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FamilyMatters!@Bartley (a Family-Life Education programme by the Ministry of Social and Family Development)xxx

 

Our families are the anchors in our lives, bringing us love, joy and warmth. Our families support us, keep us rooted, and give meaning to our existence. It is therefore important to have a happy and stable family life to support our students’ development.

 

Bartley Secondary School is proud to partner the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) in bringing to you FamilyMatters!@Bartley. This programme aims to

 

·         empower parents with the resources, knowledge and skills to build a strong, happy family.

·         nurture a pro-family mindset, and help our students and their parents equip themselves with skills and knowledge that will enhance the quality of their family life.

·         foster better parent-child understanding and relationship.

 

This is done through talks and interactive activities relevant to key life stages and cover topics such as marriage, communication, work-life harmony, fertility and parenthood, and parenting.

 

To find our more information and get onto our FamilyMatters!@Bartley email-list, please contact our FamilyMatters! Coordinator, Ms Anna Tay, at .

 

Special announcements

Past events

Feedback from parents

Synopses of previous talks

 

 

Special Announcements

Upcomming Event

 

Past Events

Father-Child Bonding through Bowling

Date:     14 November 2015 (Saturday)

Time:     2.pm - 4pm (light refreshments will be provided)
Venue:   Kallang Bowl 
             Leisure Park Kallang, #02-22, 
             5 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397693
             (Nearest MRT Station:  STADIUM STATION - Circle Line)
 
FEE:     FREE (on a first-come, first-served basis)
 
Please register here by 23 October 2015 (Friday) if you are interested.
 

 

Please contact Ms Anna Tay at " style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank">, or Mr Tan Ken Jin at " style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank"> if you have queries.(1) 30 May 2014

 

During our Community Day, 64 participants attended the 2 parenting workshops on ‘Discipline Strategies that Work – Giving Freedom & Setting Boundaries’ and ‘The Power of Love: Reaching the Heart of Your Teen’.    Here are some of the positive feedbacks we received from them about the workshops:

  1. Speaker was good!
  2. Very knowledgeable and well informed.  Good!
  3. Well organised script and great presentation by the speakers!
  4. Speaker was clear in bringing out her points to real life scenario and illustrations.  Her sharing about her relationship & communication between her and her sons were excellent!
  5. Speaker gave good examples!
  6. Have regular and similar session as it is very useful to us as parents!

 

 

(2) 25 June 2014

We conducted a student workshop for all our Sec 4s and 5s on ‘Time Management, Goal Setting and Power People Skill‘ during the day.  It was followed by a parent appreciation evening cum a talk that emphasized on ‘The Power of Affirmation’.  A Total of 68 parents came to attend this special event.    It was a very successful workshop as many of our participants walked away tearing and feeling touched as they received a hug and words of affirmation from one another.

 

(3) 16 August 2014

In this workshop on ‘Parenting by Design Using DISC Method’, parents received some insights on how they could better understand their child and themselves through a DISC personality profiling test they did.  Many felt they are more confident on how to raise their child the way he/she will excel after attending this workshop.  Here are some feedbacks we received from the parents:

  1. Venue was suitable, break was good and speaker was well paced.  Thank you!
  2. A prolific speaker, highly recommend!
  3. This workshop provides very practical and useful tools for parents!
  4. Mr John Kok is a very passionate educator.  Thanks for sharing your real life examples and experiences in a teacher’s perspective. 
  5. Thank you very much for putting the efforts in giving a detailed sharing.

 

(4) 30 August 2014

25 participants attended ‘The Art & Science of Parenting in the Internet Age’ conducted by Kingmaker Consultancy  Through this interactive workshop, parents have gained some understanding on how to use video games and social media to build a better relationship with their teens.

 

(5) 4 October 2014

During the examination period, a Parenting Talk on ‘Turning Water into Wine - Helping your Teen Master Stress’ was conducted to provide parents with some practical strategies so that they can help their teen master stress.

 

Feedback from parents who have attended the talks

 

‘After attending the Family Matters programmes, I have more confidence in establishing effective communication with my teenagers and building their self-esteem. I have become more attentive and patient in guiding and supporting them’.  

