Tag Archives: Children

YOUNG BRAT CALLS CAROUSELL SELLER A BITCH FOR NOT GOING TO HIS HOUSE TO DEAL

I'm writing in to share my unpleasant experience with this ill mannered brat on Carousell whom wanted to get only 2 pairs of Mini Fling Joystick from me. FYI, I live in AMK and I work around town area yet he expected me to travel all the way to Jurong to deal with him for just $13.80 when I clearly stated in my post that meetup is only to my convenience, otherwise can opt for mailing as mentioned to him.

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HELICOPTER PARENTING LEADS TO SOFTIE KIDS

I refer to the Straits Times article "More Schools Shoot Down Helicopter Parenting". For those who do not know what helicopter parenting is, it is a term describing parents who hover unnecessarily over their children at the expense of nurturing their child's independence. More schools are now doing this, turning parents away during school hours when they come because their child forgot something. I feel this is a move in the right direction. I don't know when this happened, but we are becoming a nation of softies. Our kids have loss that sense of responsibility, because they know their parents will pick up the slack, or even their maids will come to their rescue of they forgot something, or don't know how to do things. Parents nowadays are so overprotective of their own kids, they are actually driving them from being independent. How long can the kids depend on their parents and their maids? This ban against helicopter parenting should have happened a long time ago, and all schools should have this, not just a token few.

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TAMPINES PLAYGROUND IS SO DIRTY, HOW TO LET KIDS PLAY THERE?

Will you let your children play if the playground is so dirty? A resident spotted this and complained to Tampines Town Council for its complacency in cleaning up the playground near her house. This does not appear to be a recent issue since she said nothing has been done despite her repeated complaints.

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PRI SCHOOL GIRL BULLIED IN SCHOOL BY BOY WHO PUNCH, KICK & PUSH HER

My daughter has been very friendly in school but recently she has been bullied by a younger boy whom punch,push and kick her. Just April and my girl has sustained severe injuries twice to thrice which is not her own fault. She was pushed down and till now it still hurt from Jan as it never got to recover due to getting hurt on the knee.

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BREASTFEEDING SHOULD BE ALLOWED ANYTIME, ANYWHERE?

Breastfeeding mothers should be free to breastfeed their children any time, any where, says a reader who goes by the name Mrs Ma De Nai. She says she was inspired by Cheryl Lee's post about her experience breastfeeding in public, which was photographed by a passerby and uploaded on the internet. When asked simply what she thought of being exposed online, she said, "It's just a breast."

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