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Embracing Online Learning

Dear Parents, Recently, a friend shared a story about her nephew’s online classes in Indonesia. When the class began, the teacher asked the children to put on their shoes and hang their bags up, just as they would in a classroom. My friend’s nephew was perplexed by this and said, ‘But I’m at home…’ Maybe[…]

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My Child Writes Unrealistic Compositions

Unrealistic compositions: Are they problematic? When your child tells a story, does it tend to be ‘out of this world’ or removed from reality? This is actually quite natural in children’s stories, and even beautiful. With their innocence and childlike naivety, children often generate ideas that are utopia-like or ‘too good to be true’. For[…]

If your child can’t keep still or stay focused, this one’s for you!

Dear Parents, Have you ever wondered why your child can’t seem to sit still for more than half an hour? Does your child seem to lack the ability to focus on one task at a time? Or perhaps, you have even thought that maybe he or she might have ADHD. But what if I told[…]

3 ways that your child may be shortchanged (and what you can do about it)

As a student, I didn’t like school. Learning was never fun for me and I just went through the motions because I knew that’s what my parents wanted me to do. However, I was blessed enough to score well enough for the PSLE to attend the top secondary girls’ school in Singapore. Most of my teachers[…]