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by lagimoana
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 8:24 am
Forum: International Schools
Topic: International School for 2 Year Kid / UWCSEA
Replies: 3
Views: 2217

Re: International School for 2 Year Kid / UWCSEA

Many international schools are modeled after schools in European countries or European ex-colonies where children do not begin their "education" until 5-7. A two year old is a baby/toddler. Most two years olds don't have an awareness of themselves as beings with a past and a future. It isn't the rig...
by lagimoana
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Seeking an AEIS training course/class
Replies: 3
Views: 3126

Re: Seeking an AEIS training course/class

There is a FB group called Singapore Expats in Local Schools, they have heaps of info, hope this helps.
by lagimoana
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Infant Care or Nanny
Replies: 14
Views: 13100

Re: Infant Care or Nanny

Sarcasm, what it is?
by lagimoana
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Infant Care or Nanny
Replies: 14
Views: 13100

Re: Infant Care or Nanny

Couldn't agree more. They say vaccination works but this has not been proven by evidence yet. The best way to fight disease is to group infants and young children together away from their parents, to be cared for by strangers who are only there because they get paid. Peer reviewed studies show this ...
by lagimoana
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Infant Care or Nanny
Replies: 14
Views: 13100

Re: Infant Care or Nanny

Which part confuses you?
by lagimoana
Sat, 17 Jun 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Infant Care or Nanny
Replies: 14
Views: 13100

Re: Infant Care or Nanny

Yes, I find that babies who are cared for by institutions with constantly changing staff members and everyday exposure to numerous viruses and bacterial infections become much better socialised through their lack of eye contact with other humans. It is so unfortunate that some infant humans have onl...
by lagimoana
Mon, 29 May 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: EP Rejection
Replies: 36
Views: 10448

Re: EP Rejection

My husband has no ambition either, and leaves at 6:00pm, so he's probably reached his career maximum salary :lol: It's way more than we need, to be happy. When we moved to Australia I think he was on $57k/year, working in R & D in a tech company, and we were still happy. We only asked for that amoun...
by lagimoana
Sat, 27 May 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: EP Rejection
Replies: 36
Views: 10448

Re: EP Rejection

Do bank VPs really only make 15k a month? Is that the base, with benefits on top of that? With international school fees around $6-8k a month for two kids, there wouldn't be much leftover...after rent etc. My husband is a software engineer at a bank and earns close to that, and we're homeschooling.
by lagimoana
Tue, 23 May 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Good family GP near Holland Village?
Replies: 0
Views: 1465

Good family GP near Holland Village?

Looking for a practice where appointments can be booked and we can form an ongoing relationship with just the one doctor. Any recs?
by lagimoana
Sat, 20 May 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Opinions on the following schools
Replies: 9
Views: 3360

Re: Opinions on the following schools

We are still looking at the montessori and other preschools. But I remember reading that Montessori for Children is considered the only "true" montessori in Singapore. Currently our 3yr old is not in a montessori, but a preschool that incorporates the principles of Piaget and Erikson (I guess a bit...
by lagimoana
Sat, 20 May 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Opinions on the following schools
Replies: 9
Views: 3360

Re: Opinions on the following schools

Have you considered Montessori? What kind of program do you have your 3 year old enrolled in currently? For preschool I would probably stay away from the 'big' schools and go for a dedicated preschool, but that's probably because it's how I grew up and so it felt 'right' for my children. A lot of sc...
by lagimoana
Fri, 12 May 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Yoga Mats
Replies: 15
Views: 8027

Re: Yoga Mats

rajagainstthemachine wrote:stop the bullshit! you don't need all these things to do yoga! seriously? all you need is a freaking straw mat or a piece of cloth. I'm pretty certain the ancients didn't need all the bullshit thats being marketed today to do yoga!
:roll:
:lol:
by lagimoana
Fri, 05 May 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Pediatrician, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Topic: foreigner having a baby in singapore
Replies: 50
Views: 88805

Re: hello

I know what you mean, haven't really talked much about that yet but he asked me the key question of where I prefer to deliver,. if here or Philippines. I think if we decided to deliver the baby here, we will definitely need to get married asap. Getting married is easy,weve been together for 3 yrs a...
by lagimoana
Fri, 05 May 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Has anyone been able to negotiate local+ education allowance offer?
Replies: 21
Views: 4654

Re: Has anyone been able to negotiate local+ education allowance offer?

I don't think you need an exemption for an expat child on a dependant's pass - am I wrong about that? From what I know of yes. All children need to be educated in Singapore from 7. If you don't tell the MOE you're home schooling they will assume the child is not being educated. I know a few familes...
by lagimoana
Fri, 05 May 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Has anyone been able to negotiate local+ education allowance offer?
Replies: 21
Views: 4654

Re: Has anyone been able to negotiate local+ education allowance offer?

It's good to treat homeschooling as a major undertaking and to be cautious about it. It isn't for everyone. It wasn't for us, the first time we tried it. And it may not be for us this time, either. Most homeschoolers I know have slipped behind national standards in Australia. We're going to use a cu...

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