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An interview with Flora Isabelle

Couples nowadays complain of not having enough time to spend with each other. Hectic working lives and various other time consuming commitments have sapped the zest out of marriages. However, we have managed to track down one spouse who has strived to dispel such notions. She maintains an insightful and active presence on social media platforms online, and shows her readers how she navigates married life, injecting lots of fun and romance into it. We here at Parenting United interviewed Flora Isabelle, travel enthusiast, a loving wife and author of the blog FloraIsabelle (http://floraisabelle.com/) to get her views on...

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An interview with Kelvin Ang

In today’s fast paced society, many parents complain of having little quality time to spend with their kids. Many parental duties have been outsourced to grandparents, relatives, after-school care centres and caregivers. However, we have managed to track down one parent who has strived to be the best parent he can be. He maintains an informative and active presence on social media platforms online, and shows his readers how he injects a sense of fun and adventure into parenting. We here at Parenting United sat down with Kelvin Ang, super dad and author of the blog CheekieMonkies (http://www.cheekiemonkie.net/) to...

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Trickeye Museum

Sentosa is home to many things. The Merlion. Fort Siloso. Zoukout. However, nestled in the heart of the Resorts World Sentosa Integrated Resort, lies one of the most vaunted attractions on the entire island; the Trickeye Museum. It arrived on our shores from Korea in June just last year and since then, it has been drawing in massive crowds. It’s a spectacular place for families to have fun and learn about art, and there is bound to be something for everyone. The Trickeye Museum is based on the premise of an art technique that turns 2D paintings into 3D...

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Getting your toddler to eat fruits and vegetables

“No! I want chocolate”, he screams and sends the bowl of fruit toppling. Sounds familiar? It is a familiar battle cry that every parent has heard from their toddler when trying to get them to eat fruits and vegetables. Toddlers can be notoriously fussy eaters, especially when it comes to eating fruits and vegetables. To them, fruit and vegetables are disgusting. They’d much rather eat sweets, cookies and chocolate. The HPB recommends that toddlers between the ages of 3 to 6 should get 1 serving of fruit and 1 serving of vegetables a day. However, most toddlers do not...

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How can a husband care for his pregnant wife?

Pregnancy is a trying time for an expecting mother. She undergoes great physical changes, and her emotions fluctuate. Husbands have been accused of not doing enough to help ease some of the burden off their pregnant wives and as a result, tensions are abound. This article can explain some of the ways in which husbands can help make their wives’ pregnancies easier. Fathers-to-be often take the back seat when it comes to pregnancy. This reality could be linked to the fact that many of them are unsure on what needs to be done and how. As the pregnancy begins,...

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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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