The Reasons Your Tween Gets Very Moody

I have an 8-year-old, I don't know if he counts as being a tween but I do feel that he is definitely slowly turning into a breed I haven't encountered before. There are loads and loads of mention of the baby years, toddler years and pre-schooling years out there so parents like you and I [...]

Helping Your Child With Their Homework Might Do More Harm

Do you help your children with their homework? Well today I'll surprise you by sharing with you that Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland found out that not all types of homework assistance lead to equally positive outcomes. Wait what? Are they saying that a parent that helps their child with homework might unknowingly [...]

When Should Kids Get Their First Phone?

"But mummy, some of my classmates already have their own phone" *cue whiny sound by my 2nd-grader*  He's made friends with children from the neighbourhood, some of whom are 4th and 5th graders. They play games like Roblox and Rules of Survival. These are games which I personally feel are not meant for 1st and [...]

Responsible Parenting: Create Memories, Not Expectations

"The paradox is that more than anything in our lives we want our children to be happy. We fear judgement, we fear disappointment, we fear failure so much that we have become constantly worried and stressed as parents..." "Without noticing, we transfer all these expectations that we have on our children." "It takes guts to [...]

A Story About A Boy Who Was Gone Too Soon – An Open Plea to All Parents in Singapore

One beautiful day, a baby was born. He was the pride and joy of everyone in his family: his parents, his siblings, his grandparents, his aunts and uncles. Everyone doted on him, took care of him, made sure his food was clean and baby-proofed the house. They kept him warm in the cold and kept [...]

15 Must-Ask Questions For Your Kid’s First Day Of School

Well well, that time of the year is coming. First day of school! For many of us, it's a return to normal schedule (like me!). For some of us though, it's a new schedule as they have a child starting his or her first day of school ever! Whether your child is going to P1 [...]