Have you ever thought to yourself, why we work so hard? We want lots of money and making sure we have the money to buy anything, we can buy silver here and there, buying gold or jewels are like collecting stones. We want expensive education for our children. We want to pursue study because we know we can climb another level in our career, higher position, more powerful. Let your children learn almost everything, music, good grades in school but when we do all this, we have less and less time with our children. When they grow up do you think they will appreciate you? they will probably be hating you for giving stress in their life.. but I hope not.
We doing so many things to make sure we fulfill our needs, what we want in life but then we forget to live. Our time is pack with ‘where to go next’, training, meeting, extra classes. As far as I’m concern we want people to notice who we are, we want the sense of belonging in the community.
You know what? I am exhausted of all these.. and it can make me sick thinking on how I behave towards my children, ‘mummy have to go to work so that we can have money’.. they don’t want money they want mummy. Why do you want to eat in an high expensive restaurant where you can eat healthy food at home? Why do I stay in a compact apartment in the city where else I can build a small house in the interior? I want to life my live the fullest and let my children explore excitement.
I will quit my 8 to 5 job and be a full time mother, volunteer, a training instructor, blogger, NLP Coach and just an ordinary human being. My family will open a center for special needs, for them to learn and explore life but mind you it will be expensive but not in the money value but in what they will gain. There are so many things in my head right now. But when the time come, I want to ‘back to basic’ I will be ready to let go of what I have and start breathing and living the joy of being in the kampong.
Since my children change school, they are having time adjusting, especially my son. It seems no because of friends but in the language. He is having problem understanding the malay because all this time he have been using mandarin. The environment of the two schools, the previous one and the one he is in now is a big different in terms of subjects, language, discipline and teachers… the toilet are dirty, bathroom vanities mostly spoil…but we try not to think about it too much.
I think my son really having a hard time, now the teacher don’t understand him and this stress me so much to the extend that i have to meet the teacher and tell her my son’s situation. Sometimes i wonder how and why can’t this teacher be proactive in handling this simple issues.
Being an educator in general, whether you are teacher, coach, supervisor or even as parents .. as an educator you need to have to willingness to share your knowledge in by means. If the person you want to teach are slow, don’t get pissed off easily take it as a challenge. You can easily make them understand if you make time to understand their way of learning. If you talk in a harsh way and fierce, do you think anyone would want to learn? no! they will be terrified and wish you are dead as soon as possible. You will only stress them and make them stop learning.
Parents are educator, but mothers a great educator.. i learn lots of thing from my mother. Wisdom she have given me and how she taught what life is the best tools of survival. My mother use to say, i don’t have a degree, no high education but what i have been through will helps you along your way.. and i keep that in my heart forever.. that how good she is as my educator and to my other siblings… we survive!
Since the school reopen in early January, i have been busy wrapping their text books and when i have decided to change their school, i did the same thing again.. wrapping the text books. Now i need a day or two to cleared their books.. so that they won’t get confused. Since my daughter need to sleep in her own room, she need to have her own cabinet for her books, story books and toys. I have been using sheet label on their books rack and will need to do lots of labeling.
We love books, mine mostly personal development, my children loves story books and activity books which help them in their creativity. I love to see when they pick any books and start reading it without me asking them to do it, that small thing satisfied me a lot. It is a small steps to a bigger journey of ‘love reading and learning‘.
Books are the greatest and fastest way to gain knowledge and information. As long as a child loves to read, it will become a habit and this habit become their character. Some people say, reading are wasting time, i don’t see it that way.. i say those who are talking nonsense, playing games and on the net most of the time..are wasting time.
Reading are like other wonderful hobbies, the more you read, the more wiser you become but of course what you read are important too, please don’t read gossip magazine.. that kind of book or information will make you more judgmental and don’t gain anything. Read books about successful people, learn the journey of their lives and how the succeed.