Be Humble

Relationships marked by greater humility can help moms and dads in the transition to parenthood. What qualities do we look for in a prospective co-parent? Partner preferences usually involve some winning combination of physical attractiveness, status and resources, at least according to evolutionary theory. But there’s another quality we might be overlooking in the search … Read more

ISSP APRIL PARENTING SEMINAR: THE POWER OF POSITIVE WELFARE

“People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.” – Albert Bandura The focus of the seminar is to discuss the difference between Restorative and Retributive (Punitive) … Read more

Love Connection

Why attachment parenting is not the same as secure attachment In the months leading up to birth, a pregnant woman begins to read about childrearing, including a book called Attachment Parenting by pediatrician William Sears and registered nurse Martha Sears. They advocate for a collection of seven practices they call the Baby Bs: “birth bonding, breastfeeding, baby-wearing, bedding close to the baby, belief in the baby’s cry, … Read more

Wear Your Baby

Slings in Saigon – the low-down on local Attachment Parenting If you’ve heard of Attachment Parenting – the movement founded on the notion that babies thrive on physical contact and closeness to their parents – you’ve probably heard of ‘babywearing.’ As parents explore natural ways to nurture their children through touch and a sense of … Read more

Sign Language for Babies

Communicating before your child can talk I’VE ALWAYS FOUND it odd the way we communicate with babies. Some of us babble away to our kids as if they’re thoroughly versed in adult concepts, while others wheedle and croon in a horrid mush of words ending in ‘iddle’ – but the one thing that everyone loves … Read more

Cyber safety

How to make sure your child surfs the web safely. How safe is your child online? A question that, in all likelihood, didn’t concern our parents when we were children. However, advancements in technology over the past 20 years have led to a point where we need to be more vigilant than ever. Children now … Read more

Teaming Up

Parents and teachers partnering up to enrich the learning experience. Choosing your child’s school is only the first step in a parent’s participation in the learning process. Besides supporting their teachers, parents can be very instrumental in helping their children succeed by working in productive partnership with their child and school. Below are eight every … Read more