Tan Gek Mui

 

‘Firstly, I was not born a parent, so I think I've learnt how to be a good parent by sometimes making mistakes. The talks held by Bartley Secondary School have saved me the trouble of making more mistakes. Issues discussed such as importance of open communication between me as a parent and my teenager, and ways to reach out to her, etc., are really helpful. I'm always mindful now to set some time each day for her to express herself and to pay attention to her when she speaks. Parenting is like taking up a new skill, very tough and hopefully rewarding.

 

Secondly, the environment that my teenager faces now differs from the one parents experienced while growing up. Easy access to the internet means unhealthy and harmful information can be easily obtained. Current teens have a different set of stress as compared to our times. Good advice from the experts given during the talk.’

Sabrina

 

‘After attending the parenting talks, I learnt that teenagers and children are different. Now, I try not to question my son first. Instead, I listen to him patiently before I talk and guide him along the way. After he has finished some of his school work, I would let him play computer games for 1 or 2 hours depending on how much school work he has completed. Unlike previously, he must finish all the school work before he can play.

Like adults, teenagers also need to rest’.

Tan Gek Eng

 

 

‘I’m very interested to pick up new ideas and inspiration from the experts and hopefully I can apply them in my relationship with my children.’

Jacqueline Tay

Synopses of talks hosted at Bartley Secondary School

 

 

Date of Talk

Topic, Speaker and Synopsis                                                                                                                                                                               

17 Oct 2015

Parenting Talk ‘How To Raise A Resilient Teen’ by Mr Nicholas Choo

Resiliency is the ability to persevere and adjust when faced with adversity.  Resilient children do better in school, have more positive social experiences and achieve high levels of personal and professional success. 

The good news is that resilience can be taught.  It can be broken down into a set of specific abilities that can be learned and applied in various circumstances over time. 

In this workshop,parents will be taughtthe ways to teach children cope with obstacles in their lives.  Teaching these powerful thinking tools can equip children not only face adversity with certain preparedness but thrive under those times. 

Feedbacks received from parents about this talk :

 

 

++++++++++++++++++++++      PENDING     ++++++++++++++++++++++++

26 Sept 2015

Coffee Talk on ‘Self Awareness – DISC‘ conducted by PSG ChairpersonMdm June Tan

Get to know your Own style and personality through DISC Methodology :

  •  How a person solves problems and responds to challenges
  •  How a person attempts to influence or persuade others
  •  The pace at which a person responds to change
  •  How a person responds to rules and regulations.

The benefits :

  • Individual self-development
        o Increase job performance
        o Assessment of future career moves
  • Improved self-direction and self-appreciation
  • Improved ability to communicate with others

Make better decisions and better motivating people

Feedbacks received from parents about this coffee talk :

         1. Parents find that this coffee talk is certainly enriching and beneficial.  They
             gained some insights on how they can better understand their child, spouses
             and themselves. Through that understanding, they can then effectively motivate
             their child to learn and excel through their behaviourial styles. Also, helps to
             improve their communication with their spouses.

29 Aug 2015

Parenting Talk ‘The Art & Science of Parenting in the Internet Age’ (Social Media) by Mr Poh Yeang Cherng

Many Singaporean teenagers use social media to interact with friends, share Internet content and search the web for learning. Beyond the obvious benefits, however, there are also many risks such as loss of privacy, distraction, cyber bullying and careless online expression. Video gaming also figures prominently as the top Internet activity among teenage boys. Video gaming commonly leads to poor academic grades, poor physical heath, anxiety, depression and family tension.

This 2-part workshop brings parents into the world of social media & video gaming. Drawing from latest research and youth trends, parents will learn to guide their teenagers and help them avoid addiction with video games and social media. Parents will learn to recognise signs of game addiction in their children, and discern their children’s motivation for gaming. This workshop also focuses on helping parents adapt their parenting approaches for teenage years. With practical ideas and strategies, parents will understand how to use video games and social media to build a better relationship with their teenagers.

Feedbacks received from parents :

        1. Good speaker!
        2. Very knowledgeable and well informed.  Good!
        3. Gave some good examples especially about his children.  

25 July 2015

Coffee Talk ‘Parenting in the Adolescent Years – The 5 Love Languages and the 7A’s conducted by PSG Chairperson, Mdm June Tan

Transitions took place from pre-teens to teens :

  • Away from childhood and childhood patterns
  • From imagination to reasoning
  • To new patterns and expressing of feeling
  • Changes in the body
  • Influence of peers
  • Moral maturity etc.

