On Raising A Multiple Intelligent Child + A Twitter Giveaway

Most mums will agree that there is nothing we want more than for our children to achieve their maximum potentials, make the most of their life and go further than what we have achieved in life. That is why it is a must that we raise them by honing their Multiple Intelligence.

Multiple Intelligence is divided into 3 different parts:

  • Body Smart
  • People Smart
  • Brain Smart

Know more about Multiple Intelligence by watching this video:

We are fortunate to live in this day and age when different options to hone our children’s multiple intelligence is readily available to us. Today we can easily enlist our children in different activities that will further enrich them to become Body Smart, Brain Smart, and People Smart.

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with Coach Joy, winning first place at last year’s friendly competition at the Modern Aquatic Swimming School

Since the little man is a tiny baby I aimed for him to be a well-rounded person as I have always believed that this will give him opportunities and avenues to be more successful later on in life. Since he was 2 he was already taking swimming lessons during summer. It is not only an enjoyable activity, but it also helped improve his asthma. I thought we were hitting 2 birds with one stone! Nag-enjoy na, healthy pa! It has been years since he last had an attack and little did I know that I started making him Body Smart by enrolling him to swimming class and allowing him to have a very ideal form of exercise.

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The Little Man’s First Visit To The Dentist

I thought it was the best time for the little man’s first dental visit this year so I checked online for potential dentists to try. I was actually advised by my pedia to check out pediatric dentists in Manila instead of trying out regular dentists locally, as pediatric dentists know perfectly how to examine and treat the little one’s chompers. After a few online search, I have found exactly the pediatric dentist my pedia was talking about. But it was a good thing I came across a mummy friend, Gene, who went there earlier this year with her 4-year old toddler and recommended that I check out this other dentist, instead.  Which I did. I went to check for the dentist’s contact details online and contacted him the next day.

Dr. Edwin G. Vismanos of the Happy Child Dental Clinic responded to my inquiry, and was kind enough to give me instructions on how to go to their clinic, too. We scheduled Jared’s very first dental appointment on the 2nd of April.

The Very First Dental Appointment

The place was easy enough to find. The most distinguished landmark is the Sto. Domingo Church and you just have to take the footbridge in front of it to get across.  Besides, we took a cab to go there so that Jared won’t have to endure the heat while riding a public transportation. That way, even when we had quite a long journey {we are coming from Bulacan, remember?}, the little man still looks fresh when we arrived to the place.

The little man actually thought we are going to ActiveFun and good thing there was actually a makeshift play area in the clinic, complete with a little slide and loads of toys for Jared to enjoy and pass the time while we wait for our turn. The dentist was currently attending to two little patients when we arrived and the little man thoroughly enjoyed the slide and the toys by the time it was his turn to be checked. Meanwhile, I busied myself filling-up forms while waiting.

Before we took to the dentist chair, the dentist explained the full procedure to me, complete with photos and illustrations so that I can fully understand and grasp how the process will go about. Jared’s examination probably took only about 5 minutes. Of course, he was putting up a fight and I had to carry him on the dentist chair just so the dentist can peek right through his mouth. The little man was crying and making a fuss, which is just what I expected. Dr. Vismanos quickly perused his teeth and counted them, too. After the examination, the little man was made to pick for a toy reward and as expected, he went for the little blue toy car!

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jared turns 35 months!

Jared, Jared's nook, milestones, mum's thoughts

Today my little man turns another month older + exactly a month from now we shall be celebrating his 3rd birthday! Woot! We’re planning to have a simple celebration + earlier this month I have scouted for possible places where we can celebrate.  Anyway, more of that in a separate post.

Now that Jared is 35 months old I’ve noticed a lot of improvement in his vocabulary.  He can now easily repeat words that he hears. Although he still struggles with pronouncing words properly, he can now clearly express what he means, albeit in broken sentences.

He’s also given his potty trainer a go + were able to successfully poop in it on three occasions, much to mum’s delight. Apart from those milestones, the little man’s appetite for solid food has also improved a lot + although I try to feed him more veggies + other healthier food varieties, he’d readily request for one of his favorites ~ hotdogs, chicken, chicken nuggets or soup. I try to give in to his request just to get him eating his solids. Later on, I’d slowly re-introduce greens to get him into a healthy eating habit this early.

Jared, Jared's nook, mum's thoughts, milestones

Jared  also recently shown particular interest in the learning materials that I prepared for him. Gradually, I an introducing coloring sheets + other interesting + educational activities so that he can learn all about shapes, colors, numbers + letters. I also give him fun stuff to play with which can also help improve his other skills like his motor abilities + hand-eye coordination. I will share more of that in future posts as well.

Apart from learning all about that, I am also delighted to note that the little man is now learning a little bit about good manners each day. He’d be quick to say sorry or excuse {sans the “x,” though} whenever needed + would readily return niceties when greeted with a “good morning” or a “good  night.” We just need to work some more on his temper, though, but I guess it will also improve as he grows older.

Looking back , I wonder where all the time went between now + the time I was just carrying him in my big tummy. 3 years ago, I remember watching the coverage of the late President Cory Aquino’s demise + memorial, with Jared kicking inside my tummy, ready to come out in a few weeks’s time, in my then workplace’s pantry during break time. I cannot believe that it has been three years since then! I cannot believe how Jared grew up this big in what seemed like a short span of time. It sure is never easy, bringing up a child into this world + raising him to be happy + unique individual, but I am loving every minute of it!  :heart:

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