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Dear Parents, At this resource centre, you will find out what the four different parenting styles are. There are also articles and videos to illustrate what the different outcomes associated with each parenting style are. Hope you will have a fruitful time exploring them and finding out the parenting style that suits your child best! Regards, Crystal Goh

Types of Parenting Styles & Their Effects

Parenting Style Quiz. Instructions: This quiz is designed to help you better understand your parenting style.

Parenting Style Quiz

For each item, indicate how much you agree or disagree with the statement. This takes most people about 4 minutes to complete. Take your time and answer truthfully for the most accurate results. (If both parents are available, they should both take the quiz and then compare their parenting styles.) Psych Central Research Team Psych Central quizzes are developed by Dr. APA Reference Research Team, P. (2018). How DANGEROUS Are Strict Parents? Giving children space to explore and make mistakes will help them grow. Parent-child connection crucial to well-being of young, Letters on the Web News. We are deeply concerned that the number of suicides for male teenagers aged 10 to 19 hit a record high last year (Record 19 teenage boys committed suicide last year, July 30). Research has shown that young people with a strong and close relationship with their parents are more likely to also report lower levels of depressive symptoms, suicide thoughts, self-harm and conduct problems.

Learning to let go as a parent of a Primary 1 child. SINGAPORE: It's only the third week of school and already I have mixed feelings about my child starting Primary 1.

Learning to let go as a parent of a Primary 1 child

On the one hand, I feel a sense of pride as I witness my son growing in independence and developing new skills. On the other, I wish time would slow down so I can linger with my son a little more. After the first week of school, parents are no longer allowed to walk in with their child. The first morning I had to bid my child farewell at the school gate, I stood watching as his small figure diminished into the distance.

I realised then that I was also witnessing the emergence of his autonomy. As a family, we have tried to encourage independence in our kids from an early age. Now, at the age of 6, my son has to make his own decisions in school – from what to eat at recess, to whom to befriend. I just have to trust him and give him the information he needs to make better decisions. The road ahead of him may be long, but I am heartened to see the first fruits of our labour. When should children be allowed to have their own mobile phones? SINGAPORE: Recent news about the French issuing a nationwide ban on mobile phone use in schools created a slight uproar, with ripples reaching here in Singapore where it is not uncommon to see children as young as those in Primary 1 brandishing their own mobile phones.

When should children be allowed to have their own mobile phones?

We all know the pros and cons of having a phone – the convenience of being able to contact your children versus the danger of falling into different forms of cyber addiction. My first mobile phone. Don’t stash your child’s hongbao money in the bank. Give them a chance to spend it. SINGAPORE: With Chinese New Year closing in on us, have you given thought as to how to handle your children’s hongbao money?

Don’t stash your child’s hongbao money in the bank. Give them a chance to spend it

Some parents allow their children free rein and then wonder what they did with all that cash. Others sweep up (and bank in) all of the hongbao money even faster than you can say gong xi fa cai, for saving towards their children’s education. But in today’s consumer-driven, online shopping world, are these strategies enough? Every Chinese New Year, we set aside a large portion of their hongbao money for saving. Because this runs into the hundreds, we will bank it into our family account, and enter the amounts into a savings spreadsheet, so that the kids can visually track their savings growth. Should you let your 5-year-old run errands outside of home? SINGAPORE: Should a 5-year-old child be out by himself in the streets of Singapore running errands for his parents?

Should you let your 5-year-old run errands outside of home?

On the back of news discussing how a 5-year-old delivered a briefcase to his father 17 MRT stations away, I can understand concerns from readers about safety, and whether a 5-year-old can manage crossing the road by himself, avoiding distractions to stay the course and navigating an unfamiliar territory, armed only with a hand-drawn map. Part of the shock might arise from readers whose similarly aged kids have never done even the simplest of such chores at home before and therefore might be loath to have them embark on such a long, complex, cross-island journey in the first instance.

If I had to do it my way, I'll start small, and have my kid run an errand within walking distance first before allowing him to venture onto the public transport system, and will ensure that I maintain contact, perhaps on a mobile phone. Initiative vs Guilt. 5-year-old Kid Takes The MRT Alone. This mid-year exam season, let children take charge of their learning. SINGAPORE: Parents and children all over Singapore are stressing out over the mid-year examinations.

This mid-year exam season, let children take charge of their learning

The mid- and final-year assessments never fail to work parents into a flurry, often more so than the children taking the papers themselves. As parents, it’s easy to take over the steering wheel, especially if we get the sense that our kids are not coping well. We gear up into manic planning mode, from getting tuition teachers to extend lessons during the pre-exam period, to daily nagging. But what happens to the child in this scenario is not only are they on the receiving end of stress or parental wrath, they also learn a certain passivity. They know that they can afford to sit back because mum or dad will dive in and take charge of things. This generation is perhaps one of the most assisted, most convenienced generations yet. Thanks mum for not being a helicopter parent.

SINGAPORE: Growing up, my mother, who worked a 12-hour shift in retail, wasn’t a prominent figure at home.

Thanks mum for not being a helicopter parent

The only times my siblings and I saw her were before school and just before bed. Our dad who worked “regular” hours was around more. Still, she was fully involved in our childhood. Before leaving for work, she’ll prepare lunch for us to eat after school. My mother is not a helicopter mum and she is amazing. Parents know best, or do they? In today’s Asia, the dilemmas of overparenting.

SINGAPORE: His mid-term tests were coming up, and Wen Zi Xu’s mother wanted to know what scores her 11-year-old would try to get.

Parents know best, or do they? In today’s Asia, the dilemmas of overparenting

His aim: 100 marks for English; 95 and above for mathematics; and above 80 for Chinese, his weakest subject. But she had two words for him about his last target: “Not enough.” The boy replied in consternation: “If I promise 85, you’d blame me if I can’t reach it. Can’t we go slowly?” Welcome to the world of parenting. The Wen family hail from Chengdu, China. 10 Psychology Problems Caused by Parenting Behavior.

WORST Punishments Kids Received From Their Parents.