Top Tips on How to Stay Organized in the Six Week Summer Holidays

It’s something that’s equally dreaded and looked forward to by all parents alike. As the school year draws to an end, and our children are preparing to move up a year in school, you have the inevitable six-week gap in between the end of a term, and the beginning of a new one. Of course, it’s lovely to be able to spend the time with your kids, and you probably have some lovely things planned, but six weeks is a long time for a little one. Kids thrive off routine, and are therefore better behaved … [Read more...]

Tips on How to Teach Your Kids Good Study Habits

Students get excited to go back to school because they get to see their friends again or flaunt their new school gear on the campus. But that excitement, it seems, doesn’t spill over to the actual school work. This feeling will just make doing all their projects and reports all the more difficult to do, even for schools as holistic and open as Montessori schools in Singapore. So, as a parent, what should you do? How can you teach them the value of their education without turning them away by … [Read more...]

What If Your Child Doesn’t Want To Go To College?

As a mom, preparing your kids to go to college can seem like one of your most important duties. It’s ingrained into us that we as moms make sure our kids do well in school and ultimately get into college. The recent scandals involving Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are extreme examples of what moms will do to ensure their kids not only go to college but also that they get into the best. These are moms facing potential jail time because of what is seemingly their own desire to have their … [Read more...]

6 Tips to Help Your Kids During Exams

Examinations are an inevitable part of our lives, irrespective of our age. For young and old alike, the word ‘exam’ brings bouts of involuntary shudders and a perpetual feeling of stress of not being prepared enough for it. Let’s face it, exams are a big menace! Here are some tips to make it seem easier! Before the Prize, Prioritize It is absolutely essential that your kids know that they have your unwavering support, no matter what happens. Knowing that their well-being will always be … [Read more...]

How To Encourage Healthy Eating In Young Children

A healthy and balanced diet is essential for the health and wellbeing of our minds and bodies, and this is no truer than in the case of young children. The foods young children consume don’t just have a direct effect on the heath of their bodies, but also on their developmental growth. With access to the right types of food - and an education about food groups and the importance of nutrition - a child will have increased cognitive function and perform better academically. To encourage a child … [Read more...]

Dealing With Your Kid’s Difficult Homework

Helping your kids with school work doesn’t need to be stressful. Yet “stressful” is how many parents describe their efforts to help their kids with tricky topics. Although most parents are eager to help their kids to improve their study habits, attempts to help with homework may end in disaster if the parents do not understand the work themselves. Parents can still effectively offer help even with challenging problems.  Create a Study Atmosphere Doctor Kenneth Barish, a … [Read more...]

The Best Team To Get a Perfect Itinerary For Your School Trip

Going on a trip outside of the classroom is a unique experience and any sort of trip needs to be well planned and organized in a way that not only stimulated learning for the schoolies but also is a friendly environment that promotes safety. Finding appropriate places for the school children to se will make or break any trip outside of school. Just because something may be appropriate for one person, doesn't mean it will be equally gratifying and proper for another. A team putting together the … [Read more...]

4 Keys to a Successful School Fundraiser

If planning a fundraiser for your child's school fills you with dread, you're not alone. Ask any seasoned school fundraising veteran, and you'll hear the stories. Often, what was supposed to be fun and productive turned into an exhausting campaign with less-than-expected returns. Of course, no one can guarantee a successful fundraiser. And, you have to expect the unexpected. Something invariably happens you didn’t see coming. But, the odds are in your favor if you plan ahead. Don't Do It … [Read more...]