Category Archives: Health and Safety

Your Child Can’t Handle Stress Alone

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Everyone wants their children to be resilient to stress but there is a grave misunderstanding about the origin of resilience. Babies are not born resilient to stress but are born with the ability to become resilient if provided with the right environment. It’s an important distinction. Resilience is the ability to adapt to adversity in […]

What are memes?

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Dear parents, are you confused about memes, or unsure what a meme even is? You’re not the only one. Don’t worry: we’re here to help. What exactly are memes? They can be difficult to pin down. If we absolutely had to define online memes, we’d say they’re visual images or other bits of content that […]

Little moments can make a big difference

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1. Take the plunge As a parent, there are lots of conversations you might rather not have with your children. The idea of willingly starting a talk about sex or their friends’ behaviour may feel very scary. But if you don’t do it, who will? Unfortunately for you, your children are relying on you for […]

One Stop Parental Guide to Social Media

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When it comes to social media, the picture that first comes to our mind are usually teenagers being glued to their smartphones watching INSTA story and even TikTok. There has also been a misconception that social media is only for the younger ones or ‘teens’. However, these days, looking around in public transport or even […]

How Blogging Can Better Help Kids

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In this day and age, the internet is nothing foreign. Most kids are born with the luxury of the internet and answers to their curiosity with just a search away. You must be thinking about how we can help our kids to expose themselves with the internet yet in a way where it’s beneficial to […]

Your Child’s Tech Fatigue

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This spring Zoom was fun when it was novel and then after a while, Zoom fatigue set in! Staring at a screen is exhausting for adults and kids alike! There’s a lot of mental energy to required to learn through Zoom which is different from face to face learning and then there’s overall tech fatigue. […]

Delaying Your Child’s Smartphone Usage

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It is a fact that kids do not have the maturity and perspective to manage constant temptation and the social pressures that come with 24/7 connectivity—so the longer parents can delay the first smartphone, the thinking goes, the better off kids will be. When I was researching this story, a friend messaged and said he […]

Pornography Exposure

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I can still remember the first time I saw a pornographic image. I don’t merely remember when it happened but I remember what it looked like. That first image was about more than thirty years ago, and till today I still remember it vividly. That first image led to more images and a stronger pull […]

Has the digital age ruined the elements of childhood?

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Our children and teens are tormented by dangerously high rates of depression, self-injurious cutting, and other serious emotional problems. This generation’s suffering because of the hopeless and menacing cyberworld they inhabit, elementary schoolers are cyberbullied on social media, teens scroll through grisly photos of self-mutilation online. This digital immersion cuts them off from needed family […]

Conversing with Your Child

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Try not to let your conversations about screen use end up in an argument. Like many controversial topics, discussions around technology will have the power to gain or decay trust. Most importantly, by listening with CARE and responding with LOVE, you will head down the route of building trust. The elements of understanding, respect, and […]