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June 2012

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Preschooler & Up

One Baby, Two Cultures

It’s tough answering the “Who am I?” and “Where do I come from?” questions that our kids pose, and even more challenging to help them forge an identity when mum and dad hail from different countries, resulting in the young…

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Anxiety Over Primary 1

Since the dates were announced by the Ministry of Education, my husband and I have been reminding each other daily how many days there are left to the Big Day. We are counting down to 19 July 2012, when Phase…

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Preschooler & Up

Primary School Acronyms

You know where you’ll be registering your child for Primary School. That’s the easy part done. Now do your homework. Yes, yours, as you will be hearing these letters very often once your child enters Primary One. It’s become such…

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Preschooler & Up

Precocious Puberty Explained

Reports earlier this year of a 10-year-old girl in Colombia having delivered a baby via Caesarean section made headlines the world over, and she’s not the only one. While the occasional child reaching puberty early isn’t terribly unusual, it is…

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Columns

My Tantrum-y Two-Year-Old

Two weeks ago, we had a teacher-parent meeting at the girls’ preschool. The teacher of our two-year-old girl told us good naturedly, “All children who are quiet at school, are complete terrors at home. It’s confirmed!” At that time, Rachel…

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