• September 11, 2020
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The Wonderful Relationship Between Child and Pet

The Wonderful Relationship Between Child and Pet

  Photo by Alicia Jones / Unsplash   As the pandemic takes its physical and emotional toll on businesses and individuals across the world, it may be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. However, families in Singapore are experiencing the joys of home-based learning in the midst of the chaos […]

  • September 8, 2020
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#DearTrainer: Conflicts, Focus & Adventure

Dear Trainer,

  Some parents who attended our Triple P® Level 2 Primary Run 2 Webinar 1: Power of Positive Parenting sent in some questions, so we answer them here for all to benefit:   1. Dear Trainer, How can I help my child resolve conflicts with friends? — Mediating Mummy   Dear Mediating Mummy, I know […]

  • August 27, 2020
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Sow the Seed, Spark the Change in Your Child’s Life

Staff of MSCS Family Life Educator Shaun Liu

  As a Trainer and Family Life Educator with Morning Star Community Services, I counsel many parents who face difficulties with their children’s behaviour in school and at home. Some parents become disgruntled with their child’s disobedience, frustrated because they don’t understand why their child acts in the way that he or she does. Do […]

Turning Problems into Learning Opportunities for Your Child

Time to Exercise Brain Power!   Most parents want to avoid or prevent problems when their children encounter them, be it with their siblings or with their friends. However, problems are here to stay. Every day, we will encounter problems. Some are small problems which can be easily resolved, while others are more challenging which […]

Children of CareNights

     In my two years working with CareNights @ Morning Star, I have seen many children come through the centres’ doors. They come from different social experiences and family backgrounds. Some are rather shy, while others prefer a noisy atmosphere, so maintaining order in the centres takes patience and genuine care for the […]

The Many Benefits of Building Blocks

The Many Benefits of Building Blocks

    Children these days are becoming increasingly attached to technology. Forgotten toys sit in dusty corners of shelves, abandoned by children who choose to play digital games on their phones or tablets instead. However, one toy appears to have transcended time and still remains popular with children these days: Lego. Did you know that […]

  • April 17, 2020
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Caring for Children is Like having Popping Candy

  Have you ever had popping candy?   When the sugar crystals first hit your tongue, it gives you a surprise. Sour bits pop and fizz in your mouth as though they have a life of their own. Then when it simmers down, a few remaining pieces still go off at random, leaving you with […]

  • March 16, 2020
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True Acceptance is More than Acknowledging Reality

  When I first started working with children in 2010, it was meant to be a step towards financial independence while waiting for university to start.   I remember my first day as if it were just yesterday. Children were screaming and running around, doing pretty much whatever they wanted, giving little heed to anything […]

  • February 24, 2020
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The Case for Journeying with Families

  Radio silence. No one picked up my phone calls. No one answered the door. The boy was missing, my phone was running low on battery, my palms were sweaty, my heart was racing. One of my client’s children had not attended the After-School Care centre for two days. I rang the father and he’d […]

  • January 17, 2020
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Is Slime Good for My Kid?

  Ahh… The ever-evolving world of children’s toys. A new sensation has hit the market— ooey-gooey, multi-coloured dough that squelches and pops and is the bane of many a school teacher: slime.   However, distracting as it may be in the classroom, when placed in the right hands at the right time, this squishy substance […]

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