How to Help Your Child Fail Successfully

How to Help Your Child Fail Successfully

Failure is a valuable opportunity for your child to build their ‘resilience muscle’ By Judith Xavier It is every parent’s natural inclination to want their child to succeed – in school, at life and in relationships. Wanting or expecting our child to fail seems counter-intuitive,… Read More

Dear Dad, You Make a Difference

Dear Dad, You Make a Difference

Jason Wong, board chairman of Focus on the Family Singapore writes a heartfelt letter to dads this Father’s Day. Here it goes: Dear dads, Father’s day is coming around again. It may be a day some of us look forward to, and to others, may… Read More

3 Strategies to a Less Stressed Motherhood

3 Strategies to a Less Stressed Motherhood

By Judith Xavier When I had my first child, I approached motherhood with high expectations of myself—as only a newly-minted parent would. Armed with a ‘must-do’ list that was a mile long, and a slew of schedules (eating, sleeping…you name it, I had a schedule… Read More

Please Mind Your Manners, Thank You

Please Mind Your Manners, Thank You

Inculcating good manners in your child now can help them lead a more fulfilling life later. By Judith Xavier When we consider our children’s holistic development, the focus usually ends up on the academics, or enrichment programmes to broaden their horizons and teach them new… Read More

Movie Review: Kong: Skull Island

Movie Review: Kong: Skull Island

There are places in the world modern man has never truly explored. Places where myth and science meet. Topographic points shrouded in mystery and mayhem that are nothing less than the home of monsters. Now, in 1973, few people accept this truth. But Bill Randa… Read More

Wonderful Ways to Engage Your Teen

Wonderful Ways to Engage Your Teen

Overcome communication barriers with your teenager today Byline: Judith Xavier Have you heard stories from parents about their lovely, angelic children morphing into rebellious adolescents who unexpectedly snap in response to questions? Such anecdotes are sufficient to scare parents of young children into fearing this… Read More

Movie Review: Logan

Movie Review: Logan

Logan, the X-Men’s famed Wolverine, bested the world’s worst hombres in his day. He tangled with Magneto and his Brotherhood of Mutants, fought the Silver Samurai and battled his very own brother. But not even Wolverine can win the war against time. It’s 2029, and… Read More

Are you leading your son into manhood?

Are you leading your son into manhood?

Adventure with Dad gave my son and I an uncommon opportunity to bond and create new memories together. It provided many teachable moments where we discussed values and determination. I’m glad I got to do this with my son. – Father of a 12-year-old son… Read More

When was the last time your daughter opened her heart to you?

When was the last time your daughter opened her heart to you?

Social research shows that the father-daughter relationship impacts the depth of her future romantic relationships and influences how she sees herself. That is why every father should be involved in affirming his daughter’s worth and imparting values that will anchor her through life’s transitions. Date… Read More

How to Enjoy Parenting Together

How to Enjoy Parenting Together

Uniting together on the parenting journey for a resilient family By Sarah Chua In the early days of marriage, one quickly discovers how men and women tick differently. Becoming a parent made these differences even more obvious to me. I would stress over how much… Read More