Tuesday, March 6, 2012

HA.N.Ds of Children School, Inc. – A Mommy’s Story

HA.N.Ds of Children School, Inc. – A Mommy’s Story
My kids just had their final trimestral exams last week and it was rewarding seeing them studying and excited to come to school even if it was an exam week. I consider that activity another milestone for HA.N.Ds of Children School, Inc. for instilling good study habits in our little ones and making them realize that learning is fun.  H.A.N.Ds stands for Helping and Nurturing the Difficulties of Children.
I remember when my kids just started schooling I was in a hurry for them to learn. I was always anxious and impatient. I easily get frustrated when they don’t get exactly what I taught them. Being a mom of kids studying in HA.N.Ds of Children School, Inc. changed the entire picture. I became more at ease at work and at home. I enjoyed my children more. I learned to take little steps together with them as they go through their learning and growing adventures. 
Working moms have a hard time joggling motherly tasks, responsibilities at work, social life and time for the family. Good thing there are people who understand and readily give a helping hand. If you are a working mom like me, choose a school for your child that will help him learn and develop his personality at an early age. That is possible with a school with a lovable environment and people who care.
School year 2011 – 2012 will come to a close in just a few days. It’s HA.N.Ds of Children School, Inc. Culminating Activity on March 20, 2012 at the U.P. Theater, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City. Waiting for that day puts a smile on my face. 
One of our family pictures...
This was taken by Teacher Kina S. Lacorte
during the school's Educational Tour at Sand Magic.

85 comments:

Olga said...

One of the greatest rewards of being a mom is seeing our children grow up with a love for learning. It's wonderful that you were able to find a great school to be your partner in instilling this love for learning.

Cristine said...

Hi, Ms. Olga. Thank you for commenting. I'm lucky indeed as a mom raising happy kids. God sends his message through different people or situations we encounter in life.

Aileen said...

Moms will always think of what's best for her kids. It's good that you found an excellent school and I think you are very much satisfied with the outcome. It's great that you shared this also, as other moms could also benefit from it.

Cristine said...

Thanks Ms. Aileen. I can't help but share the wonders HANDs... is doing to my kids. I found the school when my in-laws kept on telling me to take him to a SPEd due to his speech delay but I don't want to deprive him of the chance to mingle with more kids his age. Good thing the teachers encouraged me to enroll my boys and they will see what they can do to help. Now, both my boys actively participate in class.

Mommy Maye said...

I am working mom too and thank you for the tips.

Mommy Maye (http://momayes.blogspot.com)

yuuki said...

congrats on your kid's special day, it's really important to choose a suitable school for your kids...

Gelo said...

it's good that you've found the right school for your kid/s. we, as parents are really working hard for the future of our children and a good foundation can be had in a good school.

michi said...

choosing the best school is very important to us because we always want the best for our kids. i just hope my son will enjoy school. =)

Anne Lei said...

hi sis. congrats for having children like them and of course for you for being a supportive parent to them.

children need parents guide. they won't excel if they do not see in you how to excel.

Rae said...

I can imagine how difficult it is to be a working mom. Not a mom yet but now, I'm already trying to find ways how I can go about that kapag mag-aanak na.

Rae said...

I can imagine how difficult it is to be a working mom. Not a mom yet but now, I'm already trying to find ways how I can go about that kapag mag-aanak na.

Khyutee said...

Congratulations on your kid's achievement. It is great that you found the right school for your kid. :)

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Farida said...

Being a mom is the most arduous job there is in this planet and I salute you for gracefully tackling such responsibility with so much pride as you continue to witness your children learning more and honing them the right way.

God bless,
Farida :)

avagabondmom said...

Congratulations for finding the best school for your kids. It's an amazing feeling that you are seeing the fruits of your labor through your children :)

♥theresa♥ said...

I've heard about HANDS way before. Maybe this is the HANDS they're talking about.. :)

chrisair said...

this is the time that every students are excited na for vacation, well it is over now and school are just here again

Nice said...

congratulations for being a great mom... it is indeed a one of the greatest fulfillment in life...

Jhari said...

Ang saya talaga ng mga field trips sa Pinas. Ibang iba sa mga field trips dito sa Middle East. And lucky are these kids to have such parents.

Taylor Gilmore said...

Finding the right school is so important. I'm glad you did.

The Joyful Crafter said...

Thats an interesting school and would love to send my little princess there... Unfortunately I think its way too far from where we live =( So it wont be an option...

Thanks for sharing sis!


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verna said...

Congrats!
Seeing our children's milestones is indeed priceless.

