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3 Tips for New School Year Complaints

3 Tips for New School Year Complaints

“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… Read More

Five ways to be an understanding parent

Five ways to be an understanding parent

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… Read More

4 Simple Ways to Empower Your Child to be Independent

4 Simple Ways to Empower Your Child to be Independent

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… Read More

Pledge to be a Better Parent

Pledge to be a Better Parent

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… Read More

Why It’s Important to do Less as A Family

Why It’s Important to do Less as A Family

Learning the value that less is indeed more By Sue-Ann Lee School dismissal at 1:30pm, supplementary lessons at 2pm, home by 4:30pm, piano at 5pm, homework at 6:30pm, dinner at 7:30pm, Math tuition at 8pm, bed at 10pm. Phew! That’s the daily schedule of a… Read More

Achieving Work-Life Balance

Achieving Work-Life Balance

When it comes to work, I have had to battle some internal conflicts over the years.   Early on in my career as a school administrator, and then again in my work in my current position as an ICLE Senior Fellow, I had to be put… Read More

My Parenting Journey – Robin Booth

My Parenting Journey – Robin Booth

Tell us about your proudest moment as a parent. These moments are created each and every time I feel I am doing my best in being the best parent I can be. Each time I avoid saying things that are hurtful, and each time I… Read More

Valuing Your Kids’ Unique Intelligence

Valuing Your Kids’ Unique Intelligence

Seeing our children for who they really are By Sue-Ann Lee It is easy to mistake academic excellence for intelligence, especially when you have grown up in a society that measures ability and talent by performance. Before my husband and I had children, we were… Read More