How can we guide our children towards socially appropriate behaviour? When will they understand the need for guidelines and boundaries? Instead of ‘blaming’ children for their behaviour, it’s time we use conflict resolution strategies to support children to see different perspectives and develop skills in interacting positively with others!
It takes skill and lots of practice to ask good questions of children, as well as a commitment to slow down to really listen to what children are telling us, through their non verbal and verbal communication.
Tantrums include a range of behaviours from screaming, whining, kicking or sulking. These behaviours are most characteristic of children 1-3 years of age (the terrible twos!), when children have low emotional control and are not able to engage in complex forms of argument.
Like adults, children are born with their own unique temperament. Some are 'shy' and stay away from large crowds; some are naturally gregarious and chatty. Some will find it very easy to speak in front of a group of friends, and some will dread the day they have to. How many of us can deliver a talk in front of a large crowd? Even the best orators have revealed their fears of speaking in...
With a plethora of children's books available in the bookstores, it can get confusing and challenging to choose the best books for your child. Here are 3 recommended books to read with your child (3 - 6 years), and simple ideas on activities to extend the reading experience!
There is a saying, 'Parenting isn't a practice. It's a daily learning experience.' Indeed, there is much to learn in our parenting journey everyday!
Today, we hear from Mrs Ng Gim Choo, Founder and Managing Director of EtonHouse, who fondly recalls some moments in her daughter's childhood and shares the precious lessons she learned.
Technology has transformed the way children learn and communicate in the world today. We often think of the potential negative effects of technology on our children, and we try to protect our children against them. In this digital age, the challenge for you, as a parent, is not to shield your child from technology entirely, but to educate him on how to use it properly and responsibly.
With globalisation and increasing interaction between people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, how do we foster intercultural understanding and respect in our children? The current wave of globalisation is reinventing many cities and households, making them more diverse than in the past. We now experience a heightened appreciation of cultural diversity and