12 Basic Skills Every Child Should Have by the Time they Turn 18

As parents, our children mean the world to us and we would do anything to protect and raise them to become happy and well-adjusted individuals who are ready to face the world. However, this form of overparenting often ends up with the opposite effect, leaving our children unprepared to face and function in the world as adults. Julie Lythcott-Haims, former dean of freshmen at Stanford … Continue reading 12 Basic Skills Every Child Should Have by the Time they Turn 18

“Turn Off Your Mobile Phone” and 5 Other Ways to Make Your Spouse Feel Special

In the midst of our daily rush, we sometimes take the person closest to us for granted. Here are some simple suggestions for you to spend time with your spouse and let him/her know that he/she is special to you in every way. 1. Keep in Touch with Messages Even when you are busy, a short note to let your spouse know that you are … Continue reading “Turn Off Your Mobile Phone” and 5 Other Ways to Make Your Spouse Feel Special

Are You Raising a Quitter? Here’s How You Can Inspire Your Child to Persevere

“It’s not that I am so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer. – Albert Einstein   As they grow up, our children will inevitably face challenges both big and small every day. In dealing with life’s challenges, do they accept defeat and give up easily, or do they try again and persevere? Numerous research have shown that perseverance (the ability to stick with … Continue reading Are You Raising a Quitter? Here’s How You Can Inspire Your Child to Persevere

15 Small Yet Impactful Actions to Make Your Kids Feel Loved

Can you remember what made you feel loved as a kid? Think about it. Maybe you remember having a great time with your parents, holidays, being helped with homework or just telling them a few secrets. As a parent now, are you making the effort to make your kids feel loved? Very often, it is the small things that count. Here are 15 ways to … Continue reading 15 Small Yet Impactful Actions to Make Your Kids Feel Loved

5 Ways to Entertain Your Child Without TV

Our children live in a generation where every form of technology is available to them. Computers, Playstations, iPads and televisions offer programmes that can entertain our children 24 hours a day. However research shows that children who watch more than two hours of television a day have a significantly increased chance of developing emotional, behavioural, academic and social problems. Common sense tells us that time … Continue reading 5 Ways to Entertain Your Child Without TV

What Champion Teachers at MindChamps PreSchool Are Made Of

As a parent, nothing makes you happier than to see the wide smiles and cheery laughs from your children upon picking them up from preschool. On top of that, the daily conversations that you have with them about their day at school make the highlight of your day – the stories of their friends and teachers never fail to amaze you! What makes a champion … Continue reading What Champion Teachers at MindChamps PreSchool Are Made Of

6 Study Habits that will Help Your Child Succeed in School

With every new school term that comes around, there will be homework to get done, as well as tests and exams to prepare for. How well your child fares in these academic areas largely depends on the study habits that they adopt and how they feel towards study and homework time. As parents, you play an important role of being their pillar of support who … Continue reading 6 Study Habits that will Help Your Child Succeed in School

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12 Ways to Raise a Competent, Confident Child with Grit

“The exhausting cycle of constantly monitoring their work and performance…makes children feel less competent and confident.” – Elizabeth Kolbert It has become a commonplace idea that failure is good for kids, as it builds resilience. But when children fail over and over and don’t have the support to keep trying, all they learn is that they’re failures. Resilience comes not from failing, but from the … Continue reading 12 Ways to Raise a Competent, Confident Child with Grit

This is How You Can Calm an Anxious Child

Just like adults, children tend to feel anxious about various things at different stages. For example, some may find change difficult, which causes them to feel anxious when starting at a new school. Others may also feel shy when making new friends at playgroups. Many of these worries are a normal part of growing up and will usually go away gradually on their own. However, … Continue reading This is How You Can Calm an Anxious Child