10 tips to help your child manage stress – A Student’s Guide
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10 tips to help your child manage stress – A Student’s Guide

Kids experience stress just as adults do. The only difference is that kids may not recognise the emotions or symptoms of stress or know how to manage them. That’s when we see meltdowns or manifestations of undesirable behaviours like lethargy, being snappy and irritable, rebelliousness etc. What stresses kids out? Kids get stressed out the…

Talking Point: Confronting Teen Suicide & Our Fear of Failure
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Talking Point: Confronting Teen Suicide & Our Fear of Failure

Teen suicide led to 27 deaths last year. This is the highest in 15 years. The most recent case of an 11-year-old who ended his young life  due to failed grades sends a ripple of horror and shock through our nation. This is a parent’s worst nightmare. The quandary over good grades, high expectations and…

Kids Share About Study Stress In Singapore Schools
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Kids Share About Study Stress In Singapore Schools

Singapore education is tough on their students. Elizabeth Knight-Hassell, who has lived here most of her life with her British citizens parents, attended and graduated from an elite Singapore primary school. She is currently attending an International School in Singapore.  In the first year at the International School, she was tasked to write a reflective...
Colours of My Child’s Mind

Colours of My Child’s Mind

Like most kids, mine are busy with school, tuition, extracurricular activities and their friends. Most days we are happy Joes with the occasional unhappy scuffles over school work. And like most parents, I harbour great desires and expectations to see my children achieve noteworthy success. More importantly, I want them to be happy, confident and resilient kids. But…