My Hiero

Have you ever looked at your child and realize that they have been growing so much that they started to act differently than the years before? I just realized this recently with my son, Hiero. On today’s post I want to share some of his funny peculiar behavior. I hope you enjoy the stories.

It all started with a pair of glasses. He has been looking at people wearing glasses and he wanted one for himself, he said at school he couldn’t really see the whiteboard. That time when he was younger and we can’t test his eyes yet, so when he is older we brought him to the optic and run a test for his eyesight. He wanted to wear the glass so badly and so he acted as if he couldn’t read any of the letter, from the largest to the smallest letter. I figure out that Hiero was just acting out so I told him, if he cannot read any of it we cannot make any glasses for him (parents out there must have known these white lies haha!). After saying that apparently he can read everything, his eyesight is perfect so then we give him a glasses that has no prescription just a glasses with UV protection. He was so happy, he wears it everyday and where ever he goes to. For quite sometime he thought he has a prescribed glasses, until we told him he has perfect eyesight.

Heiro and his hair, Hiero has a very straight up hair. I wanted to curl his hair (moms out there who like to dress up their children must understand this too). At first he really didn’t like the idea. well he refused it. I tried to convince him that it will look nice on him. So somehow along the way he let me do it. So we did it, we curl his hair ourselves. We bought the chemical and the tools to curl his hair and guess what? He loves it! A lot actually, he loves it so much he wouldn’t allow us to cut his hair. He is afraid if he cut it, the curl will go away. Today Hiero rocked his curled hair like never before.

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And another unique funny story is Hiero and his muscles. I have no idea why this even started with him, it might be because of his father. Hiero does abs and biceps training, to see my son doing crunches and push ups every now and then is just quite funny and cute at the same time. These days everytime he remembers and get a chance to do it, he will be on the floor with a couple of push ups and sit ups. He would go proudly to us and show how much muscle he has grown. Such a funny boy!

I don’t know if you have any stories like this with your children. They are truly the joy of our lives as parents. For me to be able to see my children grow, these are really great moments in life. Whether they are doing their unique funny thing or achieving things at school, I love seeing them change every year. This is one of those good stories I just want to share with all of you. Maybe next time I will write about my other two children. Tell me your story on the comment section down below or leave a message at my Instagram. Until next time!

XOXO,

Julie

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Parents Pro Tips: Gadget Limit

Hello everyone! On today’s blog I want to share parenting tips regarding gadgets vs kids, I hope this could inspire you!
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On this busy modern world, we cannot deny that even children today are exposed to technology (a.k.a gadget). We as parents sometimes has no choice either but to introduce gadget to them from an early age. This is true for my case, my children are one of those who loves their gadgets more than interacting with their surroundings. They are glued to their tablets or their phones. I realized this is not healthy anymore.
So I decided that this has to stop, even though I cannot deny the fact that it is a modern world and gadget helps with my parenting (some of the apps or videos are actually educating). I think I just have to put a limit to it. So I came up with this, they can only have their gadget on the weekend. Also the time limit on the gadget is also depending on how they respond on the weekdays. The more they do their homework on time and be good the whole weekdays the more they have their gadget privilege on weekend. But if they break rules, it simply means no gadget.
When I first started this, my second born were not happy about it, he was complaining. Although Mika the oldest just went with it without protest (Raara is the easiest to manage, because aside from her gadget she loves other activities too). I was being persistent even though sometimes they ask me for gadget on weekdays but I just follow through. Until finally they get used to it, it becomes a habit that gadget is off limits on weekdays. They become warmer somehow without the gadget. Maybe because they are more connected to the surroundings and me. Several behavior changes were also noted.
Some of the benefit from this is both Mika and Hiero has become more productive. Mika spend her free time playing her ukulele or piano and exploring music and as for Hiero he started to draw on his sketch book more often (he is pretty good in what he is doing), also he now interact more with his sisters as well. I’m so happy that this works well, this has improved their weekdays studies as well.
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So maybe you could try this too as a mom (or dad if you so happen to read this) limit their screen time with their phones or tablet. I believe it will improve their social behavior and also their relationship with you. I see gadget is like a robot nanny where they baby sit your children replacing you. Imagine if their strongest relationship is with the gadget, they might not listen to you when you advice them or maybe they will not see you as someone important in their life because gadget is always there for them. I really think the benefit is there. But then again I am not trying to be naive, they need to be introduced to gadget because the world is very modern today and they need to be relevant. Just make sure it’s limited by you and you are not replaced by an electronic. Until next time!
XOXO,
Julie