Pile up with Homeworks?

Parent homework

Homework is a nuisance for many children, but it does serve an important educational purpose. Parents play a vital role by trying to encourage the children a healthy attitude to do homework instead of focusing on negative attitude like harsh punishments (Newcombe, 2012).


As a parent, what can we do to help our children initiate to do their homework?

  • Ask yourself!
    1. What worked in the past that motivates your child to do homework? Preferably the positive ones.
    2. When is the best time for your child to do homework?Schedule homework time around it.
    3.  Where is the best place for your child to do homework? This place should have minimal distraction.


get organized


  • Get all stationery and books prepared before your child starts doing homework
  • Always remind your child to organize the desk and pack his bag immediately after doing homework. This is his responsibility, not yours.




  • You should observe your child, and talk to him to better understand the real situations in order to help your child.
  • Always be there when your child needs guidance or a listening ear.



  • If you are feeling frustrated from helping your child in homework, take a break.
  • If your child is feeling agitated when doing homework, take a 5 min break. Make sure you keep the time.

stay focused


  • Focus on helping your child in homework.
  • If you are tempted to shout at your child, walk away to get some fresh air and calm down. Your goal is to help in homework.



  • Within the parameters you set around schoolwork, your child is free to make his own choices and deal with the consequences (for not completing homework).
  • Never allowed your child to miss school or class whenever he/she fails to complete homework.
  • If he/she needs to stay up late to complete homework, let it be. But your child should get up on time the next morning and go to school on time.



  • Reward need not to be monetary, it can be a praise or a simplicious meal.
  • Rewards should be immediate and consistent for maximum effects. This is same for punishment too =)




  • Be consistent with TIME and PLACE to do the homework.
  • Making a visual reminder (poster, timetable) will helps to reinforce the routine.
  • You should make room for exceptions (vacation, illness, and extra classes) and have plan B.

Figure 8 Reveals You…

Do you know that your figure 8 (lazy 8) drawing reveals information about your,

* way of thinking

* ability to communicate and style of communication

* dominance profiles

* capabilities for processing information

* learning blockades and causes

* eye movements

* level of focus of the pupil etc…


This tool is useful for teachers, educators and concerned parents to,

* identify the student’s individual learning style

* find the right place for optimum attention (e.g. in the classroom)

* modify the curriculum to the student’s learning style

* discover everyone’s qualities, possibilities and challenges

* identify the strengths and weaknesses of the whole group or school / class

* follow the improvement of the pupil

* help the student choose his/her curriculum


The course (total of 3 modules) is open to anyone (no special training is necessary).

In Module 1, you will learn to look into the first 13 quadrants with each quadrant representing a particular topic.

The Essential Tool Workshop – Module 1

Date: 14th & 15th March 2015

Time: 9am – 5pm

Venue: abcd school

No. 8-2, Jalan Puteri 2/6, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor

For enquiry or registration on The Essential Tool Workshop – Module 1, kindly call +603-4108 6368 or +6017-2727 308.

Parenting Talk – “The LEFT or RIGHT way?”

Which dominance is better…Left or Right?

How does brain dominance affect your child’s learning style and performance?

Explore the relationships between brain dominance & whole brain integration and learning potential & obstacles.

Ms. Sarranyah Subramaniam completes her Bachelor in Psychology (Hons) from HELP University and is a mentee of Daphnie Wong,a licensed Brain Gym® Instructor.

Date: Feb 28, 2015

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Venue: Achievers Brain Cognitive Development (abcd)

No. 8-2, Jalan Puteri 2 / 6, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor

Attendance is FREE.

For enquiry and booking, call us at 03-4108 6368 or email us at contactus@ama-academy.com.

The Essential Tool – Figure 8s by Terry Webb

Terry Webb is a licensed Brain Gym® Instructor working in South Africa. His research through 15,000 figure 8s has produced a revolutionary evaluation tool for education that can be used in identifying learning potential and also learning obstacles. While doing figure 8s with junior students in Cape Town, the junior school results improved from 52% (2010) to 98% (2013) and the senior school results improved from 61% (2008) to 81.9% (2013). Further to this the senior school received an “Excellence Award” for their first time ever in 2014. Terry Webb is sharing his figure 8s work first time ever in Malaysia. Mark your calendar and see you there!!

Date: March 14 & 15, 2015

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Venue: Achievers Brain Cognitive Development (abcd)

No. 8-2, Jalan Puteri 2 / 6, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor

Early Bird Fee, RM 800.00 before Feb 14, 2015

Normal Fee, RM 900.00 until March 10, 2015

For enquiry or registration, call us at 03-4108 6368 or email to contactus@sipacademy.com.

Christmas Gift Give Away!

AMA Mystery Christmas Gift Give Away Entries

Christmas Is just around the corner. Would you like to give your beloved ones a Christmas gift?

merry christmas

Inbox us the required information, we will help you to send gift to your beloved ones on behalf of you,
1. Name of Recipient
2. Your Christmas Wishes
3. Recipient’s mailing address & contact number
Oops…We only accept entries within Malaysia.

Terms & Conditions:
1. The entry period is from 2nd December 2014 to 14th December 2014. All entries submission must be completed in full and made in the manner specified by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
2. All entries must be received before 23:59 hours on 14th December 2014.
3. We will select 20 entries and give out Mysterious Gifts and announce the results on 16th December 2014.
4. SIP & AMA Academy reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the terms and conditions of the contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.

Find us at Facebook SIP Malaysia & AMA Malaysia” &  INBOX US now!

The Experience that Matter

23rd November 2014

11th National Abacus, Brain Gym and Mental Arithmetic Competition, Bengaluru

It’s not about winning or losing, though we would love to win. It’s the experience that matter.

The time and effort invested in preparing for D-day. The adrenaline rush that kick in when the timer starts counting down. The relief when the competition is over yet it is not the end. The realization that you have done your best but you have potential for improvement. And the anticipation for the next competition.

Congrats to all SIPians! Savor this great moment and looking forward to see you at Singapore in 2015.

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The Wonders of SAP Workshop

Iversonn Tan is 6 years old when he join SAP Workshop. Initially, he was a shy boy and lack of “can do” attitude. After the workshop, Ms Wendy Ng, his mother was very happy with his positive changes. Currently, he is 7 years old and won a lot of award in school.

The achievements are as follow:

1. Champion – Vocabulary Competition Year 1

2. Excellent Award – Pertandingan Membina Perkataan Tahun 1

3. 2nd Runner Up – Action Song Competition Year 1

4. 2nd Runner Up – Mathematics Competition Year 1

5. 1st Place – Class Ranking

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