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My last blog entry was four months ago! I had planned on blogging more during my kids’ school break (May to July). But our helper, ate J, went home in early June for her mother’s funeral.
Guess what? She hasn’t come back. And isn’t coming back, I think. (Not that I want her back… anymore, hmp.) Welcome me to the yayaless club.
So that is my excuse for not blogging. While this blog has been silent, a lot has been going on. For the most part, I was occupied with transforming myself into… Tada! Homemaker Extraordinaire – full time cook, laundry woman, cleaning maid, and of course, chauffeur! 😉 Continue reading The Yayaless Life – helpless but not hopeless
I contributed this article to my kids’ school paper last school year. The editor asked me to write about parenting… Eh I am not a parenting expert, that’s for sure. And parenting is such a vast and sometimes subjective topic, because “to each his own”. It’s not easy to write about parenting and not sound preachy or smug to some readers. So I wrote about something I thought was appropriate for our times – raising digital natives. (I edited the article a bit, because there’s always something badly written in anything I write, hehe.)
I first heard the term “digital native” from my mommy blogger friend when I brought my eldest daughter along to a digital media forum. Pat was the youngest participant, and my friend was happy to see a young person listening intently and learning from the speakers. She called my daughter a digital native.
What are digital natives? Who are they??
Circa 2007. One-year old Nate loved to mess up my blogging sessions back then. Today, he is into gaming, and begs me to make him a YouTube account so he can be a “Youtoober”, as he pronounces it. *eyeroll*
The term “digital native” was introduced in 2001 by Marc Prensky, an advocate for innovative technology-based education.
Continue reading Raising Digital Natives