Adults Bullying Children — Singaporean Parents Behaving Badly
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Adults Bullying Children — Singaporean Parents Behaving Badly

A man walks into a classroom and slaps a 9-year-old boy for allegedly bullying his daughter.  Now, I do not know the full story of the bullying between the children, so I cannot comment on it at this point. What I want to address is the father’s behaviour or misbehaviour. According to newspapers’ reports, the…

Discipline From A Child’s Perspective
Engaging Parents

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,…

Children Car-Seat Guidelines in Singapore
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Children Car-Seat Guidelines in Singapore

The Singapore Traffic Police Department answers some of our questions on child safety when traveling with our kids on the local roads. 1. What are the general car seat guidelines in Singapore? Under the Road Traffic Act, children below 8-years-old, who is the passenger of a motor vehicle, has to be secured using a child…