Cristine said...

Hi Mommy Maye, hirap pag working mom. Very challenging, we have to balance our work and time with the kids

Thank you, Yuuki ☺

Yes, Gelo you’re right parents need a good school that will support and help with the learning progress of children

Hi Mommy Michi I’m sure your child will enjoy school. The idea of having new playmates and a place where to go to 5 times a week to play and learn is thrilling

Hi Rae, yes it is difficult to be a working mom but once you are already a mother the joy you experience is immeasurable. Good luck and God bless!

Thanks Khyutee ☺

Thanks Flarida and God bless you and your family too ☺

Hi, Avagabondmom. Thank you and take care ☺

Hi Ms. Theresa. 'could be it, it's the one near St. Joseph Catholic School, QC. There is also a Hands of Children School in Japan.

Hello Ms. Chrisair oo nga e lapit na ang opening ng classes June 13 ang start sa Hands pero sa mga public schools and other private schools sa Monday na June 4. Excited na ang mga kids

Hi Jhari, kapag nagbakasyon nalang kayo dito sa Pinas pasyal nalang kayo sa popular field trip venues para feel nyo pa din. Take care.
Thank you Taylor Gilmore. God bless ☺

Hi Ms. Peachy I’m sure you will find a perfect school for your little princess. Ang cute ng mga kids tingnan while wearing their school uniforms tapos naka-smile ☺

Thank you Ms. Verna. The joy that motherhood brings is priceless indeed. Nakakatuwa ang mga kids kapag enjoy sila mag-school ☺

Pearl said...

witnessing our kids' accomplishments are more than enough reason for us to continue cheering them on.

Cintamuni said...

I dont have a kid yet but I could understand how it can be frustrating in teaching the kids, since that is my biggest worry now that I'm planning to have kids na.

jellybelly said...

I'm looking for schools for my daughter. I'll take a look at HANDS. Haven't heard of it before.

Vernz@ My Family Eats and Travels said...

nice post! Keep it up!

Gil Camporazo | RandomThoughts! said...

What a proud mother valuing so much the education of her kid. It's a proud HANDS up what you've done. In the long run, you won't regret it.

Mona said...

Before i don't have patience teaching my daughter, if i teach her something she needs to get it right away. It made me realize i should not think that way. And make her learning fun and no pressure in her part.

reese said...

congrats for having a great school for your kids

(¯`•¸Geca¸•´¯) said...

Congratulations for finding the school for your kid(s) that satisfies your needs, makes you smile and best of all, brings out the best in kids.

Miss `Chievous said...

Im learning a lot baout parenting through this activity. True, a mom should be particular of the school that she sends her kids to. Glad to know your happy with your decision.

Belle said...

Good schools and caring teachers are not always easy to find. But when we do find them, our children are the first ones to show us we've made the right choice for them:)

Yannie said...

I agree with you choose best school that can provide your kids the education that they need and that can develop not just the mental ability but all aspects in life.

kat said...

Hope the event was a success. Cheers to moms everywhere!

Allan said...

Congrats to your kids.
I am happy for you to find such schools that will teach your kids.

Cristine said...

You’re welcome Mommy Maye. Take care and God bless ☺

Hi, yuuki yes that’s right I sacrificed talaga to find a nice school for them. I took 1-day leave from work para ikutin ang nearby schools sa ‘min. Kelangan tlaga paglaanan ng oras

Hi Gelo, as parents we should be sensitive towards our child’s needs. I have humbled myself and accepted na I am not a superwoman who can do everything for my kids. So I looked for a school with kind teachers that can help me Sinuwerte naman

I’m sure he will Mommy Michi

Thanks Sis Anne Lei  dapat nga talaga sa magulang nagsisimula.

Hi Ms Rae, once motherhood knocks on your door I’m sure you will be good at it. Ang secret lang is enjoy every moment of it

sarah said...

Education is one of the best gifts a parent can give his children.

sarah said...

Education is one of the best gifts a parent can give his children.

Cristine said...

True Ms. Pearl, I observed that kids are more inspired to learn when they receive praises from their mom and dad

Hi Ms. Cintamuni, At first it was difficult teaching the kids. Sobrang pressure but later on I realized ako lang rin nagpre-pressure sa sarili ko so kelangan rin mag-let go, at i-enjoy lang ung process

Ms. Jellybelly cute naman name Jellybelly. Cge Ma’am check out their website but if you’re just near the place drop by nlang sa school iba din kc kapag kausap ung mga teachers, ang babait kasi nila at love nila ang pagtuturo sa mga bata

Thanks Mommy Vernz

Thank you po Sir Gil Camporazo

Right Mommy Mona ganyan rin ako before. Until I changed my ways kasi pareho lang kami ng kids na nahihirapan. Teaching them became easier afterwards.

