PSLE: Mother Gets Flamed By Internet For Keeping Her Word

In yet another judgey internet moment, mother Soon Lee Yong (who helped set up popular parenting forum KiasuParents.com, to hunt for a primary school for her firstborn son) faced a peculiar situation whereby she trended on social media because of one thing: She didn’t buy a Nintendo DS for her son. This is the story below…

How do I know my child is suicidal? What can I do?

Losing a child to suicide is one of the worst experiences a parent can go through. Is there a way we can protect our children from such thoughts, and get them the help they need? There is quite a bit of information found online on how to spot a suicidal person and what you can…

What would help millennials make babies?

It’s not always about the sex hor… I’m a millennial, and we have been exposed to sex ever since we started watching Friends, or even shows like Beverly Hills for those born in the early 1980s. With the proliferation of the internet during our teens, we probably learnt more about sexual pursuits, conquests and consequences…

Should we teach our kids about racial issues?

When you live in Asia, we are already born deep inside racial issues, even in Japan where their population is relatively homogeneous. It’s a really painful issue to talk about because it’s not something you can exit from, like teenage awkwardness, poverty or being fat. Even talking about it can be more taboo than talking…

How do we measure our children’s worth?

‚ÄčIn Singapore, our children attend primary school for six years from the year they turn six. At age twelve, they sit for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE). From now till 2020, PSLE T-scores are calculated upon a cumulative total of 300, and each of the 4 subjects…

What Is The Biggest Sin In Singapore?

It’s not just about being poor or stupid. I cried at the doctor’s today. On the way home. While doing work. Lying on the bed. Unable to sleep. In a country where showing any weakness is like a death sentence, I cried because my son has a weakness that makes him unable to function like…

ShopBack: Save with cashback, Groupon coupons and more!

What’s the big deal shopping with ShopBack? I had never heard about ShopBack till my colleague returned from maternity leave and started raving about it. Having given birth to twins, you can imagine how much money she spends on diapers, milk powder and other baby-related items. FYI, in 1 month alone, one baby requires about:…

20+ Ridiculous Sports Steals From Decathlon Singapore

I’ve always thought Decathlon was the name of a type of race (like triathlon), so suaku. It was only after my husband’s colleague kept on waxing lyrical about this place (not a race) called Decathlon Singapore that we Googled and finally made a trip down today. Surprisingly I wasn’t able to find many blogposts about…