KIDS AND HOLIDAYS

Well the summer vacations are going on and since its extremely hot outdoors we are stuck indoors, only heading to malls to kill our boredum. 

That said. Now how to keep my two busy is the biggest challenge so that they dont feel down. 

Apart from being hungry after every half an hour (Yes! You heared me right “half hour”) and providing constant supply for something that they find indulging and yummy, we actually are doing other things too 😃

MOVIES:

Madagascar, Penguins of Madagascar, All parts of Home Alone, my personal favourite; Inside Out, all parts of Toy Story, Planes, Cars, Finding Nemo, all parts of Kung fu Panda, Beauty and the Beast, Tangled, Frozen a never ending list, which I also love watching. 😍

We started by having surprises each day, like painting on canvas, having a bath tub playing day, movie surprises, heading go mall for game zone. It did work for a while until I ran out of ideas to surprise them. 

Here are the pics of their canvas painting.


Have to do more of this because they love and keep them busy for good 3 hours including the clean ups.

We are doing books reading these days:

This series of BUNNY SAYS is really good for social emotional development of children. The easy language makes its easy for the my elder to read for his sister. The funny part is that they discuss what they are doing and how they can improve, which make me proud of them الحمد لله   😄

Than the Quran stories which I read for them and explain to them. Than we relate to what they learn in their school and what mummy teaches them about islam.


These books are interesting and engaging, especially the BRAIN QUEST. It contains different portions for English, comprehension, science, maths, social studies. Covering wide variety of areas based on worksheets. 

Waiting for the weather to get better so that we can play outdoors without getting ourselves dehydrated and having a sunstroke. 

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BRING HAPPINESS IN YOUR LIFE

Few years ago I was very interested in HAPPINESS. Used to read a lot what happiness means and how to be happy, it was in search of answers as to why people are not happy, why they tie their happiness to material things, and to people???

Well actually HAPPINESS comes from WITHIN.

Its just not a state but a way of living! YES, really!!!!

I got this book back in 2004 and the author wrote interesting ways through which people can bring in happiness in their lives.

 

In my pursuit to happiness I got interested in the idea of differences in males in females and specifically in married people and their happiness levels. Whether the happiness is tied to being married or remaining unmarried. I did a research along with my teacher Dr. Anjum Jehangir to explore the topic. It got published in JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES (3rd in the contents).

 

 

Happiness is the way you think, feel and behave and how you attribute it to things and people and environment as well. Happiness is living a healthy life, thinking positive thoughts, doing things that cheer you up, helping people, being understanding and foremost finding it daily in small things.

LIVE HAPPILY AND DON’T WAIT FOR HAPPINESS TO COME TO YOU, RATHER MAKE YOUR OWN HAPPINESS.

SPREADING HAPPINESS

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I believe in this saying.

I think when you share people’s problem, listen to them with open heart, give a shoulder to cry on and supporting them in whatever you can, you make them happy and ultimately it bring HAPPINESS to you.

HAPPINESS doesn’t mean that you have account full of money, a luxurious home to live in, perfect kids, perfect spouse and a dream job.

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NO!!!!

HAPPINESS is spreading HAPPINESS.

Content with what you have, no matter how little it is. And still you care for others you help them out in their lives and still keep on moving with yours. THAT IS REAL HAPPINESS.

Carrying out small ACTS OF KINDNESS and SMILING at people to show them love and care makes your day. IT WORKS FOR ME.

I am alhumdulilah what I always wanted to be, and each day I try to achieve whatever is there in my capacity no matter how big or small it is, to spread happiness, to make people feel loved, and cared for.

It brings back immense HAPPINESS when people say that thank you you made my day, thank you for listening it means a lot, thank you for guiding we will try it out, thank you for just being there. I feel so blessed and I thank ALMIGHTY ALLAH for choosing me to do something for humanity, though its not much.

It gives me solitude, brings peace to me.

We just need a good smile in morning to make us feel better, a pat on the back that we are not alone, a compassionate hand to know that we are not walking alone, a good greet to realize that we can make it.

Every small gesture counts, a small act means a lot, it will become a habit, a behavior and will impact the society and community where people give a helping hand to each other in order to spread HAPPINESS.

START BY:

  •  Saying a Happy HI!
  • Greet people GOOD MORNING even when you don’t know them.
  • Be a listening ear.
  • Thank people even for smallest gestures.
  • Give gifts.
  • Be a helping hand.
  • Support your community.
  • Be POSITIVE.
  • Inspire others by your smile.
  • Help out people who are in need.
  • Reach out to those who work for you.
  • Be understanding of others view, and don’t be judgmental.
  • Be some ones SUNSHINE.
  • Be a SILVER LINING in some ones cloud.
  • Be a LIGHT for some one in need.

So, don’t wait for HAPPINESS to come to you.

START SPREADING HAPPINESS AROUND YOU WHEREVER YOU ALL ARE, IT WILL ULTIMATELY COME BACK TO YOU AND YOU WILL FEEL IMMENSE PEACE.

STRESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS

We find it difficult most of the time to manage our stress and are unable to cope with situations that keep on arising especially when we are on job.

This workshop that I gave to the teachers for managing stress can be found on the link that I am posting. Simply click on the link and go through the presentation.

The PDF copy of the presentation is here:

STRESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP ON PREZI

TAKE CHARGE

Don’t brood over things that you couldn’t do, don’t cry for things that you are unable to achieve, don’t hold back the love that you want to give, don’t delay saying that you care. Make the most of everyday. Start now. Today is a new day. It can be a new beginning for a new future. Work hard but most of all WORK SMART……. Parisa Khan.

ONE FINE FRIDAY FILI AND OTHER PLACES

Gone the rain and after two days of sitting at home the dear hubby tantalized the travelling sense for a visit to FILI, Sharjah. We got ready supper fast…not that supper fast actually. Our hopes were high that  probably we will get some rain and would definitely see some streams or water fall.

Sun was following us everywhere and no sight of cloud anywhere. We saw beautiful scenic views, farms, camels, fallen trees that couldn’t with stand the storms and the flood washed type roads.

There was no fast food restaurant or any other type of restaurant in sight for the hungry family, though we packed fruits with us for the long journey and we got tired of eating it.

 

Finally we saw a bridge and kiddos got excited to see the rain water that accumulated there.

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Again we started our long journey and was welcomed by beautiful scenes.

 

 

Yayyyy!!!! We saw the board FILI and the elder kiddo got excited that now he will finally see some water and play with.

We saw a camel near the road and stopped to have a short “Hello Hi” with it. Kids were concerned what it will be eating…..

Yes! we reached BURAQ DAM.

On way we got to drive through this as a day earlier we had a bad thunderstorm that wrecked havoc.

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Since we had more time before the nightfall so we extended our trip and went further in the Waddis to explore and we came across streams. SUPER EXCITED!!!! had loads of fun wetting our feet and dancing on the tunes while kiddos made boats with paper and kept on playing with the water.

And finally we packed in the car again and headed further for the Dubai Sharjah high where found delicious and much awaited MANDI and had our fill.

A HAPPY DAY!!!!