• December 11, 2020
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From One Parent to Another: Mealtimes at Morning Star

Raymond Tay, Head Chef at Morning Star

    It all began in 2005, when I was offered a sponsorship to do culinary studies in the Navy. My passion for cooking was ignited and since then, I’ve moved on to serve in Morning Star Community Services.   I enjoy the process from receiving and unpacking the ingredients, to preparing and plating the […]

  • November 25, 2020
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Fun Family Ideas to Celebrate Christmas at Home

Fun Family Christmas Ideas at Home

  Most of us are expecting quieter Christmas celebrations this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun time with your loved ones at home! In our fast-paced environment, with education and career at the forefront of our priorities, we often lack the opportunity to interact with loved ones for extended periods— dinnertime […]

  • October 28, 2020
  • Blog

#MSCS Parent Support: Routines, Humility and Problem-Solving

Dear Trainer,

  Some parents who attended our Triple P® Level 2 Webinars sent in some questions, so we answer them here for all to benefit:   1. Dear Trainer, I have set up a routine for my son, but whenever there are unexpected things that disrupt the routine, he would start whining and it is difficult […]

  • October 28, 2020
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NOVA is All about Social-Emotional Regulation

NOVA Facilitator Ke Xin shares about her experience working with children in the NOVA Learning Labs

    Did you know that the “NOVA” in NOVA Learning Intervention Programme stands for “Nurturing One’s Valuable Attributes”? These valuable attributes refer to social-emotional skills, like managing anger, fear, sadness or self-esteem.   Why I decided to join NOVA As a NOVA Facilitator in Morning Star Community Services, I work with primary school-aged children […]

  • 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
  • Blog

#MSCS Parent Support: Conflicts, Focus & Adventure

MSCS Parent Support parenting answers and tips

  Some parents who attended our Triple P® Level 2 Primary  Positive Parenting Webinar 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 that conflicts with friends isn’t […]

  • August 27, 2020
  • Blog

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. […]

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 […]

Success Stories of Children in 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

Children play with 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 […]

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