Category Archives: Friendship and Relationship

The socioemotional impact of online learning during covid

Mother and child discussing

The development of socioemotional wellbeing is paramount to children’s development which can have positive mid-term and long-term effects across the lifespan, hence, efforts must be made to ensure that adults safeguard children’s well-being to counteract the potential harm of social isolation. Adults are also likely to experience the negative effects of social isolation and should […]

Why Minecraft is educational for kids

children loves minecraft

So what’s Minecraft? No, it’s not just a game. It’s a unique computer game. But did you know that it can also be a great learning tool? From academic to social skills, Minecraft can help children reach their full potential. Minecraft is a child-friendly computer game that combines exploration and survival skills. It tests children’s […]

Tech Parenting is all about keeping them safe on social media.

Right now in this tech world we’re in, it’s all about the internet for our tweens and teens, the Internet is social media, and they could sooner give up the games, the videos, and even their browsers if only they can keep what keeps them in touch with their friends. Of course it’s not easy considering […]

Have you noticed your child spending too much time on video games during this lockdown?

kids are playing games

With all these extra time at home, kids are spending a lot of that playing video games. And based on some of the discussions online, I have seen parents asking about how to gauge their kids usage time on video games After doing some extensive research into the social impact of online games, there is […]

5 Important Tech Parenting Questions

We have to acknowledge that as parents, the importance in understanding the role of technology within our family, comes along with knowing what questions to ask and how to answer. With that in mind, here are 5 important tech parenting questions parents should ask themselves, all of which you can find answers to, along with […]

What if you just stopped managing screen time?

Managing screen time has always been a challenge. A great one, especially for this generation. I know, it totally feels like you’re watching a tennis match, with your head going back and forth to the point where you’re starting to get dizzy. Screen time has always been a point of guilt and shame for parents, […]

Empower Your Child Against Bullying/CyberBullying

girl getting bullied

Bullying, the unwanted, aggressive behavior in which a child or teen uses a real or perceived power imbalance, such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity, to control or harm other kids. It can include anything from spreading rumors to name-calling to physical aggression, but this is not simply being rude or unkind […]

New Generation : Interest, Initiative, Investing

Kids are already investing

Millennials have had a reputation for being investment-shy, our research shown that lack of capital has been the number one thing holding them back, and between increased savings among employed young people and stimulus checks, interest in investing saw a major spike in 2020. In fact, most Millennials do have the intention of spending their […]

There is no such thing as a perfect parent

Mother with child interacting

Many of the following mistakes are made in the name of love. Too often we think we are helping our children when the long-term results of what we do may be discouraging. Other mistakes are made because we just don’t know what else to do. Thankfully, one of the foundation principles of Positive Discipline is that “Mistakes […]

Covid Showed Us What Really Matters in Education

child learning from home with mask during covid19 pandemic

A few weeks ago, I sat down with a few high school students in Singapore. Randomly asked about their virtual schooling experience. The students, in particular, had some good things to say about their virtual experience: They liked that teachers were focusing more on everyone’s mental health and wellbeing, and less on grades. They liked […]