20 Aug '11, 5pm

It's that stage in parenting, for a primary truth: The Primary One registration exercise is the One Big Parentin...

July and August have been fraught with anxiety and frustration - for some parents at least. Like me, many mums and dads of preschoolers due to enter Primary One next year likely suffered heart palpitations and butterflies in the stomach, awaiting the outcome of their applications. The Primary One registration exercise is the One Big Parenting Project - it is The Big Milestone that marks the beginning of a long journey in our children's formal education. I did not realise, until recently, how much planning, resource allocation, analysis and even risk management this exercise actually involves. A parent's stamina is tested, and one finds out how far one will go to maximise the chances of getting one's child into the school of choice: Parents have been famously known to buy or rent a property near the desired institution for a greater chance at the ballot. My husband and I de...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Columns/ParenttoParent/EDC1108...

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'Mum, can you buy me ... ': by Frances Ess toda...

todayonline.com 20 Aug '11, 9pm

One day, while shopping at Ang Mo Kio Hub, I heard a child scream loudly for a packet of sweets. He threw a tantrum when h...

The Real Truth About Google Supplemental Results

adsighted.com 27 Aug '11, 8am

You desperately type in your site’s URL in Google’s search engine and your site shows up in Google’s supplemental results....

Ousted Thai leader gambles on return to world stage

Ousted Thai leader gambles on return to world s...

channelnewsasia.com 21 Aug '11, 5am

BANGKOK: With his sister barely in office, former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra has launched a high-stakes international...