CHILDREN

What to get as your child’s first pet


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Buying or adopting a first pet for your child is a huge step. Find out what animals you could get for her before heading to the pet store.
Buying or adopting a first pet for your child is a huge step. Find out what animals you could get for her before heading to the pet store.

5 ways to deal with your child's tantrums


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Title: 5 ways to deal with you child’s tantrums   Standfirst: Is your child throwing a huge tantrum because you’re not giving her what she wants? Here are five ways you can deal wit
Title: 5 ways to deal with you child’s tantrums   Standfirst: Is your child throwing a huge tantrum because you’re not giving her what she wants? Here are five ways you can deal wit

How to tell if your teenager is depressed


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Find out how to tell if your teenager is having depression or not.
Find out how to tell if your teenager is having depression or not.

Brush Up On Toothcare


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When the Tooth Fairy starts making frequent trips to collect your pre-teens’ baby gnashers, that’s when they need to learn how to care for their adult teeth.
When the Tooth Fairy starts making frequent trips to collect your pre-teens’ baby gnashers, that’s when they need to learn how to care for their adult teeth.

No Big Deal


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Learn to recognise the symptoms of these four common childhood infections, and how to ta
Learn to recognise the symptoms of these four common childhood infections, and how to ta

On Children and Humility


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We want to teach children that they are special and wonderful, but at the same time, there is a fine line between taking pleasure and not pride in their accomplishments.  &nbs
We want to teach children that they are special and wonderful, but at the same time, there is a fine line between taking pleasure and not pride in their accomplishments.  &nbs

4 Cool Activities for Kids


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Get junior out and about this festive season.
Get junior out and about this festive season.

4 Tips to Help Bully-proof your Child


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A bully can turn something as simple as going to the bus stop or recess into a nightmare for kids. If you notice signs that your child is being bullied, here are some tips to protect your child from being bullied in school.
A bully can turn something as simple as going to the bus stop or recess into a nightmare for kids. If you notice signs that your child is being bullied, here are some tips to protect your child from being bullied in school.

3 Family-Friendly Cities


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It's a great big world out there, and packing up your little ones for a holiday can be daunting. We help you narrow down your list with our top picks for the most family-friendly cities.
It's a great big world out there, and packing up your little ones for a holiday can be daunting. We help you narrow down your list with our top picks for the most family-friendly cities.

Coping With Early Puberty


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Going through puberty before your peers can be a challenging ride for your child. Help your child understand their changing bodies with these guidelines. &l
Going through puberty before your peers can be a challenging ride for your child. Help your child understand their changing bodies with these guidelines. &l

5 Things To Teach Your Kids About Strangers


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Should you be worried that your children can't tell good strangers from the bad ones? Marvel villain, Loki, finds out!  
Should you be worried that your children can't tell good strangers from the bad ones? Marvel villain, Loki, finds out!  

Letting Go of Over-Parenting


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  Creativity is the freest form of self-expression. There is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling for children than to be able to express themselves openly and without judgment. Ironically, the toug
  Creativity is the freest form of self-expression. There is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling for children than to be able to express themselves openly and without judgment. Ironically, the toug

Mommy Confidence Boosters


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If this video does not make you go awwww, we are not sure what will. Being a mother 24/7 can feel distressing at times, find out how to gain confidence as a mother with these easy steps. &n
If this video does not make you go awwww, we are not sure what will. Being a mother 24/7 can feel distressing at times, find out how to gain confidence as a mother with these easy steps. &n

Top 5 Mistakes Divorced Parents Make


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Breaking up is hard to do, kids of divorce often get hit the hardest by the end of their parents' relationship. If you want to make sure children don't suffer more than they already have during a divorce, avoid these 5 a
Breaking up is hard to do, kids of divorce often get hit the hardest by the end of their parents' relationship. If you want to make sure children don't suffer more than they already have during a divorce, avoid these 5 a

Online Fashion Finds For Kids


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Online fashion is no longer strictly for adults. Check out our picks of the month for some of the best online childrenswear labels!
Online fashion is no longer strictly for adults. Check out our picks of the month for some of the best online childrenswear labels!

