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How to Teach Children to Make Decisions and Choices

If you want your child to grow up to be responsible and independent adults, educating them on making the right decisions and choices is essential. There are several ways to go about achieving this: Create Structure and Routine for the Children The most basic things such as watching television, taking a bath, having dinner, doing homework and sleeping should be made into a fixed routine. In this way, they can be sure of what is expected of them, and they will feel safe not having to depend on you to find out what to do. What Are The Implementation...

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Building your Child’s Self Esteem

A child’s self esteem is affected by a number of factors – appreciating them will help parents avoid situations which may hurt a child’s esteem and find interesting and healthy ways to help build up his or her self-esteem. However, as every child is unique, parents have to be aware of the possible reactions of every action. Here are several pointers for parents to take note of: Recognise that low self-esteem is something which will occur in your child at some point of time in his/her life due to school, home situations, or the surrounding environment. Understand that your...

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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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