I recently interviewed two mothers who had contrasting views on the idea of paying their children to do household chores. Both were right in their views – the one who refused to pay wanted her children to learn to help out with housework as a form of contributing to the family without the expectation of being rewarded financially while the other wanted her children to learn the effort...Read More
We did a recent survey where surprisingly all parents unanimously shared a view that successful parenting is having their children grow up healthy and respectful. Interestingly, academic success was not a priority, although it was mentioned in passing as a means to ensuring that the child grew up to have enough. With the resounding mention given to respect, we thought we will flash this out...Read More
With the recent lock-downs due to COVID-19, the focus on learning delivery has shifted from the traditional classroom and teacher-led style to digital student self-directed learning. As teachers scramble to determine the most effective way of delivering their lessons, students too had to adapt to this new way of learning. The Internet is a double-edged sword. It provides vast amounts of...Read More
Motherhood is scary. It’s a responsibility felt from the moment of your child’s birth and you can’t simply expect to be FREE!
Motherhood is not for all women. It requires sacrifices beyond what one can conceive, yet sadly societal norms have created guilt around women who choose not to have kids, or not place kids as their first priority.
It’s OK if your children are...Read More
The traditional classroom assumes that learners take in new knowledge the same way. Yet research has uncovered that there are numerous learning styles which influences how we retain and process information. This has impacted the way lessons are delivered as we now get exposed to mind-maps, group activities and even writing journals in class! You would have probably found some activities more...Read More
From young, I never really liked the roller coaster nor thrill rides. Due to peer pressure, I found myself on such rides more than once but each time not quite sure why I subjected myself to that kind of trauma! Perhaps you are like me, or perhaps you swing to the other end where you embrace the adrenaline that comes from the unknown/fear factor. Our ability to stomach risk will determine...Read More
I recently had a conversation with a 17 year old who told me that she and her friends knew they needed to save. They even went to the extent of setting up separate bank accounts to isolate money that they try not to touch. However, that didn’t work! They always found themselves dipping into the account to buy stuff.
This experience is not unique. Many of us have been taught to save and...Read More
It’s been 6 months since we got ourselves present in Perth, Western Australia. So far, it’s been a steep learning curve for me as I got myself acquainted with the culture here, and tried to figure out how to set up a business in all sense and aspects. Australia is very different to Singapore, and as I like to say, I probably learnt more in the past 6 months what didn’t work...Read More
I used to think of networking as a dirty word, but now looking back, I can better appreciate the benefits of networking. Adam Grant’s Give and Take was instrumental in causing this mindset shift. I used to view networking as full of takers, just wanting to see how they can benefit. Now, networking to me is a bunch of people who come together to both give and also take, sometimes...Read More