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 [...]

What Can Money Buy For Your Family? Hint: It’s most probably Happiness

How often have you heard the 'money cannot buy happiness' debate? I've heard it often enough I almost believe it's true. It's fair to say we don't need to travel in a private jet to be happy, or even business class. We don't need to book a suite in a 6-star hotel when we're on [...]

Screen Time: What’s Your Stand? 

We’ve gone from being a screen-free family (for kids) to ==> limited-screen-time ==> uncontrollable screen time ==> no-screen-allowed period! Does this sound familiar? Are you going through the same struggle? Let me share with you what the challenges we face are - we WANT to allow kids to use screen. The world is evolving. Their [...]