children

Insight into why kids turn into bullies and experience of being bullied

Why kids turn to bullies and experience of being bullied

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 [...]

Why a child should never laugh or tease another child

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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 [...]

The turtle who thinks he is a dog- meet the Turtle Therapist

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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 [...]

Know the kind of medicine and dosages being prescribed to your children

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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 [...]

Living with an Asperger child

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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 [...]

What to do when your child have autism

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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, [...]

Children with bow leg and Leg Perthes that grow up to be normal

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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 [...]

What to do when a child gets diarrhoea

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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 [...]