Biography of the Author June Yong

June Yong

Contributor to CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. A woman holds her stomach at the last stages of her pregnancy in Bordeaux

    Commentary: The cult of work is eroding the value of parenthood

    The work of homemakers, driven almost entirely by females, often goes unnoticed as much of it occurs in the private domain, says June Yong.
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ...
  5. stock mother 01

    Commentary: How much does age matter in starting a family?

    An older parent can also bring stability into the equation, plus a certain wisdom that is accumulated through diverse life experiences, says mum ...
  6. singapore skyline, marina bay sands, business district

    Commentary: Would you want to raise a family in Singapore’s CBD?

    In order for an inner-city project to thrive, it has to cater to the everyday needs of the people living there, says June Yong.
  7. newborn, baby hands

    Commentary: The year of trials and tribulations, as the parent of a newborn

    It will be normal to feel lost and helpless at multiple points, so give yourself permission to feel those things, says mother June Yong.
  8. New Content Item

    Commentary: Does caning still have a place in modern-day parenting?

    We live in an era where the cane and other authoritarian methods of discipline have been called into question, says mum June Yong.
  9. Ryan Toysreview

    Commentary: So your child wants to be a YouTube star?

    Marvel at Ryan ToysReview but there are valuable considerations we as parents ought to bear in mind before we let our kids take the plunge into ...
  10. mother teaching child learning tuition

    Commentary: What is lost when we spend more on tuition

    If we allow our perception of the “ideal child” to cloud our decisions, we may forget that our children are individuals who need their own space ...