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Top tips on how to support your child during exams!

Exam time can be extremely stressful – and not just for your child but for you as a parent! We’ve seen many a parent stress about their child and the amount of work they are (or aren’t) doing, how well they think they’ll do, and the impact it will have on their  future.   As parents,…

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Why you need a Home Tutor to help with Homeschooling

If you’ve decided to homeschool your child, it can be a daunting prospect. Whatever the reason – academic underachievement, a lack of places at your preferred school here in Singapore or a medical condition, for example, it’s a big responsibility. And even if homeschooling might only be for a short time, moving into the role…

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Is Your Child Allergic To Maths?

Subtract the frustration and multiply your child’s confidence with these top tips. Having difficulties with maths at some point in your child’s formative years is both common and frustrating for everyone. If left unchecked, or approached in the wrong manner, this problem can grow into a strong aversion, or even hatred, of mathematics and often…

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The Powerful Benefits of Reading for your Child

  Reading is an essential tool for learning and navigating our way through the world. It helps build intelligence, vocabulary and creativity, with numerous studies showing that reading has a distinct impact on a child’s success across the curriculum. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that many of us parents are anxious for our…

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No, But Where Are You Really From? Identity and Transitions For Third Culture Kids

    It’s safe to say that a hub like Singapore has no shortage of Third Culture Kids (TCKs). The term was first coined by American sociologist Ruth Hill Useem in the 1950s, referring to children who spend a significant part of their formative years outside of their parents’ culture. TCKs often feel that they…

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Managing Overwhelming Thoughts and Feelings

  In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, adapting to a ‘new normal’ has been challenging for many of us. Feeling overwhelmed by the situation is a completely normal reaction in these unprecedented times. However, when these feelings and emotions occur consistently, it can leave us feeling emotionally depleted and detached from our lives.  …

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Moving Countries During a Global Pandemic

Are you new to Singapore, or have recently moved elsewhere?  Read on.

Change is powerful, but not always easy.

“Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting.” ― Judith Minty

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A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Your Child’s Learning Style

Ever wondered why your child always seems to remember something they see? Or perhaps they really get the hang of a new concept when they are hands-on and try it themselves? Maybe they are great at remembering new songs and rhymes? This isn’t a coincidence, often we have preferences when it comes to learning new…

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Gamification – Morning Tea Series for Parents

Gamification. Ever heard of this term? It means to turn anything into a game, enlist voluntary involvement, have fun and get results. This is the topic of this Morning Tea Series for Parents and it’s particularly useful for teachers and parents who are hands-on with their children’s education.   Gamification is a term used to…

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How do I maintain my child’s education and learning over the summer vacation?

2020 has been anything but a normal school year for our children. Many have returned to school, albeit briefly, and then the summer holidays arrived before we knew it. Holidays may look markedly different this year too, with many of us staying put and exploring Singapore. A common question from many of our parents is,…