Tag: parental musings

  • Embracing Motherhood – Lessons Learned Along My Way
    Embracing Motherhood – Lessons Learned Along My Way

    Parenting is the steepest learning curve we will face, so Sanam shares four essential lessons she’s learned as a mother. By Sanam Raisa Rahman In January 2016, I enrolled in the school of motherhood, and almost five and a half years later, I’m still in training. You see, this is a school where even when […]

  • Parenting with Playfulness and Respect
    Parenting with Playfulness and Respect

    Suzi explains how her childhood experiences led her to discover the concept of respectful parenting and the tools we can use to connect with and understand our children. By Suzi Chaemchang When I became a new mother I asked everyone for advice. I spent hours scrolling social media mum groups and websites seeking the right […]

  • Preparing to Answer Kids’ Sex Questions 子どもから性に関する質問を受けたらどうしましょう?
    Preparing to Answer Kids’ Sex Questions 子どもから性に関する質問を受けたらどうしましょう?

    As the first of a three-month series on ‘sex and kids’ by three different experts running workshops on the topic, Aya shares her mindset change on sex education and importance of having this conversation with kids. By Aya Tanno / Translated by Hanae Matsumura Have you ever talked about sex at home with your partner […]

  • Why I Chose Not To Have A Second Child
    Why I Chose Not To Have A Second Child

      Having a second child is one of many life-changing, personal decisions that parents will have to make. But what do you do when practical reasons and biological needs are at odds with each other?  By Suzi Chaemchaeng  You meet a mother with one child and you curiously ask, “do you plan to have another?” […]

  • Bathing a Newborn:  Birthing Suite to Bath Tub
    Bathing a Newborn: Birthing Suite to Bath Tub

    A seasoned dad and swimming coach takes a trip down memory lane to the first time he bathed his baby.  The gradual approach he used will put nervous new parents at ease and bath time can become a special time.   By Gordon Ellard   As a father of two, I admit that I had […]

  • My Experience with Raising a Son of Mixed Race
    My Experience with Raising a Son of Mixed Race

    Liway shares her story about how she makes her bi-racial son less conscious about his skin color and tells us how we can encourage children to celebrate diversity in their daily lives.   By Liway Tayag   I can’t count how many times we’ve been brought to the limelight because people stare at my son […]