Transition to Secondary School [1 – 2 hrs] *Highly Recommended*
Starting secondary school is a milestone for the family. This seminar will empower you with useful strategies and practical support to help you and your pre-teen adjust to the new roles and expectations. Discover the differences between primary and secondary school.
Learn practical tips to guide your teen to become more independent and responsible for his academic work and CCAs.
Cyber-wellness Tips for Parents – Strategies to Engage a Tech Savvy Gen. Z [1.5hrs] *Highly Recommended*
Technology has changed the way we play, socialise and interact with each other. How much screen time is appropriate for our Teens? Find out what are the latest trends in social media and how we can engage them despite digital distractions (Eyal & Li, 2019) 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 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.” So, what can parents do to encourage GRIT (Duckworth, 2016) in their teen?
Find out if there is a trade-off between supportive parenting and demanding parenting and how we can nurture our teens so they will be able to bounce back whenever they experience frustrations and setbacks. How can parents encourage grit without obliterating their teen’s capacity to choose their own path?
IQ, EQ & AQ for Your Teen [3.5hrs]
The typical Singaporean parent always 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 Teen 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.
7 Tips to Coach Your Teen to Make Decisions [1.5 – 2hrs]
Teenage years is a transition period into adulthood where they must make many decisions regarding their choice of friends, subjects and even moral decisions.
Using principles from cognitive behavioural and psychotherapy, parents will learn how to apply their understanding of how brain works to coach their teens to make decisions.
How to Help Your Teen 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.
Transition to Junior College/ ITE/ Polytechnic [1 – 2hrs]
Young Adulthood is the transition from adolescences to adulthood, a period during which an individual acquires the skills necessary to survive on his/her own away from their parents or other caregivers.
Find out how you can help your child in understanding this transition from secondary school to tertiary institutions. The speaker will talk on parenting strategies on helping your child to cope with the changes.
*Also available in Mandarin and Tamil
Peer Pressure: Its Influence on Teens and Decision Making [1 – 2hrs]
Peer influence is not always bad. Teens can be influenced by their peers, both negatively and positively. As they spend more time away from their family, their peers will play a greater role in influencing their choices. Sometimes, in emotional situations, peer influence can be hard to resist, and it became “pressure” where they feel compelled to do something which they may be uncomfortable with.
This workshop will help parents understand the changing role they play and how they can continue to create a space where they can positively influence their teens and support them in decision making.
Strengthening our Teen’s Emotional Resilience [1 – 2hrs]
Setbacks, problems and failures are an inevitable part of life. As your teen matures and takes on more challenges, they will experience more setbacks. Learn about the traits of a resilient teen and how to guide them to recover, adapt and keep going in the face of setbacks and failures.
10 Ways to Help Your Teen 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 teens to be assertive, so that they can express their thoughts and feelings effectively. Increasing your teen’s assertiveness will teach them how to stand up for themselves when confronted with bullying.
The Five Love Languages of Teens [1 – 2hrs]
You know you love your child, but do they know this? How to speak your teen’s love language in a way that they understand? Discover what is your teen’s love language.
Use it to assist your teen in successful learning, correct and discipline more effectively. Most importantly, help your teen develop secure attachment with you and establish a foundation of unconditional love.
Empowering Conversations with your Teens – the Solution Focused Approach [2hrs]
In this solution focused approach, parents will process together on how we can be the best communicator in the life of our teens!
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
Amplifying and acknowledging the “greatness” in the heart of our teens.
How to Talk so your Teen will Listen [1.5 – 2hrs]
Is communicating with your teen 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 perspective between parent and teen. 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 teen.
How to Talk to your Teens about Sex and Gender Identity [1 – 2hrs]
Research tells us that kids who have regular conversations with their parents and caregivers about sex, gender identify, 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 it’s never too late to start talking with your teens 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.