Author: Parenting United

How the Cyber-World impacts us in the E.S.P-N Way!

With digital technology and the Internet being a part of almost every home, a common concern for most parents is on how to manage their child’s use of the Internet and how to make it a safer experience for them. Mr Nicholas Gabriel Lim, a father of three and Developmental Psychologist, Children- at-Risk Empowerment Association (CARE) Singapore and Chairperson, Youth Sub-Committee, Media Literacy Council, shared his views: Q1. What makes the Internet dangerous for children? What should parents do? The Internet is like the real world that we live in. There are all kinds of people in the cyber...

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Managing the Mini-Hulk

(Tips for parents on how to handle anger management issues in children) We often associate Anger Management for children with a public tantrum at the market place or shopping centre. But imagine if you are put in that same situation. Your child is screaming out loud. People are beginning to gossip (“What kind of parent is this?”). What would you do in such a situation? Ignoring what people might think of you would be a good start. This is about your child, not you. Your child is more important than trying to save face. The expression of anger is...

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The Secret of Marriage

The secret of marriage is talking to one another. Immediately I hear some joker say, “We must have a successful marriage – my wife talks all the time!” Another, more bitterly, says, “My wife’s talking has ruined our marriage.” Wives, for their part, complain that the silence of their husbands exasperates them. Attempts at conversation and discussion, meet stony silence. Yet, with other women, their husbands are animated and lively. To observe this is like a knife in their hearts. Apart from these cases, there are different levels of talking. The first is the curious one, in which the...

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Coping with a newborn

WHEN Joshua and I got married in May 2007, having a child was the last thing on our minds. We were more eager to dive into life as a couple, and do all sorts of fun things like exploring the world whenever we desired. We thought that having a child would be such an inconvenience. Well, we thought wrong. When we finally set our minds on starting a family and baby Titus came along in 2014, we were probably the happiest we’d ever been all our life. In fact, we wondered what took us so long to do this. It is not easy...

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Singapore Philatelic Museum Review

In today’s ultra connected world, interpersonal communication has entered a whole other stratosphere. Friends send each other text messages, and notices are sent out through e-mails. Good old fashioned snail mail between two people has slowly become less popular, and the letters we may get regularly are our monthly bills and the occasional wedding invitation. However, nestled in the heart of Singapore, is a place that is devoted to keeping the art of letters, stamps and all things postal alive – The Singapore Philatelic Museum. In the past, writing letters was the main mean through which we could communicate...

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Marriage – the first step towards becoming a family

All families start at this point – the couple's decision to spend the rest of their lives together. They
say that the first step is always the hardest to take, but we can help you with that. Unsure whether you and your would­ be spouse are ready?

Confused about what preparations you should make? click here to find topics and discussions to lower that uncertainty, so that you can embark on family life confidently.

EXPECTING PARENTS

The dizzying euphoria of expecting a child – suddenly the household is abuzz with excitement. Where do I start? What should I expect? How should I prepare? Who should I look to for help? Like a bolt from the blue, your mind would be flooded with questions about parenting. You can never be fully prepared, but some parents would be better prepared than most.

Bring your enquiries here and equip yourself with the essentials to welcome your bundle of joy.

INFANTS

Your baby cries, and you don't know what to do. You see rashes on your baby's buttocks, and you panic. When do you start introducing cereals or pureed foods to his diet? He always cries and you do not know why. All these questions can frighten new parents.

However, click here for help when facing doubts over dealing with your newborn.

TODDLERS

Watching your child grow and go through many milestones is often one for the photo albums.

Your child's first steps, your child's first word, your child's first taste of food after weaning. It'salso one you will need to navigate carefully – you have tantrums and picky eating habits tocontend with. Having first time parenting jitters and feeling a little lost?

If you need a bit of support to handle your little toddler, click here to find out more.

YOUNG CHILDREN

This time is often a period of learning for your children, as they begin to learn about the world around them. As parents, it's easy to have expectations and want the best for their child. But when is it too much for your child to handle? How should you ensure that your child gets the best possible start in life? click here and read about how you can guide your children to be happy, eager, and well­balanced kids.

TEENAGERS

Grown up but not quite there yet, teens make the last preparations as they move towards young adulthood, testing and exploring to get a feel of the environment around them. They begin to challenge authority, push limits, and find out more about themselves as a person. At the same time, they begin to become more assertive and independent.

At this point, a parent's role shifts towards that of an advisor or a collaborator, as they guide their young teens. click here to learn tips and tricks to better work with your teen.

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