Asian or western parenting? You’re confusing the kids!

IT IS easy to send mixed signals to your children. One minute you allow them to make decisions for themselves, the next, you are...

How to calm your crying baby

ALL babies cry. Most babies cry a lot. Some babies are more easily comforted, others can routinely work themselves into a frenzy. Of course...

Inspiring ailing children to soar to new heights

LAST year, a friend brought Johan Hamid into the burn ward of a hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. He reluctantly went along and...

What?! You want a gap year?

THE gap year was unheard of 30 years ago. When we completed school, we went to university, and then straight into the work force....

Standing up against child sexual abuse

THERE has been a slew of horrifying stories in the media over the past year. We read about paedophilia, sexual abuse and other horrific...

Why your child needs to go outside

DID you grow up as I did, building dams in the stream, climbing trees, and chasing fireflies as the evening darkened? If you did,...

What to do with picky eaters

IT'S a new year and your kids are still determined not to eat their vegetables? Here's what you can do – send them to...

RockStar Gym focuses on kids

WHEN we were children we exercised in school during PE, then we participated in sports after school. For the more active, there was football...

Is obesity linked to allergy?

THE prevalence of obesity among Malaysian children is increasing, and so is the number of children with allergy problems. Is there a correlation between...

Two doctors set up Ethissa to sell baby products

WEBSITES selling baby products are aplenty in Malaysia. Each one tries to have a unique selling point to set them apart from the pack....