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Anger Management for a 6 year old – Part 1

It’s still the school holidays in Singapore and today I had arranged a short walk with my good friend, R and her kids to have a morning walk  to the Treetop Walk at MacRitchie Nature Reserve. I woke up at 6am to the ominous sound of thunder and 15 minutes later, a steady drizzle. It had […]

Kids and Smartphones – When to Say Yes and When to Say No

kids and ipads or tablet devices

Recently, there has been an ongoing debate of whether to encourage or ban the use of smartphones or handheld devices for young children.  Cris Rowan has given 10 reasons why handheld devices should be banned for children under the age of 12 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cris-rowan/10-reasons-why-handheld-devices-should-be-banned_b_4899218.html).  On the contrary, Megan Ebert has given 10 reasons why she will […]

Teaching Charity – It begins at home and in the hawker centre

I have always believe that charity should begin at home. To me, compassion, empathy, charity are not about who can donate the most or about championing cool causes. I have a wide definition of charity and it’s not always about giving big amounts of money. Sometimes, it’s about being graceful about a someone’s difficult situation […]

B is for Bitch

Earlier this week, I was having my usually chat with B when she told me… ” K has a new nickname for me” … and there I was nonchalantly drinking my iced Milo (one of my indulgences), when she said … happily… ” He calls me BITCH” I nearly choked on my Milo… probably swallowed […]