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How to Empower Kids to Play on Their Own

As an introverted parent, I know the importance of downtime and solitary time… because my sanity depends on it.<p>From the time my kids were young …

Kids

Backers have high hopes for new Chinese science university, governed privately

A new private university in China aiming to be among the world’s best within 15 years is seen by experts as a potential key step in the nation’s …

College & University

[Recommended Read] The Gift of Failure: How to Step Back and Let Your Child Succeed

Title: The Gift of Failure: How to Step Back and Let Your Child Succeed<br>Author: Jessica Lahey<br>Format: Paperback | 304 pages<br>Publisher: Short Books …

Parenting

[Ngee Ann Polytechnic] Diploma in International Trade & Business

This unique course gives you a solid grounding in business, trade and logistics, with a global focus. You will gain a broad-based understanding of …

College & University

Using vocational education to teach academic courses

REDMOND, Wash. — On a recent winter morning at Tesla STEM High School, juniors in Kate Allender’s first-period AP Psychology class are busy preparing …

High School

Tuition freeze raises Purdue’s profile — at what cost?

A high-profile multiyear tuition freeze has catapulted Purdue University to the top of many observers’ lists of well-managed public universities, …

College & University

Learn to parent the Parent-Coach way

Every parent wants to be the best parent they can be and desires their children to be happy and successful in life.<p>You may not believe it, but our …

Parenting

[IE University] Bachelor in International Relations

The Bachelor in International Relations is a hands-on, practical and comprehensive programme that prepares students for a career in the international …

Acquainted

6 Must Learn Programming Languages For Kids

Computer programming is an in-demand and lucrative career path, which makes Coding Valley classes aimed at programming for kids a future-looking …

Kids

[Recommended Read] David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Title: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants<br>Author: Malcolm Gladwell<br>Format: Paperback | 352 pages<br>Publisher: Back Bay …

Books

[Ngee Ann Polytechnic] Diploma in Information Security & Forensics

IT security professionals are in high demand to help Singapore succeed in the quest to be a smart nation. With rapid growth in the area of Financial …

Forensics

[Opinion] Here’s an intervention to keep our youngest learners from falling behind

Can we, as a society, influence the earliest years of a child’s life to prevent the academic achievement gap? New research on cognitive development …

The Brain

Inspiring Students: Bringing Awe Back to Learning

Awe might seem like just another three-letter word, but it is so much more. A New York Times article detailed how humans can get goose bumps when we …

Pedagogy

How Old is Old Enough for Kids to be Home Alone?

One of my earliest memories is of my parents getting ready to leave me home alone for the first time, while they went out to dinner. I was in the …

Parenting

Recommended Online Courses – April 2018

This month, we turn our attention to courses for parents who have children with special education needs. You can also download relevant publication …

Autism

[Course Spotlight] Bachelor in International Relations – IE University

The Bachelor in International Relations is a hands-on, practical and comprehensive programme that prepares students for a career in the international …

Acquainted

[Recommended Read] The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do and How to Change

Title: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do and How to Change<br>Author: Charles Duhigg<br>Format: Paperback<br>Publisher: Random House<p>In <i>The Power of Habit</i>, …

Behavior

Formulate a Standardised Testing Plan

Even if your child ends up applying to many universities that do not require standardised tests or have a test-optional plan (you can submit …

Study Skills

[Course Spotlight] Bachelor in Business Administration – IE University

The Bachelor in Business Administration is an innovative, international programme that will help you develop the necessary business acumen to pursue …

Small Business

When body meets mind in learning

A teacher stands at a white board in front of her fourth-grade class and begins teaching one of math’s most fundamental concepts: the meaning of an …

Teaching

Are science fairs unfair?

Springtime is science fair season. Thousands of kids across the country, from elementary through high school, spend weeks or months coaxing seedlings …

Science

[Course Spotlight] Diploma in Engineering Technology – Auston Institute of Management

The Diploma in Engineering Technology aims to produce graduates with the knowledge and understanding needed to make a significant early contribution …

Engineering

[Movie Review] Peter Rabbit

“Look at him,” Peter Rabbit seethes. “Pure evil. He even cuts grass angry.” Peter, of course, is referring to his mortal enemy, old Mr …

Date with Dad – 10th Anniversary Edition

Believe it or not, this event is now in its 10th year! Organised by Focus on the Family Singapore, <i>Date with Dad</i> provides the opportunity for fathers …

[Opinion] Want to help college students with special needs to succeed? First, stop saying ‘disadvantage’

When most people think about diversity, they tend to mainly consider race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and nationality.<p>I would like to …

7 Toy Chest Storage Solutions To Manage The Mess | Parents' Guide® Asia

Toys are both a blessing and a curse. Play is an essential part of learning and childhood, but no one knows pain like a parent who has just stepped …

[Course Spotlight] How To Work Effectively With Different Personality Styles Through DiSC

DiSC® is a personal personality assessment tool used to help one better understand themselves and to adapt their behaviours with others. It is widely …

My Scholarship Journey – Benjamin Choi

<i>Name: Choi Beng Yen Benjamin <br>Year Awarded Scholarship: 2011 <br>Scholarship Scheme: DSTA Scholarship <br>Course of Study: Computer Science (undergraduate &</i> …

Giving My Daughter Roots and Wings

As a father, my goal is to give my two children roots to grow and wings to fly. Denis Waitley — in his poem <b>Roots and Wings</b> — beautifully expressed …

The DSTA Scholarship application is now open!

Does your child have a passion for science and technology? Get a DSTA scholarship to kick-start their dream of an exciting career in the Defence …