So how do parents help their children handle these changes?  It is all about relationship.  We need to build strong relationship with them, make them feel connected and love them by using the 7A’s (Approach, Acceptance, Appreciation, Availability, Affirmation, Affection and Accountability). 

This coffee talk aims to provide parents with some knowledge on what kind of transitions the pre-teens to teens are going through during this stage. What are the 5 types of love languages and how to fill up the emotional tank of their children practically. 

Feedbacks received from PSG members about this coffee talk :


        1. Parents find that this coffee talk is certainly enriching and beneficial.  Through
            that interactive timetogether, it taught them how to relate better to a person
            with this love language.  It showed them the importance and the need to fill up
            their child’s emotional tank.

11 July 2015

Parenting Workshop ‘Love Them. Let’s Talk About Sex’by Ms Nicholette Gnoh

This workshop aims to help parents communicate with their children about sexuality.

It provides parents with ways to:

  • improve their quality time with their child
  • facilitate meaningful discussions on sexuality issues
  • enhance understanding of their child’s knowledge of sexuality
  • build confidence in themselves and in their child’s ability in handling sexuality issues.

Feedbacks received from parents about this workshop :

       1. Parents find that the programme is knowledgeable and enriching.  It taught them
           how to initiate the discussion with their childrenand educate themwith the right
           attitude towards sex. It provides more confidence in them now as they talk about
           this subject, and encourages them not to give up or feel shy in talking to their child
           about sex.



















 

29 May 2015

Parenting Seminar ‘Building Character First that Last’ by Mr Joshua Ng

Character is the foundation of a successful life. Without principles and values that build character, our children will not be able to sustain success. Most parents know this and want to inculcate good character traits in their children.

This workshop seeks to give parents handles on how they can achieve this goal. In this 1.5 hour workshop the speaker will identify with parents what are some of the key essential character traits that they want to build in their children/teens.

With role-plays, group discussions and case-studies, the speaker will suggest some practical ways parents can build character FIRST that will LAST.  

Feedbacks received from parents about this seminar :

         1. Speaker was engaging and abreast of current situation and provide practical
             advice
         2. Speaker was able to effectively answer participants’ questions
         3. Great presentation by the speaker

29 May 2015

Parenting Seminar ‘Nurturing Parent Philosophies’ by Mr Alastair Leo Tan

Studies have shown that there are different types of parenting philosophies or approaches. These philosophies to parenting are either gained from experience, education or through the parenting of our own parents (a monkey see-monkey-do syndrome).

Some of these philosophies or approaches are helpful in nurturing your child to be the best they can be but some stagnate their growth or make them worse. Some parents may not be aware of the negative impact some of these philosophies may produce, which can have an adverse effect on their children and their children’s children. 

In this 1.5 hour talk, the speaker will discuss :            

  • What are the various parenting philosophies/approaches?
  • Is your parenting philosophy harming or helping your child?
  • What is the difference between nurturing and spoiling your child?
  • How to recognise your child’s giftings and nurture them?

Feedbacks received from parents about this seminar :

       1. Gained much insights through the talk
       2. Helpful information
       3. Learnt a lot through this session

2 May 2015

Coffee Talk ‘Parenting Styles’ by PSG Chairman, Mdm June Tan

What is your parenting style? How are you parenting now? Are you of a Sergeant Major, Jelly Fish or Busy Bee parenting style? What are the effects of such styles on the kids?

What are age appropriate choices given within the V of love? Who sets the limits and what are the consequences of love without limits? This coffee talk will help to discover your parenting style and how you can better motivate your child through the V of love!

Feedbacks from PSG members about this coffee talk:
     
       1. Parents felt that the talk was meaningful & beneficial.  Theylearnt a lot through
           their time of discussion and sharing of their experiences with one another

11Apr2015

Parenting Talk ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Parentingby Mr Peter Chua

Discover some of the key concepts of The 7 Habits framework, and how it can be applied at home!

This engaging talk includes insightful videos and fun activities which will help you build closer relationships with your child.

Parents will also receive a copy of The 7 Habits Parent’s Guide to take home as reference, to practise with your child.

