We are thrilled to announce that this year’s graduating class allocation results are in, and we are proud to report that 100% of our students have been admitted to their top three primary school choices! Congratulations to all of our graduating students and their families. We wish you all a bright future and a pleasant and effective learning experience in your new primary schools.
Source: Family Dynamic, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Hypnotherapist, Wong Shi Ming
Phones emit light and sound, which always attracts children to play endlessly. Some children cannot let go of their phones no matter what they are doing, whether it is eating, riding in a car, or going to school. How can parents solve this problem?
First of all, everyone should understand that the children’s reaction is inevitable. Phones can provide a lot of sensory stimulation, and there is no game over. It can be restarted, which gives a sense of accomplishment and can also distance children from the pressure and frustration of parents and school, making them feel invincible. Physiologically speaking, playing electronic games will release a large amount of dopamine in the brain, which excites and stimulates the frontal lobe, and gradually loses self-control. Therefore, many adults cannot control themselves, let alone children?
Children can also be drawn to phones without realizing it, which gives most parents in Hong Kong nightmares today. I see many parents and children caught in a never-ending cycle of struggle and frustration. If not controlled, it not only affects children’s learning but also seriously affects their focus, brain development, health, and eye diseases. Therefore, phone addiction will also be listed as a form of psychological addiction, like alcohol and drugs.
In fact, I have seen a middle school student addicted to playing the mobile game “PUBG,” where he had to pick up items on the ground, some of which could be booby-trapped and explode. What caused him to be hospitalized? He was unable to use his hands to hold objects; instead, he had to touch them lightly, which caused him to feel nervous. He was afraid of using his fingers to pick up things. Therefore, if you discover such a problem, you can handle it early and prevent situations like the one above from happening.
Parents have more experience, wisdom, and resources than their children, and you can’t lose as a parent. Your only weakness is that you love your child too much. You may be too soft-hearted, but you need to know that it’s easy to give but hard to take it back. Therefore, parents should first negotiate a reasonable and feasible plan with their children, such as allowing 30 minutes of playtime per day, but only after they finish their homework.
As for controlling children, parents should first choose an appropriate battlefield, avoiding public places, and the best place is at home. Even when taking the phone away, parents should try to avoid physical contact, such as snatching or unplugging the phone cord, which could harm the relationship with their child. Parents should first use a gentle and affirmative tone to warn their child multiple times. If the child still refuses to hand over the phone, remind him of the consequences he agreed to, and eventually, when he falls asleep, you will be able to retrieve it. But parents must firmly execute the consequences without any room for negotiation, even if it means resorting to negative strategies.
To provide a more positive approach, parents can offer opportunities for their children to engage in outdoor activities together and create a family environment that gives children options, a sense of achievement, and a chance to start over, building their confidence and abilities, all of which can help attract children away from their phones.
Finally, many parents worry that if their child doesn’t have a phone while other children do, it could lead to feelings of inadequacy and concerns about falling behind in their development. So, I know it’s not possible to keep kids away from phones completely, but I think parents should try to keep their kids away from phones for as long as possible, especially when they’re young.
At the same time, parents should be careful and not take this issue lightly. With enough creativity and interaction with their children and by remaining persistent, parents can change their children’s habits.
These were the highlights of Learning Unit 1, “The Crocodile and the Dentist” activity, of K1 students in the 2nd Semester. The story talks about the crocodile’s ? courageous visit to the dentist ?⚕ because of a toothache. Both the crocodile and the dentist felt intense fear ? during the visit, but eventually, they faced their fears with courage. Students learned about the dentist’s job and how to protect their teeth from the instructional activity, helping cultivate a courageous ? and positive attitude. They also delved into the reasons why the dentist and the crocodile were afraid of each other. Students made their own giant 3D toothbrush ?, which incorporated elements of art.
These were the highlights of Learning Unit 1, “Duckling So Goes on a Trip” activity, of K2 students in the 2nd Semester. The story talks about Duckling So’s (the main protagonist) happy life on the farm until she won the grand prize?of a trip around the world for two. The animals on the farm were happy for her, but each one of them also aspired to be the fortunate companion of Duckling So to travel around the world ?. It was very nerve-racking ? to choose who among her good friends on the farm to bring with her on the trip. Through this activity, students learned about the different emotions as well as the customs and cultures of different countries.
These were the highlights of Learning Unit 1, “The Invisible Person Comes to My House” activity, of K3 students in the 2nd Semester. The story talks about the invisible person (the main protagonist) arriving to his family on Earth ?. The little protagonist discovered that when the invisible person eats food, he could clearly see how food passes through the digestive system. Through this activity, students observed ? the digestion process and learned how to deal with constipation. They also realized the importance of a balanced diet and ways to achieve it. In addition, students also participated in the Little Treasure in the Stuffed Toy’s Body Seminar, where they were introduced to the different physical characteristics of boys and girls and learned how to respect other people’s bodies and protect their bodies ?.
We want to express our gratitude to the parents and children in Sha Tin who participated in our school play day. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response, we have scheduled two additional sessions, both of which are now fully booked.
We want to thank all the parents and children for their love and care, and we ask all registered participants to come to our school as scheduled. If you have any enquiries, please contact us at 2604-4380.