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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 2019

Workshop Title:  “Helping Your Child To Succeed In Secondary School”

Synopsis

Speaker

Date & Time

Venue

As parents of a child going into or just in Secondary school, you face the challenge of two transitions: your child’s, and your own. Some things you may notice during this transition: Your child is changing physically, more concerned about his/her looks, more sensitive, desires independence, more argumentative.

These teens seem to have mood swings and be so “emo”. They prefer hanging out with their peers more than with you as their parents. They seem to know-it-all, yet are so insecure at the same time. 

This parenting talk will help you to better support and encourage your children to succeed in secondary school life. 

Mr Steven Tan

Mr Steven Tan
Counsellor, Family Life Educator, Trainer

FamilyWise

18 Jan 2019 (Fri),

4.00pm – 6.00pm

Yishun Town Secondary School,

School Hall

Workshop Title:  “Effective Discipline”

Synopsis

Speaker

Date & Time

Venue

Disciplining a child is one of the most important roles of a parent, and perhaps one of the most difficult.  Effective discipline at home provides a foundation for self-discipline throughout life.

It helps your child grow up to be happy and well-adjusted.

Effective and positive discipline teaches and guides children. It doesn’t just force them to obey. How children should be disciplined depends on their age, stage of development, personality and many other factors, but there are so some basic principles to help guide parents. 

Content includes:

·         Understand your child

·         Identify the 4 Parenting styles

·         Practice parent-coach principles – ABCDE

Dr Agnes Tan

Dr Agnes Tan
Director/Principal Trainer FamilyWise

2 March 2019 (Sat),

9.30am – 11.30am

Yishun Town Secondary School,

Learning Centre, 

3rd Level

Workshop Title:  “Emotional Intelligence”

Synopsis

Speaker

Date & Time

Venue

As children makes friends and interact with teachers in school, they are learning an important skill. They intuitively “catch” the nuances and subtleties of human expression that are essential for community living.

In time to come, these skills will be used as they interact with their working colleagues.

Research shows that once they are in the corporate world, their Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in working together and leading teams becomes increasingly important.

Hence, to be successful in life, children have to be aware of social skills as much as gaining academic knowledge.

This talk will touch on –

·         The importance of Emotional Intelligence

·         Children’s milestones in their emotional growth

·         Essential character qualities for success

·         How parents can be the change-agents in their children’s lives

Mr Xavier Woon

Mr Xavier Woon
Speaker, Counsellor,
Coach,
FamilyWise

6 April 2019 (Sat),

9.30am – 11.30am

Yishun Town Secondary School,

Learning Centre,

3rd Level

Workshop Title:  “Effective Communication With Your Child”

Synopsis

Speaker

Date & Time

Venue

You find that you have to repeat yourself, resorting to threats, raising your voice & even shouting to get your child’s attention. You get frustrated, angry & desperate! If that sounds like your household, you’re not alone!

Communicating with a child can be challenging. This interactive & practical parenting talk will help you to develop some effective communication skills with your child.

Content includes:
· Understand child development      and how it affects communication
· How to listen effectively
· How to talk - what not to do; what to do
· Getting cooperation from your child

Mr Steven Tan

Mr Steven Tan
Counsellor,
 Family Life Educator, Trainer
FamilyWise

27 April 2019 (Sat),

9.30am – 11.30am

Yishun Town Secondary School,

Learning Centre,

3rd Level

Workshop Title:  “5 More Minutes Please?  Understanding, Preventing

And Overcoming Excessive Gaming Habits”

Synopsis

Speaker

Date & Time

Venue

What is so interesting about the video games children and youths can spend hours sitting in front of the computer and mobile devices playing away? How would I know if my child is gaming too excessively?

In this eye-opening and skill-based equipping workshop, parents will be brought on a journey to discover the world of gaming to understand why children and teenagers are so hooked to them.

Our dynamic speaker will share about the symptoms and effects of problematic gaming as well as real life success stories from our counselling cases. Participants will also be engaged in facilitated discussions by our experienced speaker and equipped with some relevant practical tips to better engage and manage their children and youths in this game-crazy environment.


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Ms Michelle Lee
Senior Executive,
Touch Cyber Wellness

25 May 2019 (Sat),

9.30am – 11.30am

Yishun Town Secondary School,

Learning Centre,

3rd Level