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    Default How do I raise my daughter

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    How do I raise my daughter

    As a mother of a ten-year-old girl, I am doing all my best to ensure a happy and positive way of growing up for her. Here are some points I hold as principles in raising a child.I'd like to share them with whoever is interested in this issue.

    My first principle is to make sure my daughter is healthy physically. To build her body, I prepare a balanced diet for her every day. 99% of her food is homemade.When preparing food, I pay specail attention to my kitchen hygiene and creative cooking. So she enjoyes the food at each meal. Good supply of nutrients is not enough for a healthy body, though. Enough sleep plays a no less important part in building up a strong body. When my girl was still a baby, she slept little during day time , which worried me a lot. Later on, I decided to cuddle her in my arms to make her comfortable enough to continue sleeping in daily hours. For a period of about 6 months, I did nothing else but holding my sleeping baby during the day. I believe those sleeping hours gained by my efforts of holding her during day time helped to make her brain grow better. When she grew older, I made bedtime stories a great attraction for her. Using the colorful pictures and my vivid telling to attract her, I could have her go to bed at 8 p.m every evening. During the time of story listening, my then 18-month old girl also began her education in literacy.

    The second principle is to make sure my daughter is healthy mentally. To help build a positive attitude in her, I try to create a loving atmostphere in my family. Ever since she was very young, I made her understand how much I treasure her by finding time to play with her, answering her needs immediately and kissing her constantly.In our tradition, children need to be harshly criticized or beaten if they make serious mistakes. If you never criticize your young, people might think you simply spoil them.However, in my family, our daughter is indeed spoiled by me. Never have I really been angry with her though she sometimes does something wrong.But I think my patience and tolerance pay off. Now she is a fourth grader who outshines other kids as being more well-behaved , more courageous and more imaginative. Her teachers all have good comments on her talents and characters. The point of showing endless motherhood love to children is to make them realize their own valuable existence in the world and to encourage them to improve themselves actively, which is what a positive attitude is about.
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    Default Re: How do I raise my daughter

    Quote Originally Posted by flowerseed View Post
    Any comments or wording revise is appreciated!

    How do I raise my daughter

    As a mother of a ten-year-old girl, I am doing my best to ensure a happy and positive way of growing up for her. Here are some points I hold as principles in raising a child.I'd like to share them with whoever is interested in this issue.

    My first principle is to make sure my daughter is healthy physically. To build her body, I prepare a balanced diet for her every day. 99% of her food is homemade.When preparing food, I pay specail attention to my kitchen hygiene and creative cooking. So she enjoyes the food at each meal. A good supply of nutrients is not enough for a healthy body, though. Enough sleep plays a no less important part in building up a strong body. When my girl was still a baby, she slept little during the daytime , which worried me a lot. Later on, I decided to cuddle her in my arms to make her comfortable enough to continue sleeping during the day. For a period of about 6 months, I did nothing else but hold my sleeping baby during the day. I believe those sleeping hours gained by my efforts helped to make her brain develop better. When she grew older, I made bedtime stories a great attraction for her. Using colorful pictures and my vivid telling to attract her, I could have her go to bed at 8 p.m every evening. During the time of story listening, my then 18-month old girl also began her education in literacy.

    The second principle is to make sure my daughter is healthy mentally. To help build a positive attitude in her, I try to create a loving atmostphere in my family. Ever since she was very young, I made her understand how much I treasure her by finding time to play with her, answering her needs immediately and kissing her constantly.In our tradition, children need to be harshly criticized or beaten if they make serious mistakes. If you never criticize your young, people might think you simply spoil them.However, in my family, our daughter is indeed spoiled by me. Never have I really been angry with her though she sometimes does something wrong.But I think my patience and tolerance paid off. Now she is a fourth grader who outshines other kids as being more well-behaved , more courageous and more imaginative. Her teachers all have made good comments on her talents and characters. The point of showing endless motherhood love to children is to make them realize their own valuable existence in the world and to encourage them to improve themselves actively, which is what a positive attitude is about.
    Check the spellings of the underlines words.

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    Default Re: How do I raise my daughter

    A revised version of my previous writing! Numerous thanks go to Anglika who helped me in revising it.

    How do I raise my daughter ?

    As a mother of a ten-year-old girl, I am doing my best to ensure a happy and positive way of growing up for her. Here are some points I hold as principles in raising a child.I'd like to share them with whoever is interested in this issue.

    My first principle is to make sure my daughter is healthy physically. To build her body, I prepare a balanced diet for her every day. 99% of her food is homemade.When preparing food, I pay special attention to my kitchen hygiene and creative cooking. So she enjoys the food at each meal. A good supply of nutrients is not enough for a healthy body, though. Enough sleep plays a no less important part in building up a strong body. When my girl was still a baby, she slept little during the daytime , which worried me a lot. Later on, I decided to cuddle her in my arms to make her comfortable enough to continue sleeping during the day. For a period of about 6 months, I did nothing else but hold my sleeping baby during the day. I believe those sleeping hours gained by my efforts helped to make her brain develop better. When she grew older, I made bedtime stories a great attraction for her. Using colorful pictures and my vivid telling to attract her, I could have her go to bed at 8 p.m every evening. During the time of story listening, my then 18-month old girl also began her education in literacy.

    The second principle is to make sure my daughter is healthy mentally. To help build a positive attitude in her, I try to create a loving atmosphere in my family. Ever since she was very young, I made her understand how much I treasure her by finding time to play with her, answering her needs immediately and kissing her constantly.In our tradition, children need to be harshly criticized or beaten if they make serious mistakes. If you never criticize your young, people might think you simply spoil them.However, in my family, our daughter is indeed spoiled by me. Never have I really been angry with her though she sometimes does something wrong.But I think my patience and tolerance paid off. Now she is a fourth grader who outshines other kids as being more well-behaved , more courageous and more imaginative. Her teachers all have made good comments on her talents and characters. The point of showing endless motherhood love to children is to make them realize their own valuable existence in the world and to encourage them to improve themselves actively, which is what a positive attitude is about
    Last edited by flowerseed; 25-Feb-2008 at 12:58.

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    Smile Re: How do I raise my daughter

    Don't forget the question mark for the title of the piece!

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    Default Re: How do I raise my daughter

    I agree with Anglika's correction of this -
    Quote Originally Posted by flowerseed View Post
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    ...I am doing all my ...
    - in favour of 'doing my best', but I thought you might be interested in knowing that there's an alternative (which I think you may have had in mind when you - wrongly - wrote 'doing all my best'); 'doing all I can' is another way of saying 'doing my best'.

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    PS And to give emphasis, you can mix the two like this:
    'You don't have to keep reminding me; I'm doing the best I can.'
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    Default Re: How do I raise my daughter

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I agree with Anglika's correction of this -

    - in favour of 'doing my best', but I thought you might be interested in knowing that there's an alternative (which I think you may have had in mind when you - wrongly - wrote 'doing all my best'); 'doing all I can' is another way of saying 'doing my best'.

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    PS And to give emphasis, you can mix the two like this:
    'You don't have to keep reminding me; I'm doing the best I can.'
    Thank you for your information, Bobk! Yes, I was confused about “do all I can” and "do my best". Thanks to your help, I now have a clear understanding about them.

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