I’ve been feeling out of sorts. Ten years ago – a whole decade ago – I packed up my then eight-year-old son and a few suitcases and we shipped ourselves off to Wuhan, China. I wasn’t only the only single mother there – I was the only high school teacher parenting a child while livingContinue reading “Breathing Through Smog”
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4 Lessons from Motherhood
I still remember that beautiful day. The day I got to hold the sweetest being in my arms, having my first picture with her and being all smiley even after a long labour, which ended unexpectedly in an emergency caesarean section. Stepping into the identity of a mum and going on this motherhood journey hasContinue reading “4 Lessons from Motherhood”
8 Single Mom Truths
Joline, a Singaporean mom who advocates for respectful parenting, shares some compassionate truths from her personal experience as a single mom for the past 2 years.
Repeating yourself to a young child is rarely going to help them do as you say. Let’s imagine you’ve asked your toddler to stop hitting her brother and she doesn’t… you demand one more time with increased volume and annoyance in your tone, “I said stop hitting!” This child of yours—who was showing with theContinue reading “Responsive Parenting”
Repairing Ruptures in Parent-Child Relationships
By Melissa Xuereb, Parent Coach at Parenting Takes Courage At the invitation of Sherry Yuan Hunter here at Sandwich Parenting, I will be writing a semi-regular blog about Empowered Parenting. This morning as the rain poured, Charlie, Olivia and I were leaving the house. Our car undercover was mostly surrounded by (attractive) puddles. The kidsContinue reading “Repairing Ruptures in Parent-Child Relationships”
One of the most frustrating things in the world is that explosion of rage when our kids (or partners, or friends, or colleagues) exhibit ‘undesirable’ behaviour. We THINK it’s because they are ‘behaving badly’ and that means that we need to work harder to CONTROL the situation. Then comes the shame and, for some, theContinue reading “Managing Triggers”
If I Were a Remote…
Our remote control had been missing for over a week. Yup. It’s not an easy thing to live without I must admit and it was gone.
They Don’t Need My Approval!
What should a parent think when their kids don’t need or want their approval anymore?
Creating Good Addictions
We think of addictions as bad. I’ve stayed away from drugs and alcohol; my drug of choice is food.
The Irony of a Safety Net
Do you remember as a kid when you watched the acrobats who would swing high in the air? How did they get so good!?