Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mikail's Development: 20-month old

According to

What's your toddler doing? At 20 months, your child should be able to run, though not as smoothly as he'll be able to later. He may also go up stairs by himself, but he'll most likely need some help on the way down. He can probably kick a ball (yup.. he really likes this activity), too, yet hasn't gotten the hang of jumping or throwing overhand.

He's active in less desirable ways as well. Small children frequently resort to hitting, pushing, biting, tugging, and other frowned-on actions to make themselves feel more important but also to experiment: What happens when I hit Kaitlin? Will the same thing happen when I hit Justin? (he did this to his nursery mate) Don't overreact to your toddler's behavior. If you retaliate by hitting, it teaches that hitting is okay. Calmly make clear that such actions are never acceptable — no matter how intensely he's feeling.

Toddlers are naturally curious about everything — including their genitals (totally agreed). Just as they played with fingers and toes when they were younger, they'll begin to play with their genitals now. It's nothing to worry about — unless it's happening nonstop. When your child touches himself in public, don't make a huge deal about it. Just explain that some things are done only at home in private.

How your life is changing: Your toddler is very attached to you, but of course you can't always be together. When you or another important adult leaves, it can be unsettling for your child, who relies on your presence to feel secure. Ease transitions by letting him know beforehand that you're going to leave, and then don't drag out your exit. Give him a quick kiss, and be off.

Parent Tip: How to Avoid "No" "Instead of telling my son no all the time, which can lead to power struggles, try saying things like, "Let's try eating with our fork," "Let's not play with the lamp cord right now — let's color instead." You'll find that giving your child a way out that facilitates communication and listening really pays off." —Mary

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

In daddy's shoes

This photo was taken in 2008, can't remember the exact date. He likes to do that whenever he gets the chance. I think he's curious to know how does it feel to be in daddy's shoes.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A visit to The Gardens and Pavilion

Can't remember the date but definitely in December 2008. We went to The Gardens and Pavilion (on a different day obviously) just to show to Mikail that there are so many shopping complexes in KL (yeah rite). I think he's in good mood that day cos he's willingly posing for the camera. The photo is self-explanatory.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I'm back!

I've been missing from the blogging scene for quite sometimes. This year, I'll try to blog frequently.

This photo was taken at Pavilion's food court. We had to let him play with the spoon to keep him occupied. Or else he wants to get off from his stroller and walk around.

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