“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
— Dr. Seuss
This blog has been going on since April 2020 as the pandemic was at its peak. It started by looking at sharing information in its various forms for casual reading. Opinions. Ideas and random thoughts. Over these past 7 months, we have been blogging as and when a new idea comes up. Some of theseContinue reading “Home is Where The School is”
Kirthana is a young doctor working towards a residency in Psychiatry. She was born in India and received her formal education in Singapore. She obtained her medical degree from the National University of Singapore and completed her Housemanship here. She then proceeded to complete externships in the US, while sitting for USMLE examinations. After herContinue reading “Beginning of the Start: Why does one become a child psychiatrist?”
The young person growing up in our world must navigate its many stressful challenges. Those of us who live in a concrete jungle may spend days in offices, staring down the hard, cold flicker of a wide screen monitor. Is this what all young people are destined for? In this pandemic which has restricted travel,Continue reading “Saving our World, One Feeling at a Time”
Every time I see a cake, I am reminded of the celebration it represents. From a lovely piece of cake that caps it off at the end of a good meal; to one brought before a child celebrating their birthday, it always means something good. And if we explore the origins of cakes, there areContinue reading “Having our cake…”
You must be wondering why the blog has been quiet. This last 1 month has been an interesting time for me personally. As a doctor, I developed my relational skills from the first relations I had, my family. As a child psychiatrist, my experience with patients helped me in my journey as a father andContinue reading “Starting At The Very Beginning”
Children represent the next generation and their health and mental health will determine the future of the next generation. Child mental health is not just about treating problems in children but preventing adverse childhood experiences that impact on their future lives. Training of child psychiatrist has always been a holistic approach that requires inputs fromContinue reading “Letter to Trainees in Child Psychiatry”
The weeks fly by and it’s been 6 months todayA tiny protein started the invisible war, the world to payThere is much to be asked, a new normal here to stayLiving apart, social distanced away The year 2020 was supposed to be grandAs we celebrate the 24th Congress of child psychiatry’s standInstead we must meetContinue reading “Beginning from the End”
Last week, my daughter Joelle was married to Wesley in what was to me an unusual circumstance. Usually Asian marriages are large affairs involving hundreds if not thousands of people. The day usually starts with ceremonies involving tea and religious rites followed by the actual ceremony and ends in a large banquet. For Joelle andContinue reading “Welcome to a Wedding in the New Normal”
Many of you may not know that IACAPAP is an 80-year-old association that runs on pure volunteer power until a year ago when we decided to employ some professional help. Our association has been relying on the Presidents and their resources as senior members of the child mental health fraternity. Sometimes we would outsource servicesContinue reading “IACAPAP Blog – 27 Jul 2020”
Today is the day that we originally planned to hold the 24th World Congress in Singapore and our President, the first female president in our history to open the congress. This was disrupted by the COVID 19 pandemic and we are now having a webinar on COVID 19 instead. Although our lives and plans wereContinue reading “IACAPAP Blog – 20 Jul 2020”
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