Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What Matters Most?

Many parents are worried about their children growing up in front of the computer. The computer can be for good or for bad. Well, it is not just the kids living in this internet age. Most of us parents too are knee deep (maybe even neck deep) in it.

Quickly go through this questionnaire:
  • Do you constantly wonder what to blog about?
  • Do you wish your children will go to bed early so you can have some time on the computer?
  • Does your heart drop when hardly anyone leaves a comment on your blog?
  • Do you experience a pang of envy when you come across someone else's blog that has 40 over comments?
  • Do you check your Facebook every hour to see what everyone else is up to?
  • Is your hobby tweeting? (and it has been a while since you heard real birds tweeting).
  • Do you have 1000+ followers (and you want more)?
  • Do you follow 2000+ people (and you are still adding to your list)?
Well, thus is the parent in the internet age. Maybe our children should be worried about us instead.

Take time to ponder what really matters in life.
  • Make sure you have more conversation time with your kids and spouse then your online buddies (whom you've never seen before).
  • It's more important to have your kids follow you than to have 5000 followers online.
  • Leaving constructive comments in your children's lives will have greater impact than commenting on other people's blog.
  • Wonder how to make your children feel loved and valued and not so much what to blog about.
  • It's okay if you're not the most popular blogger around (unless you're blogging for BIG BUCKS), what matters is that you are popular with your kids.
At the end of the day, it's your relationship with your family members that will bring you ultimate happiness, not the relationship you have with your computer.


  1. I guess this post of yours will strike a chord in a lot of bloggers. :)

  2. Lian, this post surprised me so much. I love this. Thanks a lot of sharing. Some of the points in there really put me to shame too, as I am one of those parents always hurried my kids to bed.

  3. Ai Lian, I really this post. Do you mind that I share again my blog?


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