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Young Parents

January - February 2019

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).

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12 Issues


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editor’s note

Like the new Young Parents print edition? It’s not just a cosmetic design change, though. We’re constantly evolving to meet the needs of you, our dear readers, so here’s what to expect from YP this year: We’re just a swipe away As parents ourselves – with eight kids among us! – the YP team knows how busy you are. When you want answers now, turn to our website (www.youngparents.com.sg). This is where you’ll find our articles and videos on pregnancy and baby care, development, education and family life, as well as promotions and events. Sharing is caring The great thing about being a parent is how complete strangers suddenly become BFFs on social media because of their kids. Follow our Facebook, Instagram and Youtube accounts for the latest updates…

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our experts

EDUCATION Dr Cynthia Lim is a senior lecturer in the Early Childhood Education Programme at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. She has a 12-year-old son. Brian Caswell is the dean of Research and Program Development at Mindchamps. He has 15 grandchildren. Dawn Lim is the curriculum advisor at Star Learners. She has four children aged eight to 16. PSYCHOLOGY Dr Carol Balhetchet is a clinical psychologist with more than 20 years of experience in schools, the social services sector and the private sector. She is the author of Dr Delinquent: A Guide To Decoding The Teenage Years, and has three children in their 20s. PSYCHIATRY Dr Cornelia Chee is a psychiatrist and director in the Women’s Emotional Health Service at the National University Hospital.…

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show your true colours

We were instinctively drawn to these silicone colouring mats, which feature adorable doodles by Jessica Tan, a Singaporean mummy whose doodling habit has turned into a homegrown business. Keep the iPad at home and bring these FDA-safe and washable mats along on your next outing – we’re certain that they’ll keep the kids happy and occupied for hours. Prices start from $17.90 for a mat without washable markers, from www.drawnbyjessica.com ■…

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new year, clean slate

Cotton knitted top, $49.95, and denim skirt, $49.95, both from www.seedheritage.com LEFT Cotton polyester tulle dress, $35.95, from www.hm.com. Alexis Mini faux leather frill runners, $29.90, from www.mothercare.com.sg. Canvas backpack with blue-crop robot motif, $1,820, from www.gucci.com RIGHT Embroidered cotton short-sleeved shirt, $760, cotton single breasted jacket, $1,080, cotton bermudas, $580, and lace-up leather shoes, $640, all from www.gucci.com. LEFT Cotton-polyester tulle dress, $95, from www.lepetitsociety.com RIGHT Cotton dress, $75.90, from www.fb.com/GingersnapsSG.Notebook, $24.90, from www.kikki-k.com ■…

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separation anxiety, bullies and other preschool blues

“My kid has separation anxiety and can’t bear to leave my side when I drop her off at school.”“Starting a new preschool can be positioned as an exciting change rather than a fearful change,” says Coreen Soh, deputy general manager at The Little Skool-House International.“So, tell your child all about the positives of going to school, but also make sure that she’s prepared for the negatives. Identify various plus points about the school and show how these align with her interests.“To help with the transition from home to preschool, bring your child to the orientation session and allow her to participate in pre-enrolment activities.” “Kids are greatly influenced by their parents’ emotional state, so be calm when you drop her off.”Another way to minimise her anxiety is to talk…

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4 ways to get along better with your kid’s teachers

Coreen Soh of The Little Skool-House International shares her tips: LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH THEM Most preschools offer a number of platforms where parents and teachers can connect. These may be class-based or centre-based and allow for teachers and parents to work on shared goals together, discuss perspectives, seek support, and get to know each other better. AFFIRM THE TEACHERS’ EFFORTS Teachers do appreciate it when parents acknowledge their efforts, and it’s always good to show your care and concern for them.SHOW THAT YOU’RE INVOLVED IN YOUR CHILD’S PRESCHOOL LIFE There are many ways to go about this – you could be a parent volunteer, respond to the teacher’s emails or notes, or simply have a chat with her during drop-off or pick-up.SHOW RESPECT WHEN…