Growing up was tough time. It was a period of learning, trying to fit in, and finding our own identities. But our parents have always been there for us since the beginning, supporting us through thick and thin. The internet has enabled become a hub to share stories and come together to celebrate what being … Continue reading Funny parents of the week
During childhood, we believed that our parents were so strong and tough, that they were invincible, and that they could always protect us at any time. But as we grow up, we question ourselves - is this really true? Parents may not always be as strong as they seem. An empty nest mother* told us … Continue reading Your presence makes the house feel like a home
Dear Mum and Dad, You have always encouraged brother and I to follow our dreams and passions from a young age. You’ve sacrificed so much, just to provide us the opportunities that you didn’t have as kids. You constantly reassure us that it’s okay to leave the house when we feel the time is right, … Continue reading A letter to my soon-to-be empty nest parents
What’s a snazzy skill that your parents have always left you wondering about when they were younger? Whether it’s something arts & craft-y like a painting, something outdoors-y like fishing, or even just some good old adulting skills like cooking and sewing - why not ask them for a fun-packed lesson? It’s an exciting opportunity … Continue reading Teach me, Mum & Dad!
10th October is the day to spread mental health awareness around the globe. For the longest time, mental illnesses have been disregarded and stigmatised by society despite how important and taxing (same as any physical illness) it can be. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, with 300 million people of all ages affected globally. … Continue reading World Mental Health Day – Towards feeling 10/10
“Hey Mum, are you free after dinner? I just wanted to ask you some quick questions about something called empty nest syndrome.” As the oldest of three children, I feel like I’ve always had a good understanding of my parent’s feelings. Perhaps it’s the years of experience that I’ve had to interpret their spectrum of … Continue reading I sat down with my Mum for a heart to heart about ENS
We spoke with an empty nest mother* who told us about how her relationship with her son worsened after his third year in college. “I gave my son unselfish love and wanted him to become a respectful and caring human being. However, he seemed to have changed into someone else in the recent few years,” … Continue reading Treat your parents with the love and respect they gave you