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Young Parents November 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).

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editor’s note

There are so many kid-friendly things to do in Singapore now that parents are really spoilt for choice. That said, all that fun can really burn a hole in your wallet, especially during the school holidays when you need to keep your little ones entertained. So, in this School Holiday Issue, we’ve rounded up some of the best places that are fab, fun – and most importantly – free (page 38)! From amazing playgrounds to fire station visits, these outings are your go-to resource for entertainment on a budget. We’ve also highlighted some must-see and must-do school hol activities (page 44), as well as staycay deals (page 48) and great family brunches (page 46), so you’re all set for the long break. Make sure to like our Facebook page (www.fb.com/youngparents) and bookmark our…

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we’re on instagram!

Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and friends have made their way to the My Little Pony X Kumoya cafe! Mindchamps sent us a yummy Children’s Day cake. How thoughtful! New parents whipped up delish meals at our recent Baby’s First Foods Cooking Workshop. Were you wowed by the sand sculptures at the Sentosa Sandsation: Marvel Edition, too? Our kids loved the artworks on this Pilot Pen range, which were designed by student artists from Rainbow Centre’s Talent Art Programme. Check out these microfigures of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger from the new Lego collection. Follow us and find out what the Young Parents team is up to.…

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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…

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this month, we ask

I’m unhappy that my child didn't do well in his exams. How can I help him improve? Don’t lash out at your child. One way to control your frustration is to call for a 10-minute time-out, so you have space to cool down. Once you’re ready to speak with him in a more measured and calm manner, the effect would be much better for positive action. Share why you are disappointed, but affirm your love and support for him. Take this opportunity to work out what you both hope to see as improvements in the following year, and assure him that you will journey together to help him achieve that. Alfred Tan, Singapore Children’s Society…

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keep it cool

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make a splash