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Reasons Why Children Sometimes Don’t Study

We can sometimes observe how our children study at their desks. While studying or doing tuition centre homework, they may be staring blankly at their work. They may start doodling on their Math tuition papers, or fiddle around with their stationaries…

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Tips For Quality Shut-Eye

SingHealth Duke-NUS Sleep Centre conducted a sleep study in 2018. It highlighted that 80% of adolescents get less sleep than the recommended 8 – 10 hours. Another study showed that lack of sleep at a young age has long-term adverse effects on the brain…

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5 Foods to Boost Brain Power

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) conducts a National Nutrition Survey every few years. The 2018 report found that Singaporeans’ diet quality has improved tremendously. More Singaporeans are consuming food sources with wholegrain, fruits and vegetables…

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How to Ace PSLE Listening Comprehension: The Best 5 Tips

The Listening Comprehension PSLE examinations are set to start on 18th September 2020. With this being the first written paper, students may feel nervous and anxious. Even if the LC component only comprises 10% of the subject, it is important to do well to kick off the written components with a ‘bang’. Being able to do well (and hopefully score full marks) will set the best mindset for the remaining papers. English tuition centres in Singapore may not have covered the LC component. Here are our 5 tips on how to ace the PSLE listening comprehension…

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Stress-relief Tips for Students (Part 2)

Positive affirmations are statements that are used to challenge negative thoughts. When feeling stressed, it is easy to slip into a spiral of negativity. Imagine your child is struggling with some tuition centre homework. Your child may start thinking negative thoughts. Words that are often uttered are, ‘I am never going to improve!’ or ‘I am so dumb and weak in Math’…

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Stress-relief Tips for Students (Part 1)

Last week, we discussed how parents can look out for stress symptoms in their child. This week, we will discuss tips on how to manage stress. It is imperative to know how to deal with stress; poor management may snowball into mental health conditions like anxiety. In an academics-driven and prevalent tuition centre culture in Singapore, it is no surprise that such conditions have increased over the years. To encourage cultivating stress-management habits, we have come up with the easy-to-remember acronym RELAX…