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Family & Parenting
Young Parents

Young Parents June 2018

Young Parents is monthly parenting magazine for families with children up to age nine. It is the go-to guide for parents who value its local trend stories on everything from education to health, relevant tips from experts and comprehensive resources. Young Parents also offers two reads in one, with Young Parents Baby – the essential guide for parents with babies aged two and below – designed as a magazine within the magazine. The 25-year-old publication has won numerous awards, including Magazine of the Year (MPAS Awards 2011).

Country:
Singapore
Language:
English
Publisher:
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
Frequency:
Back issues only
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2 min.
editor’s note

“I want to quit my job to spend more time with pmy kids.” When a mum says this, other mums nod in empathy. But how would you react if a dad said it? One of the fathers we interviewed in this issue (page 60) did that – twice. The first time was when his oldest child was just a toddler and he was travelling so much that he saw his son only on weekends. The second time was when he only had about an hour with his kids on weekdays. “At the end of the day, I asked myself, what is it that I want out of life? And to me, the kids are of utmost importance,” he told us. Out of that soul searching came the idea for a childcare business, which has…

1 min.
we’re on instagram!

Geox scores with these World Cup-themed shoes for little feet. Meet Dr Strange and more superheroes at Nex mall’s Avengers: Infinity War movie exhibition till June 30. Morganfield’s offers two new sauces, Candied Peach BBQ and Smokey Bacon Bourbon, for its signature ribs to celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Day. Kids enjoy a panoramic sea view as they play at the Little Panda Club onboard the Genting Dream cruise liner. Can you believe that no butter, egg and regular sugar are used in the making of these gorgeous bites? Read more on page 80. What a cool craft kit from the Asian Civilisations Museum to launch its new exhibition, Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City exhibition. Follow us and find out what the Young Parents team is up to.…

2 min.
our experts

EDUCATION Brian Caswell is the dean of Research and Program Development at Mindchamps. He has 15 grandchildren. Helen Marjan is the CEO and director of Studies at Lorna Whiston Schools. Her three children are in their teens. June Rusdon is the chief executive officer of Busy Bees Asia. She has three kids in their 20s. Fiona Walker is the group managing director of Julia Gabriel Education – Julia Gabriel Centre, Chiltern House Preschool and Chengzhu. Her son is aged 14, and her daughter is 11. Dawn Lim is the curriculum advisor at Star Learners. She has four children aged eight to 16. PSYCHIATRY Dr Cornelia Chee is a psychiatrist and director in the Women’s Emotional Health Service at the National University Hospital. Her daughters are in their teens. CHILD PSYCHOLOGY Dr Richard C. Woolfson is a child psychologist based…

1 min.
this month, we ask

How do I discipline my kid positively? Discipline involves helping children develop self-control. It is about setting limits and correcting behaviour, through encouragement, modelling and experience, rather than punishment. Remember, it is normal that your child pushes boundaries to see what is and isn’t acceptable. When things go wrong, you should: • Show her how to make amends if she’s too young to do it alone. • Expect restitution if rules have been broken. For example, make sure the toy is returned. • Take action yourself. Say sorry if you have broken a rule or hurt someone’s feelings. • Allow natural consequences. If your child has forgotten to bring her workbook, let her be reminded by her teacher. • Set and apply reasonable restrictions, including grounding or removal of privileges. • Use self-control timeouts. Say: “You can…

2 min.
play it cool

PHOTOGRAPHY VERONICA TAY ART DIRECTION JOYCELYN KOH ASSISTED BY LOY SZE JIN STYLING VIOLET FOO & ZEN CHYE HAIR & MAKEUP LYDIA OO USING YSL BEAUTY & GOLDWELL/ KMS MODELS SARA SOFIA BTE MUHAMMAD SUFHIAN & CHING SHANG REN KIEREN PROPS AND SOCKS STYLIST’S OWN…

1 min.
the baby years

Gotta catch ’em all How good are your ball-catching skills? Your toddler may just outshine you – with help from this smart toy. As he pushes and walks the digger, a ball pops up from the smoke stack and instinctively lands in the scoop bucket before it gets thrown back into the vehicle. (It worked seamlessly three out of five times when we tried, but that’s still fascinating!) Then the fun action starts all over again. Your little one won’t even realise that he’s honing his walking skills while he’s at it. Vtech Pop-a-ball Pop & Drop Digger, $89.90, from leading department stores…