Roaming Glass: Of Tots, Toys & Tech

Our featured blogfather started writing since 2009, tracking the milestones of his two boys – Lucas and Xavier – through images and videos, as well as injecting the occasional toy, tech, food, photography or event review.

The journey depicted in Roaming Glass (http://roamingglass.blogspot.com/) takes us through what many will go through in the rite of passage of fatherhood; bringing your child to his first dentist’s appointment, seeing your child through sickness and through health, home improvements in the name of child safety, and the general mayhem that may ensue when dealing when you have two boys in a brood.

One post has Roaming Glass providing a reflection of being a father who doesn’t stop at one (you can read the full post here):

I asked an old friend, who has 5 kids, how difficult is it to raise 5 kids. His reply was, “From one kid to two kids, it was tough, really tough. But the effort is quite similar for one to three, four or five kids.”

His bottomline was the transition from managing one kid to managing two kids is two totally different ballgame. After 3 months with Xavier and Lucas, I totally agree.

Roaming Glass even has a post on the perks that being a daddy blogger might bring, and a few tips shared by other daddy bloggers on the joys of fatherhood:

I picked up a number of useful tips and insights from the night. Here are some of them:
Reading to your child is important, even when they can read on their own. Its a different skill set to read and to listen and often, reading to them allows them to enjoy the story more and let their imagination run while they listen to you read.

William’s tip: Continue to read till they don’t want you to read to them anymore. NLB has been running a program call 10,000 & More Fathers Reading and this year marks the 5th anniversary.

Jealousy among?siblings?are quite common and Andy’s experience is that it affects all four of his kids, usually at different periods.

Andy’s tip: Explain the privileges of being older or bigger and to empower the older kid with responsibilities so he/she feels important.

Raising a bilingual is not easy. I find it hard to?consistently speak Mandarin to Xavier, even though I came from a Mandarin speaking family. Xavier only replies in English and after a few sentences, I would unknowingly reply back in English too.

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