary sch days? perhaps he couldn't adapt to the new sch environment, thus becomes evasive and unsociable ? Perhaps you can find out from his teacher how he's coping at sch.

Since he likes books so much, you can create opportunity for him to socialise more by visiting the library together as a family outing, then suggest going for a meal or movie after that, etc ... can even ask friends, his old classmates or cousins out together, visit bookstores, book fairs, etc.

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