4 Surprisingly Germy Spots In Your Home


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We all know germs and bacteria are almost everywhere, but where can you find the worst cases of the cooties? Check out this list of germ-laden culprits, and find out how you can protect your children from these harmful germs hidin
We all know germs and bacteria are almost everywhere, but where can you find the worst cases of the cooties? Check out this list of germ-laden culprits, and find out how you can protect your children from these harmful germs hidin

Alternatives to Saying "No"


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Adolescents may develop ideas, values and beliefs that are different to those of their parents. Thus parents are often faced with having to make unpopular decisions and then having to inform their teen that the answer is "No&
Adolescents may develop ideas, values and beliefs that are different to those of their parents. Thus parents are often faced with having to make unpopular decisions and then having to inform their teen that the answer is "No&

Power Foods for the Eye


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  It is said that prevention is better than cure, and with the growing number of kids wearing glasses at such a tender age, here are the top 5 power foods that are great for your little one's eye
  It is said that prevention is better than cure, and with the growing number of kids wearing glasses at such a tender age, here are the top 5 power foods that are great for your little one's eye

Let's Have A Sleepover!


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The first night away with friends can be thrilling, and also a little terrifying. Here's how to make it a fun and snooze-worthy event.
The first night away with friends can be thrilling, and also a little terrifying. Here's how to make it a fun and snooze-worthy event.

5 Simple Ways to Prevent Dengue


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The holidays are here! Don't let the dengue stop you and your kids from enjoying the outdoors!
The holidays are here! Don't let the dengue stop you and your kids from enjoying the outdoors!

Holiday Eating Habits


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Holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but not so much for our diets. There are many treats this time of year at  every turn, so instead of letting healthy eating habits slide, try using these realistic tips to
Holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but not so much for our diets. There are many treats this time of year at  every turn, so instead of letting healthy eating habits slide, try using these realistic tips to

Finding the Right Child Care Centre made Easy


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Finding the right caregiver for your child is often challenging, but it is one of the most important decisions y
Finding the right caregiver for your child is often challenging, but it is one of the most important decisions y

Planting the Seed of Creativity


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Why creative education is important for the next generation?
Why creative education is important for the next generation?

Immune-Boosting Foods for Children


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School holidays are just round the corner, how can you protect your little ones from the lurking germs and viruses in public areas? One thing you can do is to fill their plate with immune-boosting food. &l
School holidays are just round the corner, how can you protect your little ones from the lurking germs and viruses in public areas? One thing you can do is to fill their plate with immune-boosting food. &l

Better Eye Health


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  4 ways to slow down childhood myopia 
  4 ways to slow down childhood myopia 

Popular Science


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Who says you need a real science kit for a science experiment? Everyday household items can explain the wonders of physics as well as a professional kit can. These videos are some interesting projects you and your child can perform at home.&
Who says you need a real science kit for a science experiment? Everyday household items can explain the wonders of physics as well as a professional kit can. These videos are some interesting projects you and your child can perform at home.&

Energy Vampires


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  4 habits that zap the energy out of your kids
  4 habits that zap the energy out of your kids

Brain Exercise For Better Memory


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The brain more than ever is a muscle that needs exercising. Here are some brain gym movements for better memory retention. 
The brain more than ever is a muscle that needs exercising. Here are some brain gym movements for better memory retention. 

Packing Light


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How heavy is your child's school bag and how can you help your child to pack light?
How heavy is your child's school bag and how can you help your child to pack light?

Benefits of A Drama Education


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Co-founders of Act 3 Theatrics and local theatre veterans, Amy J Cheng and R Chandran are set to get young minds to come up with original creative stories through drama. Amy, Program Director of ACT 3 Theatrics shares with us the benefits of a
Co-founders of Act 3 Theatrics and local theatre veterans, Amy J Cheng and R Chandran are set to get young minds to come up with original creative stories through drama. Amy, Program Director of ACT 3 Theatrics shares with us the benefits of a

Terrific Telly


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Who says TV rots the brains? It's amazing what toddlers and kids pick up on while watching good television. Make watching the telly an educational venture with these educational shows.
Who says TV rots the brains? It's amazing what toddlers and kids pick up on while watching good television. Make watching the telly an educational venture with these educational shows.

