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Viewing life through your child’s eyes

DISCIPLINING a child is probably one of the most difficult parts of parenting. I have slowly learned that it’s not something that can be...

Rituals and traditions build happy children

WITH the passing of another Deepavali, Christmas and Chinese New Year, I found myself thinking a lot about the significance of traditions for families....

Teaching kids civic consciousness

MY FRIEND Cindy asked if I would consider writing a piece about how children’s behaviour is shaped by how their parents behave. I thought...

It starts with reading aloud to kids

I READ a really interesting book recently, The Read-Aloud Handbook (Seventh Edition) by Jim Trelease, in preparation for a children’s picture book reading we...

Arts just as important as Science for kids

AS a young student, I always enjoyed Language and Art better even though I was also interested in Science. Despite my natural affinity for...

How to raise gracious little ones

MY three-year-old twins recently met up with their 10-year-old cousins, also twins, who were visiting from the UK. I was very touched by how...

Rediscovering the ‘me’ in mummy

LAST month, I spent three days away from my three-year-old twins. I had a grand (mostly guilt-free) time at the Asian Festival of Children’s...