10 Valuable Tips for Negotiating With Your Child

WHAT do you do when your child asks for something that is not good for her, or for which she is not ready? Working things out with children helps foster a positive attitude. They trust adults to … [Read more...]

How to make school enjoyable

When the hitting stops, the learning will begin. I GOT a call from a parent of an eight-year-old school girl last week. She related how her daughter was punished repeatedly by her class teacher … [Read more...]

How to help children manage conflict

Children learn about themselves from what others say about them. They also learn about other people when they share their feelings and thoughts with them. Many parents would only tell children how … [Read more...]

How to Nurture Creative Children

Passive copying and writing will not turn children into creative individuals. Photo Credit: Pink Sherbet Photography's In a class of five- and six-year-olds, there will be children with … [Read more...]

To Parents Who Have Anti-Social Children

Q: MY THREE-YEAR-OLD son does not want to mix with children his age. He refuses to go to kids’ birthday parties and throws a tantrum when we insist on taking him to one. I am rather worried as I … [Read more...]

Single mom: How do I tell my daughter about her irresponsible father

Question: As I'm a single mother (my husband and I have been a part from the time I was 7 months pregnant with my daughter), how do I answer my daughter (she's 2 years and 8 months) if and when she … [Read more...]

Ten Child Discipline Tips That Work

At a recent parenting workshop I conducted, one parent asked me how I would handle his three year-old’s behaviour. His family of four sat in the front row seats for about 45 minutes listening … [Read more...]

Potty Training Your Preschooler

Question: My son is soon to be four years old. I want to send him to a kindergarten programme but I find it difficult to do so because he has a problem with toilet training. He does not like to sit … [Read more...]

Toddler Behavior: 21-month old turns violent

Parenting Question: I have a 21-month old son. He was looked after by my mother-in-law since he was 17 months-old. Then she fell ill and could no longer care for him. So we sent him to a babysitter … [Read more...]

How to Raise a Bilingual Child

Parenting Question: I have a five month-old baby. I want him to grow up bilingual. My husband and I speak to him in Chinese and English. Will he get confused if we speak different languages to him at … [Read more...]