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NTUC Centre, Level 7, 1 Marina Boulevard Singapore 018989

Are you tuned in to your child? Do you want to communicate effectively with your tween and teen?

 

Does your child…
• Share their thoughts with you regularly?
• Approach you for opinions?
• Listen to your advice and act upon it?   

Hear from renowned overseas parenting expert and best-selling author, Dr Michele Borba at Singapore Parenting Congress 2017 to learn how to raise successful, self-reliant and less-stressed children in this digital world! Also, find out how you can tune into the heart and mind of your child by getting to know them better through interactive parent-child coding and video making workshops!

Key Highlights:
• Find out how to raise successful, self-reliant and less-stressed child in a digital world.
• Learn strategies to build strength and resilience in tweens and teens.
• Get to know your child better through interactive parent-child coding and video making workshops.

 


 

Ticket Prices

Standard: $18 per pax / session
Workshop price for parent and child at $36 before discount

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Conferences and Parent-Child Workshops Schedule

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Topic

Time

Synopsis

What does it take to raise a successful and happy child?

Speaker: Dr Michele Borba

10am to 1pm (Registration starts at 9.30am)

Pick up useful strategies that will help bring out the best in your kid and help them find pleasure in life. Plus, Dr Borba will also share easy-to-use strategies to solve the top eight most common problems all parents face!

Nurturing a resilient and independent kid in a digital world

Speaker: Dr Michele Borba

2.30pm to 5.30pm (Registration starts at 2pm)

Is your child weighed down by daily pressures and challenges? Dr Borba will show you tools you can use to build up their ability to take hard knocks. She will also teach you how you can help your child learn from mistakes and failures and bounce back.

Parent-Child Workshop: Coding a mobile application from scratch

Vendor: Roboto Academy

2.30pm to 5.30pm (Registration starts at 2pm)

Workshop price for parent and child at $36 before discount

Junior and you will learn how to create and code your own interactive mobile application with App Inventor, an app-creation tool developed by Google and MIT. You’ll even get to bring home the app you both worked together on, on your phone or tablet.

Suitable for those aged 7 and above

Programme outline and description:
1) Introduction to mobile apps
2) Basic Interface functionality, plus, get familiar with MIT AppInventor 2.0
3) Create your own simple app with a background, image, button, sound and basic conditionals
4) Each parent-child pair will customise an app together, including particular elements such as the child’s interests, likes/dislikes, hobbies, fears, etc. The buttons will trigger a visual or audio response
5) During this activity, the child will be required to communicate his feelings

Takeaways for participants:
• Learn AppInventor and create a simple mobile app
• Gain an appreciation of mobile apps as well how technology is used in communication
• Parents will realise how important communication is and how much they understand their child

 

Sunday, 19November 2017

Topic

Time

Synopsis

Offering your child the emotional support he needs

Speaker: Dr Michele Borba

10am to 1pm (Registration starts at 9.30am)

Is your child’s eyes permanently glued to his phone? Worried that he may be snapping inappropriate pictures and sharing way too much information online? This selfie-fuelled world our children are growing in calls for a new set of parenting rules. So, get helpful advice on communicating with your kiddo and getting them to talk about their feelings. Plus, learn the reasons why raising empathetic kids will help them succeed in this “all-about-me” world. Then, stay on as Dr Borba spells out what school life is like - which she likens to social jungle filled with many different cliques and peer pressures. You’ll learn ways to boost your child’s social skills and help them to protect themselves from bullies.

Parent-Child Workshop: Becoming a "vlogger"

Speaker: Lew Mi Yih, Executive Director, Cornerstone Community Services

3pm to 5pm (Registration starts at 2.30pm)

Workshop price for parent and child at $36 before discount

Learn the basics of becoming a YouTube vlogger together with your child with nothing more than your mobile phone through guided activities in this workshop. With hands-on fun that’s fit for the whole family, you’ll get to learn more about each other and make memories in the process!

Suitable for those aged 7 and above

What is a vlog?
A vlog is a video blog that captures a person’s experiences to be shared with others.

Why vlog?
This is using multimedia to share your life and express yourself.

Just as vlogging is a means of communicating an idea, several important factors help to make it effective. Similarly, good communication skills are important in family bonding.

Good communication
• Is more than just talking and telling each other what to do
• Involves listening to each other and understanding the other person’s needs and concerns
• Provides an avenue to resolve issues without hurting the relationship

As you create your own vlog, you’ll also learn all about the important factors behind successful family communication.

 


 

Other Parenting Talks and Workshops from Community Partners

Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC)

(Offering Complimentary Mandarin Talks)

Date

Time

Venue

Topic

Sat, 28 Oct 2017

10am - 12pm

CDAC@Yew Tee
Blk 627 Choa Chu Kang St 62
#01-160
Singapore 680627

How to Be a Hero to Your Kids (Mandarin Talk)

成为你孩子的英雄 - 成功父母的六大秘诀

Register for this talk online

Sat, 11 Nov 2017

2pm - 4.30pm

Toa Payoh Hub

Transition to Post-Secondary Education

Sat, 25 Nov 2017

10am - 12pm

Lifelong Learning Institute
Event Hall 1-1

Polytechnic Education and Advancement in Career

Find out more at www.cdac.org.sg/empowering-parents

 

 

Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA)

(Offering Complimentary Talks)

Date

Time

Venue

Topic

Sat, 28 Oct 2017

11am - 1pm

SINDA HQ
1 Beatty Road Singapore 209943

My Teen's Friends - Peer Relationships and Influence

Sat, 4 Nov 2017

8.30am - 10.30am

SINDA HQ
1 Beatty Road Singapore 209943

Breakfast with Dad

Register for this activity online

Sat, 18 Nov 2017

10.30am - 12.30pm

SINDA HQ
1 Beatty Road Singapore 209943

Effective Communication with My Child

Find out more at www.sinda.org.sg/services/family

 

 

Yayasan Mendaki

Date

Time

Venue

Topic

Sat, 4 Nov 2017

10am - 6pm

Our Tampines Hub
1 Tampines Walk Singapore 528523

The Learning Festival 2017

Find out more at https://www.lifelonglearningfest.sg