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7 Ways to Ensure Your Child’s Internet Safety



How safe is your online security? If your child uses your home computer or your device, your Internet safety has probably been compromised. A survey of 1,009 Singapore device users and parents aged 18 and above, found that three in 10 Singaporean parents’ online security...

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10 Time Management Tips for New Mums



Remember those idyllic days of people-watching at cafes and late-night partying? All that will change when your first child arrives. What you initially imagine to be a picturesque, Instagrammable first year of bonding with your cute, cuddly bundle of joy becomes a...

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7 Places to Send Your Child to For DSA Preparation Courses



So you have decided to let your child try out for the Direct School Admission – Secondary (DSA-Sec) Exercise. There will be selection tests and interviews to ace. Think your child might require an extra push? Good news – gone are...

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Preparing Your Child for the DSA? Here’s What You Need to Know



The Direct School Admission – Secondary (DSA-Sec) Exercise (usually known as “DSA”) is a programme in Singapore that was introduced back in 2004 in order for Primary 6 students to be guaranteed a place in a secondary school of their choice, prior...

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Helping Children with Special Needs through Dance/Movement Therapy



For children, especially those with special needs, movement is important. This is not simply a matter of health; a foundation of movement and activity in the early years paves the way for childhood development, and increases children’s chances of staying...

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My Parenting Style: Kelvin Ang, Daddy Blogger & Founder of CheekieMonkies



Mummy bloggers may still be outnumbering daddy bloggers – but in recent years, dads have been making a name for themselves in the parenting community (see who our favourite daddy bloggers in Singapore are). One popular daddy blogger is 39-year-old financial planner,...

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The Bugaboo by Diesel Rock Stroller for The Cool Mums and Dads



Dutch stroller makers Bugaboo have already left their mark on the functional stroller scene with models like the iconic Cameleon, the convertible Donkey and the all-terrain Buffalo. But what do you get when a rebel brand like Bugaboo collaborates with another...

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Taking Care of Your Teeth During Pregnancy



Pregnancy can be havoc on your teeth. Morning sickness, a more sensitive gag reflex, tender gums, and fatigue may cause you to neglect routine oral care such as brushing and flossing. If that’s not bad enough, cravings for sugary or acidic foods and drinks...

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Star Wars Day 2016: Master Your Force as a Family at LEGOLAND Malaysia



Free entry for kids. The world’s biggest LEGO Millennium Falcon. A Build-Your-Own starship social media competition. It’s going to be an epic May the 4th for Star Wars fans at LEGOLAND this year. May the 4th, known to fans as Star...

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What you Need to Know about Stillbirth



That positive on a pregnancy test stick usually leads to a warm, fragrant, bundle in your arms nine months later. But what if it doesn’t? One of the most harrowing experiences an expectant mum can go though is having a stillborn...

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Get your Splash-N-Surf on at Kallang Wave Mall’s Water Park



Since returning to Singapore from Chicago with my 16-month-old troublemaker, Elliott, one thing we’ve been trying to get used to is the unseasonably warm weather. With that in mind, we’ve been on the lookout for outdoor water parks in Singapore...

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Do You Really Need to go for Prenatal Classes?



Pregnant for the first time? Belt up. Pregnancy is one of the most educational experiences a woman can go through, and we’re here to help you navigate the next nine months — from cravings and (bumpy) curves to contractions and...

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Why the Piano is the best instrument for your Child to start learning Music



If your toddler is belting out the latest Disney song or Taylor Swift tune, or creating the big bang sound of an orchestra on your pots and pans, you may want to consider signing him up for music lessons. Piano?...

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KidZania Singapore: A Sneak Peek at what’s in store!



Kidzania Singapore opens today! The indoor edutainment centre, spanning 7,600 square metros, is part of the new Palawan Kidz City at Palawan Beach on Sentosa and we’re really excited about it. Kids aren’t just clad in fancy dress and given toys to play with. Here...

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KidZania Singapore: 7 Ways to get the Best Experience here!



If you haven’t realised it yet, KidZania Singapore opened yesterday. What’s that? It’s a place where your children can buckle down to work and earn their keep. Yes, just like we adults in the real world. You may have seen...

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Scrapping the PSLE aggregate score — for better or worse?



The PSLE aggregate score will be abolished in 2021. It is hoped that this will help to reduce the emphasis on examination results, competition between students, and exam stress — but will it? As a mother of two, I am...

