That Sunday walk at 6pm

Yes, the walk starts at 6pm every Sunday unless it pours. No, not with the dog but with your son and both of you will return in an hour with new-found secrets and the smirk that never fails to amuse your spouse. Is that a familiar scene in your life? We call it the family ritual effect and it is good.

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Put your management skills to work in the family

MANY of us spend at least 10 (if not more) hours at the office managing issues, meeting people, motivating team members, generating another innovative idea to outdo our competitors and strategising that quantum leap in the next financial year. More often than not, we think what we have done at the office stays in the office. Sounds logical but surely if you have done a good job at work, there must be something right that you can apply back home.

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Talking point

COMMUNICATION in a home with children can and should take fresh and fun ways.  By keeping the method interesting to them, we could promote a habit of talking and sharing on issues dear to our/their hearts, even as they grow older, and before a lack of communication becomes an issue. The following is a simple idea of creating a conversation or discussion hub, taking advantage of a natural family gathering point in the home.

 

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Make a date with your child

Teen Sponganalist Jofid Leong delves into the tween world and suggests how to use your knowledge of kids fads and trends in your advantage to connect and improve the relationship with your child.


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Cool websites: Know how to engage your tweens

If Second Life means reincarnation, you definitely belong to what your child would describe as the old world. The internet is our children’s lifestyle, they literally breathe, eat and live with it regardless of your opinion. Rather then battle with your child endlessly on the usage, join them, have fun and learn with/from them. Teen “Sponganalist” Lin Daokuan offers you a second chance to Second Life and more!

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