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Premarital Counseling – What every engaged couple think they don’t need; what every married couple believe they do! By Joash Koh   Photo by Alamy Marriage and divorce statistics in Malaysia have been a source of concern for family and marriage advocators, counselors and pre-marriage educators. Divorce rates in Malaysia have doubled in the last 8 years. Given the staggering divorce rates in a conservative Asian country is disheartening, to say the least. I grew
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