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Special for my lovely daughter, Cindy

My daughter turns 10 today Sept.15th, but I feel like it’s just yesterday when I first knew that I was carrying a little baby. It’s hard to describe the feeling when you can feel there was a life that growing up day by day inside you. You never know this feeling if you haven’t pregnant yet. It’s gorgeous and unforgettable moment.

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Then observe she’s growing up in 10 years is another wonderful time. First smile, first laugh, first learn to roll over, first step, first speak, first day to go to school…everything seem just yesterday. But she is now 10, her height is 5cm lower than mine, (so some of her new friend thought I am her sister :-)).

Recently she even asks me for allowing her to go to school by bicycle

Time flies, and I really am suprised as seeing how fast she grow up, I missed the time she was younger, around 3 to 5, she clings to me all the time, now she seem prefer to hang out with her friends than with mom. So hey all mom on earth, please spend more time with your kids before they were older and slip out of your arms.

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Now I would like to write something for my lovely Cindy on her 10th birthday.

Dear Cindy,

You turn 10 today, this is transition stage from child to teenager. there will be new things that you need to learn about the world around you so in this period I would like to be your close friend, your travelling companion to discovery the world or maybe answer all your query about what you feel what  you see around you.

Right now you should start your aspiration, your dream for your own life. And learn how to look after with good care so then all of them will come true soon, my dear girl.

I wished lots of best thing for your future. Hopfully all that I prepare for you today will be useful for you on your way to improve your future life, surely it’s not a road with plenty of flowers so with what you have learned today you surely can overcome any obstacle and difficulty that you may meet. Let learn and learn forever my girl.

Mom always wish for your success in your struggle to make your dream come true. Hope you grown up become a person with a best energetic and positive. Life always smile back with you when you smile, remember that.
HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY CINDY!

Cindy yêu quí,

Hôm nay con tròn 10 tuổi rồi, con đang bắt đầu chuyển dần từ tuổi thiếu nhi sang tuổi thiếu niên, sẽ có những điều mới lạ mà con cần học hỏi và tìm hiểu vì thế trong giai đoạn này mẹ mong sẽ có thể trở thành người bạn đồng hành của con, để cùng con khám phá, tìm hiểu và giải đáp những thắc mắc của con về những điều con cảm nhận và nhìn thấy nơi cuộc sống chung quanh con.

Ngay từ bây giờ con hãy bắt đầu những hoài bão, những ước mơ cho cuộc đời của con. Và cũng hãy biết nuôi dưỡng những ước mơ đó để rồi biến những ước mơ này thành hiện thực con nhé.

Mẹ mong ước rất nhiều điều cho tương lai trước mắt của con, mong rằng những hành trang hôm nay mẹ trang bị cho con sẽ giúp ích cho con trên đường đời con đang đi. Nó chắc chắn sẽ không phải là con đường trải đầy hoa, nhưng với những gì con được học hỏi và trang bị ngày hôm nay sẽ giúp con vượt qua những chông gai, khó khăn mà con sẽ gặp phải. Hãy luôn học hỏi những điều hay từ mọi người con nhé.

Mẹ luôn mong con đạt được những gì con hằng mong ước, mong con là một người luôn có nghị lực để vượt qua mọi trở ngại, hãy luôn là một người lạc quan với mọi tình huống con nhé.

 

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How to start “The talk”

My eldest daughter is going to turn on 10 this month, that age is not really the adult nor a child. I understand that now is the time for me to start “The talk” with her because she will reach the age of Puberty soon and she needs to be prepared for what is going to happen with the girl. But I am really confused about what and how I should tell her. I don’t want to scare her I want to give her enough knowledge to be confident and know how to deal with.

While searching information on web I found out alots useful information and I would like to share with you, a mom like me so you won’t be confused like me.

 

Top Ten Tips for Open Communication With Your Daughter

Dr. Prager offers these 10 tips to help you successfully communicate with your daughter about puberty.

  • Talk openly, face to face, more than once. Dr. Prager believes that the car is the ideal setting for challenging discussions. “You have a captured audience, and if it’s a difficult or uncomfortable conversation, you have an excuse to avoid eye contact.”
  • It’s OK to feel awkward, especially if your own mother never talked to you about your period or puberty.
  • Reassure your daughter that every girl will develop at her own rate. Take her to see the doctor if she shows no physical changes by age 14, or if she doesn’t get her period by age 16. You also can take her to the doctor for reassurance at any time.
  • Discuss menstruation before your daughter goes through changes.
  • Don’t think you have to be an expert to succeed. There are plenty of resources you can tap into, including your daughter’s pediatrician, books, and several Web sites, including www.beinggirl.com, and www.aboutyou.info.
  • Make sure your daughter understands what you’re saying and isn’t confused.
  • Be a good listener.
  • Share your own personal experiences.
  • Don’t wait for her to ask you questions.
  • Have a sense of humor!