What use is that?

I think one of the problems with us Asian parents, in particular Chinese, is that we often have a fixed opinion on the value of things. I am certainly guilty of it, as was my mom, and I am sure there are many others out there as well. What use are computer games? What use…

When “a x b” is not equals “b x a”…

When I first saw this article on how some apparently correct answers were marked wrong, my first thought was “what rubbish is this?”. More recently though, my wife talked about the incident in which a colleague of hers will be switching her kids to private school because her kids was deducted points for not showing…

Beyond the books…

What should we be teaching our kids from beyond the books? I am not referring to the usual classes-for-kids, such as music, sports and such. I think some people may then ask what else is there? If nothing comes to mind in your head, then that is exactly the problem I want to talk about….

The ideal parent?

I have often heard people around me say “I’ll wait till I am ready to have kids”. If that is true, no one will have kids. One thing I can say for certain though, is that I have two and my eldest is now 6 years old but I am just about as clueless about…

What’s in a name?

I regard a name as the first and most important gift a parent can give to his/her child. As such I believe it is of the utmost importance to put in the appropriate care and effort in selecting one. I set myself a couple of general rules in selecting my children’s names, listed in order…