Parenting

How to Care for a Child with Special Needs After You Are Gone

“What Will Happen to My Child With Special Needs After I Am Gone?” This is a common question that I have been asked many times working as a play therapist, an assistant psychologist and now a child psychologist in Malaysia. I remember the first time I was asked this question. I hesitated to give an …

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How to Grow a Well-Adjusted Child: Focus on Emotional Development

The Gist of It As a parent you shouldn’t only focus on your child’s physical needs, but emotional ones as well. Developing your child’s emotional health can pave the way to success later in life. Start nurturing your child’s emotional development from a young age with the tips below. You’re all prepared for your first …

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Spot it Early: Red Flags of Autism in Toddlers

The Gist of It Early identification of autism could lead to early intervention which can have a positive impact on your child’s health and well-being. If your child display signs of autism, it’s important to get a professional diagnosis as symptoms could be common among toddlers. There are many behavioral and educational programmes that can …

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Voices: Choosing Between My Child and My Career

About a year ago, I had everything a successful adult could ask for – a lucrative career with fun long-term challenges, marriage to a loving partner and a home with modern conveniences galore. Being secured in life, my wife and I felt ready to welcome more love into our household and last month, we celebrated the birth of …

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Ask the Expert: Which Milk Powder is Best for My 5-Yr Old Child?

Question: I would like to know how I should go about choosing a milk powder formula for my five-year-old daughter. What should I look out for to ensure the milk will be suitable for her? Answer: Milk is an excellent source of nutrients such as calcium, B-vitamins, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, carbohydrates and fats. All of …

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Thinking of Having a Baby? Here’s Your Action Plan to Getting Pregnant

The Gist of It  Get a check-up with your gynaecologist before attempting to get pregnant. Start exercising and eating a nutritive diet to prep your body for a healthy pregnancy. Run through the preparation checklist below to see if you’re really ready to have a baby come into your life. When you want to tie the knot, …

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