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Migraine In Kids – When that Headache is more than just an ache



Your kids can give you headches, but did you know that children can get them too? In fact, children can even get migraines. Migraine is “very common in children”, Dr Mohammad Tauqueer Ahmad, a Specialist in Neurology and Consultant at...

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When there’s a Death in the Family: Preparing Your Child to Say Goodbye



In the previous installment of this series, we discussed how to talk to our children about death. Here, we raise the issue of how we can best prepare our children to accept the reality of loss. The idea of saying...

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10 Singaporean Mums You Need to Follow on Instagram!



They say a picture speaks a thousand words. It’s no surprise then that Instagram has taken the world by storm. If you are a mum who’s not on Instagram yet, you might find yourself creating an account once you are...

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Giveaway: Tickets to All On A Summer’s Day by ACT 3 International with Vicky Ireland



If, like me, you grew up during the 80s, ACT 3 International may have been your first introduction to theatre. The company has grown from strength to strength through the decades, and this year, pioneers the ACT 3i Festival for...

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Ashneil’s Cars-themed First Birthday Party at Happy Willow



A first birthday party is always special, isn’t it? It’s even more special when the party has been meticulously planned and executed by a loving mother. We see the spectacular results of mum’s expert party planning in Ashneil’s Cars-themed party...

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4 Ways to Organise the Kids’ Belongings at Home



You’re not a parent until you’ve felt the pain of stepping on LEGO, and wondered why, for such small people, kids have so much stuff. Seriously! How do they accumulate all that barang-barang (Malay: things, goods, articles, commodities — A Dictionary...

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14 Life-Changing Tips to Know if You are Struggling with a Child with Autism



Have you ever felt helpless and clueless about how to manage your child? Were you shocked when you were told your child had autism and wondered whether the doctors were wrong in their diagnosis? All parents worry about their children....

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Where to Dine This Mother’s Day: 19 Restaurants in Singapore Offering Special Promotions



When has Mother’s Day ever been complete without treating mum to a hearty meal? Never! Lunch or dinner treats for the most important woman in your life on this day will let her step away from the kitchen to relax...

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20 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for You to Pamper Mum!



It’s that time of the year again; the days that lead up to our most favourite day on the calendar – Mother’s Day! It falls on the 8th of May this year and that means you have just ten days...

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Aarika Lee, Hipster Mum, Entrepreneur & Musician, Shares her Motherhood Experience



In addition to being a mother of two, 33 year old Aarika Lee is a Marketing Director and copywriter at Elementary Co by day, and a resident artist at The Mad Men Attic Bar by night. She also happens to...

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6 Ways that Kids can experience Nature indoors at Hideaways by Playeum



As a child, I spent many happy afternoons under my favourite rain tree in the neighbourhood park, looking at rays of sunlight streaking through its leaves. These days, my children prefer to spend their free afternoons staring at a device...

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How Athlete Mums Stay Fit through Pregnancy and Motherhood



Motherhood can be a tough balancing act, and sometimes in the busy-ness of it all we let physical fitness fall by the wayside. Not these mums though. They were active before, during, and after pregnancy, and they’ve passed on those...

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What Do Mums in Singapore really want on Mother’s Day? We asked 10 of them to tell us!



Mother’s Day is around the corner, and we’ve caught up with 10 mums in Singapore to find out what would make their hearts melt this Mother’s Day. You’ll be surprised to see what’s on their wish-list… (Husbands, be sure to pay...

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Does your child feel unmotivated to study? A mother did THIS and her child is now transformed!



You hear stories of children who go home after school and do their homework without being nagged at. They revise for tests and exams without being nagged at. They seek help when they do not comprehend a concept, and work...

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Choose the Right Nursing Wear for a Successful Breastfeeding Journey



Breastfeeding is a wonderful choice you’re making for your baby’s health. However, having to feed on demand or at regular intervals takes time and commitment. Therefore, a good nursing wardrobe that supports your breastfeeding efforts is crucial in establishing an...

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The Best Time for Mums to Get Back to Work



Are you pregnant and wondering about the transition back to work after giving birth? Or a new mother who’s pondering the possibility of staying at home for a while before going back to the boardroom? You may even be a...

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Baby’s Crying and Vomiting Non-stop. Could it be Intussusception?



A baby boy cried every ten minutes for six hours and vomited at least five times during that time. When he was finally admitted to hospital, an initial examination revealed a mass in his right upper abdomen. He had to...

