Stepparents reveal how they blend families

BLENDING two families is not all smiles and giggles like the 70s TV series The Brady Bunch. There needs to be a lot of...

Why boredom is good for your child

“Mum, Dad … I’m bored.” Makes you feel put on the spot, right? You might even feel like you're a bad parent. Most of us...

Helping girls deal with body image issues

MOST girls become body conscious from the age of nine or 10. They may encounter teasing at school about their body, height, face and...

How working mums balance career and family

CAN a woman do it all – have a career and take care of her family at the same time? With Mother's Day just...

Two-year-old Ziyad learns to hear again

THERE were high-pitched squeals and giggles as the 30-month-old toddler played with some building blocks. He had just had his usual cup of Milo...

Retrenched mum sets up mobile playgroup

WHEN engineer Shamini Shanmuganathan returned to work after an extended maternity leave, she found out that her company was retrenching her. While it was...

Join the Great Cloth Diaper Change

IT is indeed a big challenge to get parents in Malaysia to change their mindset and see the sense in giving up disposables for...

Teaching children about wayang kulit and shadows

HOW do you help children appreciate traditional performing arts like wayang kulit, bangsawan and mak yong? You could show them some videos, which they...

Don’t rush into circumcision

THERE is no good reason to conduct circumcisions at night. The procedure should also not be rushed into and parents should ask all the...

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...