Thank you Ms. Reese

Thank you Ms. Geca

Yes Miss ‘Chievous I’m glad I made the right choice and more than that I made my kids happy

Hi Mommy Belle, it’s such a delightful feeling seeing our kids so happy

Hi Ms.Yannie, there are more popular schools but what’s important is the effect on our kids.

Yes Ms. Kat it turned out great ang saya ng mga kids

Thank you Sir Allan

Jonalyn Quita said...

I too easily get impatient teaching my kids sometimes. I expect that the lessons should be easy for them. But I try to remember that they are kids and are just starting to learn about these things compared to how many years I've been in this world.
May trimestral na pala ngaun sa ibang gradeschool...Congratulations!

Cristine said...

very true Ms. Sarah. Thanks for commenting.

Cristine said...

Hi Mommy Jonalyn, yes I also did that very same mistake. I even told my son that, why can't you remember what I just taught you? That is just very easy. Then after saying that, I felt hurt I shouldn't have said those words. By doing so I only made learning difficult and less enjoyable for my kids.

Marinella said...

Congratulations for you and your children.

I am just confused. What is the difference between a normal school and that school?

Cristine said...

Hi Marinella my kids' school that I mentioned here is a normal school. It is just like any other private preschool and elementary school in the country in terms of curriculum and teaching method. The difference I see in this school as compared with the other schools I checked (in nearby places in QC) before enrolling my kids here is that the teachers are more accommodating when it comes to the learning needs of children.

Kero said...

Beautiful family!

helena said...

i rarely see schools for young ones that hold their classes on a trimester basis. interesting! and congratulations to your kids' moving up year. :) Does this school follow the developmental approach?

Jessica Cassidy said...

Glad that you juggle both work and being a mother Sis, it is a hard work buy you did it :-) Congrats to your son :-)

Daddy Yashiro said...

Well in our child's case we make sure that his learning is as if he was just playing. We let him learn through plays and examples. Our kids got lot more things to learn so we as parents should always be with them as they learn.

Seeing their accomplishment is well enough.

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I'm proud of moms who can really juggle from different tasks. They are all role models! :)

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Lady Spring said...

I'm not a mom yet but seeing others my age having children made me think that it's never too early to plan for your future children.

I'm currently reading on the Montessori way of teaching. It's not the same as the school's we have here huh! Most don't adapt the real teachings of Maria Montessori. I hope when its time I'll find a school that I will be happy with just like you! :)

~Eccentric Yet Happy said...

you have a great job as a doting mom to your kids. Thanks for sharing this.

Dominique@Dominique's Desk said...

Glad that you have find a suitable school for your kids. It really gives one a peace of mind when the kids are well taken care of.

madjewelled said...

i hope all other schools here in our country are like that... esp. public schools...

Mary Mary Quite Contrary said...

I'm also looking for a good school for my daughter, some schools here in metro manila is a lot alarming nowadays, there's so many evil going on and i fear for the safety of my daughter...

Jerminix said...

That is why I salute mothers out there.. they are priceless indeed :)

Vera said...

It's nice to read of such good experiences with schools. I'm curious though how the school was able to give you peace of mind? I mean how have they kept you involved in your child's development, etc? :)

Paula said...

There are lots of good schools in the Diliman area. Wish we live near. Congrats on finding a good school for your children!

Mitchteryosa said...

Hirap talaga pag working mom. Dapat ang school talaga na pipiliin for your kids eh yung considerate esp pag may sch meetings and events.

redamethyst said...

As a mother we all want the best for our kids. It's good that you are able to find the best school for your kids. Congratulations on your children's achievements!

Lalah said...

I hope I can find something like that here in Cebu too. My little girl is going to school soon

aby ♥ said...

i guess, my mom feels the same way! :)

Jackie Paraiso said...

I hope H.A.N.D.S is available here in CDO in the near future for my son. I want him to have that passion for learning as well....

Cristine said...

Kero, Thank you

Yes Ms. Helena, it follows the developmental approach.

Thank you Ms. Jessica, so sweet of you

Correct, Daddy Yashiro! We as parents should be our children’s first teachers. It‘s great that you made your child’s learning fun and enjoyable for him.

