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Video Guide on How to Use the Downloadable Book on Learning Styles

I have received some enquiries on how to maximise the effectiveness of the downloadable Learning Styles book. If you like to download a copy, just sign up for the newsletter or the pop-up. I felt that it was better to create a series of videos to explain how and why...

The Power of Affirmation

by Judith Xavier, Focus on the Family Singapore Parents can build up or tear down their children.   Do you remember the most recent conversation you had with your child? What words did you choose to convey your thoughts? What were the emotions evoked in your child?...

Help! My Spouse is Turning Me from Billionaire to Millionaire!

by Focus on the Family What to do when your spouse seems to be making you both poorer by the minute We received this tongue-in-cheek question at our Crazy Marriage Seminar this year. No surprises that questions on squabbles over money management were one of the most...

Mum, I’m Scared!

by Focus on the Family Strategies to help your child cope with fear    “I’m scared of the dark!” “My tummy hurts. I can’t go to school today.” “There’s a monster in the cupboard!” A child’s fears, both real and imagined, can surface at any time. While it is common...

How to Empower Your Children to Fulfil Their Dreams

As parents, it is natural to have big dreams for our children. It is not rare to hear parents telling their children to study hard so that they can become doctors, engineers, lawyers etc. when they grow up. The idea that our children have to excel academically in...

Quick English Aid #5.1: Handy Descriptive Phrases for “Say”

I was asked what are some descriptive words that can replace common ones. Indeed, most of the time I notice that many students like to use simple vocabulary such as "sad", "say", etc. Thus, I create a list of words on useful vocabulary before I move on to...

Helping Children Become Successful in Future: Self-Control

by Dr Shen Li Lee In the late 1960’s, Walter Mischel, a professor of psychology in Stanford, conducted a series of experiments on children that are now famously known as the “marshmallow tests” (you can read the full details of the study published in Developmental...

Surviving the Challenges of Retrenchment in the Family

by Focus on the Family Whether you’ve been laid-off, fired, downsized, outsized or right-sized doesn’t really matter. If you’ve been forced out of a position without a new one in sight, the road you’re travelling is likely full of speed bumps, potholes and detours....

Quick English Aid #3: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

In 1824, Charles Caleb Colton made this famous quote "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". What most people don't know is that Oscar Wilde later made an extended quote which puts things in perspective for many people, "Imitation is the sincerest form of...

Activities to Help Children Improve their Focus and Self-Control

by Dr Shen Li Lee According to Ellen Galinsky in Mind in the Making, children need focus and self-control to help them achieve their goals. Unfortunately, focus and self-control isn’t something they naturally develop as they grow up, it is something they need to...

Quick English Aid #2: Making Cool Sentences

The Issues with Grammar How does one learn grammar? You know the drill. We spend the first six weeks of every school year drilling and re-drilling  parts of speech, phrases, clauses, types of sentences, punctuation, usage .... before realising that the students are...

How To Get Real Face Time With Your Teen

by Focus on the Family Teenagers – don’t we sometimes wish we understood them a little better, or knew what they were thinking? Why are they always staring at their screens? Why do they keep talking about finding meaning in life? Today’s teenagers are growing up in a...

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