Fun Interactions = Empowerment + Connections
My Passions and Mission
My passions is to support you (fellow GoParents) on how to create connections and establish strong relationships with you children (GoKids), while at the same time instilling the love of creating and learning through those EVERYDAY interactions.
When my now adult children started school in Australia, I was helping out in the classrooms, libraries and other school activities for a few hours each week. That was a great opportunity and eye opener to learn the Australian way of educating children. I learnt that children can learn and have fun at the same time, which was very different from how I was educated in Malaysia.
That experience led me to create GoKids.
My philosophy behind GoKids is simple – all daily interactions that you and your children come in contact with, let it be fun! and memorable.
I believe that: Learning, whether it be about relationships, instilling values and beliefs, it should start from HOME! through FUN daily interactions with adults whom they trust and love.
Because, to a child, LEARNING = PLAYING and having FUN!
How? Involve them!
Involve them in your daily activities, such as cooking, shopping and home chores. You will be amazed on how they learn from following and mimicking you.
Children should also feel safe, happy and nurtured with unconditional love.
Encourage them to be CURIOUS!
Arouse their curiosity, encourage them to ask questions, expose them to unlimited resources and give them the skill to find out themselves. Teach them to think, instill positive mindsets and teach them to learn through LOVE – that’s how you can guide your children with the love of learning, as opposed to learning merely to pass school exams.
Be their guiding force, be the example you want them to be.
While I was running workshops and seminars for teenagers, and from interacting with parents and discussing their concerns and frustrations about their children, I really appreciated where the parents were coming from and it totally resonated with what I was going through myself.
You see, I too was struggling with how to guide my children in high school, and unsure how I could inspire my children while at the same time maintain the relationships and connections with them.
This is because we, as parents, may be parenting from our own life experiences and our childhood programming, and may have missed what our children were going through, their mindset, and their approach to learning through our own filters.
Therefore, if parents were empowered with the necessary skills to find clarity and confidence in themselves, such as finding ways to overcome your programming and beliefs, you can impact and influence your children in a more positive and empowering way.
I believe that:
Parents are the most important people in their children’s lives.
Parenting is about establishing a strong and connected relationships with your children.
Parenting is also a journey of self discovery about yourself, reconnecting to your inner child, the joy and happiness that we have forgotten through our daily hectic lifestyle.
Parenting is based on mutual respect, trust and unconditional love that we have for each other, and there is no difference between the relationships you have with your family.
Parents are the model and pillar of the family, and children create their lives through modeling their parents’ lifestyle, thoughts and beliefs.
GoKids | GoParents coming together?
During those crucial years with my two children, we shared many adventures together, including everyday house cleaning chores, grocery shopping, visiting libraries, bush walking, going to movies, watching TV, baking…
For every task or challenge we undertook, I incorporated child-friendly and fun themes that my children enjoyed. Rather than telling them to stay aside and let me finish the task, I wanted them to be involved and have FUN together!
For example, when vacuuming the carpet, for example, I gave my son the vacuum cleaner and my daughter a duster, so off they went cleaning. It did not matter how they did it, we just had fun. We had the music on, talking, laughing, creating challenges along the way… that’s why I know you CAN have fun connecting with your children while empowering them at the same time.
I am not a parenting nor an academic expert; but what I will be sharing with you will be based on a parent’s experiences and lots of research and reading, and most of all what I’ve learned from my greatest teachers – my two children. They were the ones that had been giving me input and advice for over 20 years – through the activities and fun challenges that we shared together.
I believe parenting is about building relationships with your children through mutual respect, trust and unconditional love that we have for each other. It is about creating connections with your children, while having lots of fun and laughter together.
I also believe that learning should start from HOME. But when I say learning, it is not just learning about academic stuff, it is learning about values, beliefs and raising emotionally well adjusted children, who are motivated and happy in lives.
You are the model and pillar of the family, and your children create their lives through modeling your behaviour, values, thoughts, beliefs and actions.
Believe that you can have a happy, joyful and harmonious family.
Believe that you can have relationships with your children through JOY and FUN while EMPOWERING them at the same time.
… because it is in YOU. You are the creator of your life! It just takes awareness, willingness, and courage to more forward and be the confident parent you set out to be.
Interactions + Fun = Empowerment + Connections
This is my formula to having a great relationship with your children while inspiring them with the love of learning: Interactions + Fun = Empowerment + Connections
I believe that the foundation of any relationship is based on mutual respect and trust that we have for each other, and there is no difference between the relationships you have with different family members.
By involving your kids in the things you do, you not only create the trust and connections between you and your children, but you will empower them with the desire of learning by trusting themselves.
The easiest way to interact with them is through EVERYDAY activities, such as cooking, house chores, fun outings, grocery shopping etc.
Creating connections with your children does not need to be expensive, it just needs patience, creativity and lots of FUN! I have always been an advocate of creating connections with your children through fun; these interactions will not only build and establish a joyful relationship, but will empower them with the joy of learning.
Children relate and learn better through FUN and JOY. They will remember how they feel about the situation that’s going to enable them to build the relationship with you, and not from what you tell them or make them do.
GoKids: Learning technically as well as emotionally (learning how to regulate their emotions).
Arouse their curiosity, encourage them to ask questions, expose them to unlimited resources, and give them the skills to find out for themselves. Guide them to think, instill a positive mindset and teach them to learn through LOVE, as well as being mindful and compassionate.
GoParents – Leaning about yourselves, your childhood programming and beliefs and what pushes your buttons through interactions with your children. Enhance those beliefs that work and discard those that do not.
Self Awareness is a process, a journey, and every day is an opportunity to learn and move forward. It all starts with self-awareness!
Your connections with your children at this very moment will become the foundation for the relationships you have with them in the future.
Remember, connections and bonding are made through shared experiences! So Interact and connect daily!
I am very honoured and grateful to be able to serve you on your parenting journey.
Let’s connect via the Facebook Page and share this journey together.