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Daniel Wong
Daniel Wong specializes in helping teens to become both happy and successful, and he shows parents how they can help too. He is honored to have been called a learning and teen expert. He resides in Singapore, and has given talks in countries like the US, Indonesia and Singapore.

Daniel is the bestselling author of The Happy Student: 5 Steps to Academic Fulfillment and Success. He writes at, where he shares strategies to empower teens to find long-lasting success and fulfillment.

You can get a FREE copy of his e-book, 16 Keys To Motivating Your Teenager, and you can connect with him on Facebook.

Entries by Daniel Wong

3 Things Every Student Should Understand About Education

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 9:14 AM

I regularly give talks at schools to help students find new meaning in education. I once spoke at a high school whose students weren't academically inclined.

After the talk, one of the teachers remarked to me, "It's sad. Few of these students will make it...

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Raising Resilient Children: A Simple Tip That Works Wonders

(1) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 4:38 PM

Every parent has been there before.

You worry that your children won't be resilient enough to survive in the "real world" when they grow up. Will they be able to handle disappointments? Will they develop a can-do attitude? Will they overcome their fears?

To prepare your children for the future,...

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7 Phrases That Children Need to Hear From Their Parents

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 5:04 PM

Through my work with teenagers, I've realized just how much the parent-child relationship affects the child's development, both emotionally and mentally.

No surprises there. The stronger the relationship, the better the chances of the child becoming a well-adjusted, successful adult. This article lists seven simple phrases that will...

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Is Parenthood 'Worth It'?

(4) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 1:55 PM

I was fighting a hopeless battle. Against my baby son.

For the past three hours, I'd been struggling to put him to bed. He'd fall asleep in my arms, but the second I laid him down in his cot, he'd start wailing as if I'd just dunked him in boiling...

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Gritless to Gritty in One Simple Step

(15) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 7:00 AM

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

A sense of dread washed over me. I shivered. I inhaled deeply, and clicked to open the email. It read:

"Dear Daniel, I regret to inform you that we're not interested in your manuscript. Best of...

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How to Lead a Life That Counts

(4) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 8:20 AM

I'm not a know-it-all expert. Far from it.

I procrastinate. I get distracted by unimportant tasks. I'm not as disciplined as I'd like to be. So why am I writing this blog post?

Because I'm a relentless observer of what makes for a remarkable life. Discovering what it takes to...

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