Have a harmonious family makes parenting an enjoyable experience!
Put strings and plastic bags away to prevent suffocation Keep all babies and kids away from the kitchen
Start early, eat healthy The ABCs of healthy eating – The Healthy Meal Planning Guide
Be consistent in child handling, give encouragement and praise Have realistic expectations on your child's abilities
Kids like to climb and run around Avoid bunk bed and slippery floor Protect your child, safeguard your home
Love your child, prevent injuries Is your child safe?
Protect yourself from seasonal influenza - Influenza Vaccination Helps
Every child is unique   Look for their strengths Be patient, calm and relaxed in parenting
Protect children from scalds and burns Keep them away from fire and boiling water
Safe sleeping position and environment,  you are the one to care  Babies roll, babies crawl Settle them safely prevents falls

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Developmental Stages

Newborn - 1 Month
Newborn - 1 Month

Congratulations on arrival of your new baby! While taking up the new role as dad or mom, are you well prepared for this challenge? Do you want to know more about the developmental characteristics of your newborn? Enter the following webpages and learn more about being a dad or mom!

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 A baby lying on his tummy
1 - 4 Months

Seeing the changes in your baby day by day, you will naturally want to know more about how to facilitate your baby's development and take good care of her. This webpage will introduce to you the developmental characteristics of babies of 1-4 months old. You will also learn about the importance of communicating with and establishing regular sleep habits in your baby at this early age.

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A six month old baby sitting with support on the floor
4 - 6 Months

You have already overcome many parenting challenges up to this point. However, parenting is a long-term task. As your baby grows, the more parenting challenges you will encounter. Hang in there! Let's carry on our learning of parenting!

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6 - 12 Months
6 - 12 Months

Your baby has entered into the second half of their first year of life. Babies at this stage start to learn to crawl and talk. You will be beginning to take on a teacher's role apart from being a caregiver for your baby. Come and visit the following web pages to learn what to do to facilitate your baby's development and enhance her health!

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12 - 18 Months
12 - 18 Months

Your one-year-old child may now start walking and talking. With her increased mobility she may also start to mess around. As your child cannot yet express in words clearly, she will act out and throw tantrums. The main emphases of your role are to provide a good language environment to your child, communicate with her and show her what she should and should not do. Your child also likes to imitate others at this stage. Therefore it is important for you to be a good role model for your child.

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18 - 24 Months
18 - 24 Months

Reaching the age of 18 to 24 months, your child has started to speak more single words and walk more steadily. He loves to imitate adults and participate in different aspects of life to test his abilities. You may find that it is not easy to control your child. He may act out and throw tantrums. He needs you to encourage him to learn, explore, communicate with others, and develop independence and obedience. Spend more time with your child to interact with him and guide him.

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2 - 3 Years Old
2 - 3 Years Old

Children of two to three years old learn fast and become more agile. They become more active and like to jump around. Their intellectual, language, social and emotional development is also progressing rapidly. “Child is father of the man.” With all these changes taking place, your encouragement and guidance is very important in shaping your child’s future!

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3 - 6 Years Old
3 - 6 Years Old

The 3- to 6 year-olds are full of curiosity and are eager to explore and learn. They like to shoot questions at you and ask you “why?” all the time. They are also full of creativity and imagination. As your child is growing up rapidly, your guidance and encouragement are essential for helping them to discover their own capabilities and developing their potentials!

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