Feedbacks received from parents about the talk :

1. Very engaging.
2. Through the sharing, it helps to examine my heart on whether I’m proactive
    or reactive.

3. Conduct more parenting talks as we need more resources to help raise our
    children.





7 Mar 2015

Parenting Talk ‘The Art and Science of Parenting in the Internet Age’ (Video Games) by Mr Poh Yeang Cherng

Aseminar for parents and students focusing on equipping students with essential study skills and how as a parent, you can help your child counter the effects of distractions from video games in helping him or her pursue academic success.

Feedbacks received from parents about the talk:

    1. Questions and sharing are useful
    2. Can learn a lot through the examples given
    3. Useful information and can put into practice.

17Jan2015

Starting Right and Journeying Together Towards Success(For Parent AND Child)by Mr James Satchy

Every year is a new year with new hopes.  Past failures and mistakes should not dictate the future.  Both parents and teens can start right and afresh as they begin 2015.  This workshop aims to empower parents and teens to: 

  • set goals that can empower you
  • making time commitments that can motivate you
  • employing motivational strategies that will help the teen to study better
  • how parental involvement and support will help the teen to be successful

Through this session, parents and teens will have the opportunity to:

  • Set goals together in different areas of their lives to keep them motivated
  • Teens make a fresh commitment to start the year well
  • Parents make a fresh commitment to support them
  • Making time commitments for relationship building and in academic goals
  • Learn motivation strategies
  • How the parent can help motivate the teen and how can the teen motivate themselves

Fun and bonding activities will be intersperse.

Feedbacks received from participants about the talk :

1. It was fun and lively
2. Need to have more of such bonding activities
3. Help to understand and build better communication with family members
    through the activities we did together.

2 Jan 2015

Parenting Talk for Sec 1 Parents ‘Understanding the Changes and the Challenges of Today’s Teenager’ by Mr Ahmad Taufiq Muhammad
                                       
The Adolescent (teenage) years are a time of rapid physiological development and deep emotional changes. These can be exciting, but also confusing and uncomfortable for child and parents alike.

In this talk, the speaker will share on:

  • Teenage problems - What are the common teenage problems today
  • The Teen’s struggle - What is happening or will happen to your child
  • The Teen’s needs - What the child needs most during the adolescent years
  • The Parent’s Role - How parents can help their teenager through this phase

Feedbacks from parents about the talk  :

        1. Very informative
        2. Excellent speaker
        3. The handouts and helpline numbers given were very useful 

 

4 Oct 2014

Turning Water into Wine – Helping Your Teen Master Stress by Mr James Satchy
                                       
A stress management workshop that seeks to aid parents help their teenagers to turn pressure and stressors, which are commonly viewed to be negative factors, into something positive. How can we help our teenagers be a master of their stressors rather than allowing the stressors to master them?

This 2 hour talk aims to give parents some practical strategies on how they can help their teen manage stress through the college years and beyond. The following will be covered :

  • Understanding Stress – The good, the bad and the ugly
  • How to know if your Teen is experiencing stress – Signs of Stress
  • What are the Root & Surface Causes of Stress
  • What teens need most
  • How to counsel your Teen when they are feeling stressed

30 Aug 2014

The Art & Science of Parenting in the Internet Age by Mr Poh Yeang Cherng

Many Singaporean teenagers use social media to interact with friends, share Internet content and search the web for learning. Beyond the obvious benefits, however, there are also many risks such as loss of privacy, distraction, cyber bullying and careless online expression. Video gaming also figures prominently as the top Internet activity among teenage boys. Video gaming commonly leads to poor academic grades, poor physical heath, anxiety, depression and family tension.

This 2-part workshop brings parents into the world of social media & video gaming. Drawing from latest research and youth trends, parents will learn to guide their teenagers and help them avoid addiction with video games and social media. Parents will learn to recognise signs of game addiction in their children, and discern their children’s motivation for gaming. This workshop also focuses on helping parents adapt their parenting approaches for teenage years. With practical ideas and strategies, parents will understand how to use video games and social media to build a better relationship with their teenagers.

16 Aug 2014

Parenting by Design Using DISC Methods by Mr John Kok

Ever looked at your child and wondered why they cannot be motivated by the way that we are motivated by the way that we are motivated.  Ever wondered why our multiple attempts at motivating your child fail miserably?

