PARENTING

5 Ways to Overcome Working-Mom Guilt

Working mom guilt, where do we begin? As mothers, we have the tendency to have pressure on ourselves to be there for our children and provide them with the best, all the time. We constantly question and doubt if we are “qualified” or “good enough” to be a Mother. Parenting is something that’s hard to …

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How to Teach Alphabets to Preschoolers

As your little one grows up and is about to head to preschool, I’m sure something on your mind will be teaching them the alphabet. When and how should you do it? Is it okay to leave it to the teachers, who are arguably more trained in early childhood education than you?Starting kids off early …

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Dealing with Separation Anxiety in Toddlers

School holiday is over and most children are back in school. Some parents may encounter separation anxiety, especially in toddler kids. Although it is natural for toddlers to develop an attachment to parents, become clingy and cry when parents walk away from school, it can be a challenge for parents who feel the heartache, to …

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Choosing an Infant Care for Your Child

The arrival of a baby presents first-time parents with exciting changes and challenges – from the non-stop cycle of feeding, burping, and cleaning, to the growing bags under the eyes from dedicating every available hour tending to their infant’s needs, new parents may get themselves in a fret over providing the best care for their …

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5 Fun & Effective Ways to Introduce Chinese

Updated: Mar 20 Studies into brain growth and early language development – a fascinating and complex process – indicate that how an infant acquires language is dependent on the early neural connections (synapses) that are stimulated through responsive interaction with others, ideally during the first two years of life. The most effective learning occurs when these …

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Why My Kids Attend 11 Classes A Week (But I Am Not A “Tiger Mum”)

Updated: Mar 21 That’s right. My two kids – Emma (4) and Eliel (2) have their week packed with activities, which makes this stay-at-home-mom, ironically, never at home. Emma, being the older of the two and overachieving firstborn, goes to the bulk of the classes (8 at last count), while the toddler does 3 classes (and …

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Understanding of Early Childhood Cognition & Language Development

Updated: Mar 20 The ability to learn to talk and use language is an amazing and complex process. But what particular needs do young children have when it comes to learning a second language? In order to determine this, we need to look at brain growth and early language development. What happens in the brain while …

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How can Extra-curricular Classes be Good?

Updated: Mar 20 October 11, 2018 / Parent & Child When it concerns extra-curricular activities, there are often 2 schools of thought. Some feel it is not necessary and does more harm than good. An article written by Olivia Goldhill, claims that Psychologists and child development experts suggest that over-scheduling children is unnecessary and could ultimately …

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