Helping Children Become Successful in Future: Self-Control

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

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 #2: Making Cool Sentences

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...
How To Get Real Face Time With Your Teen

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...
Self-Control Precedes Success

Self-Control Precedes Success

by Dr Shen Li Lee “Self-control precedes success” was what one of my school teachers always used to say. The real meaning of the adage used to fly right over the top of my head. It wasn’t until I learned about Walter Mischel’s famous marshmallow study that I finally...