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    Instilling Soft Skills in Adolescents
    As parents, we often want the best for our children. Many parents push their children to strive in terms of their academic skills, but in this day and age, just having a strong background in traditional ‘hard’ skills like writing, mathematics and science alone is not enough. With the job market becoming more competitive, how ...
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    Instilling Soft Skills in Adolescents: All work and no play…
    It is very common for today’s child to have little chance to simply be a child. Most children are busy with school, after-school activities, homework, extra classes for music, maths, etc. Odds are high that if you ask any schoolgoing child whether they enjoy going to school, you will get a resounding ‘NO!’. The key ...
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    Instilling Soft Skills in Adolescents: It All Begins From Home…
    The best place for your child to get started on soft skills is at home. Remember, a child typically learns by emulating those around him, so the family has a critical role in moulding him. He will learn what the expected behaviours are and you can take it a step further, by teaching him about ...
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    Instilling Soft Skills in Adolescents: Life After School
    There is absolutely no doubt that every child needs an education. This will help prepare them for further studies in college/university or prepare them to join the workforce. However, while every parent wants their children to excel in school, you should be aware that academic performance alone is not enough. In order to truly prepare ...
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    A Journey Through Autism
    Autism, also known as autism spectrum disorder or ASD, is a lifelong developmental condition that is characterised by persistent problems in social communication and interaction, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests or activities. It’s called a ‘spectrum’ because people with it may have challenges/problems that run from mild to severe, with different ...
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    A Journey Through Autism: Helping Families with Autistic Children
    As a parent, once you have gotten over the initial reactions, it’s time to move forward and look at places to get help. There are many NGOs, forums, institutes and societies that parents with autistic children can go to for help. The main focus of any of these establishments is usually to: guide parents so ...
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    Nurturing Family Wellness
    Families face major issues – everything from depression and anxiety to substance abuse and medical problems. Despite all of these challenges, families continue to be one of the most important sources of support, affection and meaning in people’s lives. If a family is to function effectively, the overall wellness of the family should be nurtured ...
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    Good Nutrition and Fitness - Key to Healthy Families
    Proper nutrition and exercise are vital to keep your family healthy. A healthy lifestyle will also ensure your children are able to reach their full potential. You may be thinking that your family’s busy routines and strict schedules are legitimate excuses not to stay fit, eat well, and maintain a healthy lifestyle – this could ...
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    Achieving Inner Health
    Family wellness is not just about physical health; it involves caring and being supportive of family members, who embrace each other’s differences and unique qualities. This type of wellness stimulates the development of the individual’s potential and helps shape a person’s character, thus helping each family member to grow and cope with life’s many challenges. ...
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    It’s Time for Some Digital Detox
    There are vast differences in how the modern family spends their family time when compared to the yesteryears. Not only are kids nowadays immersed in electronic games (e.g. iPad, XBox, Playstation, etc.) in their spare time rather than more physical games with their neighbourhood friends such as ‘police and thief’ or guli (marbles) – worst ...