10 Facts about Flu and Your Child
As October’s flu season approaches, flu vaccination has been the number one concern from parents. We speak with Professor Lee Bee Wah...
Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease (HFMD) is an endemic illness that is very common in children and causes painful sores on the mouth, hands, feet and sometimes the buttocks and legs. Here is what you need to know.
Should We Ignore or Should We Not?
Many of the popular books discuss about managing children’s unpleasant behaviors (whining, tattling, screaming, tantruming, name-calling…) include a similar “strategy” for raising young children. Adults should ignore a child’s unwanted behaviors.
5 Ways to Boost Your Baby's Creativity
You can pass on the expensive educational toys. And forget the custom apps. You don’t need them to boost your baby’s creativity, because she already comes equipped with everything she needs to be creative—her natural instincts and you.
10 Activities to Improve Your Toddler's Development
Toddlers are sensory learners who love to touch, smell, and taste to understand the world around them. Use a dark marker to trace letters of the alphabet and/or numbers onto poster paper; then have your tot decorate the letters with textured items such as sandpaper, beans, cotton balls, pastas, and pipe cleaners.
Safe Driving Tips for Moms and Dads
Carefully installed car seats — check! State-of-the-art safety features — check! Perfect driving record — check! Now all you need to keep your mobile munchkins as safe and sound as possible are these common-sense tips for safe driving.
Seven Ways to Raise a Compassionate Child
You surround your little one with love and care. Here’s how to make sure that your cutie will grow up to be caring and kindhearted too.
Greedy Kids - How to Stop the Gimme-Gimmes
“My preschooler always wants me to buy him whatever he sees — a toy, candy, even random objects he can’t possibly use. How do I stop the gimme-gimmes and avoid raising a selfish child?”
Discipline Strategies All Parents Can Use
Breaking the rules is one way kids learn right from wrong. You can help your little ones control their impulses and navigate the road toward model behavior with these savvy tactics.
How to Prevent Spoiled Children
“I have friends who always had trouble saying ‘no’ to their little ones, and now they’re dealing with pretty demanding older kids. How do I make sure I don’t raise a spoiled toddler?”
What’s Your Parenting Style?
There are certain dimensions or determinants based on which the parenting style can be assessed and attributed to every parent.
Relax, Mom! Seven Ways to Take Five
Sure, a weekend at a spa would be lovely, but realistically that’s just not going to happen right now. However, you can still decompress and recharge your batteries with these five-minute mood-boosters:
Birth of a Sibling – How to Prepare Your Older Child
The birth of a baby is always an exciting and challenging time for the parents to-be. There is the usual scramble to prepare the house for the newborn- baby cot, diapers, clothing, confinement nanny and so on and so forth.
Make the Cough Go Away Now – TCM offers Fast and Effective Treatment
No one wants a cough, especially not one that doesn’t stop. Coughing is a reflex action to remove foreign matter or mucus from the lungs and upper airways, or a reaction to an airway irritant.
Every Child can Succeed!
“Everyone is smarter than me.” Caley was a nine year old girl riddled with self doubt. Her peers around her seemed to be enjoying life better – they had more fun while playing and they scored the sort of grades she wish she could show her parents. Caley wished she were like them.
Home Toy Safety
Toys are important to a child’s development. Learn how to choose appropriate toys that are safe for your child to play with.
Omega-3 and DHA for Students
DHA is the primary structural component of brain tissue, so it stands to reason that a deficiency of DHA in the diet could translate into a deficiency in brain function.
Understanding Sensory Integration (SI) or Sensory Processing (SP)
Sensory Integration or Sensory Processing, in simple terms, is the ability of the brain to respond effectively to the environment by assimilating, processing and integrating the various sensory inputs received by different organs of our body.
Foster Your Child’s Creativity
We enrol our children in unlimited enrichment classes, classes that teach them how to read well, spell well, speak well and stay ahead of their peers in academics and sports.
