3 Parenting eureka moments to discover at this mall this Christmas
Christmas is a time for giving, as well as a time for priceless teachable moments. Here are three important life lessons that children can learn in no other place than the biggest kid-magnet this season: the mall!
We all know Christmas time is more about the giving than the receiving – a point well made by the seemingly endless list of presents that we tick off one by one for our kids and loved ones.
But who would think a trip to the mall with the family this Christmas could bring more value than your shopping’s worth?
We all know the fun and excitement Christmas shopping can bring, especially when we see the look in our eager children’s eyes. But as we either stroll along or rush around the mall to pick up a bunch of gifts, the experience can also bring to light a few parenting nuggets that both parents and kids can learn from.
Here are three major parenting discoveries you’ll encounter while Christmas shopping at Jurong Point with the family…
1. Indulgence doesn’t necessarily mean break the bank
While we dream of a luxurious vacation in an exotic destination, who’s to say we cannot experience the truest of luxuries? Time!
Indulge in some quality time together with an activity that can be as simple as spending a day at the mall. Jurong Point will be entertaining families through music and dance performances, Santa Meet-and-Greet sessions, and balloon sculpting throughout the holiday season.
Indeed, Christmas doesn’t have to be big or fancy to show the kids that wonderful memories can be made as a family.
Of course, we can still dream about that grand getaway, right? So here’s a tip: while at Jurong Point, join their Lucky Draw to be in the running for an all-expense paid vacation to Club Med Maldives for 2 (worth S$16,400)!
Ahh, imagine 8D7N of pure bliss in your premium overwater suite… And have we mentioned that you will be flying Business Class on Singapore Airlines? Other than this, you could also win attractive prizes of up to S$15,000 in Jurong Point vouchers.
Tip: Jurong Point has over 400 retail and F&B outlets. Make a list of all the shops you need to visit and map it out before going. It will help you get all your shopping done a lot efficiently!
2. Fun happens when we make the most out of every situation
“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas” goes the classic Irving Berlin song. But in our beautiful country, Singapore, we only get to experience jolly, sunny Christmases!
So put on a tropical Christmas playlist on Spotify (“Mele Kalikimaka” should be first on the list!) and drive your kids down to Jurong Point to enjoy 12 days of holiday treats at JP2 Main Entrance (next to MRT) every weekend starting from 24 November until Christmas.
This will be a great time to teach the kids – and remind ourselves – that snow or not, we can have a very merry Christmas in Singapore. After all, being merry is all in the mindset.
What’s more, Jurong Point is rewarding your shopping with gifts that will make your tropical Christmas complete! Get FREE Christmas wrappers, a tropical print umbrella, and a Kid’s Raincoat when you spend at Jurong Point*.
Your kids will be well-equipped to weather through Christmas, whether it is sunny or stormy!
Tip: Get your grocery shopping, Christmas shopping, and errands done all under one roof at Jurong Point to qualify for as many free gifts as possible!
*Minimum spend required. Terms and conditions apply.
3. When you give, the more you receive
We all know this lesson already, mums and dads – but do your kids?
There is a fine line between raising kids who are grateful and kids who are entitled, or between making them feel special and spoiling them. So it’s up to us parents to set solid boundaries and bring up kids who stay on the ideal side of this dichotomy.
So this Christmas, head down to Jurong Point and show your children how lucky they are and how appreciative they should be of what they have. Let them know that when you donate S$5 or more on their behalf at the gigantic blue sea ball pit at JP1 Centre Stage, someone less needy is at the receiving end.
All proceeds go to NTUC-U Care Fund, which benefits children and youth from low-income families by helping them to excel. The ball pit opens daily from 11 to 17 December, 12 noon to 10PM.
Tip: If you are driving, head there early to get a good parking spot near the entrance of the mall, donate generously, and let the kids have a ball of a time!
Jurong Point, located just next to Boon Lay MRT & Bus Interchange, awaits you and the family this Christmas. So what are you waiting for? Head down to the largest suburban mall to collect priceless family moments – not to mention grab those not-to-be-missed Christmas deals – in Singapore now!