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Study Reveals 5 Reasons Why Dads Should Read to their Children

We all want to give the best to our children and raise them up to be bright and smart. To ensure that they get a good head start during the early years, we spend much time and effort in picking the right school and enrichment programmes for them. But do take note that as a parent, you have the power to boost your child’s learning … Continue reading Study Reveals 5 Reasons Why Dads Should Read to their Children

5 Ways to Impart Kindness and Compassion to Kids

As a parent, you try your best to spend quality time with your kids every day. You read books with them to build up their language skills. Whenever you have the chance, you also make it a point to have short conversations with them, which gives you a glimpse of the things that are going through their minds. But in the midst of all these, … Continue reading 5 Ways to Impart Kindness and Compassion to Kids

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June Holiday 2016: 15 Fun and Educational Activities for Kids

With a break from school for four weeks, the June holiday presents plenty of opportunities for your kids to discover new places, enjoy their favourite activities and catch up with their studies as they prepare for the new semester in school. We believe that as with all things in life, it is good to strike a good balance between work and play to make the … Continue reading June Holiday 2016: 15 Fun and Educational Activities for Kids

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The Digital Detox Every Family Should Do

For many families, smartphones, tablets and other devices are a normal part of day-to-day life. But when adults are clearly enamoured with their devices – constantly checking their email, texting or reading on their iPad more than they’re interacting with their children – kids notice. They end up feeling neglected and as if they need to fight for their parents’ time and attention. A recent … Continue reading The Digital Detox Every Family Should Do

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6 Effective Ways to Compliment and Motivate Your Child

What parent doesn’t love to praise his or her children? When a child does something praise-worthy, from accomplishing a difficult math problem to creating a piece of art, a proud parent can’t help but be enthusiastic. Yet, parents should be wary of over-the-top, glowing praise that focuses on stroking a child’s ego. Over time, hollow phrases like “Good job” become white noise, either not heard … Continue reading 6 Effective Ways to Compliment and Motivate Your Child

7 Interesting Facts about Millennial Mums

Apart from making their presence known in the workforce, an increasing number of millennials (dubbed as people born between 1980 and the early 2000s) are now taking over as parents in all parts of the world. According to a 2015 US Census Bureau data, approximately one in five mums is a millennial, and they now account for almost 90% of the 1.5 million new mothers … Continue reading 7 Interesting Facts about Millennial Mums

12 Gentle Alternatives To Time-Out That Work

For some families, pulling out the time-out chair might just be the thing they need when kids misbehave. But what are parents to do when this discipline method does not help to steer their little ones’ behaviour in a positive direction? According to Lisa McCrohan, compassion coach psychotherapist at Georgetown University in the United States, it is important for mum and dad to calm down … Continue reading 12 Gentle Alternatives To Time-Out That Work