The book sheds light on the transformation of childhood in Singapore, over our many milestones. It is a collection of lectures by distinguished authorities on various aspects of childhood. They encompass a rich mix of historical material and personal anecdotes garnered from the speakers themselves and their respective professional expertise. Salient questions from the audience are also included with the speakers' replies.
Contents:ForewordPrefaceChildren — Our Hope and FutureChildren and Childhood in the Singapore Chinese Family: Some Observations over Five DecadesChanging Social Mores: Protecting Children from Themselves?From Generation to Generation: Growing Up in SingaporePreparing our Children for the World of TomorrowFor Our Children's Sake: Gentle Reminders of Parental ResponsibilityThe Modern Dilemma: Reconciling Children, Family and CareerYour Children are Not Your Children
Readership: Readers who are interested in learning more about the diverse social trends and issues pertinent to the welfare of children, youth and families in Singapore.
Key Features:Children are the future of Singapore, but no similar book about them has previously appeared in SingaporeThe content is intended for the general reader, addresses questions relevant to everyone and is enhanced with specially commissioned illustrations among other material“Speaking of Children” is a unique contribution to the celebration of Singapore's 50th anniversary