Why You Shouldn't Say 'Be Careful'

Young children run, they climb, and often times they fall. Sometimes, what they are doing even looks dangerous and its tempting to yell out “be careful!” But doing so is actually counterproductive to the growth and development of children and we should really not tell that to young children.

Life Stories: Three Ways to be a Good Dad

It is Father’s Day this week. To celebrate the day and fathers everywhere, Mr Jimmy Oh, co-founder and Chairman of EtonHouse, shares three tips for daddies out there.

Want Good Behaviour? Play with your Child

Did you know that the most common cause of negative behaviour is not enough time to play?

How to Improve Your Child’s Attention Span: 4 Parenting tips

Most parents worry that their child cannot seem to focus; that they never sit still. Many of us believe that children will do better in school if they can sit down and concentrate -- the more extended the period, the better. As a parent and an educator, I can understand these concerns. However, I also know academic strength comes from a lot of different sources and focused attention is just a...

An Interview with our Pedagogist - Why Worksheets Don't Work?

Starting School In A New Country

Our schools have wonderfully diverse groups of families with expatriate children making up at least sixty percent of our school communities - sharing learning journeys with them is our work and our passion. 

Our community of parents, children, teachers and administrators are from all over the world, and our local population has a strong global mindset. We are worldwide to our core, and we love...

7 Parenting Tips for Managing your Child’s Challenging Behaviour

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!

How Do You Deal With Your Child's Tantrums?

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. 

6 Parenting Tips: How to Get Your Child to Listen

Understanding and Overcoming Shyness

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...

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