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Someone I know is cutting! By Tan Su Chen   It can be scary to discover that someone very close to you is deliberately hurting herself/himself by engaging in self-injurious behavior. And you might wonder why would someone do that? Deliberate self-harm (also known as self-injury) is defined as direct injuring of one’s own bodily tissue without suicidal intent. Common forms of self-harm include cutting, burning, self-hitting, skin picking, biting, and banging one’s head. Pain
Does my child have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? By Lee Sook Huey   At KIN & KiDS, we often get asked this question by parents who finding it challenging to keep up with their “hyperactive” child.  It is normal for children, especially toddlers, to be inattentive, extremely active or impulsive at times. Most children will learn to regulate their attention and behaviors following their cognitive development, but a minority of them do not seem to
Happy Valentine’s Day! Here are four valentine tips from our KIN & KiDS therapists   Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we asked four of our therapists to share one valentine tip that has helped them keep the spark in their relationship. Here’s what they said.       Valentine Tip No. 1 To the men: Show plenty of affection – Patrick Cheng “Being married 25 years is no small achievement these days and

Binge Gaming

Binge Gaming by Patrick Cheng A fortnight ago, a 32-year-old Taiwanese man died of exhaustion after a 3-day game marathon at a cybercafé! While not everyone would end up dead playing internet games, many young people today spend hours on end “binge gaming”. What makes these games so addictive? Computer games have evolved greatly from Disc Operating System (DOS) based games to animated games to what is now known as Role Playing Games. Massive Multiplayer
Congratulations! Charis Wong, Registered Play Therapist (USA)   KIN & KiDS congratulates Charis Wong for being the first Malaysian to receive the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credentials offered by the Association for Play Therapy, USA (APT). To earn the prestigious Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credentials, one must have earned a traditional masters or doctorate mental health degree from an institute of higher education,  150 clock hours of play therapy graduate-level specific instruction, two years and