LEGO® Shows How Creative Problem Solving can Reunite and Rebuild the World

LEGO’s global Rebuild the World campaign, now in its third year, makes its debut in Malaysia. This campaign celebrates children as the masters of creative problem solving and shows what can be achieved when they creatively overcome challenges by building and rebuilding with LEGO bricks. Every parent knows that play essential for children. 91% of parents surveyed inContinue reading “LEGO® Shows How Creative Problem Solving can Reunite and Rebuild the World”

Self-Regulation Starts at Home

Inculcating the habit of self-regulation from a young age is crucial in this technological era of social media Social and digital platforms have fast become a form of mindless virtual entertainment space which allows parents to get a little breather from their children. It is space which provides endless entertainment and edutainment for children asContinue reading “Self-Regulation Starts at Home”

Teenage Hormones, Angst, and Moodiness

So it finally happened. We now have a teenager in the house and it happened right in the midst of Covid-19. In the chaos of life during a pandemic, it caught me totally off guard, despite my awareness of what could happen. “Why is he so moody?” “Why is he crying?” “What’s the matter withContinue reading “Teenage Hormones, Angst, and Moodiness”

“Be Extraordinary” for Teens by Mindvalley

Schools are closed throughout the world and more than a billion children are learning from home. In these times of uncertainty amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic, Mindvalley is offering its tailored online programme – Be Extraordinary for Teens – for free! This will be great for educational institutions turning to e-learning for unique ways toContinue reading ““Be Extraordinary” for Teens by Mindvalley”

Communication and Mental Health

The talk at school today was on Communication and Mental Health by Natasha Devon. It was the first time I’ve heard her speak and she is an excellent speaker. I highly recommend hearing her talk if you ever get the chance to. I really wish I’d gone in with a tape recorder because she didn’tContinue reading “Communication and Mental Health”

Helping Children Manage Anxiety

With camp around the corner, G1’s anxiety levels are at an all-time high. It was pretty good timing that our school ran a workshop on anxiety and learning to manage it. These are my notes from the workshop (with annotations)… Defining Anxiety Anxiety is defined as “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about somethingContinue reading “Helping Children Manage Anxiety”

How Adults Affects Young Children’s Persistence

Raising children with persistence. This is a topic that has been very close to my heart since G1 was little. Whether you want to refer to it as persistence, mental toughness, grit, or a growth mindset, I think it all sort of boils down to the same thing. Grit is a “firmness of mind orContinue reading “How Adults Affects Young Children’s Persistence”

Is Your Child Ready for the 21st Century?

“Soft skills”, “21st century skills”, or “learner skills” (as they call it at our school) – these are the new buzz words for education in the 21st century. We’ve probably talked about them to death – especially about how important they are for helping our children succeed in life after school. No one debates thisContinue reading “Is Your Child Ready for the 21st Century?”