Chronic cough? Bronchitis? Or Asthma?

Chronic cough? Bronchitis? Or Asthma? Written by:Cheng Sui Man The children can’t stop coughing, often continuing for an entire month, especially severe in the middle of the night, waking up from coughing, leading to insomnia, and then falling asleep from extreme fatigue. This is torturous for both children and adults! What exactly causes this persistent coughing? Is it sensitivity or inflammation of the trachea? Upon consulting a doctor, it turns out this is also a form of asthma! Children are naturally more prone to having narrower airways due to their young age, making them more susceptible to nasal congestion, snoring, and even shortness of breath even with just a common cold. However, unlike bronchitis, a common

The seven types of interview questions that must be asked in kindergarten interviews

The seven types of interview questions that must be asked in kindergarten interviews Written by: Experienced Education Specialist                      Honorary Advisor of the Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters, Mr. Peter Chiu Wing Tak A parent asked me what questions are essential in a kindergarten interview. The answer is: “There are at least seven essential questions!” Why are these seven questions essential? Because toddlers over two years old only know how to answer these questions, and they will be speechless if asked deeper questions. Here are the seven types of questions: What is your name? (Type of question: Self-awareness) Suggested answer: My name is Chan Siu Ming. Key point: Answer in full sentences, with a subject

hildren’s exposure to biliteracy and trilingualism

hildren’s exposure to biliteracy and trilingualism Written by: Cheng Sui Man One afternoon, as my two-and-a-half-year-old twin boys were eating homemade jelly cups, the older one suddenly said: “Mommy, help me scoop scoop please!” “Huh? Scoop what?” “Help me scoop scoop.” At that moment, the older twin pushed the jelly cup and a small spoon towards me, and I suddenly realized: “You want me to help you scrape the jelly clean from the bottom of the cup!”  “Mommy, help me scoop scoop please!” This short sentence contains biliteracy and trilingualism: Cantonese, English, and Fujian. Those who know Fujian or Taiwanese will understand that the “scoop” that my brother is talking about is not the “buckle” of

How to deal with a bad temper?

How to deal with a bad temper? Firstly, we must understand that it is extremely important for children to be able to express the emotion of anger for their development of autonomy. During early childhood (around two to three years old), the developmental crisis is precisely ‘development of autonomy’ versus ‘shame and doubt’ (Autonomy vs. Shame & Doubt). What we should address is the behavior resulting from the child’s emotions, not to prohibit or even negate the child’s emotions. Additionally, anger is a common emotion, experienced by both children and parents. When children attempt to express their anger, they often model their parents’ behavior. If parents display anger towards their children, or if there is arguing