Helen Parr of the Incredibles

Helen Parr of the Incredibles

Question: Who is more popular – Princess Belle or Elastigirl of The Incredibles?

This ought to be easy enough to answer.

I mean – Do you see Elastigirl on the princess walk of fame at DisneyLand?

I have never seen it.

I never even seen Elastigirl in California Adventure world where all the Pixar dudes hang out.

Princess Belle is about beauty. That’s what her name means. And she teaches little girls that we should look at someone’s heart and character instead of their outward appearance.

Helen Parr, aka Elastigirl teaches little girls that if you have super powers you can rescue your husband and only let your kids use their super powers when they have no other choice.

Princess Belle wears a beautiful dress and dances exquisitely and dreams of adventures and reads books and can sing.

Princess Belle

Princess Belle

Elastigirl yells at her husband and her kids and tries to squelch her kids dreams of being who they really are and making the most of the gifts they have.

Princess Belle or Elastigirl?  Who’s the most popular?

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Elastigirl.

As of September 1 – Elastigirl had 1.6 million fans on Facebook. Princess Belle had 1.5.

Yeah, I was surprised to find this out, too.

As of September 1 – on Facebook, Princess Belle had 1.5 million fans. Elastigirl had 1.6 million.

Who would have thought that?

Little girls really do love mommies, don’t they?

Presidents sign the Declaration of Independence

Presidents sign the Declaration of Independence

Quotes on Parenthood- Franklin D. Roosevelt | Preparing Children for the Future

Franklin D. Roosevelt was a president of the United States a long time ago.

I am learning about the presidents in my school.

So far, I don’t know any of them. But I have time. I am only in kindergarten.

Daddy likes to read about history. World Wars and so on.

The president when my daddy’s daddy was a kid is Franklin D. Roosevelt. They called him FDR. That’s for kids in kindergarten so it’s easier to remember.

FDR had something to say about kids.

“We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.”  ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

Nobody knows what will happen in the future. Unless you’re my daddy.

Daddy says. “The best way to know the future is to make it.”

But we can prepare ourselves for the future. And we depend on our mommies and daddies and teachers and grandpas and grandmas who have experience being young and old to tell us how to prepare for when we get old.

I don’t know about  them things.

I am having too much fun living today to think about the tomorrow.

Maybe learning when I need to think about tomorrow and when I don’t have to think about it is something I need to learn, too.

When do you think kids need to start thinking about their future?

What’s the best way to teach a Chinese-American child to be thankful for what they have?

My daddy thinks about this kind of thing. He loves God. He’s been a Christian for many many years. He teaches me to be thankful.

We say ‘thank you’ every day, several times a day – when we go to the park for a walk each morning, before we eat, when we go to school, before we sleep.

We say ‘thank you for mommy who works hard, for Gong Gong and Poh Poh, for being strong, for being pretty, for good food, for our house, for my toys.’

I am not sure who or what I am being thankful to, but I know it’s good to be thankful. Some kids don’t have the same things I do.

Daddy never lets me forget to say my prayers of thankfulness. He also shows me how to do be thankful. He NEVER EVER forgets to say thank you. And he always says thank you for Mia. That really makes me happy.

Are the parents of all little boys and girls thankful for them? I should think so. But I don’t know.

I do know that my daddy loves me. And it’s probably because his daddy loved him. And his daddy before him. And his daddy before him. And and and … and way back in the beginning there must have been a daddy who loved them first.

Maybe that is who we are saying thank you to – the very first Daddy.

Question: What’s the best way to teach a Chinese-American child to be thankful for what they have?

Answer: Teach them to say thank you to the very first daddy of all.

 

Bi-cultural

Bi-cultural

I want to talk about growing up bi-culturally.

We know that everyone in this beautiful world has some perspective or some bi-cultural experience. So, today we are going to learn what it means to be bi-cultural, bilingual and mixed up in other cultures and traditions. Then we are going to discuss something about raising kids bilingually, bi-culturally, and the experiences that we have firsthand with being bi-cultural.

It is quite common these days that we are accepting all cultures and their traditions. It doesn’t matter if it is belonging to the Eastern or Western culture. I know very well that it is quite difficult to start living in a different country.

This happens because we don’t know anything about the culture and traditions which help us to understand their languages and practices. But after we start learning about their languages and the practices little by little, life improves.

It is more difficult when it comes to children who are born and brought up in a country other than their parent’s original country.

They are totally different from their parents because they only know one side of life.

But it is their parent’s duty to teach them their own original language and culture to make their life easier in the future.

If their kids are having difficulties to understand two cultures then they might need our assistance to explore both cultures and traditions. It will definitely help them in the future to get more enhancements in the practices in their own country and other countries.

American Indian culture

American Indian culture

It is a hot requirement for us to have the experiences of living with more than one language because nowadays it is more useful to sustain a job in different countries for the growth of the companies and organization.

In USA most every single company prefers people from different regions and with a multi-culture background and who are multi-lingual.

It will help them to understand the need of people from different areas or communities.

Let’s have the example of the Hispanic people in California. These people are working in all the big multinational and multi-billion dollar companies.

It will make it easy to serve the Hispanic community and all other peoples just because they know Spanish and English as well.