When Breathing can Relieve Rhinitis
Sometimes we find it hard to breathe – for some of us, it can be due to the fast-pace life and the stress that comes with it, but for an increasing number of people, from children to elderly,
Reading aloud to children - How to enhance the story-telling experience?
All children love to be read to. Reading not only whets the child’s appetite for books and fosters the child’s imagination, the simple act of sharing a read together creates a special bonding time between the parent and child.
Learning to Read 200 Words
Over the 21+ years that I have been teaching or helping teach babies to read, or the more than 16 years that YBCR has been available,
Social Development in Preschoolers
It’s also important to recognize that at this age his friends are not just playmates. They also actively influence his thinking and behaviour.
Guiding your child through sports
Sports can have a profound influence on your child’s emotional, physical, mental and social growth. However, there is ONE important factor that we must not overlook – your involvement.
Cognitive Development through Play
Do we let our children play enough? Probably not. The surprising fact of the matter is that children have so much more to benefit from play than we might think so.
Knowing When to ‘Step Back’
As parents we are constantly confronted with images of children in danger in the media, in reports of childhood accidents, abuse and neglect.
Will your child be READY for the FUTURE?
Let's face it, the pressure for kids to perform academically is great. For some, this burden they carry upon their shoulders is light. For others, it is enough to make them crumble.
Helping to Minimise Sibling Rivalry
Sibling rivalry is natural and normal. Many children compare themselves to their siblings, and often seem to be competing for their parents’ attention. However, if sibling rivalry has become so intense that one child is appearing to suffer anxiety, or is beginning to lose motivation towards learning, then it is time to take action.
Protecting The Backbone of The Future Generation
The new year is just starting to take stride, but the school kids’ backpacks are already starting to resemble a rather bulky rucksack filled with rocks… and books. How much is too much? How heavy is too heavy? Here’s how we can ensure that our kids aren’t hurting themselves on the way to school…
How Nutrition supports Physical Development and Kinaesthetic Learning in Children?
Have you noticed how a nine month old baby seems to be using most of his limbs and all his senses towards the accomplishment of one simple goal such as grabbing a toy?
Media Exposure - How much is too much?
Media Exposure of kids, through Television, Internet and Gaming devices, begins at a very tender age these days and the time a child spends wired in is alarmingly high.
Dirty Kids = Healthy Kids = Happy Kids
As concerned parents, we always preach the benefits of cleanliness and good hygiene to our children.
Parenting – Are Tiger Moms for Real?
Amy Chua (a Chinese Singaporean based in the US, an author and a Yale Professor)‘s rocked the cradle in homes – literally with her parenting memoir, ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’, in year 2011.
For You, And Your Children
The way an unborn child lays in the womb could affect the way the spine develops. On top of that, the birthing process is a traumatic for both mother and child. Especially if a child was delivered with forceps, caesarian, or vacuum—this could seriously compromise the spinal health of the child.
Dad’s Health: Benefits of Having a Family
Babies not only change your life, Dad, they improve your health. From reducing stress to adding on years, discover the biggest perks of parenthood.
Stress-free Parenting - How to become a Calmer Mom!
Being a mother can be extremely challenging at times. Even the most staid and conscientious mother can have a hard time in keeping her cool when a toddler throws a tantrum at a supermarket or a teenaged kid refuses to acknowledge her admonitions repeatedly.
How to Create a Voracious Reader for Life?
Follow these tips to nurture your child’s aptitude for reading in his/ her early years and create a voracious reader for life!
Get Your Child Up and Going
Sports and physical activity should be an integral part of a child’s daily routine, just like eating and sleeping. Such an approach would likely provide children with the holistic upbringing that parents strive for.
Eye Care for Your Child
As parents, you may be able to help delay the onset and progression of myopia (shortsightedness) in your children. Get your children to take regular vision breaks and limit the duration of continuous near work they do. Encourage them to have good eye care habits all the time at home, at school or at any place! Find out more on eye care tips.”