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FamilyMatters!@School Programme

A Programme Specially for Parents and Students of Yishun Town Secondary School


Yishun Town Secondary School has embarked on the FamilyMatters!@School Programme (formally known as School Family Education Programme) since April 2011. This programme, supported by the Ministry of Social and Family Development, is part of the school’s proactive effort to empower parents and students with the knowledge and skills to enrich and strengthen family life through the implementation of workshops, seminars and family bonding activities for the parents and students. 

The FamilyMatters!@School Programme includes:
  • Workshops and seminars for parents on topics such as effective parenting, social and emotional development of children and teenagers, managing work-life demands and building strong marriages;
  • Programmes for students that impart values and build characters;
  • Family bonding activities.

 

The FamilyMatters!@School Programme aims to:
  • Equip parents with the skills and knowledge to enrich and strengthen their family life; and foster better parent-child understanding and relationship to become more effective mentors and coaches;
  • Empower students with life skills; skills to build healthy relationships with their peers and family; and/or imbue positive values and attributes towards family, relationships and life in general.
 
Parents, you and your family are cordially invited to participate in the FamilyMatters!@School Programme! We look forward to you and your family’s participation.
 
 


Upcoming Workshops

Workshop Title:  “I Can’t Live Without It – Engaging The IT & Smartphone Generation & Teenagers World Of Social Media”


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There is a growing prevalence of mobile gadget usage in Singapore. Pre-school toddlers are being nanny-ed with smart mobile devices. Primary school children are pressurizing their parents to buy them a smartphone. And more than 90% of youths own a smartphone by the time they are 13 years old. 50% of them own at least two or more gadgets, such as a smartphone, laptop, tablet or portable audio device. 

What are the latest evolving trends of online communications (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Whatsapp, Snapchat)? Why are our children and youths so attracted to and spending so much time on this social media world? 
   
Our experienced speaker from TOUCH will update parents on some of the latest and emerging social media trends among our youths and the possible impacts / consequences on their future.

Parents will better understand the thrills on the social media world that enthrals our children and also the spills that could potentially happen if our children abuse or misuse these platforms. This awareness coupled with facilitation and sharing of parenting tips from our speaker would empower parents to be confident about educating and engaging their children in the digital age.

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Mr Shem Yao
Senior Executive,
Touch Cyber Wellness


24 March 2018 (Sat),
9.30am – 12.30pm




Yishun Town Secondary School,
I’create Room, 
3rd Level





Workshop Title:  “How To Talk So That Your Teenager Will Listen”

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Speaker

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Venue

 

To have your child listen to you when you talk, parents will need to work at having ‘quality conversation’. This requires that parents learn to speak “with” rather than “at” their child. Quality conversation focuses on what we are hearing. As parent, you will need to be empathic toward your kid, and learn to listen to your kid. A child who is listened to learns how to listen. Dr Moo will be sharing and discussing the key points on how to communicate with your child:

1. Need for empathy and change in communication style
2. Guidelines for quality conversation – learn to actively listen to your child
3. Learning to talk – how to have a meaningful dialogue with your child.

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Mr Jason Ng
Family Life Educator 
And Parenting Coach,
Families For Tomorrow

 

 

21 April 2018 (Sat),
9.30am – 11.30am

Yishun Town Secondary School,
Learning Centre, 
3rd Level

Workshop Title:  “Stress Alert - Helping Your Child Cope With Stress”


Synopsis 

Speaker

Date & Time

Venue

 

Most parents naturally want their child to do well in school - to be happy, to learn and to thrive. While some children thrive in school, some others get very stressed out, especially in a competitive school environment.  This stress may be from the people, school, home, or it may be from the child himself/ herself.


Stress can affect the child's mental, emotional and academic well-being. As parents, it is important to know how to help our child cope with stress, including exam stress. Come learn some practical tips in this informative and interactive parenting talk.

 

 

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Dr Agnes Tan
Director/Principal Trainer, FamilyWise

25 Aug 2018 (Sat),
9.30am – 12.30pm

Yishun Town Secondary School,
Learning Centre,
3rd Level

Workshop Title:  “Balancing Love & Control”


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Speaker

Date & Time

Venue

 

Parenting is a balancing act between love and limits. Your teenager may not like some of your rules, but good parenting
often means making unpopular decisions. Showing your teen love and affection, as well as setting boundaries, can go a  long way towards helping your child follow the rules.

Deciding how much discipline to use is a balancing act. How much love is too lenient and how much discipline is too strict?

This workshop introduces the concept of being firm and kind at the same time, giving unconditional love and the value of more action and less talk.

 

 

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 Mr Jason Ng
Family Life Educator And
Parenting Coach,
Families For Tomorrow

 

 15 Sept 2018 (Sat),
9.30am – 11.30am

Yishun Town Secondary School,
Learning Centre,
3rd Level

Workshop Title:  “Empowering Your Teen To Be A Champion In Life”


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Speaker

Date & Time

Venue

Being a champion does not mean winning all the time at all cost. Being a champion means being able to have the inner mental strength and skill to face challenges in life. Children today face challenges that are different from their parents’ times. With constant set-backs such as failure, rejection, disappointments, comparisons and insecurities in today’s competitive environment, students need to have the mental strength to be over-comers.
Parents can play a vital role in helping their children develop the mindset of a champion, which eventually will lead them to develop the necessary skills to be a champion in life.
In this talk, the speaker will discuss:§ The difference between champions and losers
§ The goal of most children/teenagers
§ Is your parenting style creating a winner or a whiner (loser)?
§ Overcoming the greatest obstacle to being a champion : FAILURE
§ The two essential ingredients 
of a champion :
§ Positive self-belief : Developing a positive self-belief through communication
§ Resilience : Developing Resilience (a mindset that does not give up easily) through goal setting and discipline.

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 Mr James Satchy
Speaker/Trainer  &
Family Life Educator,
Built 2 Last Training

 

 20 Oct 2018 (Sat),
9.30am – 12.30pm

Yishun Town Secondary School,
Learning Centre,
3rd Level