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When therapists need therapy too

Our mental health affects how we think, act and feel. Stress at work, problems with your relationships, or conditions like depression, anxiety or even eating disorders, can affect your mental health negatively. According to a Singapore Mental Health Study in 2016, one in seven people in Singapore has experienced a mood, anxiety or alcohol use…
27 Feb 2022 4 mins read

The caning debate: To smack or not to smack

It may range from a quick smack on the fingers, to a full-fledged caning on the buttocks. For a long time, the debate has raged on — does such physical punishment have a place in parenting?  While the Pope says it is ok “as long as it is done with dignity”, many experts say the…
24 Jan 2022 6 mins read

The many hats of the Singapore woman

Every morning at 8, Mrs Nahesh K, 33, and her husband, would drop their two daughters, aged 3 and 4, at the childcare centre on their way to work.  Their youngest, an eight-month-old boy, stays at home, under the care of her mother-in-law. He will join his sisters at he the childcare centre once he…
21 Jan 2022 4 mins read

Housework: Boosting the mind and body of seniors

Having been a teacher for only two years while in her twenties, Mrs Theresa Neo decided that her priority was raising her family. Now at 70 and a homemaker for more than 40 years, it is no wonder Mrs Neo takes pride in doing her household chores. “When I stopped working many years ago, I…
15 Dec 2021 4 mins read

When things fall apart: Red flags in a failing marriage

In Singapore, the law states that there is only one reason for divorce to be granted – the irretrievable breakdown of marriage. Currently, this must be proven by one or more of five facts: adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, separation of three years with consent, or separation of four years without consent. A sixth fact was…
23 Nov 2021 5 mins read
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