Terrors of the night

Terrors of the night

Sleep plays a crucial role in a child’s development. However, if children are haunted by nightly terrors, their health will be adversely affected. What are night terrors and what can you do to ensure that your child sl...
6 simple rules for a happy family

6 simple rules for a happy family

While there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all formula for a happy family, there are a number of common factors that all happy families share What is a happy family? Is it one where mum and dad are always smiling, ...

How NOT to be an ‘Evil’ stepmother

Fairy tales and movies haven’t painted stepmothers in the best of light but there are ways to sidestep those stereotypes *Cecelia, 32 knew that her husband was divorced and had one child, aged 8, from his previous marr...
Are you a helicopter parent?

Are You A Helicopter Parent?

You think you’re just being protective of your child but you could be doing more harm than good… You may not even realise it but you could be your toddler’s shadow. You tell him every single thing he should do ...
Parental pressure

Dealing With Parental Pressure

In this competitive society, you’re expected to do your best, look your best and be your best but how much can your parents push you before you break?  Shu Ting* is 24, a successful screenwriter and playwright and an ...
Kinds and their chores

Kids And Their Chores

Find out why you should get your children to do their much-dreaded chores and how you can make it fun for them — and for you! Chores can be defined as a routine task — one that may be unpleasant but obligatory. Among...
Fun exercise for kids

Fun Exercises For Kids!

Create a better future for your children by inspiring them to lead a healthier lifestyle The National Health and Morbidity Survey 2011, revealed some worrying statistics about children and their weight. The survey found ...
Deal with loss

Saying Goodbye To A Sibling

Even as an adult, it is nearly impossible to come to terms with the death of a child. Imagine how it feels for a child to deal with the loss of a sibling? The death of a brother or sister is a very painful loss for any c...
Family Reunion

5 Ways To Survive Family Reunions With A Smile

Starting to dread the end-of-the-year family reunion? Here are steps you can take to survive! It’s the end of the year and for many, it’s also a time for getting together with family to celebrate. At least, that’s ...
Homeschooling

Learning At Home

Find out if homeschooling is a suitable alternative for you and your child Right from the start of their kindergarten years, Natasha* and her husband decided to have their two children homeschooled. The children — aged...