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Letting go of the ‘perfect’ this holiday season

MOST of us aspire to give our kids a fairytale holiday. After all, there's nothing quite like seeing our child's face shining with joy. But...

Paying tribute to fathers

FATHER'S DAY is all about dads. Call him what you want – Daddy, Papa, Ayah, Appa – he is our go-to guy at home....

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...

Foolproof strategies for getting kids to talk

HOW can you get your kids to open up and talk with you? Most kids talk nonstop when they’re in preschool. In elementary school,...

What the law says about child custody

UNDER Section 88(3) of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, there is a presumption that a child under the age of seven...

Fasting while breastfeeding?

IT IS perfectly doable to fast while breastfeeding. Salmiah Haji Talib, breastfeeding advisor with Pigeon Malaysia, says it is just mind over matter. According to her,...

Mothers doing what comes naturally

WOMEN expecting for the first time are often afraid of the pain of childbirth. In the past, regardless of fear, women went through natural...

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...

How mediation can help custody disputes

MEDIATION is the way forward. In an ideal situation, mediation will help the divorcing couple come to an agreement that is suitable for both...

How to avoid a Caesarean

C-sections are epidemic in the United States. One out of every three women who is pregnant right now will have one. If you need...