30+ Movies About Parent-Child Relationships To Watch With Kids
Family Time | Fun With Kids | Primary (7 - 12) | Relationships

30+ Movies About Parent-Child Relationships To Watch With Kids

Movie night is our family’s favorite past-time. We have it regularly on Sunday nights with dinner. Sometimes, we even have a movie marathon if time permits (usually during school holidays). We love to snuggle up as a family, eat popcorn and watch movies. You can start this great family-bonding activity at any age that your…

Worst Advice To Give Your Child: Do Your Best
Primary (7 - 12)

Worst Advice To Give Your Child: Do Your Best

One morning when my son was in primary (grade) three, I sent him off to school with a hug and a “do your best” advice as he ran to catch the school bus. He had a Math test that day. We had done some practices at home and I reassured myself that he will be…

Exam Tips: How To Prep Your Child For Exams
Study Skills

Exam Tips: How To Prep Your Child For Exams

Exams are an inevitable part of a student’s life whether they like it or not. And in the Singapore education system, that is twice a year: one mid-term (May) and one final (Nov). Having experienced six years of primary-school exams with two kids, here are my takeaways as a parent: Primary school students need guidance to prepare for…

Mother’s Day 2015: All Mothers Are The Same (天下的妈妈都是一样的)
Celebrations & Occasions | Relationships

Mother’s Day 2015: All Mothers Are The Same (天下的妈妈都是一样的)

This post is dedicated to all the mothers under the sun. It does not matter that you are an FTWM (full-time working mom), PTWM (part-time working mom), SAHM (stay-at-home mom), or WFHM (work-from-home mom), ALL mothers are the same (天下的妈妈都是一样的). It does not matter that you are the natural mother, the adopted mother, the foster…

Dads – Conversations And Lessons
Engaging Parents

Dads – Conversations And Lessons

A father is a very important man in a child’s life. He defines the man his son will one day become and the husband that his daughter will one day marry. Singaporean fathers under-estimate their power of influence over their children’s lives. While it is heartening to see more fathers today more involved in their children’s…

Kids Learn How to Sculpt & Build Balloon Floats
Celebrations & Occasions | Fun With Kids

Kids Learn How to Sculpt & Build Balloon Floats

My kids and I had an early Mother’s Day celebration with a balloon sculpting workshop conducted by Lily Tan, well-known for her record-setting balloon creations like the pirate ship she created earlier this March school holidays. Click here to read more. My kids  learnt to make a special heart-shaped balloon and floral arrangements for me at…

Communicate Your Love In Your Child’s Language
Relationships

Communicate Your Love In Your Child’s Language

“You don’t LOVE me!!” my child yelled angrily back at me.  WHAT?! Of course, I do!  I thought angrily. How could you even say that?  That sentence stopped me in my tracks. In our family, hubby and I are very open about our love for our kids. We don’t shy away from hugging our kids and…

The Eternal Homework Battle
Primary (7 - 12)

The Eternal Homework Battle

Today, I was at the gym waiting for my daughter to finish her gym class.  It’s an hour-long class and armed with my coffee shop coffee, I sat down to do some writing.  But I got distracted – at the next table, a battle was in full swing.  I stared intently at my laptop and…