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5 Illustrated Books that Children should Read at least Once



“I don’t want to read this book, it has no pictures,” my preschooler said. Oh no, he’ll never learn to read a real book, I thought. A couple of years later and said child is still loving books with pictures. I’ve...

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Grandpa Cherry Blossom at The Esplanade makes Theatre accessible to Children with Special Needs



In February this year, The Esplanade debuted its first sensory-friendly performance for children with special needs. This month, it presents its second, Grandpa Cherry Blossom, with three shows specially for children with special needs. This heartwarming adaptation of a popular Japanese...

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How to Groom A Genius at Heguru Method @Fusionopolis



Would you say no to your child possessing a photographic memory, super IQ, a great sense of intuition and the ability to speed read? Of course not! These amazing traits put together would ensure that your child is one (or...

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12 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes Starring Kids’ Favourite Characters and More



There’s a new arms race among parents now, and that is the race to get the most enviable birthday cakes in the neighbourhood. We’ve come a long way from the usual fresh cream cakes of the past, and with the stakes...

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Hello Kitty Orchid Garden Café is now in Singapore!



My 18-month-old toddler Elliott loves cats. He lights up every time we come upon one in the neighbourhood and he’ll call out “meow meow” to them. So when I heard that a Hello Kitty café was opening in Changi Airport’s Terminal 3 on...

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Science Centre Singapore Opens Its Oceans’ Buddies Exhibit to The Public!



As part of its mission to educate young ones on marine life and how they can play a part in conserving the environment, KidsSTOP, at Science Centre Singapore has unveiled its virtual ocean with sea creatures in 3D form! The...

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eXplorerkid E!hub Playground @ Downtown East: Bring the Fun Indoors!



With his ‘terrible twos’ right around the corner, Elliott’s starting to hate being cooped up indoors for too long and he’s not afraid to show it. While outdoor activities are fine and dandy, the relentless heat and erratic weather of...

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31 Fun Activities this June Holiday (2016) for Everyone in the Family to Enjoy



The mid-year break is finally here! All together now, say “yay!” This year, we’ve broken down the activities into four categories to make it easier for you to decide. Ready? Here are the best Creative, Active, Smart, and Family activities...

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10 Family-Friendly Places to Visit in Marina Bay this School Holidays!



Do you tend to associate the name ‘Marina Bay’ with high-end fashion retailers, swanky restaurants, and that posh casino? Well, you wouldn’t be entirely wrong, but Marina Bay Singapore is a people’s bay that offers a wide range of family...

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Why I Believe In Tuition



If any word could cause a fierce debate among parents, it is the word “tuition”. One camp thinks that tuition is a necessity in order for their child to succeed, whereas another camp may promote the benefits of a childhood without...

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10 Smart Tips to Help You Save Up for Your Child’s University Education Fund



You know how difficult it was shouldering a study loan. When you first started work, those monthly repayments ate up a big portion of your meager salary. It made it harder to save for other goals like a house, a car...

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Elaine Seah, Founder of Brand Incorporated, Loves Being A Mompreneur



Anyone who has dabbled in the field of public relations is bound to know that it’s no walk in the park. Throw motherhood into the daily grind and you will find yourself having your hands more than just full. But...

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Be a Part of Barney’s Beach Party at City Square Mall This June School Holidays!



By the end of May, you will probably have one pressing question on your mind: “How am I going to keep my child occupied during the June school holidays?” Do you fancy a beach-themed escapade for yourself and your kids?...

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5 Ways to Help Breastfeeding Mums at the Workplace



When it comes to nutrition for babies, one thing is still largely agreed upon – breast is best. Breast milk contains antibodies which help protect babies against infections and diseases. Its proteins are better digested than those present in formula...

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Giving Birth? What should you pack in your Hospital Delivery Bag?



In preparation for giving birth to my first child, I packed practically everything but the kitchen sink to bring to the hospital with me – a music player, a stress ball, biscuits, labour notes for last minute revision, and tons...

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Are You A Helicopter Parent? You Could be Hurting Your Infant



Do you constantly shadow your little one? Do you always direct her behaviour when playing with her? Do you barely allow your child to be on his own? Most importantly, have you found yourself often using “Don’t!” on your infant?...

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31 Best Maternity, Baby & Family Photographers in Singapore



You don’t have to be a supermodel to enjoy a professional photoshoot. With the rise of social media platforms such as Instagram, capturing and sharing quality pictures is all the rage now with new parents. From outdoor maternity photoshoots that...

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