Here’s my daughter’s recent digital art using the Bamboo Pen and Touch tablet given by her cousin from abroad.
This gadget costs more than $100. We could not purchase a gadget like this right away, but thankful that a bighearted relative bought this for my daughter. This is actually the second gift that she received from her Kuya Gladden. The first one was a set of Polychromos color pencils.
She’ll be using this more often now that she has drawing-related subjects this term.
Dark Shadows is a 2012 American horror comedy film based on the 1966–1971 gothic horror soap opera of the same name. The film is directed by Tim Burton and stars Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, a 200-year-old vampire, and Michelle Pfeiffer as his cousin Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, a reclusive matriarch of the Collins family. ~ wikipedia
Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and make my kids young again, the age when they don’t bicker at the slightest provocation. There are times I wish I could just disappear in the middle of arguing kids. They get into my nerves. But who else will be there to pacify them. If their constant bickering can make me lose weight, then I will no longer need the best diet pills because the mere act of pacifying them will serve as my natural weight loss remedy.
I found this three-R solution to sibling bickering by child psychologist Anthony Wolf, Ph.D.:
Rule 1: Don’t take sides. When a parent intervenes on a side – “John don’t hit your sister,” instead of “Stop that, you two,” Wolf says, the argument turns into a competition for a parent’s attention and allegiance. Instead, make sure that you address both children.
Rule 2: Act fast (or not at all). If you want something to stop, tell your children when you first get annoyed, instead of waiting until you explode at them.
Rule 3: Don’t listen. When bickering children come looking for you, offer love and support, but don’t allow them to use you as a judge to whom they can deliver their opening arguments. Give them a hug, but don’t do more than recognize how difficult a situation must be for them when they launch into their case, and, if necessary, remind them that they can and must find a way to solve it themselves.