Michelle L.
Michelle Liew is an English teacher and a professional writer with over 20 years of experience. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (English and Literature) from the National Institute of Education/Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. With an ABRSM Grade 8 certificate, Michelle has taught English language, literature, and music in Singapore schools for over 12 years. During her career as an educator, she has also worked with children with special needs in both mainstream schools and those for special learners. This vast teaching experience allows her to share valuable advice on parenting, child psychology, and education with her readers. Michelle has been published on websites like The Mighty and HubPages and runs two personal blogs: Getting Literal, where she shares her thoughts about writing and poetry, and Pets Aware, a blog about animals. She has a broad range of interests that include literature, history, philosophy, human relationships, health, and psychology. When Michelle is not busy writing her heart out, you will find her tinkering jazz tunes on her piano. She loves anything that helps her to grow as a person, including her pet terriers, Misty and Cloudy. Feel free to follow Michelle on Facebook and Linkedin.

7 Types of Family Conflict and How to Resolve Each of Them

Where there are two or more people, there will be disagreements, family notwithstanding. All of us have to deal with a family conflict at some or many points in our lives. Trite as family disagreements seem, they can be delicate and difficult to manage. So, how do you handle squabbling loved ones? How do you cope when you become embroiled in the conflict…

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8 Health Benefits of Eating Slowly and How to Practice It

Many of us are guilty of eating fast so that we can get on with our busy lives. While eating like Speedy Gonzales does move us to the next activity quickly, it does our bodies more harm than good. So why not practice eating slowly? Slow eating has a slew of benefits, although it may require time and self-discipline. We share the reasons…

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Animal Soul: Striking Portraits Capture Pets’ Personalities

The eye is the window to the soul, and it turns out that the camera can be the window to animal souls. Humans have long wanted to communicate with their furry companions, but few of us are animal whisperers. Photographer Robert Bahou has used his skills to enable us to unearth their personalities and the motivations behind their behavior. He presents Animal Soul,…

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6 Reasons Why Yelling at Kids Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Every parent wants the best for their children. Unfortunately, it's the reason many of them make unwise parenting choices. The startling truth is that yelling at kids can cause more damage than they think. Discipline is a long-drawn, frustrating process. Sadly, kids seldom grow when adults are always yelling at them; it has the opposite effect. We explain why, and what you can…

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Why Is Parental Involvement Important for a Child’s Success?

This question never fails to trigger thoughts and opinions from parents - how much is parental involvement needed for a child's success? The answer to this is clear. Parents need to participate in their children's education to guarantee the latter's success in school. Their concern should be not whether, but how and when they should be involved. Why Parental Involvement is Important for…

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Traits of an Interdependent Relationship & Differences from Codependence

Do you have an interdependent relationship with your partner, or is it codependent? Both types of relationships imply reliance, but one is less healthy than the other. This article explains interdependent relationships and how they stand apart from codependent ones. The knowledge will make yours less of a headache to manage. What is an interdependent relationship? Strictly defined, an interdependent, secure relationship between…

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7 Mindfulness Meditation Exercises That Won’t Take Much Time

The world keeps spinning, and it's a struggle to keep up with the constant rush. Mindfulness meditation exercises prevent us from losing our focus. What is mindfulness meditation, and what exercises can we do to keep ourselves centred? We answer these questions in this article. What is mindfulness meditation? Mindfulness refers to being fully engaged with whatever it is we are doing. It…

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5 Unexpected Ways Plastic Pollution in the Ocean Affects You

Plastic pollution in the ocean is, by far, one of the worst biohazards of the Millenium. It damages the ecosystem, causing marine life and birds to become extinct. We know that an ocean with plastic pollution floating in it can't have many positive effects. But how does it affect the environment, and by extension, our lives? We have some answers. How does plastic…

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What Would Happen If Humans Disappeared from Earth One Day?

Human beings have been at the apex of the animal kingdom for almost as long as they have existed. We are integral to the existence of the Earth. Profound notions like these make one wonder what would happen if humans disappeared from the Earth one day. Morose as the possibility is, it's one to ponder, with the onset of climate change and global…

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Is Coffee with Milk Bad for Your Health? The Pros and Cons

Everyone needs a pick-me-up before the start of a long workday, and coffee with milk is a perennial favorite. But is our favorite drink a boon or bane? You probably know about both the positive and negative effects of caffeine. Prepare for the big reveal. How Does Coffee with Milk Impact Your Health? Roughly 4 to 5% of cow's milk comprises complex fats.…

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