Concentrate on Alpha


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5 songs that help your child concentrate come revision time. Brain research studies have shown that the performances of students and their interest in studies are enhanced exponentially in the
5 songs that help your child concentrate come revision time. Brain research studies have shown that the performances of students and their interest in studies are enhanced exponentially in the

Imprint Positivity


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Positive children make for resilient adults who bounce back from all of life's travails with relative ease.
Positive children make for resilient adults who bounce back from all of life's travails with relative ease.

Managing Allergies In School


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How to manage your child's allergies in school.
How to manage your child's allergies in school.

Picky Eaters


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  Beat the frowns during mealtimes and offer your picky eater the nutrients they need with these tips.
  Beat the frowns during mealtimes and offer your picky eater the nutrients they need with these tips.

A Big Kid Now


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Five ways to teach your child responsibility.
Five ways to teach your child responsibility.

Toddler Talk


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5 communication skills every kid
5 communication skills every kid

Almonds for A Brainy Boost


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The yummy nut boost brain function,
The yummy nut boost brain function,

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire


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When you find your child tell
When you find your child tell

Back to school survival guide


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The ultimate guide to help your child survive the first week of school.
The ultimate guide to help your child survive the first week of school.

ADHD In Children


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Understand the learning disability to give your child the supp
Understand the learning disability to give your child the supp

Growing A Science Genius


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Tips on cultivating a scientific mind in your little Einstein.
Tips on cultivating a scientific mind in your little Einstein.

The Extrovert Child


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Loud, friendly and naturally expressive, extroverted children wear their hearts on their sleeves. These are some ways to support your extroverted child as a parent. 
Loud, friendly and naturally expressive, extroverted children wear their hearts on their sleeves. These are some ways to support your extroverted child as a parent. 

Hazy Days: Keep Your Children Out of it


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Children tend to be more sensitive than adults to the haze as they take in more air for their size than adults. Due to this, they also take in a higher dose of pollutants. Here are some ways to keep your child safe during the haze season.&n
Children tend to be more sensitive than adults to the haze as they take in more air for their size than adults. Due to this, they also take in a higher dose of pollutants. Here are some ways to keep your child safe during the haze season.&n

4 apps for on-the-road learning


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Bolster your kids' enthusiasm for learning by downloading these fun interactive apps for playtime on the road. Schools are bringing iPads into classrooms in an attempt to engage the Digital Nomads that are our children
Bolster your kids' enthusiasm for learning by downloading these fun interactive apps for playtime on the road. Schools are bringing iPads into classrooms in an attempt to engage the Digital Nomads that are our children

Playdate Etiquette


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Cut out the meltdowns and drama and host the perfect playdate with these measures.                           &a
Cut out the meltdowns and drama and host the perfect playdate with these measures.                           &a

Positive Parenting


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Before you give your naughty kids a time out, try taking a positive approach in how you discipline them. By Gail Makinson, teacher at Lorna Whiston Schools
Before you give your naughty kids a time out, try taking a positive approach in how you discipline them. By Gail Makinson, teacher at Lorna Whiston Schools
Tips on Preparing

Mad about Math!


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Not every child is a math lover. Many a times, we hear them grumbling over their math homework, some of them even proclaiming it is the bane of their existence! Yet, math is a subject they need to understand and pass in school in
Not every child is a math lover. Many a times, we hear them grumbling over their math homework, some of them even proclaiming it is the bane of their existence! Yet, math is a subject they need to understand and pass in school in

Loving Numbers


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Mathematics isn't for everyone
Mathematics isn't for everyone

Mandarin At Home


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Creating a conducive environment for Mandarin at home. By Fiona Walker  
Creating a conducive environment for Mandarin at home. By Fiona Walker  

5 Dangers of the Digital World


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Find out the threats on the Wo
Find out the threats on the Wo

Language and Development in Children


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Parents are role models to their children and how you behave towards your children are reflected in how they will respond and behave when they grow up, says LORNA WHISTON.
Parents are role models to their children and how you behave towards your children are reflected in how they will respond and behave when they grow up, says LORNA WHISTON.

Are private pre-schools necessary?


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In the run for the best, we sieve out the p
In the run for the best, we sieve out the p

Show Me The Money


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Thinking of introducing an allowance system? Here are some tips on teaching children how to use money effectively. By Derrick Janson
Thinking of introducing an allowance system? Here are some tips on teaching children how to use money effectively. By Derrick Janson

Is It Ever Okay To Shout At Your Kids?


