Biography of the Author June Yong

June Yong

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  1. School students and education (1)

    Commentary: How prepared are parents for suspension of schools if that happens?

    Schools will be reopened as planned after the March holidays but parents, educators and authorities would do well to plan for a scenario of school ...
  2. primary school students first day of school 2018 (2)

    Commentary: As a parent, I worry about my kids and the coronavirus situation. So I’m taking action

    News of the Wuhan coronavirus have created anxiety and fear among parents. June Yong admits she shares some of these sentiments but shares her ...
  3. O level results

    Commentary: Junior college or polytechnic after O-Levels – does it matter?

    It may be a daunting decision to make, but the answer is in knowing what suits you best, says June Yong.
  4. Woman answering and talking on a smartphone

    Commentary: We have totally undervalued late bloomers

    On the back of the release of PSLE results this week, it's time to question this concept of learning as a race against time, says mum June Yong.
  5. China primary school students (1)

    Commentary: Here’s what’s wrong with a homework curfew

    News of the Chinese government imposing a curfew on schoolchildren doing homework suggest disturbing, deep-seated issues which have parallels in ...
  6. chinese class

    Commentary: In English-speaking Singapore, children face huge challenges in mastering mother tongue

    From a child’s perspective, arguing that they have to master mother tongue because of economic or cultural reasons cuts no ice, says mum June Yong.
  7. childcare centre singapore

    Commentary: The dangers of leaving our kids with a childcare centre or babysitter – how real are the risks?

    I’ve experienced my fair share of worry from hiring our first helper to my child’s first experience with a childcare centre, says mum June Yong.
  8. SMRT Priority Queues

    Commentary: Prams and escalator incidents – how about lift priority queues for new parents?

    It could well be the first step forward in resetting the ground rules of responsible escalator and elevator use, and pave the way towards becoming ...
  9. Jewel Changi opening day (14)

    Commentary: It’s fast food galore at Jewel Changi Airport. Aren’t parents troubled by our kids’ junk food intake?

    Many have flocked to A&W and Shake Shack at Jewel Changi Airport. But maybe parents ought to take a step back to think about limiting our kids’ ...
  10. Child playing with water at swimming pool

    Commentary: Swimming deaths – how to build children’s independence without compromising safety?

    Parents are faced with the daily tension between letting go so that the child grows in independence, and knowing when a situation poses grave ...