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How does your child learn?

We all learn differently – some need verbal instructions, others need to watch a video, and some need hands-on training before they are able...

Helping kids handle a change in school

The new class teacher looked fierce, she rarely smiled and often spoke with an unfriendly tone. The girl sitting in front of Jessie constantly...

Safety rules for every family

It's a big world out there. When your child was a baby or toddler, you were always there, or you left your child in...

Chance for youngsters to learn fashion designing

Do your children like fashion designing? Are they always advising you what to wear and drawing pictures of women and men in different clothes?...

Why is immunisation important?

After your child is born, you are given a schedule of immunisations that you are advised to follow. The vaccines are to protect your...

Surviving ‘arsenic hour’

Every parent knows arsenic hour, when hunger, homework, and exhaustion merge into one big emotional accident waiting to happen. One obvious reason that kids...

Puppet show about one man planting a forest

There's a puppet show coming to Malaysia that you would do well to take your kids for. Called The Man Who Planted Trees, the...

Paying attention to kids’ mental health

Jessie called home from school, crying. She said she had a stomach ache and wanted to go home. The same scenario played out on...

Is caesarean a troubling trend?

The joy of any newly-pregnant couple is always tempered with the trepidation of the process of labour and delivery. This is more keenly felt...

How to successfully breastfeed

Research shows unequivocally that breastfed babies are healthier and smarter, and that the longer babies are nursed, the healthier and smarter they are. That's...