Transition to Primary School [1 – 2 hrs] *Highly Recommended*
Anxious about how your little one is going to cope with the new environment, new friends, new schedule and new learning structures? Will your child know how to deal with money wisely? How should we help him/ her to settle in and succeed?
Get a head start by preparing well for primary school.
Cyber-wellness Tips for Parents – Strategies to Engage a Tech Savvy Gen. Z [1.5 – 2hrs] *Highly Recommended*
Technology has changed the way we play, socialise and interact with each other. How much screen time is appropriate for our children? Should our children be allowed to have social media accounts? How can we engage them despite digital distractions and coach them to deal with the hidden dangers of “chat groups?”
Learn how to set realistic and reasonable boundaries on their use of devices. Help them understand the science behind multi-tasking and how to maintain a healthy self-concept in the face of deal cyberbullying or rejection.
Game On! Taking Hold of Your Child’s Online and Video Gaming [2hrs] *Highly Recommended* – for parent + child
A 2019 worldwide survey showed that Singaporeans was rated first in spending the most time playing video games compared with other gamers in Asia. Globally, we were rated third coming behind United States and Germany. Indeed, video and online gaming have evolved to be a mainstream popular activity for leisure and bonding. Game design and competitive gaming or Esports are now lucrative industries where many children, adolescents and young adults aspire to develop their careers in. Yet, the reality for many parents is that they view online and video gaming as a bane rather than a boon. They struggle to manage their children and adolescents gaming behaviours. They utter in frustration that their children and adolescents are addicted! This webinar hopes to enlighten and empower parents through the personal gaming as well as cyber wellness counselling and mentoring experiences of the speaker.
Through this workshop, parents will level up by
gaining understanding of the motivations behind online and video gaming,
understanding the trends and development in online and video gaming,
learning practical handlers to manage their children’s and adolescents’ gaming behaviors
Parenting for GRIT [1.5 – 2hrs]
Success in life is about showing up and not giving up. According to Harvard psychologist William James, “the human individual lives usually far within his limits; he possesses powers of various sorts which he habitually fails to use.” What can parents do to encourage GRIT in their child?
Find out if there is a trade-off between supportive parenting and demanding parenting and how we can nurture our kids so they will be able to bounce back whenever they experience frustrations and setbacks.
IQ, EQ & AQ for your child [1.5 – 2hrs]
The typical parent focuses on academic performance in their children, believing that it is the key to future success in life. However, it takes more than IQ to be successful in life. It takes IQ (Intelligence Quotient), EQ (Emotional Quotient) and AQ (Adversity Quotient).
In this workshop, parents will learn how to train and equip their children in all these areas to ensure their ultimate success in life.
Motivating Your Child to Succeed [1.5 – 2hrs]
Every child is unique and develops differently. Understand how your child’s emerging personality preferences and learning styles influence the way they learn.
Discover practical skills that you can use to bring out the best in them and motivate them to succeed in whatever they set out to accomplish.
How to Help Your Child Cope with Exam Stress [1.5 – 2hrs]
Facing examinations can sometimes be daunting for both students and parents. The pressure to excel continually often carries with it associated stresses and anxieties. These realities, if not managed effectively, can be overwhelming and become hindrances for academic success.
This workshop will enable the parents to learn practical tools to empower their children to better handle stresses of examinations. Tips of effective time management and learning styles will be discussed to provide a holistic overview.
Supporting Your Child through PSLE [1 – 2hrs]
The pressure to excel in PLSE often carries with it associated stresses and anxieties. These pressures can result in psychosomatic issues and maladjustments on the child and affect parent-child relationship.
This workshop will enable the parents to learn practical tools to support their children emotionally. Tips on effective time management and learning styles will be discussed to provide a holistic overview.
Cultivating Empathy in Children [1.5 – 2hrs]
Empathy yields kindness – a quality that parents hope to instill in their children. Kindness inspires courage to stand up for ourselves and others. It enables a child to get along with their siblings and share resources.
Social interaction and social competence are fundamental to human happiness. Socially competent children are a result of positive quality relationships with parents, caregivers and peers.
Parents and important caregivers create children’s expectations about relationships that will affect and guide them throughout their lives. Using social development and learning theories (Siegel & Bryson, 2011), parents will learn how to help their children develop healthy mindsets and self-concept in order to develop empathy for and connect with others.
Fostering Self-Regulation in Children [1.5 – 2hrs]
Children’s ability to self-regulate, follow directions, pay attention and minimise disruptive behaviours are essential skills for educational attainment.
Self-regulation is the ability to express thoughts, feelings and behaviours in socially appropriate ways. Learning to calm down when angry or excited and persisting at difficult tasks are examples of self-regulation.
Using principles from developmental, cognitive behavioural theory and “The Whole Brain Child” (Siegel & Bryson, 2011) this talk will provide tips for parents to manage disruptive behaviours, temper tantrums and melt down and strengthen your relationship with your child.
10 Ways to Help Your Child be Assertive [1.5 – 2hrs]
Assertiveness is the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive. it is a learnable skill and mode of communication. Assertiveness implies acting in a confident manner. It is important for children to be assertive, so that they can express their thoughts and feelings effectively. Increasing your child’s assertiveness will teach them how to stand up for themselves when confronted with playground and/or cyber bullying.
The Five Love Languages of Children – The secret to loving your child effectively [1 – 2hrs]
You know you love our child but do they know this? How to speak your child’s love language in a way that they understand? Discover what is your child’s love language.
Use it to assist your child in successful learning, correct and discipline more effectively. Most importantly, help your child develop secure attachment with you and establish a foundation of unconditional love.
Empowering Conversations with your Child – the solution focused approach [1 – 2hrs]
In this solution focused approach, parents will process together on how we can be the best communicator in the life of our child!
Applying the “half filled” and not “half empty” mindset; Becoming a solution detective in deal with life challenges
Asking empowering questions
Facilitate a “problem-free” talk
Spotting the efforts and resilience
Let’s amplify and acknowledge the “greatness” in the heart of our child.
How to Talk so your Kids will Listen [1.5 – 2hrs]
Is communicating with your child becoming more and more of a challenge these days? Take heart – you are not alone! Often times, such tensions arise due to the difference in personalities and perspectives between parent and child. In this workshop, you will be given opportunities to reflect and analyse your communication preferences.
You will also identify self-defeating strategies in communication, and will be equipped with new paradigms for understanding and relating to your child.
How to Talk to your Kids about Sex and Gender Identity [1 – 2hrs]
Research tells us that kids who have regular conversations with their parents and caregivers about sex, gender identity and relationships are less likely to take risks with their sexual health, and more likely to be healthy and safe. So, it’s never too early and never too late to start talking with your kid about sex and relationships.
Learn how you can keep the conversation age-appropriate, what to talk about and essential tips (Amie & Murray, 2017) to have a value-based conversation with your child.