Nanny recommends 10 Ways to Handle an Ungrateful Child

Came across a Nanny blog recently, with a lot of tips on minding kids. Their organisation is pairing Nannies with families across USA and Canada.

Daddy is extracting some parts from “” for your reading pleasures 🙂

  1. Define gift – The first step a parent should consider is to define the meaning of gift to the child. Let him/her know that a present is not something they’re entitled to receive, but rather something given freely without expectation of reward. Explain that showing gratitude and hiding any disappointment is the least he/she could do.
  2. Lesson in manners – This would be a good time for a teachable moment. Children need to learn what is and isn’t sociably acceptable behavior. A little lesson in proper manners would be in order by explaining what the proper response to receiving a gift should be.
  3. Give gifts to charity – If your child is ungrateful for his/her gifts, go ahead and give them to your local charity. Make sure to take the child along when you do this and explain that there are plenty of less fortunate kids who would appreciate them.
  4. Ignore it – If this is the first time this happens, especially if the gift is less than thrilling, you may just want to ignore the situation. Young children don’t have the ability to hide their feelings until they have the maturity to learn what is expected of them.

A few other interesting topics include :

For more child-minding tips, and how be a career Nanny, do drop by

ps.. some of the tips and pointers might be controversial by Asian standards (or vice versa). For your good reference only.

Penang Itinerary

We went to Penang Hard Rock hotel for our Mar holidays.
Hard Rock really makes us feel like pop stars, with memorabilia at every corner. More importantly, the Pool did not disappoint.

We book the family room, Lil’ Rock Suite, because of the spaciousness, but the selling point is the slide and swing. We know the kids will fall head over heels over their personal playground !

Little did we know that we will be pampered with Guitar Hero, Pooh bear, Barney and even outdoor dining :p

Slides, both Dry and Wet kept the kids entertained.
Dry slide at Adventure Zone Golden Sand Resort, is not for the faint hearted ! Video clip below show you how Wei JUMP from 3rd storey !

Video : Crazy slide at Adventure Zone

Fortunately, Wet playground at Hard Rock is themed with Family in mind.

The slides and ice cream (pool bar) kept us occupied during our vacation.

As we are travelling with kids, we could not savour the best food (which are often located at secluded alleys or coffeeshops), but we have more fun exposing the kids to other Penang cuisines. (Oyster omelette, Char Kway Teow, and Chee Choing Fun etc)

However, nothing beats eating in our own comfortable room. We can be messy, suck our fingers, and not be concerned about stares :p
Definitely more economical than to order room-service !

Video : Yummy !

On the third day, we flutter with Butterflies and creepy crawlies, while Toy Museum amuse us with Shrek, BatMan, IronMan and Tomb Raider !

The kids are having a good time !

Little stardom of our own

How can Hard Rock Hotel and Penang Rock you today?
Stay tune for more updates from our trip !


** Our 4D3N Itinerary
Day 1 – Adventure Zone at Golden Sand Resort, dinner at Long Beach
Day 2 – Swimming and Club house (Lil Rock venture)
Day 3 – Butterfly Farm and Toy Museum
Day 4 – Sight seeing (Second bridge and Penang Sakura)

Do click our Fanpage album for more adventure photos !

ps.. if you are wondering what compels us to choose Hard Rock Penang, do drop by these four blogs in our earlier post.

About Sengkang Babies

First, a warm welcome and hug.
盛港宝宝 welcomes you to our blog.

Who are Sengkang Babies?
Our Blog is a storyboard, telling a story about our growing up years.
Our four babies are the Stars in our blog.

– Daddy Andy
– Mummy Mengchoo
Wen Wei 文伟 (no 1)
Wen Kang 文康 (no 2)
Wen Yi 文驿 (no 3)
Wen Xin 雯锌 (no 4)

In case you have not noticed, our blog is packed with pictures and videos
Our kids will show you where they had fun !

1) We blog about our family’s growth and experiences.
Our blog captures our memories. (first crawl, first walk, or run etc)
You can expect daily muses, ups and downs, and gossips from our postings.

2) SengkangBabies are ambassadors of Fun.
We showcase how kiddos can have fun, anywhere, anytime 🙂

Blogging allows us to review our shared memories.
We have laughters while reviewing funny episodes.

Recommendation (for first timers)
– click to read where our babies are running in Singapore!
– or flying/swimming during our holidays.
– for specific areas of interest, navigate via our labels/tags

our Vision
– influence parents to inject Fun into their kiddos life stages
– get more parents to engage their kiddos in daily activities
– spend more time with kiddos and strengthen bonds
– mold a “Happy and Fun” childhood for our kiddos,
there is afterall, only one childhood

For parents considering more kids but apprehensive, look at us.
– a middle income family
– we do not have a maid, but somehow we survive :p
– kids’ smile and unconditional love are intangible, and a blessing
– it is fun watching the siblings play or fight among themselves

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