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Little Square Dancer Wallace

【3-year-old cutie pie excels in square dancing. He learned all the dances by heart through observance [笑cry]】The three-year-old baby Li Zerui is good at Chinese square dancing. His mom revealed he learned how to do the square dancing by watching only. When the little boy was one and a half years old, his mom took him to the park. Sitting in the stroller, he watched the square dancers dancing for half an hour. Finally, one day, the boy decided to join the dance, and he nailed practically all the dance moves. His mom was stunned. Now he is able to dance to over forty songs. (Click here to watch the video.)

@京华时报:
【3岁萌宝擅长广场舞 全是看会的[笑cry]】3岁宝宝李泽睿广场舞跳得有模有样,妈妈竟称是看会的!宝宝1岁半时妈妈带他去公园,坐儿童车里看人家跳舞,一看就是半个小时。一天宝宝想跟着跳,舞步几乎一致,妈妈十分惊奇。现在宝宝会跳40多支曲子了。By梨视频 L微辣Video的秒拍视频

Source: Weibo

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Sex Education

#Sex Education Is Not Severe Floods And Fierce Beasts [Dangerous Things]# See how US parents talk about sex with children. The house is the first classroom to give children sex education. (Click here to watch the video.)

#性教育不是洪水猛兽#看国外父母怎样与孩子谈“性”话题,家庭是儿童性教育的第一课堂 L微博视频 ​​​​
Source: Weibo

 

 

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Agnes Meiling Kaneko Chan’s Advice

【10 Things Parents Should Never Do!】Agnes Meiling Kaneko Chan started her singing career at 14 and once enjoyed equal popularity with Teresa Teng Li-Chun aka Deng Lijun. Later she got married in Japan and has three sons, all of whom enrolled in the No.1 university in the U.S., Stanford University, under her guidance. What’s the secret of her parenting success? Agnes Chan shared it with us in the video.

Ten Things Parents Should Not Do

1. Do not compare your kids with other kids. Too much comparison may hurt their self confidence, which will make them too afraid to show you their potential. Some kids of low self confidence may choose to bully or look down on others.

2. Don’t reward your children with material things. They may discard the toys you rewarded them after two or three weeks. Toys are not their friends forever. A mom asked me what to do when her daughter didn’t like taking showers. I said, “You can tell your daughter, ‘If you take a shower and clean yourself, you can help me put on some makeup.'” If it were a boy, tell him if he takes a shower, he will be allowed to help his dad put on some makeup. He will definitely love that! Reward your kids with fun events that’ll enhance the communication among family members.

3. Do not make daily schedules for the children. Many parents expect their children to play after finishing the homework. No, doing homework is playing; playing is learning. I don’t let my children separate learning and playing that clarly. When it rained, I took my kids to the park. I let them float the leaves on the water and see whose leaf swam faster. Then I asked them, “Why does it rain?” I nurture their interest in looking for answers. When they can see and experience problems in a tangible way, they will learn very fast and they won’t feel that learning is toiling.

4.  Don’t let your kids enroll in tutoring programs. The tutoring programs that aim to raise your kids’ grades give them the impression that the purpose of learning is to get good grades. If you spend the money on tutoring programs on family trips instead, the outcome will be better. My oldest son loves fishes. We went to almost all the aquariums we could go to in Japan.

5. Don’t make choices for your children. It is very important to learn how to make choices. Since my kids were small, I have trained them to make choices, such as picking ice creams. When my oldest son was in high school, he chose to apply to universities in the U.S. I expected him to pick the No.1 or the No.2 university, but he chose the No.7 school. Every new student in that school was assigned a horse. Every day hey had to take care of the horse before going to class. That trained them to be responsible. My son enjoyed studying there and did well. The school taught him well. He made the right choice.

6. Don’t prevent your kids from falling in love in high school. Dating teaches us how to love and how to be loved, so I encouraged my sons to have girlfriends, but I also taught them to be responsible—they must not become fathers. They all had girlfriends when they were in high school. I could see they were very happy. I gave them sex education very early—when they were 9 years old.

7.  Don’t scold or hit your kids. I am against scolding and physical punishment. Physical punishment gives you fast results—the kids will give in quickly—but do they really understand the problems? It is better to have a conversation and discuss the problems thoroughly. My longest record was 8 hours. My kids later joked that physical punishment was better because they could leave earlier.

