10 Ways to Be an Amazing Parent

At Singapore Ministry of Education’s Work-Plan Seminar 2015, then Singapore Education Minister Heng Swee Keat (now Finance Minister) spoke about the importance of a close working relationship between parents and schools.

1Find out about your child’s school and share your work-day.


2Sometimes, the little things matter a great deal. What are some important things to learn about your kid and how do you figure them out?


3A little encouragement goes a long way. How do you give your kids a boost?


4How do you help your child explore their interests and build on their strengths?

5“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” – Ann Landers. How do you encourage your kids to help out around the house?


6It’s not easy, but letting the kids make mistakes can be a good thing! How do you help your children learn from their errors?


7Effort makes a difference. How do you help your kid keep at something that’s not easy?


8Being unique is better than being perfect. How do you celebrate your child’s special qualities?


9Be a great role model! What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while. What are some ways you set an example for your children?


10When you work closely with your child’s teachers, both will be able to support your child better! Have you had good experiences of working with your child’s teachers?

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