Abel Cheng's Archives

About Abel Cheng

I am a work-at-home father and chauffeur to my 2 children. I love simple living and my latest passion is healthy eating. Lastly, I am the founder of ParentWonder, which shares tips on becoming better parents.

Our First (Real) Camping Trip

Honestly, we dared not take up the challenge in the past few years. We were invited to participate in an annual camping trip to Pahang - at least once a year. We turned down every time due to … [Read more...]

Johor Road Trip: Legoland Malaysia, Food and More…

It's been months when we made the trip. Coming to 9 months to be exact. My bad. I know I have been sitting on it until now before I took the effort to post the story about our Johor trip here. Anyway, … [Read more...]

Key to overcoming shyness in children

I didn't expect this to happen so soon. Especially judging from the introvert nature of J. When she was much younger, J needed much time to get along and socialize with someone she had not seen … [Read more...]

A case of premature teenager syndrome

If you think you have to wait until 14 or 15 to experience teenager syndrome, think again. I don't know about you but for me I don't need to wait that long to experience cranky behavior from my … [Read more...]

Consumerism penetrates school

You see it everywhere. And now schools are not spared. (I remember we didn't have such a thing when I was in primary school) In the name of creating awareness in recycling, a popular home … [Read more...]

That’s one small step for her, one giant leap for my health

I have a confession to make. Up until recently, I was the one who woke J up every morning so that she could prepare herself for school. In other words, I was her alarm clock. I had to wake up … [Read more...]

Educational Tour: Rimba Ilmu and Museum of Zoology of University of Malaya

We jumped at the invitation extended to us by my wife's former colleague and a reader of ParentWonder.com. They were the organizers of a day trip that took place last Friday. The day trip comprised … [Read more...]

Family Road Trip: Sitiawan, Lumut and Pangkor Island

Since we were offered a free place to stay (from my cousin) in Swiss Court Holiday Apartment Damai Laut, we planned a visit to this wonderful places (Sitiawan and Lumut) again during the recent school … [Read more...]

What we can learn from a simple lunch box

Two hours after J went to school today, only then did I realize she forgot her lunch box. It was packed nicely and the only thing she forgot to do was to put it in her school bag. Later, K realized … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day: “The Best Piece Of Advice Mom Ever Gave Me”

Though it's been 5 days after Mother's Day, there are things that are timeless and never go out-of-date. In conjunction with this year's Mother's Day, Marlo Thomas shared the best piece of advice … [Read more...]