Author Archives: Pauline Phay

Why It is Never Okay to Smack your Child

Let’s set the scene: you are the boss, and have several employees. One of those employees is repeatedly late. It irritates the life out of you, but despite several warnings, it doesn’t stop. One day, you just snap. Sick and tired of telling them that they need to get to work on time, but it …

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Parenting 101: Ways to Deal with a Mouthy Child

All kids undergo a phase when they seem to be sassy, mouthy or disrespectful. The attitude does not just apply to their parents, but other older people as well. This could be a result of different pressures that they encounter in their environment. This behaviour could also be their outlet or way of dealing with …

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8 Ways for Parents to Create Alone Time and Rekindle the Romance

When was the last time you spent a few hours alone with your partner? Unfortunately, most parents don’t prioritize their relationship and as a result, their relationship suffers. What these couples fail to realize is that the stronger their relationship is, the stronger their family’s bond will be. If you’re struggling to find time to …

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Toss the Ring

Be a little creative with some do-it-yourself games. Have it planned for your next party! What you need: some bottles a box carton a wrapper a marker pen some bangles or rubber bands  

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Quick Picnic Food Ideas

Do you prefer to make your own picnic food but are always stretched for time? We show you how to put together a healthy, yummy spread in a jiffy. None of these dishes takes more than 5-10 minutes to cook or assemble (especially if you have the ingredients on hand), and we’ve kept the use …

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Toothpick Star (Singapore flag)

  What you need: A plate 5 toothpicks A straw Water Snap the toothpicks in half. Do not break them all the way. Place the toothpicks in the center of the plate with the broken edges touching. Use the straw to pick up a little water. Drop the water in the center of the toothpicks.

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Is your child a Fussy Eater?

Is your child a fussy eater? Try these ideas ! Your child’s tastes change from one day to the next. Give him greens and he spits them out. Offer him a familiar food prepared in a different style and he rejects it. He simply refuses to eat anything while at the dinner table. Such picky …

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National Day Parade Wand

You will need: a paper cup red paint white sticker labels (alternatively, any white sheet of paper will scissors a white plastic bag a red plastic bag cellophane tape a chopstick a rubber band Paint the paper cup red. Let dry. While the paper cup is drying, cut out a white crescent moon and five …

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10 Reasons for Telling Bedtime Stories

Cinderella. The Three Little Pigs. Peter Pan. Bedtime stories are all time favourite of young children. They are great for bedtime. They are great for leisure time. They are a great companion for kids. There are many reasons why we should have bedtime stories. Here are ten good reasons why it is worthwhile to spare …

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