Parenting

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Square Root of Kids’ Math Anxiety: Their Parents’ Help

Are parents transmitting math anxiety to their children somehow?  Parents always have the best interest of their children… right? Parents would want their children to do well in math right? Jan Hoffman wrote an article on results of a new study stating math anxiety is contagious between parent and child. And the irony? This is transmitted via homework assistance. Children of highly math-anxious parents learned less math and were more likely to develop math anxiety themselves. This is enhanced when their parents [...]

preschool math, primary school maths, secondary school maths, children

Five Things That May Damage Your Relationship with Your Children

Parenting is a tough job. Children are not born with an instruction manual, and every child is different. Many times, we do our best to forge a strong bond with our children. However, there are five things that parents do which may damage parent and child relationships, even as they seem harmless or commonplace. 1. Constant criticism and comparison It is natural to want our kids to become better. However, constant nitpicking over their mistakes and comparing with other children may [...]

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5 Negative Phrases Children Should Stop Saying

Guiding our children to develop positive self-talk is one of the major tasks of parenting. Some children are more optimistic, while others are naturally more self-critical. Either way, negative phrases is something that children struggle with from time to time. A lot of the time, children mirror what we do and say. Thus, we as adults, be it parents, caregivers or educators, need to be more conscious of what we say and work towards creating a positive, encouraging environment. [...]

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Let Your Children Decide For Themselves

Are you letting your children lead their own lives? Very often, we observe that parents would want their children to enjoy what they didn’t when they were young. This includes lavish birthday parties, interactive toys, learning certain instruments and sports, and the list goes on. Dr Lim Suet Wun, CEO of National Healthcare Group, advises parents to let children lead their own lives, and not live out your dreams through your children. Should parents encourage their kids to “follow their passion”? Blind [...]

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7 Behaviours Children Will Learn From Parents

The apple does not fall far from the tree. Every day, your children watch how you behave – from the words you say, to the decisions you make, to each step you take, to each reaction you have. It is a huge responsibility that parents have as children learn life cues every single moment. It is a fact that children are bound to copy our behaviour, be it positive or negative. Here are 7 behaviours identified by a parent blogger [...]

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Dads, Do Not Outsource Your Parenting Duties

Recently, CEO of Dads for Life and the Centre for Fathering Bryan Tan wrote about his struggles of being a working parent, having to cope working, being a good husband, being involved in his children’s lives, and having time for himself. Having rejected by his eldest child who wanted to go for his enrichment class instead of spending time with him made Bryan realise that he needs to resist “outsourcing” his parenting duties – and be involved. Below are 3 tips [...]