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    Anxiety Disorders In Children
    Some amount of anxiety is normal and can even be motivating. It helps us stay alert, focused, and ready to do our best. But anxiety can become overwhelming and in severe cases, interfere with a child’s life (e.g. school performance and peer relationships). Left untreated or ignored, it can manifest to become anxiety disorders, the ...
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    Let's Play
    ‘Play’, simply put, is a spontaneous activity that children do to amuse and occupy their time. Play helps children develop socially, emotionally, physically as well as train and enhance their cognitive abilities. The nature of play offers children a chance to control unpredictable events by employing certain skills such as creativity, problem solving, negotiation, cooperation, ...
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    Introducing Complementary Foods
    Did you know? Research shows that constantly exposing children to a wide variety of flavours and textures is important. Many babies/toddlers will accept foods after being exposed to it several times. They are also more likely to eat foods that they see their peers and parents are eating. If your child refuses to eat what ...
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    Engaging All His Senses
    The first three years of your baby’s life are critical for him to develop, both physically and mentally. To optimise his brain’s development, he will need to be constantly stimulated. In a newborn, about 1.8 million synaptic connections are developing per second and whether these connections survive or wither away depends on the nature of ...
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    Shake That Booty!
    Dance can be considered a form of learning which most children will not only enjoy, but also find it a fun way of learning by doing (kinaesthetic learning). Best of all, with the increasing statistics of child obesity, dance represents an excellent form of exercise! After all, it is part of the Ministry of Health’s ...
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    Kids & Sleep
    Sleep plays an important role in brain development in children and young adults and it is crucial that they get enough sleep for their brains and bodies to grow and develop. Research has shown that sleep is crucial for alertness and many other key functions in school-going children. Our children now have very hectic schedules. ...
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    Complementary Foods Made Easier
    By the time your little one is six months old, it is time to get him started on complementary foods. When you introduce complementary foods to him, be sure to start with soft, liquid or pureed foods. At this point in time, his main source of nutrition should still come from breast milk – complementary ...
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    Chubbier is Not Better: Stop Childhood Obesity
    Nutrition Survey of Malaysian Children (SEANUTS Malaysia) showed that the prevalence of overweight and obesity for children 6 months to 12 years old were 9.8 % and 11.8 %, respectively. Other studies conducted by the Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM) show a higher prevalence of childhood obesity in Malaysia: NSM study (2010) in Kuala Lumpur, ...
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    Get Your Child Moving
    As a parent, your child’s health should be your top priority. An important but often overlooked aspect is ensuring that he gets enough physical activity on a daily basis. The type of physical activity referred to here is the outdoor rather than indoor type and there is research linking physical activity to better sleep and ...
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    Making Your Own Baby Food
    Complementary feeding should start once your little one is six months old. This is the perfect time for you to inculcate a healthy eating habit from a young age as you will have full control of the ingredients that go into his meals. Here, we highlight some simple tips you can quickly put to use ...