everyday with my son

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Archive for the month “November, 2013”

IPAD Nanny

Iphones, Ipads and other smartphones are the new nannies. If your kid is at the height of his tantrums we instinctivly give an Ipad to our kids to “muff” them. Yes, there are educational apps available and can certainly improve some of their skills. BUT sad part is, some needed skills are not excercised as much and one of those is writing skills.

Just today, I am now planning on how to make him hold a pen the proper way and not by grabbing it in his fist.

I am currently on the early stage of teaching him and so far it is not that easy. It is not just showing him how to hold a pencil but also convincing him that it is wrong to hold it the way he does it, I know it can be uncomfortable to hold it the normal way but that is the only way to write. I cannot just go, “look at my fingers and copy it”. There should be a slow build up ’till he get it.

He needed now to practice his finger and hand muscles to write nicely.. hopefully I get to teach him nicely… but how? Wait! maybe there is an APP to help me.

Typhoon Yolanda and my son.

The country was struck by a devastating one and I know it is just the start of something more horrible. Since Katrina battered New Orleans and Manila by Milenyo, only few months apart, it pushed me to be aware of Climate Change. The ‘Incovenient Truth’ video of Al Gore was my first follwed by De Caprio’s 12th Hour and followed by other documentaries, videos, writeups etc.

It is obvious how life is going to change for the worst, especially in Manila since we get most of the world’s storm.

The severe weather conditions is real and sadly it is in this hard way Pinoys will slowly learn more about it.

I am very worried for my son and what his futire is gonna be like. I know if this whole mess wont be reversed he is up for a tough life. The super Typhoon wont be the last and it wont always miss Manila. The time will come a big one will ram us, as typhoon will be more nastier and more frequent.

UN even tagged the Philippines among the worst hit of Climate Change. I fear about the future and how it will all change us.

I saw videos and Photos of the destruction and I thought, it could be us. If only the wind shifted upward and not toward central Philippines, the man I saw carrying a dead child could have been me or someone I know, a very scary thought.

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