The Corona Virus pandemic has caused major disruptions in day to day life. Virtually everything has been affected – Homelife; Schooling, Work; Entertainment; Communication; Business, etc. A major effect of this is that all over the world, even the most ardent technology skeptics have been forced to acquaint and/or re-acquaint themselves with new ways of doing things.
Most girls wish to become a princess when they are young, but does every girl grow up without knowing the difference between the real world and the fairy tale? Most of the family nowadays have seen some princess movies with their children, but what children learn from the movies could change what they become. We cannot deny that princess culture would not affect a child, but this culture is not detrimental to young girls because becoming someone is always a child’s dream, and children can also learn some valuable lessons from princess movies instead of just looking at the pretty dresses that they wore in the movie.
It's been three years since I started working in nurseries and private houses. My profession, as i said in my previous story, changed a lot. I actually never imagine myself working with kids, also, kids from 6 month to 5 years old (in nurseries).
Monday mornings usually go about the same each and every week. I start collecting my things and secretly try to put on my shoes before my toddler notices. He knows what this means; shoes are symbolic to him. When he catches on, he frantically starts trying to find his shoes. Shoes mean Mommy is about to leave; shoes mean a meltdown is coming. He thinks that if he also puts on his shoes, he will be able to go with me. This breaks me, every single morning, this breaks me. As I give him kisses and tell him goodbye, I can hear him start to cry as I walk out the door. I have come accustomed to redoing my makeup in my car. My eyes swollen from a mix of crying and sleep deprivation. I give myself the same pep talk every morning - you got this; you can do this.
No matter who we are as people and what our experiences are, being a child is a very unique experience. As children we have less responsibilities and expectations placed upon us. Though I wouldn’t go as far as to say that life is easier when we’re very young. Firstly the reason for children having less expectations is because they don’t know quite as much as they will eventually know when they’re grown. This comes from a combination of our development from growth and our experience from time. Regardless of how I’ve developed cognitively, experience has also played a major role in me eventually becoming who I am now.
Oh dear! Tired and stressed mommy, we very much understand your worries for preparing your little baby for this crucial stage of her/his life – joining the preschool. Your bundle of joy is going to step out of your embrace for the first time, and you’d be both regretting the idea and being excited for the milestone – both at the same time. But well, that’s motherhood! There’s always guilt attached with every new step your little bird takes to explore the world (where you won’t be with them, glued).
Did you know that your child could be experiencing summer learning loss? During school breaks, kids can lose as much as 30% of the academic progress that they made in the previous school year. After a long school year, many children prefer television and video games over reading and other forms of learning. Breaks and relaxation are important, but so is keeping their mind active. A lot of progress that was made during the previous school year can be lost in a couple of months. When planning learning activities, consider your child’s interests and introduce some new concepts in a variety of subject areas. Boredom never has to be an issue if you know where to look for learning opportunities. Your child may even find love for a certain subject area or an undiscovered talent. Avoid a summer setback by having your child:
Millie dragged her feet home from her interview and her last paycheck she picked up earlier. The balls of her feet ached from her heels that barely had platforms in them; she thought her feet would scream at any moment. She was better off walking on the concrete barefoot. Her paycheck was only enough to cover the last portion of her rent already due and one more month. Not to mention, her daughter’s school tuition for the new year would be due by the end of the summer. “Maybe that could buy me some time,” she thought. “She’s not going to that nasty-ass public school; she’s not gonna get what she needs”, she murmured. Then again, maybe she’d make better friends? Maybe she won’t get laughed at? Millie could not be certain. She adored Lyla’s teacher. Her teacher persistently gave Lyla extra individualized attention after school. After all, Mrs. Englewood was the first to suggest purchasing decoding books and a measuring ruler to help Lyla read along properly, which became the Holy Grail.