8. Don’t lie to your kids. For example, keep you promise to your kids. If you don’t, your kids will think you lied to them. If kids don’t trust others, they will be very lonely all their lives.

9. Don’t ignore your children because of work. Even two to five minutes of interaction with your little children will be like heaven to them.

10. When your kids ask you questions, never tell them to “wait a second.” Even when I was cooking, I turned off the gas when my kid asked me, “Why is the sky blue?” I told him, “That’s a great question!!! Let’s look for the answer together in a second.”

For me, education is giving the kids some tools for finding dreams. If they fail, they can move on to find other dreams. If they succeed, they need to be modest and learn to share.

(Click here to watch the video)

 

@新闻晨报
【家长绝对不能做的10件事!】陈美龄在14岁的时候就出道做了歌手,曾与邓丽君齐名,后来在日本结婚,有了三个儿子,在陈美龄的教育下,他们都相继考进了美国排名第一的斯坦福大学。这背后究竟有什么成功的教育秘诀?在视频中陈美龄为我们做了分享。

Source: Weibo

Jokes

Cool Moms

Hahaha such moms are so cool [哈哈][哈哈] ​​​​

I overheard two aunts [middle-aged women] talking while taking a walk in the park after dinner. Aunt A asked: You daughter must be 29 now, right? How come she hasn’t found a husband? And you don’t give her a push either. Aunt B answered: She does not want to get married. Aunt A was very surprised after hearing that: Not wanting to get married? What is she going to do after she gets old? Aunt B answered: When she is old, I will be dead already. Why do I have to care so much about that?

My aunt: Why is Little Huang still unmarried? Look at Tingting (her daughter). She went to find dates as soon as I asked her to. My mom: Right. Tingting has had this strength since she was a kid. She eats everything you give her. Not picky at all. #Oh the mouths of middle-aged women#

WeChat conversation:

A: [cp] When you look for boyfriends, never tell him you are crazy about any star. Just tell him you love travelling and you will go to several places every year. Tell him you love collecting stuff. Occasionally you will receive odd packets. Tell him you love making friends and have some girls whom you love chatting with on line. You love a certain color and get stoked as soon as you see it. You love sports and have to go to the stadium several times. When you successfully get the guy, then you can tell him: I am a crazy fan. So what…Of course, if you see someone you don’t like, you can tell him up front you are a crazy fan and you are a brain-damaged avid fan 24 hours a day. [微笑] [/cp]

B: Thank you mom.

@一起神回复
哈哈哈这样的妈妈很酷了[哈哈][哈哈] ​​​​

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Parents’ Tastes

I compiled a list of the comments on this morning’s weibo. Conclusion: We share the world, we share the parents…Click below and you’ll be surprised as if you entered your own house. [笑cry]
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把今天上午微博的评论总结了一下,真是同一个世界,同一个爹妈…打开看看,你会惊讶地发现,仿佛回到了自己的家[笑cry]
Source: Weibo
Jokes

Wallace Chung’s Father

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Seeing Shuishui [a Wallace fan] had bought so many [Wallace] albums, I recalled a little story from the past. My little sister was working at KPS [Video Express, a Hong Kong-based multimedia store which sold and rented videos, CDs and movies], there was an uncle [a polite way of addressing an older male to show respect] who often went to her store to buy Wallace’s albums. One time, my sister asked him out of curiosity why he bought so many albums every time Wallace dropped a new album. She asked if that uncle was Wallace’s fan. The uncle said no. Then my sister questioned, “If you are not a fan, why do you buy so many of his albums?” The uncle answered my sister, “Because Wallace Chung is my son. I want to support him with my action, haha!”

Source: Weibo

[Note: This annecdote is incredibly touching. Wallace’s father originally objected to Wallace’s career goal of being a dancer, but the power of love as well as Wallace’s hard work transcend all the disagreements…]

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Wallace Chung’s parents attended his fan meet in Hangzhou on June 8, 2014.  
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When You Father Knows How to Create Special Effects

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What does it feel like to have a father who can create special effects? OMG this is crazy fresh! The kid’s nana would say after watching the clip that she would have a heart attack. [笑cry]

有个会做特效的老爸是什么体验?卧槽这看得好爽!孩儿他奶看完表示心脏病犯了[笑cry]