quiet kids? how’d you manage that? September 10, 2008 Wendy wrote this comment on my previous post, “Your kids are the quiet type? ALL of them? How did you manage that?” Um, I’m not sure really but yes, I can honestly say my three kids never ran around the store or threw tantrums if they didn’t get what they wanted. They never asked to buy anything. In fact, it was always DH and me who’d ask if they liked a certain toy or book and offer to buy it for them. They never fought over things. Maybe it’s because we never told them this is your book or this is your toy, so it’s understood that whatever we buy is meant to be shared. I’m not a particularly strict disciplinarian, at least not in the sense of brandishing the cane. Practically every Asian household with kids has a cane though. I had one too, kindly provided by a well-meaning aunt who says if I’m ever to raise good kids, I must have a cane. Well, don’t tell her but I’ve never used it and I can’t even find it now 😆 . I’m not sure how it all worked out so well and I wish I had tips to share. Thing is I didn’t consciously set out to ‘tame’ them but along the way, I probably did something right 😉 . If you enjoyed this post, follow me on Twitter and Pinterest for more Hip posts like this. You can even hire me to write for you.If you enjoyed this post, follow me on Twitter and Pinterest for more Hip posts like this. You can even hire me to write for you. Previous got the jitters again! Newer exam's over, celebrate we must You May Also Like Day 227: What I ate October 25, 2020 Not a Beefeater September 10, 2020 Humanity at its best July 20, 2018 4 Comments Buzzing J September 11, 2008 at 1:18 pm Maybe, just maybe, what you did right is what you didn’t do? (the cane being one example) Lucky you. clair September 11, 2008 at 9:18 pm Hmm now that you mentioned it, maybe 🙂 . Thanks for stopping by. Melinda September 20, 2008 at 7:43 am Wow, you are one lucky chic! I never heard of cane for behavior, what is that? What is the tradition from? clair September 20, 2008 at 9:06 am The cane is a thin bamboo stick that Asian parents use to give their kids a whack on the butt/leg if they misbehave. Actually it’s quite painful so I don’t like to brandish it on my kids.