Keep Calm, and be Slow and Deliberate

I was having a conversation with a friend a few days ago, and I was telling her about my initial days of training as a Montessori teacher. One of the things that took me awhile to get used to, especially having gotten used to the very rushed pace of life in HK, was...

Screen time during school suspension?

Screen time during school suspension?

With schools suspended for over a month, children are ‘trapped’ at home and some aren’t allowed to go out at all. What do they do with all that time? Older ones may end up spending more time online, and even younger ones may spend more time than usual on screens....

Bored to tears?

In the last 8 months, HK has experienced 2 periods of time when schools had to be suspended, and hence, children had to stay home. This is a stressful situation for some families who have no extra help, whose parents both work and depend on the fact that their...

A New Lunar Year, but it could be a lot happier…

Chinese New Year is normally a very festive and happy time when families get together and celebrate the coming of a new page, with all kinds of blessings. However, this year, this occasion was fraught with fear of the new coronavirus, which has caused people to suffer...

Winning or losing?

As adults taking care of young children, there are so many points in their development when we find the need to 'tune' them to the right mindset along the way. It's very challenging. Parenting is a responsibility that cannot be taken lightly indeed. I was playing a...

Amusing moments with children

Occasionally, there are hilarious moments working with young children. Just to share a recent incident with you, just something small: A certain little girl who tended to speak to me in Cantonese when she could well express herself in English, started to ask me a...

Welcome to My Blog!

I actually love writing, and hence, despite my crazy schedule, I'm going to start this blog, as an additional way of communicating with everyone here who is reading this. I want to thank you for taking the time to do so. I will sometimes share my sentiments, sometimes...