Parenting can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life.  It can also be one of the most challenging endeavours parents embark upon in life.  Good parenting does not just happen, good parents work at it.  Each individual is unique and good parents recognise it and parent accordingly.  Great parents takes into account their own uniqueness in relation to their child’s and adapt their parenting accordingly.

In this workshop, the speaker will share with parents the insights on how we can better understand our child and ourselves.  Through that understanding, we can then effectively motivate our child to learn and excel through their behavioural styles.

  • Understand the best way to relate to each child’s uniqueness
  • Discover the motivators that makes your child tick
  • Applying DISC personality profiling to understand your child’s needs
  • Raise your child the way he/she will excel

25 June 2014

Parent Appreciation Evening cum Parenting Talk on The Power of Affirmation by Mr James Satchy

Every human being has an emotional need.  We need to be loved, affirmed and recognised.  In this workshop, parents find out what are the 3 simple ways they can show appreciation to one another in the family :

  • Affirmation through praises, encouragement and compliments
  • Touch – Affectionate
  • Gifts

They also learnt about the need and importance to constantly feel up their child’s emotional love tank in a practical way.  They can do it by speaking positive, loving, encouraging and kind words.  Likewise, the child also needs to express their love and appreciation towards their parents through writing, speaking or through hugs.

30 May 2014

The Power of Love : Reaching the Heart of Your Teen by Mr Paul Goh

How to reach the heart of your teen, connect with them and communicate better? The answer is simple : LOVE THEM!

How can my child be better behaved, have better results and be motivated? The answer: LOVE THEM!

Loving your child is a skill that can be learnt! Psychologist agrees that in every person there is a “emotional tank” that needs to be filled. When this emotional tank is filled, chances are your child will be more motivated, perform better academically and produce better character. If the tank is not filled, you will get a discouraged, disengaged and ill-disciplined teen. Most parents love their child, but some are loving them in a wrong way and in a way that the child does not perceive as love. Hence, tension in the family and much misunderstanding.

In this 1.5 hour talk, the speaker will cover :

  • How the emotional tank relates to your child’s performance and behaviour
  • How to fill the emotional tank of your child practically

30 May 2014

Discipline Strategies that Work – Giving Freedom & Setting Boundaries by Ms Cheryl Ong

Proper Discipline and boundaries are essential for the teen’s development and self-discipline. If done properly, the teen will grow to be a socially responsible, emotionally healthy and productive child. The child will be grateful to the parent for the process and will probably implement the disciplinary approaches to their children in future. However, if discipline is carried out wrongly, the teen will be offended and the consequences will be seen in secondary school or later on in life.

Hence, it is important for parents to discipline wisely for this generation and the generation to come.

In this 1.5 hour talk with interaction, role plays and discussions, the speaker will discuss :

  • How your parenting style can affect your teen for better or worse
  • Myths about discipline
  • The purpose of discipline
  • Discipline that produces results
  • How to set realistic boundaries & enforce them

12 Mar 2014

How to Make Friends and Keep Them by Mr Ivan Tan

 

Life isn't a sprint, it is a marathon! In this race of life, we might need like-minded friends whom will run alongside us and encourage us to the finishing line together. Human beings are complicating machine which will surely results into all kind of tension or friction with every attempt to work together hence this session will enable students to acknowledge and appreciate their differences. On top of that, daily practical skills in forging friendship will be imparted to students to get them started to relate healthily with one another. 

 

8 Mar 2014

The Arts & Science of Parenting in the Internet Age by Mr Poh Yeang Cherng

 

Video games rank as the top Internet activity for teenage boys and is also growing in popularity among girls in Singapore. Many are avid players of games such as Blackshot, Minecraft & League of Legends. The video game industry is a multi-billion dollar industry and goes beyond mere entertainment for young people.

 

In Singapore 8.7% of gamers are found to be addicted to video games. This seminar draws from cutting-edge research to help parents evaluate their children for cyber wellness, and to understand their motivation for gaming. Participants will be shown how games features match gamers’ motivation, and learn a framework to help their children choose appropriate video games.

 

In addition, participants will also learn about adapting their mediation approaches for the digital world, so that it may work for optimally for youths of different ages. Parent and student participants will also learn proven study techniques to help them cope with distractions in the Internet age, to overcome them and to excel.

