As a father, my goal is to give my two children roots to grow and wings to fly. Denis Waitley — in his poem Roots and Wings — beautifully expressed the need and desire of our children to be given roots and wings by parents.... continue reading.
I used to insist all the time, thinking that I know better, that I can be of better help, or that things will be easier, if he would just listen to me. But this way of thinking is not the best if we aim to establish good relationships.... continue reading.
Huyen Le and her daughter Katelynn Trinh. Through “nudges” via texts, Le gets reminded of activities to do with Katelynn that enhance her learning. Photo: Courtesy of Huyen Le Tending toddlers can require endless reserves of energy. Just ask Huyen Le, supervisor of a family... continue reading.
Work-Life harmony has been on the national agenda for more than a decade. Since 2008, Work-life awards have been given to recognize exemplary employers. In 2013 the Ministry of Manpower introduced the WorkPro grant, incentivising employers to implement flexible working arrangements for their staff; it... continue reading.
The first day of school can be both exciting and daunting for children. A child may be filled with anticipation at the thought of starting the new school year and making new friends, but yet, also be worried about the unknown – “Who will my... continue reading.
“But I don’t want to start school!” I’ve heard my teenage daughter utter that phrase at least a thousand times in the past week. Well, maybe not quite a thousand, but it sure felt like it! It was so hard to know how to respond. How... continue reading.
Title: The Politically Incorrect Parenting Book: 10 No-Nonsense Rules to Stay Sane and Raise Happy Kids Author: Nigel Latta Format: Paperback | 272 pages Publisher: Ebury Publishing Why is it so hard to be the parent you’d like to be? In the good old days,... continue reading.
It may come as a surprise to you, but children are actually very attentive to what they hear, especially when it comes from their parents. Here are five ways to show your understanding when the opportunity presents itself. 1. Give specific praises A generic praise... continue reading.
Every parent wants their child to grow up to be a contented and successful individual who leads a meaningful life. While most of us parents readily acknowledge that helping the child to cultivate a sense of independence is vital to achieve this goal, the reality... continue reading.
In Singapore, more than two young people aged 10 to 19 committed suicide every month in 2015*. This rate might not be the highest among all age groups, but remember, we are talking about teenagers who are not exposed to the pressures faced by adults... continue reading.