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Helicopter Mommy Syndrome

Helicopter Mommy — I am one. Not. Well, maybe.

Being a first-time mother, doubts assail me almost every day on how to properly bring up my son. It doesn’t help when constant comments and well-meaning suggestions (“He is too thin. Feed him more. / The diapers are not suitable. Leaking all the time. / Cover him with blanket at night. It gets chilly”) are turning me into a hovering or “helicopter mommy”.

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You’re Not the Boss of Me!

“NO! Stop that! No means no!”

How often do you hear yourself say that? Or something similar along that nature? Never? You sure are one lucky parent. Well, for those ‘unlucky’ few, the good news is, you are about to find out some tips on how to be firm with your children.

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Taming Toddler Tantrums

Before becoming a mother, I would wonder why parents let their kids shout and run around in a restaurant. I would wonder why parents let their kids cry loudly while they stood by or walk away. I would wonder why parents let their kids roll on the ground crying and flailing their little arms and legs. Were they bad parents?

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Tough Love

tough love noun -promotion of a person’s welfare, esp. that of an addict, child, or criminal, by enforcing certain constraints on them, or requiring them to take responsibility for their actions -an expression used when...

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Hilarious Parenting Comics by Brian Gordon

Many of us, as first-time parents, are on a roller-coaster journey of parenthood. On some days, the kids are angelic and you have great days. On the other days when the kids drive you up the wall, those…

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When Your Maid Becomes Your Child’s Parent

With the dwindling number of local domestic helpers, many families are forced to hire foreign maids. In Malaysia, there are currently about 300,000 foreign domestic workers. However, many families do not just leave the daily chores to the maids but also entrust them with the care of their children.