 

This seminar not only empowers adults to build in their children protective factors. It also helps both parents & teenagers prepare against known risk factors for video game addiction

 

4 Jan 2014

 

Helping Your Child Co-Create Success by Mr Tan Ken Jin

 

In 1995, Mr Tan Ken Jin won the top award from his secondary school. Since then, he has obtained a Public Service Commission Scholarship, an award from his residential college at Yale University, an MOE Post Graduate Scholarship, and the 2011 Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship. In July 2012, he was conferred the rank of Major in the Army, and in December 2013, he completed his third marathon with a time of just over 4 hours. 

 

All these were due to a well-rounded education, but in this talk, the speaker will also share on the roles his parents played in fostering an environment and a habit of success. Since every child is unique, this talk is not meant to be prescriptive. Rather, the speaker hopes to shed light on the importance of allowing children to be co-creators of their own goals.

 

4 Jan 2014

Know Me, Guide Me by Mr James Satchy

 

Parents are finding it more challenging to guide their child in making crucial decisions in life. The key is in knowing the inclinations of your child, that you may guide them accordingly. Every child is different and thus inclined differently. If the child focuses on his inclinations and interests, there’s a good chance for him to be happy and successful in life.  Parents have to know their children’s inclinations that they may guide their child lovingly and wisely in crucial decisions.

 

In this talk, parents will learn:

  

  • What are the 6 main inclinations of your teen
  • Identify what you think your teen is inclined to
  • How to guide your child without angering him



4 Jan 2014

Empowering Parents, Building Confident Children by Mr Joshua Ng

 

The number one killer to success is low self-esteemstemming from discouragement. No child likes to fail. However, if a child keeps failing they lose confidence in the subject, get discouraged and subsequently lose interest. The child’s academics have a direct impact on their self-esteem and confidence, which spills over to other areas of their lives.

 

Hence, it is important for parents to know how to build your child’s confidence and resilience so that they keep surging forward in times of setbacks.

What will be covered in the session:

  • How your teen develops low self-esteem
  • How your teen acts when they have low self-esteem
  • How can parents help their child grow their self-esteem through communication , goals and discipline


2 Jan 2014

Understanding the Changes & Challenges of Today's Teenager by Mr Ivan Goh

 

The Adolescent (teenage) years can be an emotional assault course for all concerned. A gulf can grow between parents and their children during adolescence. It's a time of rapid physical development and deep emotional changes. These are exciting, but can also be confusing and uncomfortable for child and parent alike.

 

During this turbulent period, parents and teens need to understand these changes and know how to cope, in order for relationships to be preserved and teens to develop into mature adults.

 

This talk seeks to provide parents with understanding about the process of adolescence, and some practical tips how they can manage these volatile adolescent years.

 

It covers:

§  Teenage problems

•     What are the common teenage problems today

§  The Teen’s struggle

•     What is happening or will happen to your child

§  The Teen’s needs

•     What the child needs most during the adolescent years

§  The Parent’s Role

•     How parents can help their teenager through this phase

•     What is the best parenting approach for teens?

•     How parents can exercise love & discipline, gaining the respect & love of their teen

 

7 Sept 2013

Helping Your Teen Peak Right for Exams by Ms Cheryl Ng

                                       

Most children are not born with learning disabilities. Thus they can and should perform reasonably well academically. However, some children fall well below their potential to perform. Why is this so? It’s not because of a lack of intelligence, but a lack of inspiration, as well as a lack of skill.

 

Very few children automatically score for their examinations. Most students who score well have been taught study skill techniques that they are able to apply to their various subjects. With a combination of discipline, motivation and skill, they score! Parents can be instrumental in the academic success of their child. They don’t have to be well educated, nor are they expected to function as a teacher or tutor. However, parents must function as a coach.

 

Using the coach approach as a basis, the speaker will teach parents how to apply the skills of a coach so your child will succeed academically.

 

What will be covered in the session:

  • What children/teens need most
  • How to encourage your child/teen to study
  • Understanding the strengths and different learning styles of your child/teen
  • Understanding  the  “study enemies” that hinder your child from performing
  • Having a practical study strategy to conquer the “study enemies”

7 Sept 2013

Helping Your Child Cope with Exam Stress by Ms Cheryl Ng

 

Examination periods can be the most stressful for some children. Some stress or pressure is useful to bring out the best in the child, but if not managed properly it can cause mental blocks for your child. Thus your child may not perform to his or her best potential.

