Expectation Is Not The Reality

There are many students who enter the school with full of hopes but things change when they are faced with reality of difficulties in studies as well as friendship problems.

Getting our students to laugh over these funny expectations vs reality short videoclips can provide opportunities for discussions.

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We often thought that things would work out on its own but the generation today may turn to extreme measures to get away of reality of life like cutting themselves, cyber addiction and many more.

They may even end their lives to escape from reality since there are enough movies and shows to illustrate such negative alternatives.

As parents and teachers, we need to talk to them and discuss possible ways of handling the reality of life.

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Your Time Is Precious To Your Kid

When your kid requests for a time to play with us, we may be too busy creating our next post since we are doing this during our free time.

We may become a whale on the platform but we are parents who have neglected our children in many ways.

Our kids do not stay young forever so we need to seize every opportunity we can get to spend with them.

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Devastation often comes when parents are on the verge of losing their children due to sicknesses or other reasons.

Regrets of not spending enough time when they have the chance to do so.

Our kids do not stay young forever and they would grow up one day.

When we are ready to spend time with them after they grow up, they would have no time for us then.

Value the time that you have with your kids while you still can today.

Disclaimer: This is my personal reflection and I am not in any position to instruct anyone what they should do. I am not responsible for any action taken as a result of this post. My post can only be a reference for your further research and growth. By reading this post, you acknowledge and accept that. All images and pictures were taken from google images that are free from copyright under labelled for reuse.

Contentment Is Great Gain

As parents and teachers, we always want our children to be successful but the need to learn how to be happy with the little that they have is a life skill that we may have neglected.

Most adults and children have their greed and bottomless desires that can never be satisfied.

After one is satisfied, another desire would come.

Graham Hill shared in Tedx Talk about how having less stuff would enable more happiness.

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The truth of many rich and famous may not have sound sleep at night due to fear of losing their wealth and the threat from business enemies against their businesses.

Many of the wealthy ones are regularly in a battle to keep themselves above leading to many health issues.

With all the illnesses, I really doubt that many can enjoy their wealth that they had gathered.

Let us teach our children to live in contentment and be happy with the little things that they have.

Disclaimer: This is my personal reflection and I am not in any position to instruct anyone what they should do. I am not responsible for any action taken as a result of this post. My post can only be a reference for your further research and growth. By reading this post, you acknowledge and accept that. All images and pictures were taken from google images that are free from copyright under labelled for reuse.

Be Our Own Hero And Conquer Depression

Depression can happen to anyone and many of my students would cut themselves when they feel depressed.

Loneliness is never a good friend of depression.

Many are addicted to self-harm and hid their cuts under long sleeves.

Hunter Kent shared on Tedx Youth bravely about her journey of depression and how she overcomes it.

She is able to use her past to help others who may be suffering like her today.

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As parents and educators, we may often take things for granted and neglected the psychological needs of our children.

We must take active steps and provide the help needed before mental illness gets too rooted.

I do hope the personal sharing of Hunter Kent has awakened you as a parent and educator in a certain way.

Disclaimer: This is my personal reflection and I am not in any position to instruct anyone what they should do. I am not responsible for any action taken as a result of this post. My post can only be a reference for your further research and growth. By reading this post, you acknowledge and accept that. All images and pictures were taken from google images that are free from copyright under labelled for reuse.

Respect and Fairness In Sports

As teachers and parents, we can tell our children and students that winning is not everything but it is hard to lose especially there is a prize to win.

It is not easy to inspire our young generation about the greatness and importance of sportsmanship as great values of life.

Using Sports videos to share about how many had given up the trophies to help others, we can teach and lead our children to see the greater value of humanity through sports.

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Life without selfishness and the belief of fairness in competition would build great characteristics in our children.

I must admit, there are many negative adult examples around but we must direct them to the few who are able to follow their own principles of great values and true sportsmanship.

Winning with honour would bring greater glory!

Disclaimer: This is my personal reflection and I am not in any position to instruct anyone what they should do. I am not responsible for any action taken as a result of this post. My post can only be a reference for your further research and growth. By reading this post, you acknowledge and accept that. All images and pictures were taken from google images that are free from copyright under labelled for reuse.

Getting Inspired By Our Hardship

We all have dreams and visions but getting there may not always be smooth sailing.

Many of us want to earn big on the platforms but we may face setbacks like the lack of support or even downvote for our posts.

