Posted in February 2013

Parenting by lying

Recently a couple of friends posted a link to an NBC news article titled  “Chinese parents bigger fibbers than American ones”.  It’s a survey-based study administered to  American parents (of various ethnic backgrounds including Asian Americans and Caucasians) and parents in China, asking if the parents had ever intentionally told their child an misleading false … Continue reading

Mama’s little girl

This past weekend was a big one for my daughter.  She attended a birthday party at a little girls’ spa/salon where she enjoyed a princess makeover, complete with a fancy pink ballgown, shiny lip gloss, hot-pink manicure, and even a glamorous up-do with glittery hairspray!  I thought she was going to burst with excitement.  The … Continue reading

(Medical) Nerd-in-training

During one of his medical conferences, my husband picked up an illustrated freebie book titled “Dr. Bear’s Big Book of Doctor Words.” It’s basically an ABC book so of course my daughter has been perusing over it endlessly.  This morning, she decided to “read” it to her brother.  Here are some of C’s favorite letters, … Continue reading