Be Generous When Praising Your Kids

Be Generous When Praising Your Kids

There is value in praising our children effectively, and often. Parenthood hits most of us like a whirlwind the very first time. Remember fumbling through parenting manuals scavenging for monthly “survival” tips? Yet, from the moment we become parents, we pick up the language of… Read More

When was the last time you had a great kid chat?

When was the last time you had a great kid chat?

As parents, we have a lot to say when our children perform well in school (and especially when they don’t). But being affirming even in everyday life goes a long way to nurturing your children. Yes, some of you may struggle to go beyond the… Read More

5 Tips To Interest Your Child in Physics Part 2

5 Tips To Interest Your Child in Physics Part 2

This is a continuation of Part One of “5 Tips To Interest Your Child in Physics”. 4. Reward for good marks, encourage for poor. Positively reinforce your child. With your child, this may be a common scene in your house: They come home with a… Read More

How to Teach Your Child Respect for Authority

How to Teach Your Child Respect for Authority

Inculcating respect in your child can be a challenging prospect – but consistency is key. By: Judith Xavier In the first few years of parenting my firstborn, inculcating values and discipline was a simple affair. I had more than a few moments of parental smugness… Read More

Parenting with Confidence workshop (7 to 12 year olds)

Parenting with Confidence workshop (7 to 12 year olds)

Don’t fight with your child, learn how to relate to them in a way that will build them up while teaching them boundaries and respect. This Parenting with Confidence workshop, organised by Focus on the Family Singapore, is designed to enable you to pick up… Read More

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

Keep Kids Safe Online: 5 Tips for Parents

Keep Kids Safe Online: 5 Tips for Parents

As your children grow up, technology will become an increasing part of their world. While every parent hopes their child will never encounter inappropriate content, cyberbullying or online scams, these dangers are out there. Luckily, there are certain steps you can take to promote online… Read More