Dwayne Johnson gave an inspirational speech of how the remembrance of his hardship had helped him to pull through to achieve what he has today.

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Our children and students may be overprotected without going through the challenges that we had when we were young.

We want to give our best to our children in everything but we may have taken away their ability to fight for the future when we always give them everything easily.

They may be easily defeated without knowing how to overcome failures when they come.

We must inspire our children and students that failures are good opportunities to learn and challenge themselves for future successes.

I hope you get inspired yourself after watching the above videoclip by Dwayne Johnson.

Disclaimer: This is my personal reflection and I am not in any position to instruct anyone what they should do. I am not responsible for any action taken as a result of this post. My post can only be a reference for your further research and growth. By reading this post, you acknowledge and accept that. All images and pictures were taken from google images that are free from copyright under labelled for reuse.

A 6th Grader Iphone App Developer

Thomas Suarez was only a 6th grade student when he developed his own Iphone applications many years ago.

This may never happen without the support of his parents and teachers around him.

Thomas Suarez shared about his journey as an application developer in the videoclip below in Tedx Talks.

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As parents and teachers, we should never underestimate what our children can do.

They can achieve more when we put our faith in them and believe in what they are doing.

We should never imprison their potentials just because others are not doing it but allow them to grow according to their own talents and abilities.

By allowing them to have the freedom to develop their desired talents, we are nurturing their future successes unknowingly.

Disclaimer: This is my personal reflection and I am not in any position to instruct anyone what they should do. I am not responsible for any action taken as a result of this post. My post can only be a reference for your further research and growth. By reading this post, you acknowledge and accept that. All images and pictures were taken from google images that are free from copyright under labelled for reuse.

Sleep To Enhance Learning

We know that we cannot concentrate well when we lack of sleep.

We also know that we need to sleep when we are sick.

Many of us burned midnight oil when we were students to study and we even skipped the amount of hours of sleep to cover the amount time to study.

Matt Walker shared about the need to sleep to improve learning in Tedx Talk.

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Lack of sleep can make a person look older than he should.

By having to sleep earlier, we may avoid eating supper and slim down easily.

As parents and teachers, we should encourage our children to get enough sleep to enable them to have better memory retention.

Create a healthy habit in our children early by getting them to sleep early each night.

Disclaimer: This is my personal reflection and I am not in any position to instruct anyone what they should do. I am not responsible for any action taken as a result of this post. My post can only be a reference for your further research and growth. By reading this post, you acknowledge and accept that. All images and pictures were taken from google images that are free from copyright under labelled for reuse.

World’s First Passenger Drone

Creativity and Innovation often must work together.

Many of us have been playing and using drone for leisure even for movie making.

China created the first passenger drone and used to deliver holiday gifts few years back.

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We must admit that drone is not new, but making a bigger model to become a flying vehicle in the air, becomes an innovation using the existing technology.

Successful businesses often depend on how one can innovate constantly before his competitors.

We are living in a world where technology is constantly moving forward without stopping.

Our children and students would face more challenges in the future so the need to cultivate innovation and creativity to cope and compete with others would be the life skill we cannot ignore.

China used to be a country where we would not associate innovation and technology with it but it has become the world main manufacturers with many new technologies like the one shown in the videoclip.

As parents and teachers, we must provide opportunities especially when our children and students face a problem or challenge to get them to think out of the box to solve the issue.

Disclaimer: This is my personal reflection and I am not in any position to instruct anyone what they should do. I am not responsible for any action taken as a result of this post. My post can only be a reference for your further research and growth. By reading this post, you acknowledge and accept that. All images and pictures were taken from google images that are free from copyright under labelled for reuse.

Love Supports A Dream To Come True

It is a wonderful animated story about a girl who wanted to become an astronaut since young.

Her father supported her dream in little ways since young but she slowly drifted away from her father as she grew older.

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When her father passed away, she felt devastated until she found the shoes that her father kept since she was young.

There was a special pair of shoes that her father gave her to allow her to imagine herself as an astronaut when she was young.

This gave her the drive to continue her journey to fulfil her dream of becoming an astronaut.

Not all dreams can always come true but some dreams do when one dares to believe and step forward to realise one’s dream.

Disclaimer: This is my personal reflection and I am not in any position to instruct anyone what they should do. I am not responsible for any action taken as a result of this post. My post can only be a reference for your further research and growth. By reading this post, you acknowledge and accept that. All images and pictures were taken from google images that are free from copyright under labelled for reuse.