Young Ones

Social Media Isn’t Going Away, but Parents Can Equip Children to Resist the Harms

In September, the Wall Street Journal reported on internal Facebook research findings indicating that social media is particularly hard on the mental health of teenage girls. “We make body image issues worse for one in three teen girls,” read one slide from an internal meeting. The WSJ also reported on another slide that read: “Thirty-two percent of teen girls said that

What Should Children Learn?

If you’ve ever taken a look at the typical course of study today’s school students are required to complete, you might assume that the collection of subjects, the order in which they’re taught, and the resources used to teach them are the result of great study and research by the best educational experts in the

How Can We Best Educate Our Children?

Parents and all right-minded people want the best for children, and one important aspect of considering what is best for them is contemplating their education. What is the process by which they become “educated”—what does having an “education” mean? It is not enough, I think, just to select the “best” school we intend to send

Practical Life Skills You Can Teach Your Kids Through Homeschooling

As dedicated homeschooling parents, your goal is to ensure your kids receive a well-balanced education. As loving parents, you look beyond academics. You strive to equip your kids with the essential life skills they’ll need to grow and mature into thriving, independent adults. Thankfully, homeschooling gives you the freedom to incorporate practical life skills lessons

8 Ways to Make Your Children Feel Safe and Loved at Home

The times we are living through are hard on everyone, but can be especially taxing on our children. The anxiety, worry, and fear that have clouded the atmosphere, upended “normal,” and woven their way into every aspect of life can be hard to understand and process for children. While parents may not be able to

Can’t Understand Your Teen? You’re Not Alone.

“Mo-om,” my child cocks her head to one side to look at me. “Why are you being so emo?” The words string together so quickly they’re hard to follow: “Whyyabeingsoemo?” To be honest, I have no idea what my daughter’s accusing me of. My husband and I have four children. The oldest is 22 and

Parenting Matters: You, Your Children, and Discipline

So many parents fret about how to discipline their kids; fearing anything they do will morph their fragile angels into raving teen maniacs. Our goal today is to help parents strike a happy chord that leads to sane parents and kids of character. So, if you have children, are expecting children, or even thinking about

Mother Goose Matters

Education is a journey, and, as with any journey, there must be some initial idea or inkling of the destination before there can be any reasonable means to arrive there. The end of education is, of course, the truth, and there exist few truthful awakenings like Mother Goose’s nursery rhymes. As a wondrous introduction to

Scholastic Online Learning for Teaching Your Kids At Home

Using Scholastic Online Learning with Kids at Home Are you a parent in Singapore who has children at home because of the coronavirus? Are you looking for free and trusted resources online to help your child learn? Scholastic has been helping children learn for generations and has free resources for parents of children from preschool

Learning Science Through Experiments and Drone Flying

Learning Science Through Experiments And Drone Flying

When we visited 1 Academy on a Saturday afternoon, the students were busy doing experiments with the latest science kits that Mr. Howard Yu had brought from China. “The children like the equipment, which is in line with the syllabus. The aeroplane experiment is very comprehensive and detailed,” said Mr Yu, the 43-year-old founder of

two kids bite off a donut and having fun

Enrich Life by Sharing

Primary School Teacher Dad once shared with me a thought-provoking story. In a devout place where everybody attends Sunday service, there was a businessman who was hooked on bowling. For weeks, he sneaked off to bowl while everybody devoutly said prayers to God.  A little angel in heaven came to know of this and reported

Daddy Are We Rich

Daddy Are We Rich?

When a child asks, “Dad, are we rich?” the typical American dad will reply, “I am, but you are not. I earned my money through hard work. When you grow up, you can also do the same.” The child who hears this will be motivated to work hard, and he will develop expectations in life.

An Ode to Children's Day

An Ode to Children’s Day

An acquaintance recently related a story from her days as a kindergarten teacher. Once, in haste, she started throwing workbooks to her pupils at the back of the classroom. To expedite the process, she asked a boy to help her distribute. To her horror, he started throwing workbooks as well. “That was when I realise

Six Things You Can Do To Get Boys Reading More

The OECD consistently finds girls perform significantly better than boys in reading. This gap can also be observed across the Australian NAPLAN reading data. Research suggests reading more can improve literacy outcomes across a range of indicators. But girls typically read more frequently than boys, and have a more positive attitude toward reading. Parents read more with their daughters. This sends a strong

Kids With Cellphones More Likely To Be Bullies – Or Get Bullied. Here Are 6 Tips For Parents

Each year, more parents send their young child to elementary school equipped with a smartphone. For instance, the percentage of third-graders who reported having their own cellphone more than doubled from 19 percent in 2013 to 45 percent in 2017. Similar increases took place for fourth-graders and fifth-graders. About half of fourth-graders and 70 percent of fifth-graders went to school


10 Signs of Bad Parenting – Don’t Fall Into These Habits

Nobody is perfect, but we can try to nurture our children to be better people. When educating children at home, many parents have experienced unpleasant situations where they realize that their child’s behaviour has changed, but they can’t understand where the problem came from. Actually, a child’s behaviour is a reflection of their parents’ behaviour.

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