edi­tor’s note

Young Parents (Singapore) - - ED’S NOTE - Stephanie Yeo Edi­tor

It’s the most won­der­ful time of the year, isn’t it? The weather is cooler, ev­ery­one’s in a happy mood and you have time to catch up with the ex­tended fam­ily at par­ties.

In this Christ­mas Is­sue, we’ve rounded up the best of the sea­son: stylish party clothes for the lit­tle ones (page 26), presents for ev­ery­one from Grandma to grand­kid (page 16), and where to go for the best fes­tive treats in town (page 96).

If you’re plan­ning on ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a white Christ­mas, check out page 80 for our picks of child-friendly ski re­sorts around the world.

Or, if you like gifts that give back, our list of so­cial en­ter­prises and com­pa­nies that sup­port char­i­ties (page 84) will make the sea­son more mean­ing­ful.

But keep in mind the val­ues you’re com­mu­ni­cat­ing to Ju­nior with all that spend­ing. Our fea­ture on the rise of ma­te­ri­al­is­tic kids (page 86) will give you pause for thought.

Our Baby sec­tion is full of must-reads, too, from mums who gave birth in their 40s (page 50) – a hot trend now – to the ma­mas be­hind those adorable vi­ral baby dress-up pho­tos (page 44).

And don’t miss mummy Vic­to­ria Deng’s dra­matic ac­count of how she was robbed while on hol­i­day alone with her baby (page 58).

Thank­fully, her story has a happy end­ing, and it sums up par­ent­hood: you never know what life is go­ing to throw at you, but you’re stronger than you think.

It’s been our priv­i­lege to cel­e­brate Young Par­ents’ 30th an­niver­sary with you this year, dear read­ers. Thank you for all your sup­port, and have a won­der­ful new year!

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