Have a question on how you can better help your child:
- build character
- develop winning personal traits like grit and curiosity
- excel academically
- master learning techniques
- be better exposed to real world careers
- interact better with peers, authority figures and even people they meet for the first time?
(In case you were wondering why we singled out the 6 items above, here’s our take on it.)
Wondering what other parents do in particular situations? Or if your parenting style is appropriate?
Now you can send in your questions and we get our parent panel to answer them!
We all already know that there are no “model answers” in parenting. But also, “it takes a village to raise a child”. Crowd-source your answers by sending in your query to email@example.com. And we will get our parent panel, a delightful bunch of parents and educators, to reply.
They will speak from their hearts, with their own unique perspectives. You will have a chuckle or two from reading their respective witty and insightful comments, maybe gain some fresh perspectives. And then bravely and wisely soldier on in your parenting journey, knowing that you are not alone 🙂
Eugene is the Principal Trainer of MegaChamps, a unique life skills academy for parents and kids. He is highly regarded for his expertise in communication, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.
He was invited to share his parenting views on Channel 5’s Talking Point, and often appears on popular parenting blogs. He has also trained hundreds of primary and secondary school students on communication and leadership, as well as tertiary students in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Prior to training, Eugene was working in the financial industry, and has over 15 years of experience in Communications, Innovation and Leadership, spearheading projects for Singapore Exchange and MNCs including Daiwa and Nomura. Eugene has had the privilege of living and working in Asia’s two main financial hubs – Singapore and Hong Kong – and managed cross-cultural teams covering Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea and India.
Eugene is blessed with a supportive wife and three adorable kids (12 year-old son and two daughters aged 8 and 6). Eugene enjoys bringing his kids to the various parks, reservoirs, libraries and museums in Singapore, to stimulate their senses and to form lasting memories.
Eugene graduated from Nanyang Technological University with an Honours degree in Communication Studies, and received his Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment from the Workforce Development Authority of Singapore.
Meiling is a corporate trainer specializing in business ethics and communication, a parenting coach and a mom blogger. Her business practice is structured in a way that affords her the best of both worlds for the modern woman – a flexible bandwidth to pursue her professions without missing out on her family life.
The mother of two is fiercely passionate about promoting firm family ties based on love, support and presence. Through her workshops and coaching sessions, she aspires to empower parents with the means to support and engage with their children without having to sacrifice their own aspirations. Other than helping moms and dads arrive at a harmonious platform in discipline, education, values and priorities, she also teaches life-skills to students in our local primary schools.
As a mom blogger, her children gets to “go to work” with her. She uses this to her advantage as bonding moments as well as teachable ones. You can read about her adventures with her kids as well as her personal philosophy in modern parenting on her blog, Universal Scribbles. She was recently picked as one of the top 35 Singapore parent bloggers to follow by theAsianparent.com, a leading regional online parenting magazine.
Meiling has been featured multiple times on national television and in our national newspaper, The SundayTimes for her views in parenting. She is excited to be on this parenting panel.
Blogging since 2005, Kelvin Ang is one of Singapore’s top parent bloggers and author of ‘Got Kids Go Where?’, a book featuring 500 things to do with kids in Singapore. He has guest written for Yahoo! Singapore’s Parenting website and was invited as a speaker at Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2015.
He was also a panelist for various public forums, including Singapore Children’s Society’s Forum 2015, KKH’s Parenthood Public Forum 2015 and Social Media Week Singapore 2013.
He has been featured in The Sunday Times, and shared his parenting thoughts on Radio 938 Live, Channel 8, Channel U and several family websites. His articles are regularly found in parenting magazines, while his blog cheekiemonkie.net was named one of the 10 Most Popular Lifestyle Blogs by The New Paper in 2013.
A father of 3 adorable kids, Kelvin is also the co-founder of Daddy Matters, an online community of dads who want to be active and promote active fatherhood for everyone.
Grace is the founder of Learning Journey Education Centre. An educator at heart, she developed the curriculum for majority of the programmes offered at Learning Journey. These include the parent and child playgroup classes, preschool enrichment classes to English and Chinese tuition programmes for Primary, Secondary, Integrated Programme and JC GP Programmes.
Learning Journey has been featured in The Straits Times for both its academic excellence and enrichment classes. The centre has also been awarded the Best in “Creative & Engaging” Learning Centre Award – Parent’s World Best Enrichment & Learning Schools 2014/2015/2016.
Grace is currently pursuing her Masters in Education (Early Childhood Education) at NIE-NTU, and has achieved distinctions for modules in Curriculum Design & Development and Curriculum for Infants/Toddlers in Centre-based Programmes. She is also a certified Problem Based Learning Facilitator. She has taught modules on Culture and Communication, Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving and Creative Engagement. The assessment books she writes is scheduled to hit the shelves at Popular Book Store in 2017.
Being a mother to three children (7 year-old daughter and a pair of twin boys aged 4) she is thankful to have a supportive husband. She enjoys spending her time with her children, doing crazy and fun activities with them and bringing them to all the “free” places in Singapore as she believes that the simple pleasures of life often come without a price tag.
As the founder-teacher at Learning Journey Education Centre, Grace is a bilingual education specialist with more than ten years of experience. She specialises in English and Chinese programmes for Preschool, Primary, Secondary, JC students. She is passionate about helping academically weaker students to love the subject they learn. She is known to be a versatile and patient teacher to her students.
Tracey is a stay-at-home-mother to five lovely children aged six months, four years, seven years, 10 years and 12 years. The former General Paper and Project Work tutor at a local junior college who’s enjoyed coaching and mentoring young people both in church and at work, now spends most of her days at home investing in her lively brood. An intentional parent, she makes it her mission and call to help children imbibe good values, grow character and pursue purpose in what they do.
Her experiences with her own children have taken on many adventurous turns. She is currently homeschooling her two older children through their primary school years with her eldest being a recent PSLE graduate. Together with her husband Jayce, also an educator, they have gone “off the beaten” track in education, embarking two years ago on a year long family sabbatical to Melbourne where they travelled, homeschooled and immersed their children in the public school system there. Her family, hence has explored both conventional and alternative pathways of education in accordance with their family’s priorities, goals and children’s learning needs.
An alumnus of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Tracey writes freelance and enjoys blogging at her website Memoirs of a Budget Mum, where she shares her heart on parenting, frugal play and large family living. She loves crafting, cooking and spending time with her family through simple frugal fun.
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