Singapore's elderly population is projected to grow exponentially. Based on projections from the UN, 47 per cent of Singapore's total population will be aged 65 years or older in 2050. With the government taking a "your family, your problem" approach, unless you're destitute and can qualify for a welfare home, don't expect welfare payouts during your golden years. If you're caring for an elderly parent, you may also be raising your own children and building a career at the same time. Faced with space and time constraints, a nursing home seems only practical. But with news of staff hitting nursing home patients and elderly not wanting to be cared for by strangers, it is also an unpalatable solution for most. How can we care for ageing parents who don't want to live in a nursing home? Here are 3 alternatives to consider. 1. HAVE YOUR PARENT(S) MOVE IN There's no higher form of filial piety than to invite your aged parents to live with you. You could free up a room within your own flat, … [Read more...] about 3 alternatives to placing your parents in a nursing home
Emancipation without parental consent
How to make safe and right parenting choices in the digital age (Philstar.com) - May 28, 2019 - 11:00am MANILA, Philippines — Recognizing the need of young parents to make safe and right parenting choices in the digital age, Richwell Phils. Inc. conducted a roundtable discussion last May 15 at Cibo in Powerplant Mall, Makati City. Following last year’s successful "Parenting on the Move," this year's roundtable discussion was themed "Safety Alert in the Digital Age," presented by Pigeon. With Pigeon's celebrity mommy brand ambassador Isabelle Daza-Semblat, the event focused on proper parenting in the digital age. It was filled with engaging discussions to the benefit of all the guests present. Pigeon celebrity mommy brand ambassador Isabelle Daza-Semblat is no stranger to such challenges especially when she chooses to share some snippets of her parenting life on social media. Photo Release There’s no … [Read more...] about How to make safe and right parenting choices in the digital age
At 67 years old, she finds the traditional Myanmar hand fan familiar and comforting. She has carried one for as long as she can remember. “Instead of using a current fan (electric), I find fanning with a natural item on a chair is comfier for me”, Baby Tham said while demonstrating the use of hers. She is not the only one. 49 year old U Aye Win from Shwepyitha township believes that air from electric fans can spread disease, and besides, the whir of the motor irritates him. So, his choice is to sleep on a rattan mat and fan himself to comfort. Traditional perhaps, but the hand fan still sells in high numbers, proving that’s more than simply a cheap method for over-heated. One downtown retailer claimed that over the hottest months of the year, April and May, he sells up to 10,000 hand fans. He’s proud that the trend is still with hand fans, though electricity blackouts likely also play a role. “Sometimes, we’ve all got to … [Read more...] about Without rattan/bamboo fan, One will Suffer In Summer
By Julie Jargon WSJ Tues., April 30, 2019 Divorce can bring out the worst in parents who are already accustomed to bickering with each other. Even an argument about whether a kid should join a soccer team—and who will pay—can end up in a courtroom. To minimize discord and unnecessary court time, family-law judges increasingly order warring parents to use co-parenting apps. The new tools may not solve every problem, but experts say they can ease the stress on children caught in the crossfire. Created by divorced parents, family-law attorneys and judges who saw a need to create a better way for families to communicate, the apps can allow parents to document their compliance with the parenting plan. Some have a check-in feature so parents can prove that they picked up or handed off their children when and where they were supposed to. Others use artificial intelligence to flag messages written in an aggressive tone, reminding parents to keep their communications … [Read more...] about When parents divorce, apps can reduce the child-custody acrimony
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?