I try to give a GEM a day and to my daughter and it has been very rewarding for both of us. I noticed that she appears more confident now and I have curbed my yelling. I am communicating and connecting better with my daughter. Thank you coach!
“Good girl!” “You got 10/10! That’s my smart boy!” “I love your picture!’ “Good job” “You are awesome!” You’re the best! These comments sound positive but they’re simply external praise, external judgement. What ends up happening is the child being praised continues to perform the behaviour because it pleases the adult. I’m sure you’re quite…Read More
Hmmmmmm…. As the children’s day was wrapping up, I just found myself reminiscing about some of my interesting childhood memories. Talking of memories, I have loads of them to choose from both the good, the bad and the ugly and even the bizarre like I am about to share today hoping we all learn from…Read More
It was only 6:19 in the morning and Arike was all set for school. “Should I get baba Driver to take me?” School being less than 20mins away, I encouraged her to use up the gained time on something productive. After all, baba Driver won’t be ready at this time and it wouldn’t add up…Read More
“Do we really have to do this” “Are you crying” “Yes, I am” “But why?” “I just couldn’t hold back the tears as I watched her being whisked away by the flight attendant with tears trickling down her gentle face” The past few days counting down to resumption hadn’t been easy. As in, Apinke would…Read More