Category Archives: Parenting, A Child’s Perspective

Posts in this category were inspired by thoughts and feelings of my young clients. If you’re a parent, this could help you.

The Desire For What’s New, Shiny and Better Than Yours!

Recently the topic of Materialism, Happiness and who’s got a more expensive bag surfaced again, be it with friends or comments from friends. Louis Vuitton opened its first floating shop in Singapore too. I guess the bad economy didn’t dampen the spirit of More. So a story crept into my mind after lunch. Continue reading

When People Don’t Change

I met a friend over the week who wanted to “rescue” his maiden from her lifestyle of “bad habits” and in the process, not only did he get hurt, but the relationship between the two of them turned sour. His experience as well as my own inspired this story. Continue reading

I Want I Want I Want and The Demise of Happiness

Genevieve walks like a princess, talks like a princess and behaves like a princess. She lives in a lavish mansion, complete with a gardener, a butler and even a barista. Pink, white and gold silk are her choice of fabric. Her father tells her that he is a gardener and grows beautiful flowers that make people happy, but she never believes him; Why would a gardener have fierce looking bodyguards? Her mother tells her that she is an accountant for she keeps father’s money in check by exchanging them for anything from handbags to cars. Genevieve has never believed her mother; Why would an accountant not know how to read? Continue reading

Too Many Cooks Spoil The Soup

This story applies to every thing you do especially when it involves your loved ones. You do your best for them but you never understood why they have never appreciated your efforts. If you have experienced this in the past, this story is for you:

Last time, I told daddy that I wanted to learn how to play tennis. Daddy was delighted! He sent me to learn with a friend of his who teaches people how to hit those fuzzy green balls. Continue reading

Can You Truly Live if You Live with Your Parents?

Click on this picture for an article by Psychology Today

I watched the Black Swan recently and Natalie Portman’s performance has pirouette-d me dizzy. What I liked most about the show is the portrayal of the relationship between the character’s mother and daughter. The character’s mother personifies many of the traits that I observe in some of my client’s parents. Love like a rose vine, beautiful yet constricting. Continue reading

Have You Heard of Ted Williams?

Every one deserves a 2nd chance, so do you!

I picked out this Video from the links in Facebook and it has really moved me in many ways.  It talked about an interesting character called Ted Williams who claims to have been given the God Given voice. He fell into a slump with Alcoholism and lost every thing. He is now offered a 2nd chance. Enough said, watch all these videos and the interview especially. Continue reading

Love and Relationships: Paulo Coelho

Ok I made a mistake, these are hedgehogs. Cute nonetheless!

I came across this from Facebook and I’m sharing it here. I really like this short post. Its a sweet little story.  All text in this story is by Paulo Coelho and you may read his blog from the link at the bottom. Continue reading

The Cruel Ways of Expectation

Hypnosis for Children

Hypnotherapy in Singapore has made the news! Last monday, an article about hypnosis was published on our local paper. After the article was published, there were an increased number of appointments over the past week. Although the article did end with a cautionary note from a psychiatrist who didn’t know much about hypnosis, it is still a good read. There is one problem though, when parents send their children to see us hypnotherapists, sometimes, the problems do not lie solely with the children. Continue reading

Gaming Addiction?

This is meant for parents who have kids addicted to gaming and to YOU if you’re addicted to Facebooking/Twittering/Gaming. A very sincere and though provoking video. Hope you enjoy it!

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Who Are You? Don’t Let Your Identity Get In Your Way To Happiness

Your Identity Defines Your Destiny

There was a man who spent time in custody of the French Police for many years, all because he stole a lof of bread to feed his starving family. He was sentenced to many years of hard labour and labeled a criminal. He never accepted this label. However, once released, he discovers that he can’t get an honest day’s work. He is scorned and rejected because of his status as an ex-convict. His name is Valjean. Continue reading