 

In the primary school years, the pressure is not as evident as the subjects are few. However, the real test will be in the secondary school years. It is wise for parents to guide their child on how to cope with study or examination stress, so that the child will cultivate good habits that can last them even through the college and university years ahead.

 

In this talk, the speaker will highlight certain workable strategies that are used by parents to enhance the academic performance of their child.

 

Some of the strategies that will be taught:

  • How to prepare your child for the examination
  • How to help your child prioritise and manage their time
  • How to help your child set goals
  • How to monitor your child’s studies
  • How to encourage your child to study during the examination period

17 Aug 2013

Cyberwellness Parenting Seminar by Mr Poh Yeang Cherng

 

Video games have become primary entertainment for not just male students but also for many females. Unfortunately, many young people cannot handle the attraction of gaming and suffer from poorer grades, strained relationships, social phobia and even depression.

 

This seminar complements Bartley’s comprehensive cyber wellness programme and empowers you to provide a strong home environment to develop balance and self-regulation. You will learn:

 

1.       Why are video games so addictive?

2.       Why is your child so motivated to play video games?

3.       How to spots signs of video game addiction

4.       What are the best practices for homes that enjoy healthy video gaming?

 

20 July 2013

Loving To Grow - Helping Your Child Love Knowledge Acquisition by Mr Michael Tan

 

Studies are the number one priority for many households and also the number one challenge. Due to expectations, studies can cause friction or harmony within the family; hope or hopelessness; joy or sadness. Parents can play a vital role in helping their children manage and maximize their learning potential, thus making their studying more enjoyable.

 

This talk will focus on strategies the parent can employ to help their teen be interested in their studies gleaned from the speaker’s experience and research. Are you communicating the right things that spur growth in your teen or framing him for failure? What can a parent do to help their child be interested in studies? What are some reasonable expectations you could consider?

 

We will consider the limitations, various reasons why children are un-motivated and the workable solutions. Parents will have opportunity to discuss in small groups some strategies, as well as in a bigger group. The talk aims to be interactive and informative, giving parents some handles they can use at home.

 

31 May 2013

 

EQ Parenting by Mr Joshua Ng

 

Managers have long realized the benefits of emotional intelligence (also referred to as EQ) to bring out the best in their employees. Like successful leaders, successful parents combine knowledge and experience with empathy, wisdom, self-awareness and self-management to bring out the best in their children and safely navigate many of the common challenges of raising children.

 

By using emotional intelligence parents can respond to child behaviour in ways that encourage, rather than discourage, children to cooperate, thus bringing out the best in them.

 

EQ parenting can give you another set of tools for parenting success.

 

‘Hot' Tips to Communicate with Your Teen by Mr Ivan Lee

 

How to LISTEN so your teen will love you –

 

Communication is the basis of any successful relationship. LISTENING is a major part in communication. When the parent makes the teen feel they are understood, the teen will perform better in essential areas of his life. LISTENING is an art and an acquired skill. It is not an automatic response for many people. The parent who practices this skill can be assured of a solid, long lasting, love relationship with their teen.

 

In this talk, the speaker will give you some “HOT” tips on how to LISTEN so your teen will love you.

 

The speaker will cover :

  

§  Listening skills that encourages your child to share his deepest secrets with you

§  How to ask questions and comment to encourage quieter children to talk

§  How to give appropriate advice so your teen will grow into a responsible adult

§  How to make conversation with your teen practicing the art of listening  and observation skills

 

31 May 2013

Understanding Your Teen's Emotions - Overcoming Anger, Stress and Anxiety by Ms Joyce Ling

 

The Adolescent (teenage) years is a time of rapid physical development and deep emotional changes for the teen. The teen is faced with several changes & pressures that may cause him/her to have stored up anger, stress and be overly anxious. If these emotions are not managed well, it can affect their learning, social behaviour and relationship between parent and child.

  

This talk seeks to provide parents with understanding about the emotions of their teen and how parents can meet the emotional need of their teen. Meeting the emotional need of your teen will help your teen perform better in school and socially.

 

The talk covers:

  

§  The Teen’s struggle

§  What is happening or will happen to your child

§  The Teen’s needs

§  What the child needs most during the adolescent years

§  How emotions affect learning

§  How parents can meet the Emotional need of their child

§  How to manage anger

§  How to manage stress & anxiety