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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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    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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    Your Kid, The Bully!
    Bullying is on the rise in Malaysia and is increasingly drawing media attention. Bullying is an aggressive behaviour that is intentional, hurtful and repeated. With bullying, there is an imbalance of strength, victims are harassed, taunted, rejected and assaulted by one or more individuals. Children who bully often want to have power over others. Bullying ...
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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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    Why Do A Mammogram?
    According to the 5th Malaysia Population and Family Survey, 2014 only 27.3% of married women aged 40-59 years had ever done a mammogram. Out of that, more than two-third had their screening sometime within the last 3 years. It’s clear that the number of women going for mammogram is far too low and the majority ...
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    Malnutrition & Pregnancy
    Malnutrition is a broad term for: under-nutrition or over-nutrition insufficient intake or exceeding nutrient requirements for healthy growth and maintenance The main causes of malnutrition: Inadequate intake of nutrients/calories that fall short of pregnancy demands. Lack of knowledge about adequate prenatal nutrition, or dietary taboos associated with pregnancy. Loss or lack of appetite due to ...
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    Expressing Breast Milk: Safety & Hygiene
    Location: Find a clean place to express in. Avoid using a toilet, bathroom, kitchen or other places where food is prepared. Wash hands thoroughly before starting. Equipment cleanliness: Use soap and water to clean your pump. Dry it with fresh paper towels. Remember to sterilise it every day. Expressing: Continue pumping as long as your ...