Experiencing pregnancy fatigue
Apr22

Experiencing pregnancy fatigue

Experiencing pregnancy fatigue? Here are some solutions to overcome it For those that have experienced pregnancy before, then you should know that one of the most common complaints about it is fatigue. This is because at the stage your body is working overtime and you will find yourself very exhausted even after a normal day. Some will feel surprised at how constantly tired they are, however you should not have to worry as this is a...

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Raising good children
Apr03

Raising good children

Parenting refers to activity of bringing up a child that covers their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development from infancy until they reach adulthood. It can be a difficult and heavy responsibility particularly for first-time parents. To ensure that your kids experience a balanced development during infancy, here are some practical suggestions to raise happy kids. Parenting in its simplest form would be –...

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Is Homeschooling the next and better education?
Apr03

Is Homeschooling the next and better education?

The uncertainties encircling around the Malaysian education system are causing a lot of uneasiness among Malaysians today. The government’s flip-flop decision making in issues related to the education system has caused parents, teachers and everyone involved to take drastic steps. Rising demand to leave public schools Most of the private schools in Malaysia are now converting their syllabuses from the local system to the more...

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Teaching your kids to get along with teachers
Apr03

Teaching your kids to get along with teachers

It is often a common complain from our kids about their teachers. Whether it is primary school or nursery, it does not really matter as some kids tend to dislike some teachers. Perhaps a handful of teachers would actually take the time to make every student like them or be approachable at least, but in reality getting along with the teachers would always be a good thing because it will allow your kid to have a better time in class...

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What your kid should know about learning
Apr03

What your kid should know about learning

Things to teach your kids about learning As parents, we would want the best for our kids, and that includes giving them the best education you can afford or at least send them to the best school you can possibly find. Whether it is a public or private school, it does not matter if your kid do not benefit from them. This is vitally one of the biggest common mistakes parents make about children education. They think that that best...

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How to cope with your kid’s nightmares?
Apr03

How to cope with your kid’s nightmares?

Your kid ran into your room and told you about monsters and being chased by dinosaurs. Worse still it was a horror story. You are pretty much sure that it was a nightmare, which to some extend you are not sure how to cope with. The truth is there are no way we can prevent nightmares and unless the child is having a similar nightmare every night, you need be too alarmed at the moment as there are always methods to go about with it. You...

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How to deal with your kid’s stress
Apr03

How to deal with your kid’s stress

Human beings faces stress. Adults have stress to take care of everyday. So do the kids and the children. While you might be more than happy to consult a yoga instructor or go for a boxing match with your mates to deal with the stress you feel at work, kids will require a different approach altogether. Of course you might be thinking that how would kids be having worries when all they do is play and go to school. For them, stress is...

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How to deal when your baby is teething
Apr03

How to deal when your baby is teething

The teething process for baby’s and newborns often start around as early as their third month onwards. This can sometimes be very distressing as the it is when the baby is crying more often than before as the teeth starts making its way out of their gums. As parents you are not sure what to do as you seemed helpless in one way or another. The whole process takes a while to complete and hence you will find that it gets incredibly...

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Why Kids Hate School?
Apr03

Why Kids Hate School?

How to deal with your kids when they hate school. Now hating might be a big word but it is often a word used by kids whenever they talk about school. ‘I hate school’ is a common phrase spoken. When they were younger they only cried when its school time, but as they grow older, they learn new words and once they know the extent of the word ‘hate’ they use it whenever they can to tell you how much they do not...

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Stressing the importance of homework
Apr03

Stressing the importance of homework

So no one is an expert in teaching, especially parents. But as parents you tend to want to be there for your kids when it comes to their homework. How then should you do it? One of the more common traits of parenting is really to ensure that your kids finish their homework. After that they can watch TV, play the computer and so on. Everything that they like doing, they must first do what they don’t like. That is the rule, it has...

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Practices and restrictions during confinement period
Mar29

Practices and restrictions during confinement period

Practices and restrictions for confinement mothers vary between religion and cultures. But nevertheless, the rules and practices imposed are meant to pamper and nurture the mothers to assist them to regain pre-pregnancy state. Here are some practices and restrictions you need to learn among different cultures. Chinese confinement According to Chinese beliefs, mothers are not allowed to wash their hair during the confinement period....

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Malaysia Scholarship
Feb23

Malaysia Scholarship

Malaysian students today enjoy various facilities provided by Malaysian government in terms of education amenities and loans. Upon graduating from secondary school and acquiring SPM results, student with excellent results in the examination can apply for scholarships given out by MARA, JPA, UM, USM and plenty other governmental and private agencies. Malaysian Government scholarships In the past, the JPA (Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam)...

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How your kid copes with tests?
Nov03

How your kid copes with tests?

Your child will be facing a class test soon and the anxiety is getting to him or her in more ways than one. One thing for sure you are not sure how your kid is going to cope with the test. More so that you are not sure how you can cope with your kid’s coping with that. So you make it a point that you are well aware of the test and try to help your kid come up on top of things in view of all the anxiety and stress that they might...

