Making a Difference: Empowering Families to Stay Resilient

Exoddess and mother

  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 her day. The 12-year-old attends CareNights, a free evening care programme, every […]

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 […]

Certis partners BT BAF for its annual Community Give-Back

Children at Morning Star Community Services animating their paper robots with the help of a student-care teacher using a stop motion videography app on the smartphone. PHOTO: TRCL

Children at Morning Star Community Services animating their paper robots with the help of a student-care teacher using a stop motion videography app on the smartphone. PHOTO: TRCL     Published: DECEMBER 9 2020 Vivien Ang To kick off, more than 15 Certis staff and 7 BT BAF youth befriend a group of children from […]

Kids share their best memories of the Covid-19 lockdown

The Goh family doing a Body Combat workout together

  Published: JUN 6 2020 Venessa Lee   SINGAPORE – As school resumed on Tuesday last week, many parents probably breathed a sigh of relief after the unprecedented school holidays under Covid-19. Since April, parents have had to support their children doing home-based learning, as well as find ways to keep them occupied during the […]

Nearly 250 students to get laptops with online learning resources

  Published: MAY 11 2020 Clement Yong Partners UOB, SPH, Singtel to loan devices to support learning at home amid Covid-19   Nearly 250 students in Singapore will receive new laptops that can aid in their learning in an initiative rolled out by the United Overseas Bank (UOB) and its partners, including Singtel and Singapore […]

Empowering families and individuals to make a difference

Children engage in various activities during the CareNights programme.   Published:FEB 23 2020Patricia Ang A look at Morning Star Community Services   William Ho was proving to be a difficult child. He had a bad temper and was unable to relate with others around him. And it was also difficult to get him to focus […]

How to not be a shouty parent

  Published: FEB 23, 2020, 05:00AM SGTVenessa Lee Tired of tantrums and ineffective discipline, parents are taking parenting courses to manage both theirs and their children’s anger There was snapping but no napping — that was the moment Ms Joline Lim realised her approach towards disciplining her child was not working out. Her son James, […]

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