Thanks for visiting Miss Lizzie.
Hi Lady Spring. Kids have different learning needs and some are fast learners, some have special needs. It is really helps to get to talk to the teachers. Parents should be familiar with the way the teachers are teaching the kids so parents could teach the kids in their homework and help them review for exams.

Hi Ms. Mary. Yes that’s true. Make sure to find a safe school. Mahirap na kasi panahon ngayon.

Hi Madjewelled, Public schools nowadays kasi sobrang dami ng students, 1 teacher: minimum 60 students. Masikip ang classrooms and kulang ang mga gamit like what I experienced sa Proj 3 QC nag-try ako i-public school ung kids ko pero sobrang sikip na talaga

Hi Ms. Vera. Parent and teacher get to constantly communicate through the Parent Communication Notebook our child brings to school every day. When I get home from work I check it for announcements from the school or special notes from the teacher.

Hi Mommy Paula, yes I also learned about good schools there in Diliman and also those that provide speech therapy for kids sabi sa kin ng Pedia ng kids ko. Ihahanap ko dapat d’yan ung elder son ko before e.

Hi Ma’am Jackie. Sana dumami ang mga schools na concerned sa development ng kids.

Samantha Lee said...

It's really nice that you found an excellent school for your kids.

May speech delay din yung son ko but we never thought of sending him sa SPEd. His progressive school actually helped develop his speech and social skills.

Keep the positive attitude, it will reflect on your kids.

Gelo said...

congrats on your kid's special day,

Eds said...

It's really nice to have a great school like HANDS. Congrats to your kids and to you too for able to grow beautiful and intelligent kids.. :)

Eds said...

It's really nice to have a great school like HANDS. Congrats to your kids and to you too for able to grow beautiful and intelligent kids.. :)

MsKatrina said...

When my kids were little and I was a working mom, I tried to teach them to read and do math. Suffice it to say, the very next year, they always enthusiastically refused my assistance on any homework. I win! Lol. And they are, on threat of my having to help them once again, all honor students.

Lizzie said...

stories like this make me excited to be a mom. :)

Bonzenti |Con Tour Blog said...

Hello Christine.

We are so glad here in Bukidnon that someone took the step in opening a private school whose teaching standards is comparatively like in some schools in Metro Manila. Though we are just in the highland, we are that confident that someday they can compete.:-).

seth said...

Hi Tina! Laki na ng mga anak mo ha and yung bunso mo si Arnold...heheheh...True yun na dapat pinipili nating maigi ang school ng ating mga kids to maximize theri full potential. :-)

Clint said...

I remember myself when I was still in elementary, studying really hard to perfect my exams. It's nice you have kids who really do the same.

Spanish Pinay said...

I am so glad you are able to find a perfect school for your kids. Ang hirap talagang maging working mom ano. More power to H.A.N.D.s sana mas dumami pa ang school na ganyan din ang orientation :)

Spanish Pinay

Liv said...

congrats to you and your kids!

i hope i could also find a school for my son like HANDs here in our area

sarah said...

Hi Tina. Your kids are very lucky to have a supportive Mom like you who is very proactive when it comes to education. And I am glad you've found the wisdom in learning that patience, understanding and encouragement go a long way so children can enjoy learning while in school.

Rochelle O. said...

Glad to know that, I think children deserves good learning atmosphere which mom should always consider! Not yet a mom but it inspires me to be like one someday.

Gene said...

I only have a toddler but I am now faced with the dilemma of choosing the right early learning school for her. It's good to know that there are schools out there that not only helps our children but also helps us parents but keeping our minds at peace that our kids are learning not just the school curriculum but also harness their personalities.

miekee_18 said...

Congrats to your kids:) Great job to you as a mom:)

LadyXciD said...

It is true dapat okay talaga yung school na mapupuntahan ng kids mo especially that you'll be missing the part na mababantayan mo sila kasi working mom ka. It's good that you found a good school for them. :) But still don't forget to have some time with them while they're studying.. Ganyan kasi si mama pagdating nya house nakikijam sya sa reviews namen and reading books..

Vera said...

Really good practice to have regular teacher-parent meetings and notes. I admire teachers who really manage to make specific and individual notes for each child.

Nica said...

Working full-time with kids is indeed hard. We need all the help we can get.

Nica said...

Working full-time with kids is indeed hard. We need all the help we can get.

ladymoxie said...

Great post, Ms. Cristine. As a working mother of school-aged kids, I always make sure to check on my children's academic progress. I cannot just leave it up to teacher, I need to also teach them the value of education.

Greg Weber said...

Having your kids learn to love learning is very important, and difficult to instill, at least in my opinion.