Sunday, September 25, 2005

ParentingYourTeenager.com

I found this quote from a similar blog, ParentingYourTeenager.com.

"Trying to control a teenager is like trying to put pants on a gorilla.
It's just going to frustrate you and make the gorilla really mad."

My frustration with my 15 year old suddenly disappeared after I read this.

Baby Einstein titles at Netflix

I accidentally discovered several educational DVDs at Netflix -- www.netflix.com. Netflix offers the Baby Einstein, Baby Newton, Baby Shakespear series and more. It is a great idea for moms into over-parenting without over spending.

For parents with older children, there are Algebra, Geometry lessons as well. You will be delighted.

ParentingYourTeenager.com

I found this quote from a similar blog, ParentingYourTeenager.com.

"Trying to control a teenager is like trying to put pants on a gorilla.
It's just going to frustrate you and make the gorilla really mad."

My frustration with my 15 year old suddenly disappeared after I read this.

Baby Einstein titles at Netflix

I accidentally discovered several educational DVDs at Netflix -- www.netflix.com. Netflix offers the Baby Einstein, Baby Newton, Baby Shakespear series and more. It is a great idea for moms into over-parenting without over spending.

For parents with older children, there are Algebra, Geometry lessons as well. You will be delighted.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. - Steve Jobs' commencement address at Stanford

I read about Steve Jobs' commencement address at Stanford this year but only till today I read the entire content. I was so moved. Recently, I have been thinking a lot about how leaders become leaders. I start to believe that parents cannot plan to have their children to become leaders. The more you do, the less likely they will succeed.

You can find the transcript of Jobs' speech at

http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. - Steve Jobs' commencement address at Stanford

I read about Steve Jobs' commencement address at Stanford this year but only till today I read the entire content. I was so moved. Recently, I have been thinking a lot about how leaders become leaders. I start to believe that parents cannot plan to have their children to become leaders. The more you do, the less likely they will succeed.

You can find the transcript of Jobs' speech at

http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

"A planned life is a dead life." by Lauren Bacall

This is quote of the day from http://en.wikiquote.org/. It is a wake-up call. Mothers in this country have been so obsessed with planning a perfect life for their children. As a highly educated mother with a career, I have been arranging my children's school, activities, books, vacations, food, clothing, and lessons. It is constantly in my mind to plan and plan more.

The invention of Internet certainly make this matter worse. I can always google on what other kids are doing, how kids become successful and what it takes to get into top-notch colleges.

A little bit of me knew I was dead wrong. Experiences show that for everything I do for my kids, a learning experience is deprived from them. As they become older, the less time they have to learn in a safe environment. I shall respect their independence and remind myself to leave them alone.

"A planned life is a dead life." by Lauren Bacall

This is quote of the day from http://en.wikiquote.org/. It is a wake-up call. Mothers in this country have been so obsessed with planning a perfect life for their children. As a highly educated mother with a career, I have been arranging my children's school, activities, books, vacations, food, clothing, and lessons. It is constantly in my mind to plan and plan more.

The invention of Internet certainly make this matter worse. I can always google on what other kids are doing, how kids become successful and what it takes to get into top-notch colleges.

A little bit of me knew I was dead wrong. Experiences show that for everything I do for my kids, a learning experience is deprived from them. As they become older, the less time they have to learn in a safe environment. I shall respect their independence and remind myself to leave them alone.