New programme trains more seniors to care for grandchildren

New programme trains more seniors to care for grandchildren

      Kopi Sessions for Grandparents is an opportunity to meet like-minded grandparents and chat about grandparenting over a cup of kopi or teh and snacks. Grandparents can relate with each other’s experiences, share struggles and learn new ways to bond with their grandchildren and discipline them positively.   To learn more about Kopi […]

Year of Giving Up the Screen-time Struggle

Year of Giving Up the Screen-time Struggle

Some parents find it extremely challenging to manage their children’s screen time. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO   Published: DEC 18, 2022 Venessa Lee   This was the year more children were glued to devices – some for six to 10 hours a day – and their parents threw in the towel trying to restrict their screen time. Anne, […]

How to prepare kids for their first social media account

Ms Cheryl Chan with her seven-year-old son Reagan (left) and daughter Raequelle, eight. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

Ms Cheryl Chan with her seven-year-old son Reagan (left) and daughter Raequelle, eight. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY   Published: OCT 17, 2021 Venessa Lee   Earlier this year, Ms Cheryl Chan offered her eight-year-old daughter her own YouTube channel. The administrative executive did so even though her daughter, Raequelle Zhang, is below the minimum age […]

Be a coach and cheerleader for your child during exam season

Ms June Yong and daughter Vera

Ms June Yong envisions herself putting on the “coaching hat” to reassure her daughter, Vera, in the final week before the PSLE. ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID   Published: SEP 19, 2021 Venessa Lee   With the written papers of the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) scheduled to begin next Thursday (Sept 30), parents may be […]

Making a Difference: Empowering Families to Stay Resilient

Exoddess and mother

Exoddess growing close with mother Ms Eve Lai after attending CareNights   Published: Jul 2021 Temasek Holdings   As evening falls, most children in Singapore will start winding down after a long day of classes and co-curricular activities. However, for primary six student Exoddess Lim, the evening marks the beginning of the second half of […]

Give that kid a mop

Mr Norman Ng and Ms Alice Wong got their kids, Lincoln and Paige (all above), to help tidy up and mop and vacuum the floor together with them. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Smart Parenting: Helping out at home   Published: APR 19, 2021 Venessa Lee   Experts say getting kids to do housework can help foster independence and build family cohesiveness   When pre-schooler Nur Humairah Romi Nazri asked her mother if she could wash the dishes, she was not tall enough to reach the kitchen sink. […]

More signing up for night-time childcare services

Ms Ivy Koh with her three sons outside Morning Star Community Services @ Primavera Centre, which offers an evening support programme for children. PHOTO: MORNING STAR COMMUNITY SERVICES

  Published: MAR 22 2021 Nadine Chua   MSF looking at piloting service at a Community Link site to better assess demand and sustainability   Two of her three sons – one aged eight and the other, nine – are in night-time childcare, and Ms Ivy Koh plans to sign up her five-year-old next year […]

Covid-19 drives demand for night-time childcare in Singapore

Programmes Manager Jagdeep Kaur facilitates an arts and crafts activity at CareNights.ST PHOTO: YONG LI XUAN

  Published: JANUARY 30, 2021 Venessa Lee   SINGAPORE – More people could be working nights to try to make up for income loss during the coronavirus pandemic. A fourth centre for night-time caregiving services for children from lower-income families, which is run by charity Morning Star Community Services, opens on Monday (Feb 1) in Toa […]

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