How To Produce A Rebellious Teen?

I’m sure you’ve heard of the rebellious adolescent. You either have one at home now or will soon. Do you know what causes adolescent rebellion? Raging hormones are not to blame. The teenage years can be strange and difficult for your child. He has been wanting independence since he was two. And now that he’s […]

Can We Really “Balance” Work and Life?

Recently, the CEO of DBS, Mr Piyush Gupta, revealed that he believes that work-life balance is “baloney”. His rationale is that “work is a part of life,” and, in that sense, there is no way to balance work and life. The comment he made prompted me to answer many fathers’ questions about work-life balance. Work-life […]

Raising Your Children To Be Independent

Do you want your child to grow into an independent adult one day? Who doesn’t want that, right? How you can do that is most likely what you think you should do.  It is common thinking among parents that If a child is too attached to his (or her) parents, he will have a harder […]

Malay Muslim Fathering Month to Strengthen Father’s Role in Families

Kicking off the sixth edition of the Malay Muslim Fathering Month (Bulan Kebapaan) is Jamming With Dad – a platform for fathers and children to bond over music and performing. The event took place on 2 September 2023 at Nee Soon Central Community Centre, where five groups of fathers and children performed. Heartiest congratulations to […]

Raising Fearless Kids In A Risky World

Dads (and Mums as well) believe it is their responsibility to keep their children safe. However, avoiding anything potentially dangerous is not the best way to equip our children to navigate dangers in the future. In our desire to keep our children safe, we may end up teaching them to be afraid of things like […]

Why Families Should Eat Together?

There is an activity that will improve your kids’ academic performance, increase their self-esteem, improve their health, and reduce their risk of depression and obesity. What’s the activity? Recent research has found many benefits to eating as a family, and I will be sharing three of them with you. Eating as a family may be […]

Don’t Be Your Child’s Maths Tutor!

Many children hate Math. If your kid is one of them and you are not sure of what to do, the answer is up ahead. Before children enter formal schooling, many parents typically engage them in informal math activities like counting steps or peas on a plate or looking out for numbers on buildings. These […]

Climate Change: Don’t Scare Your Children

Have you discussed climate change with your kids? Perhaps you should, as climate change has an effect on more than just the world’s weather and economy; it also affects children’s healthy psychological growth and has sparked an increase in eco-anxiety. Here are some suggestions for you if you want to talk to your kids about […]

Praise Your Child For Effort, Not Ability

Children like to be praised. Besides feeling good, praise builds up their self-esteem and confidence. But praise must be done correctly or it could backfire. Think about how you usually praise your child for something well. Most would say something like “Good job,” “Well done,” or “You’re so smart”? It turns out that such praise […]