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Bullying is very common in schools all over the world. It is either you are being bullied or you are the one bullying others. Only in his late twenties did my brother admitted that he constantly fought off bullies from as young as kindergarten. All the while, there was no tell tale sign that showed [...]

Children due to their innocence may blurt out whatever they are feeling or thinking without a second thought. However, bad repercussions may arrive for having teased, insulted or hurt another child with one's thoughtlessness. I want to share with you three real life examples that really happened in my life. It is strange but whatever [...]

When asked what is my favourite animals, I would say turtles and tortoises. From young, I am often fascinated with them. I find it amazing that they can move about carrying their little shells that doubles up as a home.  That everywhere they go, they could carry their home with them. So when I read [...]

A friend at my workplace shared with me that she was constantly worried about her 5 year old son who was constantly sick. He would be down with fever and cough that does not seems to get well. Taking to a child specialist can be quite a costly affair with each visit easily costing up [...]

In a way, it is fortunate because an Aspie usually do not feel lonely. Often, they seemed to be in their own world and are quite comfortable when in their own company. But being with other kids and unsympathetic teachers sometimes can cause them to feel a lot of rejection. A mother would usually suspect [...]

I read this very inspiring article on a mother who struggled with both her daughters who were initially diagnosed with autism. The mother, Marissa wrote on how when her daughter had initially suffered from tantrums, mood swings, tip toed walking, hyperactive, spinning and other signs of children with autism. Her daughter was even self abusive, [...]

From the book, “Your Body Believes Every Word You Say”, written by Barbara Hoberman Levine, she wrote two examples on the effect of words spoken by adults on children: “When I was a little girl, I was severely bow-legged and walked pigeon-toed. My aunt told me, “It hurts me to see that your leg isn’t [...]

There is a good writeup by Prof Dr Christopher Boey Chiong Meng on dealing with children who have diarrhoea or watery stools.  An excerpt contains good tips to prevent children from getting diarrhoea caused by infections: Make sure you feed your child dairy products that have been pasteurised in order to destroy harmful bacteria. Serve [...]

If your child is left-handed, he would probably learn most effectively through visualization and creative tools. The usual education system where logical and analytical thinking is required would leave your child struggling because his mind just operates in a different mode than the usual learning methods that is adapted in the current education system. If [...]

For a long time, I have been very concerned with children taking antibiotics whenever they have fever, cough or flu/cold. Sometimes, it is hard to blame the parents- because a child having fever has to be monitored because fever than goes too high may cause brain damage. And most of the time, both parents are [...]