Meet Practicum Student of the Month: Kelvyanne

Published:JULY 5, 2019Kelvyanne Teoh Hello, I’m Kelvyanne from Singapore. I’ve been a therapist since 1999 when I graduated with my Masters in Counselling from the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio. After graduation I worked at Remuda LIFE, a residential facility in Chandler Arizona treating teens and women with eating disorders, anxiety and depression. I […]

Cookies, colour and a claw machine pull in crowds as SPH Charity Carnival raises $31k

Published:MAY 14, 2019, 5:24 PM SGTEuodia Chi SINGAPORE -Homemade cookies, colourful handicrafts and even an arcade claw machine were among the attractions at the annual Singapore Press Holdings (SPH ) Charity Carnival on Tuesday (May 14). Now in its eighth year, the bustling event boasted 35 stalls – the largest number to date and an […]

How to get your child ready for Primary 1

Pupils at a science lesson at Bedok Green Primary School on Oct 26, 2018. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI   Published: 4 November 2018 Venessa Lee   As others mark off Halloween and look forward to Deepavali and Christmas, it is probably time for parents, whose children are entering Primary 1 in January, to start ramping up […]

How long does it take to read 935 messages?

Kids-only messaging groups seem a bane to children and their parents, but they can be useful for pupils who want to stay on top of their homework   Published: 3 June 2018 Venessa Lee   Primary 5 pupil Xaviar Ang sometimes receives 200 WhatsApp messages a day. Earlier this year, when the 10-year-old went on […]

When should parents give their child a phone?

Experts say there are no hard and fast rules on when a child should be given a smartphone and that it depends on the child’s maturity   Published: 11 March 2018 Venessa Lee   Many children have their own mobile phones these days. But how young is too young for a child to join the […]

Helping children cope with stress

    Parents play an important role in reducing kids’ stress levels   PUBLISHED: FEB 4, 2018, 5:00 AM SGT Venessa Lee   An international study reported last year suggests that Singapore students experience higher levels of anxiety than those from many other countries. The study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) […]

Caregiving help at hand for parents busy at night

    PUBLISHED NOV 26, 2016, 5:00 AM SGT Priscilla Goy   A student care service provided after office hours is being piloted to help parents from low-income families get respite from caregiving at night. These include parents taking night classes to improve their employability, those doing shift work and those who need to attend […]

Drawn to the energy of kids. Wanted: Volunteers all year round

    The number of people willing to give their time usually spikes during the festive season and charities in Singapore have learnt to re-channel the goodwill into other avenues   PUBLISHED: DEC 10, 2017, 5:00 AM SGT Venessa Lee   The Christmas season typically coincides with the jingle of more cash donations to charities […]

Parents go on dates with their kids to foster bonding

    Parents who spend time with each of their children say it helps foster bonding   PUBLISHED:  OCT 29, 2017, 5:00 AM SGT Venessa Lee   As Ms Annabelle Chew’s family grew bigger over the years, her ideas about spending quality time together evolved. Ms Chew, 46, a vice-principal of a pre-school, and her […]

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