In the United States, 1 in 4 children are bullied each month. Every 7 minutes a child is bullied. That adds up to 160,000 students missing school each day for fear of bullying. Having their child bullied is a very real fear of every parent. But have you ever wondered: What if your child was the bully?
Your teenage son or daughter takes hours in front of the mirror, their hairdo and choice of clothes is always a bone of contention, they are constantly misplacing things and are forever stuck to their mobile devices. It is virtually impossible to get them to read a book or have a conversation with them that does not involve them rolling their eyes or ending in them walking out and locking...
Stress affects all of us. From financial issues, to deadlines and worries about personal relationships, stress can overwhelm us from time to time. Even more so if you are a teenager and fluctuating hormones are always throwing you off while you juggle school with finding your social footing. How then, can parents like us help our teenagers relieve stress?
Most days, life is pretty routine. I go to work from Mondays to Fridays and come home around 8pm. Like clockwork, my three-year-old daughter Tanishqa greets me at the door with: “Papa, follow me!” And to her room I go, where she will regale me with tales of My Little Pony and show me her latest toys.
With so many worries about our children and the pressures of modern life, nagging at our children can seem unavoidable. “Did you say good morning? Have you done your homework? Why were you so careless? Be careful! Pay attention!”
But did you know that nagging is one of the most dangerous things we can do to our children?
Singapore may be a tiny city state filled with glitzy malls, but there are also tonnes of children-friendly activities here. Just last week, my friend and I went on a perfect play-date for our three pre-schoolers aged between three and six. We wanted a weather-proof option, one that could cater to the diverse interest of our three boys, and one that could engage them for as long as possible...
With five days a week dedicated to work, it can sometimes feel like there’s never enough time. Yet, the chores and your children’s need for attention don’t ebb. How then can working mothers — they make up two-thirds of families in Singapore! — make sure they don’t drop the ball? Here are five ways I manage time as a working mum, and I hope these tips can work for you too.