The Power of Affirmation

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?...
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...
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...
Raising Socially Competent Kids

Raising Socially Competent Kids

by Focus on the Family / Judith Xavier   What is EQ and why is it important? For decades now, well-meaning parents have focused their efforts on building and nurturing their children’s intelligence quotient (IQ), believing it to be a prerequisite to successful lives....