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No scientific basis to support confinement taboos
Nov12

No scientific basis to support confinement taboos

Woman must spend between 30 and 45 days known as confinement period right after giving birth to nurture their health. Basically, mothers are required to adhere strictly some of the traditional postpartum practices in order to regain pre-pregnancy state and improve their health as soon as possible. However, practices and restrictions for confinement period varies according to your own culture and roots. But bear in mind, these are only...

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Live-in confinement lady
May04

Live-in confinement lady

For some mothers, taking care of themselves after giving birth can be very burdening so much so that it puts them off from wanting to conceive again. The process of childbirth can be quite challenging. After all, the mother has to go through nine months of pregnancy. This can be easy and difficult for everyone. After that, they have to go through childbirth and then confinement. Tell any mother to go through 30 days of post-natal...

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Traditional postpartum/confinement practices in Vietnam
Jul16

Traditional postpartum/confinement practices in Vietnam

Postpartum or confinement period is a special phase for mothers and their child to bond relationship. Of course, this period is extremely important for mothers who just gave birth to regain pre-pregnancy state and pamper themselves for better health. Confinement period varies among different beliefs. Important to adhere to practices But nevertheless, the practices and restrictions imposed are meant to improve mothers’ health....

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So, you want to marry your girlfriend. What will your children think?
May08

So, you want to marry your girlfriend. What will your children think?

Failure in marriages is not anything new today. In fact, it has become quite a normal phenomenon in many communities and societies where divorce rates are reportedly rising all the time. The issue really is what happens when you find someone new and decides to get married for the second time. It might be a totally blissful feeling for you to start anew in your love life but this will affect others around you, most notably your...

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Confinement period: Tips and guides for a happy confinement
Apr29

Confinement period: Tips and guides for a happy confinement

Confinement refers to recovery period after a woman gave birth to a child. In order to return to the pre-pregnancy state, a woman must be extra careful and take note on several areas including food, living environment, clothing as well as physical exercise. In these 30 to 45 days, women must pamper themselves as it will affect their health in the future if they neglect this confinement period. Confinement is known as ‘pantang’ in...

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Confinement taboos
Mar22

Confinement taboos

Confinement practices vary between cultures. Mothers should understand each rule of confinement to have the best resting period and restoring health. Some modern mums argue that the ‘rules’ imposed are irrational and unhygienic (not showering for about a month). So, while you are worried about how to get rid of the stretch marks, such taboos might be the least of your priorities. Confinement taboos not medically proven Here are some...

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Indian beliefs during confinement period
Sep12

Indian beliefs during confinement period

Based on Indian beliefs, confinement period for mothers who just gave birth last for 40 days. Similar to Malay culture, Indian mothers are given massage using specially blended oil. It is meant to ‘drive’ away wind in the body and helps mother to regain ideal body figure effectively. Some may opt to use sesame oil to massage the tummy instead of purchasing specially blended oil. Mothers are not allowed to get involved in...

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Divorced?
Aug02

Divorced?

So, you are getting a divorce and no one will teach you that this is something that is only done if and only if, there are no other choices. The situation might be better for both you and your partner but it is surely not the best for the children. Whether you have 1 or several kids, the situation is the same. It gets a lot more complicated if your children are still very young where they are around the primary school ages. It is a...

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Practical and illogical confinement practices
Jul29

Practical and illogical confinement practices

There are tons of practical as well as illogical confinement practices passed on from generations to generations. Some modern mums just simply dismissed it for the ‘rule’ seems to be illogical (for example, not bathing a month and to remain indoor between 30 and 45 days). Hence, you may notice that there are several confinement practices which have been abandoned by modern mums. Take this for example: older generations often advise...

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Items needed during confinement period
Oct14

Items needed during confinement period

Once you have applied for your maternity leave and gave birth to a baby, it is time for you to rest and nurture your health to gain pre-pregnancy state. But before you stay indoor during the confinement period which is between 30 and 45 days, you have to be well-prepared by purchasing several items on the list. Here are some important items needed during your confinement period. According to Chinese beliefs, you are not supposed to...

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What to do when your child tells you “I’m gay”
Aug08

What to do when your child tells you “I’m gay”

This is perhaps one of the most sensitive subjects that a family could ever face. We are not living in a western culture like the United States or in Europe where gay people are expressive and very vocal. In the Asian culture, where family ties are given a lot of prominence and more particularly in Malaysia, when someone admits he or she is gay, they are sometimes shut out by society and the people around them. This is because the...

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What to Do When Your Child Starts Swearing
Jul08

What to Do When Your Child Starts Swearing

Ahmad was speechless one day when after giving his son a mouthful for coming home late that David uttered the ‘f’ word to him. Children today are exposed to all types of information and resources where swearing is involved. This is seen in movies, read in books and even heard in songs where the ‘F’ word and other vulgarities are used. To them, it sounded almost normal and common. So what should you do when your child starts swearing,...

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