Discipline From A Child’s Perspective
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Discipline From A Child’s Perspective

I was a really good child, not because I wasn’t mischievous or experimental or curious like every child, but because I had a mother who believed in using the feather duster rod as a disciplinary tool. And like most Asian moms, my mother had the “LOOK”, which I’m sure many of you are familiar with….

Fun With Kids

Hurtful Words Parents Say To Children

“You should not be born. I should never have given birth to you kids.” These cutting words rudely interrupted my serene afternoon. An Asian mother was berating her children (a boy and a girl) as they walked into the social club I belong to. Even though I do not know this mother or her children,…

Giveaway: Natural Mosquito Protection
Giveaways | Health & Beauty

Giveaway: Natural Mosquito Protection

With dengue fever cases reaching an all-time high of 90 cases in the East Coast neighbourhood (as of this publication date), I am worried as we stay in one of the dengue fever hotspots in Singapore! As a parent, my first concern is for the health of my children, especially my youngest who is particularly sensitive to…

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Smart-Phone Contract Template For Your Kids

Kids today are now the proud owners of mobile phones. Parents give their kids personal mobile phones, some as young as 7-years-old, for various reasons like if they go to school on their own or when they go out to do projects and parents can get in touch with them easily. Worried that your kids…

Published In Today: School Traffic Woes For Parents
Engaging Parents | Relationships

Published In Today: School Traffic Woes For Parents

Parents who does the school run — drop off and pick up — daily will understand the frustrations of navigating their vehicles through tight spots and trying to stay patient in the queue before some idiot decides to cut in and all hell breaks loose. These scenarios are particularly prevalent on the first days of…

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$10,000 Cash For Your Child To Play

Fisher-Price is giving away S$10,000 to parents who allow their child to play. “Research clearly shows that play is one of the best ways to help children better develop their brain power and learn new things,” said Mr. Anthony Frangos, Commercial Director of Mattel North Southeast Asia, expanding that play has the potential to help set the…

Engaging Parents | Fun With Kids | Secondary (13 - 17)

Schools offering Integrated Programme in Singapore

The Integrated Programmes (IP) have been implemented since the beginning of 2004 to provide clearly university-bound pupils a seamless secondary and junior college enriched education. The pupils proceed directly to the GCE ‘A’-Levels (or its equivalent, such as the International Baccalaureate or school-based diploma) without the need to take the GCE ‘O’-Level Examination. The time…

Asian Values: Modelling Respect For His Students
Engaging Parents | Fun With Kids

Asian Values: Modelling Respect For His Students

In our Chinese custom, respect for your elders trumps most other values. Hence, I was not surprised when we enroll our son in a local Chinese school, the first thing the school principal taught the newly accepted primary one students during orientation was to bow in respect whenever they see an adult, be they teachers, principals or…