Author: Junia Tan

Author of “The Naked Parent”, founder of Mum Space, and mother to five amazing children, Junia is a respected thought-leader in the parenting space. Recognised for empowering parents and kids with her 21st-century parenting model for over a decade, she now brings her ‘Modern Asian Mother’ expertise and experience to this exclusive SingaporeMotherhood column.

“How Do You Motivate Your Child? It’s PSLE Next Year and Mine Doesn’t Seem to Care!”

Parenting, Preschooler & Up

Parents worry. Trying to motivate your child to study and excel in exams has long become part and parcel of daily life. Understandably so....

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“I Caught My 10-year-old Watching Porn – What Do I Do?”

Parenting, Preschooler & Up

Intimate topics such as sex, porn, and masturbation are NOT something most Asian parents broach because we are uncomfortable about bringing...

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“I’m a Lousy SAHM and I Feel Like a Failure” – Is This Your Inner Mum Voice?

Parenting

“Junia, I’m such a lousy mother. I feel like a failure. My son doesn’t listen to me, and my husband says it’s my fault. I really...

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“Mum, Are We Rich?” – How Would You Respond?

Parenting, Preschooler & Up

“Mum, are we rich?” she asked. “How much do we have? Because my friend said she just found out her father has two million dollars!”...

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“Will You Accept and Love Your Gay Child?”

Parenting

“Can you accept it if one of our daughters is a lesbian?” I asked. “OMG! That would mean we failed as parents!” my husband...

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“COVID-19 Sent My Family’s Screen Time Sky High. Why Aren’t Your Kids Addicted?”

Parenting, Preschooler & Up

When a fellow mum asked me this, I had to chuckle. It’s not that my kids wouldn’t be stuck to their screens too… if I just let them....

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“How Can I Raise Successful Kids during a Pandemic?”

Parenting

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone, leaving marks on all our lives. I’ve had my fair share. My husband’s income got reduced by...

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“My Daughter Wants Me to Be More Like You!”

Parenting

During a group chat session, a fellow mummy (whose daughter is classmates with one of mine) said to me: “Babe, my daughter wants me to be...

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