How to Instill a Love for Reading in Your Child

On Tuesday, I was invited to speak at the Popular Bookfest 2017 at the KLCC Convention Center with Michelled Lim-Chua, author of The Mindful Mom, on the topic: How to Instill a Love for Reading in Your Child These are some of the highlights from our discussion. Why Reading? “A nation that does not read muchContinue reading “How to Instill a Love for Reading in Your Child”

Philosophy for Pre-Adolescent Children – Worth it or Waste of Time?

I read an article recently on why children – as in primary school children – should study philosophy. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the article again to dissect it further, so I did a little background digging instead… Why Should Children Study Philosophy? There is evidence that children who study philosophy: are more likely to achieve betterContinue reading “Philosophy for Pre-Adolescent Children – Worth it or Waste of Time?”

How to Choose the Right School for Your Child

Some time back, I wrote about choosing a good school for my boys and I noticed that there it generated quite a strong response in the comments from parents expressing their disappointment, disapproval, and dissatisfaction with a lot of schools they have encountered. If you’re interested, the posts are here: Researching International Schools in KualaContinue reading “How to Choose the Right School for Your Child”

Montessori for the New Millennium

Montessori for the New Millennium: Practical Guidance on the Teaching and Education of Children of All Ages, Based on A Rediscovery of the True Principles and Vision of Maria Montessori Although Montessori’s name is almost universally known in education circles today, and there are countless nursery schools throughout the world using the “Montessori Method,” theContinue reading “Montessori for the New Millennium”

Right Brain Education in Early Childhood Development

In my last post, I said I didn’t want to be a Tiger Mom. Now it might appear ironic when I’m sending my children for right brain education, I’m starting Gavin on Soroban/Anzan so he can perform instant complex calculations in his head, I’m trying to teach them music and a second language that IContinue reading “Right Brain Education in Early Childhood Development”

Understanding the Various Growth Processes

From Heguru Handbook. Most parents are aware that there are specific growth phases during which children are particularly rebellious. They are commonly referred to in parenting books as “The Terrible Threes” and the troublesome teenage years as children reach puberty. In the Heguru handbook, they make reference to three ages that are particularly trying forContinue reading “Understanding the Various Growth Processes”

Nurture Your Child by Observing the Kindness within Them

From the Heguru Handbook. Realise that all children are inherently good. Children do not misbehave just for the sake of misbehaving. There is usually some underlying cause or reason for bad behaviour. As parents, it is important for us to discover the underlying motivation for such behaviours and to correct those. Address these underlying issuesContinue reading “Nurture Your Child by Observing the Kindness within Them”

Raise a Child Based on his Individuality

There is a general tendency to label children as “good” or “bad” based on how well they study, perform academically, and listen to their parents. Did you know that many great individuals in history have fallen under the “bad” category because they did not study, they performed poorly, and they did not follow instructions –Continue reading “Raise a Child Based on his Individuality”

Raise a Child by Developing his Strengths

From the Heguru handbook. Every child has strengths and weaknesses. For example, some may be good at sports but weak in their studies, while others may draw well but are poor communicators. No one can be great in everything they do. Parents, however, fearing that their child may lose out because of these weaknesses, thenContinue reading “Raise a Child by Developing his Strengths”