I spent majority of my childhood in a quaint house on a forested trail. Whenever we were allowed to play outdoors, we would grab our rusty bicycles and ride them through the trees with branches stuck in our hair, by the stagnant pond we were fond of and finally to the bumpy pebbled track that […]
Starting school is a challenging moment for both parents and children alike. It is an exciting milestone and parents can’t wait to see their little ones finally go to school. If you are feeling bittersweet and nervous, know that, it is completely normal. After all, it is end of an era – your baby is […]
There are many compelling reasons why a teenager needs to start working. First of all, they realize the importance of money and savings by earning through their own hard-work. Secondly, they learn to grow independent and don’t rely on their parents for each and everything. Unfortunately, it is a double-edged sword.
As soon as my husband comes home, my son jumps into his arms with shrieks of laughter. Our baby babbles happily while his dad flies him around the house like a plane. I am left alone.
No sane person in the world would want any harm to come across their child. For parents, it is only natural to shield their kids from various vices of the society.
“My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” 12 years ago, Sir Ken Robinson challenged the schooling system and questioned the way we are educating our children. According to Robinson, creativity and literacy are equally important, and for a person to nourish […]
‘Can you please just pay attention and finish your homework already?’ Every parent has uttered this question at least once in their lifetime. Whenever a child is given a task where they are required to sit quietly and focus on their studies, they end up getting distracted and fidgety.
For quite a number of years, my niece would constantly bite her nails. We initially took it as a harmless habit, but her mother was concerned about it around the clock. She went to child therapists and consulted a dentist. They advised her to address her child’s anxieties and suggested that a habit breaking appliance […]
Human brain is like a play dough. All the positive and negative interactions that we have, thoughts that run throughout the day, and emotions that we feel, shape and mould the architecture of our brains since the day we are born. During the first 1000 days of life, more than 700 neural connections are rapidly […]
Baking is one of those activities that everyone says is fun to do with children, especially young children. ‘They can learn so much’, apparently… little do these ‘wise’ folk without young children know, just what a chore it is to really ‘allow’ kids loose in the kitchen
As a new parent, I am always looking out for ways to create a positive learning environment at home. I know for the fact that in-person interactions, involvement in different activities and daily experiences greatly impact the outcomes for children.
When I had my son eight months ago, my husband and I made a pact that we would be strict when it comes to screen time. The first five months passed and my baby would only look at the devices in awe. The lights and sounds probably fascinated him.
The Internet is great. Like, really great. There is so much to see, share and laugh about. It is your best friend when doing research and completing homework.
I have always been a firm believer that each of our brains are highly individual; that we each have highly personalised skills and abilities that more suited for some fields of study and expertise compared to others.
Tutoring Good or Bad… Possibly depends on where you are in the world As I read this BBC article (Meet the ‘tutor kings and queens’) yesterday, I was not really surprised at the success of these ‘Tutors’ in the East. After all, having been born and bred in Malaysia, where private tutoring has always had […]
…so much more than just a ‘pushy’ parent. A few weeks ago I came across a request in my mailbox, sent by a popular mum’s mailing list that I subscribe to: “Looking for a Tiger Mum for fabulous magazine” The request was made by a journalist, who was writing an article on various parenting methods […]