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Children’s behaviour

Lessons from the longest study on human development

Parenting has never been easy and we all wish there is a manual that guides us on this tedious and ever-so-challenging journey. As a matter of fact, plenty of such guides are out there but they tend to espouse different principles and guidelines and they can be very overwhelming. No fret. Here’s the ultimate parenting […]

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How to maximise your child’s online learning

Advancements in technology coupled with the pandemic has led to an exponential shift towards online learning. We are increasingly seeing children having Zoom lessons with their teachers and even co-curricular activities being carried out on screen. With more time spent looking at their devices, it is inevitable that children may end up being distracted rather […]

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Is it too late for your grown child?

No! Of course not! Don’t give up on your child until he’s 25 at least! The rational part of a teen’s brain isn’t fully developed and won’t be until age 25 or so. In fact, recent research has found that adult and teen brains work differently. Adults think with the prefrontal cortex, the rational part […]

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Home Practices to Improve Working Memory of Children Ages 3 to 6

With society’s increasingly high standards in education and academics, it is without saying that we are in a relentless rat race to provide the best education for our children. Whilst having enrichment lessons may suffice, why not go the extra mile to practice at home by honing your child’s executive functions. Executive Functions are mental […]

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The Importance of Hugs After Punishments

Hugs are forms of affirmation and affection for the child to feel loved. In the Asian context, the words “I love you” might not come out easily therefore making “hugs” even more important as an alternative to show affection especially after a harsh punishment. No parents enjoy punishing their children, but when the need arises, […]

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How to make my child smarter?

Don’t most of us want to know that? The answer is, fortunately, easier than we thought. Apart from good genes, we can make our children smarter by using the appropriate praises. Research has shown that those who believed that ability is fixed, doesn’t feel that they need to put in effort to score in a […]

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Motivate your child with this simple step

If getting your child to start working on their homework feels as hard as pushing a car on handbrake, you are not alone. Sometimes you just wish there is an “on-off” button that you can press so that you can just kick your slippers and slouch on the couch after a long day at work […]

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Does listening to Mozart really make my child smarter?

Unfortunately, the answer is no… The original study, where the whole “Mozart Effect” came about, wasn’t even conducted on children. In the study, 36 adult students were given a series of mental tasks to complete on three occasions. Before each task, they listened either to ten minutes of silence, ten minutes of relaxation instructions, or ten […]

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The number one thing you must do to help your child focus in class

REMOVE ALL SCREEN TIME. Many articles had talked about it, scientific studies had proven it, real anecdotes reported, but parents all over are still making this mistake in parenting. I assess children on a daily basis and have seen close to thousands of children, out of which, more than half had short attention span, were disruptive […]

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The number one question that parents ask that children can’t answer

This is most likely the all-time favourite question that parents ask on a daily basis, “What did you learn today?” I’ve heard it repeatedly from others and even myself every time I reach home, “Tell me about your day W, what did you learn?” And almost 100% of the time, or at least for most […]

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