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The answer is try to remain calm if you want your children to learn from you, says clinical psychologist TANYA BRYON.
The answer is try to remain calm if you want your children to learn from you, says clinical psychologist TANYA BRYON.

In The Driver's Seat


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Before you hit the road with your children in tow, find out what steps you can take to ensure maximum safety and convenience.  By Redzman Rahmat 
Before you hit the road with your children in tow, find out what steps you can take to ensure maximum safety and convenience.  By Redzman Rahmat 

How Do I Sneak In A Lesson When I'm at home with Junior?


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How do I sneak in a lesson when I'm at home with Junior?  JEANETTE BUCKLEY shares five fun ways. Childre
How do I sneak in a lesson when I'm at home with Junior?  JEANETTE BUCKLEY shares five fun ways. Childre

Gender Roles


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We all know the physical differences between boys and girls. But does gender plays a part in how children learn? FIONA WALKER shares more.
We all know the physical differences between boys and girls. But does gender plays a part in how children learn? FIONA WALKER shares more.

From Singlish To English


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It's essential to teach our juniors to differentiate Singlish from English. JEANETTE BUCKLEY suggests ways to manage the two. 
It's essential to teach our juniors to differentiate Singlish from English. JEANETTE BUCKLEY suggests ways to manage the two. 

First Aid For Dads


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When an emergency arises, how well do you know your first aid? Here are the top 3 common emergencies and what you can do to help. By Wani Azahar
When an emergency arises, how well do you know your first aid? Here are the top 3 common emergencies and what you can do to help. By Wani Azahar

Dormant Doesn't Mean Don't Talk


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Preteens don't want any long, drawn-out explanations about anything they ask. (Remember the why period when you felt like your toddler was going to send you to the funny farm with his constant questions. That time has passed.)&
Preteens don't want any long, drawn-out explanations about anything they ask. (Remember the why period when you felt like your toddler was going to send you to the funny farm with his constant questions. That time has passed.)&

Eye Spy With My Little Eye


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Dr Audrey Chia shares her expert opinions on the worrying trend of childhood myopia and what we can do to stop it. It's a common sight (no pun intended) to catch kids with thick glasses
Dr Audrey Chia shares her expert opinions on the worrying trend of childhood myopia and what we can do to stop it. It's a common sight (no pun intended) to catch kids with thick glasses

Home Remedies For Chickenpox


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In addition to professional medical help, soothe the discomfort of chickenpox with these simple and easy natural cures. By Jeramey Thompson
In addition to professional medical help, soothe the discomfort of chickenpox with these simple and easy natural cures. By Jeramey Thompson

Bright Smiles, Bright Future


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Keeping your children's teeth healthy. By Wani Azahar. Good dental hygiene is something that should be cultivated at a young age, especially because it's a habit that proves beneficial throughout
Keeping your children's teeth healthy. By Wani Azahar. Good dental hygiene is something that should be cultivated at a young age, especially because it's a habit that proves beneficial throughout

Brain FIt


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Does your child need brain food for memory boosting? How do you know what vitamins and minerals he needs, and what types of food to eat? NG YUN helps you pick the right kind of food and kids' supplements.
Does your child need brain food for memory boosting? How do you know what vitamins and minerals he needs, and what types of food to eat? NG YUN helps you pick the right kind of food and kids' supplements.

Boredom is Good for Creativity


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Psychologists argue that when children have nothing to do like a structured activity or an enrichment class, then they create things to occupy their minds. It seems to make sense logically, but what can be the flip side of the
Psychologists argue that when children have nothing to do like a structured activity or an enrichment class, then they create things to occupy their minds. It seems to make sense logically, but what can be the flip side of the

Birds, Bees & Kids - Tips for the Talk


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Where do babies come from? A question every so often finds its place unexpectedly on the lips of your child. As you try to find the right words to explain sexuality to Junior, you find yourself stuck between awkward silences and gulping moments
Where do babies come from? A question every so often finds its place unexpectedly on the lips of your child. As you try to find the right words to explain sexuality to Junior, you find yourself stuck between awkward silences and gulping moments

A True Winner


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Teach your kids that winning isn't the most important thing. By Wani Azahar. 
Teach your kids that winning isn't the most important thing. By Wani Azahar.