Everyday life is full of eye use. Adults and children do eye exercises together.

Everyday life is full of eye use. Adults and children do eye exercises together. Source : Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Chiu Shi Cheung Many children today spend a lot of time looking at computers, phones, or reading, which can strain their eyes. There are some acupoint massages that can help children relieve eye strain. The first acupoint we’ll introduce is the “Zan Chuk” point. It’s located at the very front end of the eyebrows, about half an inch downward, at the corner of the eye socket. Another acupoint is called the “Jing Ming” point. It’s located at the side of the nasal bridge, right in the middle between the two eyes, near the inner edge of each

Being a parent can be stressful; it’s important to manage anxiety promptly

Being a parent can be stressful; it’s important to manage anxiety promptly Source: Psychiatrist Dr. Wong Chun Yin As parents, we have to juggle work and family responsibilities. Under significant stress, it’s easy to experience anxiety. Anxiety is a natural, built-in response, and it can protect us when our lives are threatened. However, excessive worry can lead to physical discomforts like a racing heart, stomachaches, muscle tension, rapid breathing, headaches, trembling hands, sweating, or frequent urination. If not addressed in a timely manner, it can lead to more serious emotional issues and can also affect family relationships. Here are three ways to reduce anxiety symptoms. First is practicing relaxation through deep breathing, using diaphragmatic breathing. Inhale

How should I choose between morning and afternoon kindergarten
classes?

How should I choose between morning and afternoon kindergartenclasses? Source : Registered Educational Psychologist, Pang Chi WahEven if approximately seven to eight out of ten parents prefer morning classesfor their children, some may still opt for afternoon classes. When children wakeup and leave for school together with their parents, they can take naps, whichmay lead to better learning. Generally, there are higher expectations forchildren attending morning classes, but what issues might they encounter?However, young children, especially those in K1 or N1, may have longer sleeptimes. Therefore, they may experience emotional issues when getting up in themorning. In such cases, parents should choose afternoon classes for theirchildren, even if they are reluctant. It’s not because you couldn’t

Apart from during reading, can parents utilize dialogic techniques in their
everyday lives?

Apart from during reading, can parents utilize dialogic techniques in theireveryday lives? Source: Educational psychologists, Shum Ka Man and Tang Wai YanThe techniques used in dialogic reading, including questioning and the subsequentinteraction between parents and children, can actually be applied and practiced notonly in reading but also in everyday life.For example, during playtime or when encountering something new while outshopping or seeing objects around, these questioning methods can be applied. As forthe steps, we engage in a conversation and exchange with the child. For instance, if weare playing with trains at home, parents can use a questioning approach like, ‘Whenwe’re on transportation, what do we usually ride?’These methods can encourage children to express themselves more and