Rockstarism #391/ Miss-Speak #79: Raising Kids, By The Kids


From one of those parenting books I let Rockstar read because, you know, it's the least amount of effort to get material 😛

So, Lego builds, very Rockstar. Knocking something over (because she wants to improve on it), very Queen E. Rockstar: (after reading) This is meant to be sarcastic, right? Queen E: <triumphantly> Brains don't have hands! <wiggles fingers>  

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About Aileen

I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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  • Elaine

    Could you share the title of this book please? I think I need to get it.

    • Aileen

      The Whole Brain Child by Siegel-and-something… Sorry I can’t remember offhand and pushing deadline on some part time work so not on the blog for a few more days…

      To be honest I did Effective Parenting course by Katherine Winter-Sellery and there are similarities there too… It’s v hard to implement 100% though, so in our case we kinda revert to sarcasm a lot, especially with the older one…

      Separately, we were recommended a book by Queen E’s kindergarten, but it’s more focussed on play-based learning rather than this stuff, will come back with that title when I’ve survived work deadline please 😛

      • Elaine

        Thanks!!! My usual method is screaming and bring out the cane.

  • mun

    When I glanced at the pictures, I thought you drew that just for Rockstar and Miss Rockstar because it is so them – the elder brother, the younger sister and the Lego. No wonder Rockstar thought that it was meant to be sarcastic! and Miss Rockstar is right, how could the upstairs brain hug the downstairs brain when brains don’t have hands!

    • Aileen

      Yeah the first time I was exposed to this school of thought I found it really hard… And I have to admit that some time ago when course coordinator acted out with us, I couldn’t help feeling that it could even be taken as a little patronising, if the kid has already lost it and you are still doing that… in fact, they do tell us to mirror the kid, but in general all of it is hard…