Shyness | River Fest | SomerStreets Carnaval | Scooper Bowl

May 31, 2018 in #parenting #events | | | Share on Google+

Coming towards the end of the term, May and June are often quite busy. I had the fortune of helping out at some fun events.

There was the Art Show and Chinese Book Fair. I gave my two kids $10 each budget for the book fair, then they teamed up and negotiated their way to a $25 book. :)

For Asian American Heritage Month, one of the moms at our school organized Calligraphy & Games event during recess where kids got to write in Chinese and Arabic. The kids had a lot of fun, one said it was the best recess ever!

And it also gave us parents a different view of the school experience. One mom called it an impressive sight when all the kids ran out to the playground. :)


Remember a few weeks ago at the parent-teacher conference, I got the advice from my daughter's teacher to encourage her to approach and join friends rather than waiting for them to approach her?

"It's better to ask friends and get rejected sometimes at 6 years old than at 9 years old, " her teacher said. "By then it's much harder."

Wise words! When I brought this up with friends, they would say really? Your daughter's so outgoing. Well, she is at times, but she can also be quite shy and cling to me in the mornings at school. It was helpful to get the teacher's take to help me focus on this.

So I asked her, well, this is what your teacher said. How about we try talking to the other kids? "Okay, okay," my daughter said.

Without telling me, my daughter soon figured out a plan of attack. She'd go up to a friendly girl or two, pull out a cute stuffed animal. The girl(s) would predictably go ooh-aah over the stuffed animal, and they're talking!

For the last week or two, my daughter no longer clings to me in the mornings.

And for the last couple of days, I noticed she didn't even need the stuffed animal anymore. Impressive! :)

Weekend Events

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Thursday, 6pm, New School of Music, Cambridge app

Cambridge River Festival

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Saturday, 11am, DCR Cambridge Parkway & Lechmere Canal Park

Pancake and Coding Storytime

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Saturday, 11am, Main Library, Curious George Room

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Saturday, 12pm, 28 Constitution Road, Charlestown

Free Family Concert & Instrument Petting Zoo

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Saturday, 2pm, Hyde Park

Date Night Idea: Party At The Intersection of Catalyst & Leonardo

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Saturday, 7:30pm, Flour Bakery, Cambridge

Backyard Block Party 2018

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Sunday, 12pm, 20 Sacramento Street, Cambridge app

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Sunday, 2pm, McGrath Hwy to Pennsylvania Ave, Somerville

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl

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Tuesday, 12pm - 6/07, City Hall Plaza, Boston

Boston Dragon Boat Festival

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Saturday 6/09, 7am - 6/10, 409 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

12th Annual Family Music Festival

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Sunday 6/10, 12pm, New School of Music, Cambridge

May 31, 2018 in #parenting #events | | | Share on Google+