Protecting our children is what mamas do best!
If you ever walk into Sassy HQ, you’ll often hear the five of us mamas share story after story about our kids. From the classic, “You’ll never believe what (insert child’s name) did over the weekend!” to the, “Wait, your kid does that too?!”. It’s true, mums are never short on stories to dish out about the weird and wonderful things our kids say and do. It’s not just the stories that link us together, it’s also the fact that we love our children fiercely and we’d do absolutely everything in our ability to make sure they’re not only happy but safe. #mamabear
In light of Mother’s Day this coming weekend, we’ve rounded up little vignettes in the slideshow below on how we’ve kept our kiddos safe from everything under the sun. We’re happy to report that AXA Hong Kong can provide us with all the tools to ensure our loved ones are protected.
Out of the million and one things we can do for our children, ensuring that our healthcare coverage is taken care of is one of the most important. Thankfully for us, AXA Hong Kong is committed to helping us achieve stability through providing a comprehensive range of life, health, property, casualty protection and wealth management. Whew.
What’s more, you will receive the full cover and cashless arrangement for hospitalisation and surgical treatment with MedPlus as the service provider. You will also have the flexibility (what every mum wants!) to receive treatment at any medical specialists or hospitals in Hong Kong and Asia. And with the healthcare that you’ll be receiving, you are essentially looking at a one-stop care, covering pre-hospitalisation, post-hospitalisation and care benefits. The best news? This coverage comes with a lifetime guaranteed renewal. Perfect.
Believe us when we say that AXA Hong Kong is committed to making sure our kids are covered with the proper insurance, so us mamas can breathe a sigh of relief. Click here to find out more about how AXA Hong Kong can protect you and your loved ones or here to request a call back.
Click through our slideshow to read stories of how Team Sassy Mama have protected their kids…
When Aiden was starting K1, he was just learning how to verbalise his emotions to his peers (like any regular almost-3-year-old!). When other children would take toys away from him or not share, he would get really upset. The hubs and I spent a lot of time role-playing scenarios at home, teaching him to take three deep breaths, say, “I don’t like that!” and find an adult if nothing changes. What was important for us is that he has the tools to communicate with his peers and stand up for himself especially when we can’t mediate every conflict for him. The whole, “Stop, I don’t like it.” is now a reoccurring phrase we hear all the time (for better or worse!) at home especially when he’s playing with his little sis or when it’s time for dinner. His teachers have also commented on how he’s improved in how he expresses himself and resolves disagreements. Boy, does that make my mama heart proud!
Protection in our family these days means the mighty task of watching over Eve (3.5 years old) from things that go bump in the night. She has hit that stage in her life where scary sounds and monsters creep into her mind at bedtime. I’ve often found myself with a scared little girl beside my bed asking for me to make them go away. A hug and a reassuring pep talk that I will keep her safe is usually enough to ease her mind so she can head back to bed. Our family song at the moment is Marvin Gaye’s classic, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. I love that my little lady takes the verse, “If you need me, call me” very seriously because there really is nothing better in life than having someone who has your back. I love the fact that she knows I will always protect and keep her safe.
So far I am not having much luck with any lessons sinking into Ellie, my one-year-old! I do, however, feel very strongly about creating a safe space for my daughter to explore (as much as one can within a tiny HK apartment!) so she can start to build independence and confidence. In addition to regular baby proofing, we’ve donated our dangerously angled glass coffee table and put away all of our cool little decorations that we’ve collected during our travels and put our plants on the highest shelves so she can do her own thing without having to worry too much!
Parenting children is easy… said no one ever! We guard our children everyday in different ways but now that my little ones are growing a little older, we are facing situations where we need to teach them to fend for themselves. Whether that be at the local playground or at school, I have taught my son to stand up for himself (politely, of course!) letting his peers know his boundaries. I would like to think that we are equipping him with essential “life skills” that will ensure he is protected no matter what he may face in the future, knowing his parents will always be there to support and protect him in his time of need.
When my eldest daughter was in Kindergarten, another girl from her class singled her out as being “different” because she had curly hair. At the time, I had just attended a lecture about the “Power of So,” which taught kids to react by essentially not reacting. Meaning, if someone said, “You know you’re the only one with curly hair?”. The response would be, “So?”. And if they said, “Your shirt is so ugly!” Again, you would respond with, “So?”. I taught my daughter how to react, and we would practice at dinner time, making a game of saying, “So?” when one of us asked a “mean” question. The next day, she used her skills and the bully never bothered her again. Mama and Lily, 1, Bully, 0!
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Featured image via Pinterest, image #1 Photo by Brian Jala, #2 Photo by Jenna Louise Potter