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

101 Ways to Make Your Kids Smarter

101 Ways to Make Your Kids Smarter

Here’s an awesome infographic put together by the good people at Best for the Kids. The exhaustive list is compiled after hours of research from more than 200 different references, so you might want to go through it with popcorns by your side. Do remember… 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

Reading Role Models: Why They Matter for Boys

Reading Role Models: Why They Matter for Boys

Advocating for 9–14-year-old boys and their reading lives is my passion and specialty, however, because I’m female, this hasn’t been an easy row to hoe. People often question me  on why I’m not advocating for girls and empowering them instead. But I don’t see my… Read More

How to Dissuade Your Child from Bad Habits

How to Dissuade Your Child from Bad Habits

Kids develop many different coping mechanisms to help them deal with feelings such as boredom, fatigue, and anxiety. There are as many reasons for these habits as there are habits themselves. For example, some children develop habits by imitating adults, while some simply discover something… Read More

How to Say Sorry: Teaching Children to Apologize

How to Say Sorry: Teaching Children to Apologize

A friend’s three-year-old son is still developing his ability to regulate his emotions. He can go from being ecstatic, to devastated, to furious, in the span of a few minutes. During one pre-dinner meltdown last week, he started yelling and kicking his toys around the room.… Read More

5 Dos and Don’ts of Shared Custody

5 Dos and Don’ts of Shared Custody

You may already know the basics of custody etiquette—not dropping your child off late and no bad-mouthing your ex in front of your child. While these are important, there are many other unspoken guidelines you should know about for a smooth and happy shared custody… Read More