Parenthood ups and downs

Parenthood ups and downs

While popular belief is that parenting is a constant time of joy, some parents may feel negative emotions while still loving their child. We speak to parents about the low points and how they got out of it In 2015, Victo...
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 ...