Singapore Parenting Congress 2016 – PAST EVENT

Learn how to overcome the hardest parenting challenges! Come pick up some parenting super powers with us!

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Date:
30 & 31 July 2016
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre Level 3
Ticket price (per session): $18/ Individual ticket, $24/ Couple tickets


Singapore Parenting Congress 2016 brings you- Are you a SUPERHERO to you child.

Join our panel of parenting experts as they share tips on how you can overcome the hardest parenting challenges.

If you are feeling guilty for not giving your child your fullest attention...or having difficulties managing his/her tech time...or too concerned with your child's academics progression that other life skills are neglected, then you can't missed this year's Singapore Parenting Congress!

It does not take much for you to be a superhero in your child’s life. Your support and presence in their little everyday moments make you a superhero.

Want to pick up some parenting super powers? Join us on 30 and 31 July at Suntec Convention Centre Level 3. Tickets available at all SISTIC channels starting from $18. For more details, visit singaporeparentingcongress.com.

Singapore Parenting Congress 2016 is organised by Mediacorp and Families for Life Council. Official media SmartParents.

Programme schedule:

DAY 1: SATURDAY, 30 JULY 2016

SESSION/ TIME TOPIC/ SPEAKER ROOM
ENGLISH SESSION 1
9.30am - 1.00pm

Active Parenting – Developing Your Child Holistically
Mr James Gary Satchy
Summit 2
ENGLISH SESSION 2
9.30am - 1.00pm

Shared Parenting – The Active Fathering Difference
Mr Edwin Choy
334 – 335
中文讲座 1
9.30am - 1.00pm

强化亲子沟通 - 激励性的对话与教导
林孔怀先生和张济暇女士
304
ENGLISH SESSION 3
2.30pm - 6.00pm

Active Parenting – Preparing Your Child For The Future
Mrs Esther Lai
Summit 2
ENGLISH SESSION 4
2.30pm - 6.00pm

Preparing Your Child For Successful Transition: Pre-school To Primary School
Ms Elsie Tan-Chua
334 - 335
中文讲座 2
2.30pm - 6.00pm

“再给我五分钟,好吗?”
在“面时”(Face Time)与“屏时”(Screen Time)间寻找平衡

林丽萍女士
304


DAY 2: SUNDAY, 31 JULY 2016

SESSION/TIME TOPIC/ SPEAKER ROOM
ENGLISH SESSION 5
9.30am - 1.00pm

“Give Me 5 More Minutes Please???”
Facetime vs Screentime: Finding The Right Balance

Mr Chong Ee Jay
Summit 2
ENGLISH SESSION 6
9.30am - 1.00pm

The Joys Of Grand-parenting
Dr Khoo Kim Choo
334 – 335
中文讲座 3
9.30am - 1.00pm

隔代教养无代沟,沟通互动零距离
连黛玉老师
304
கருத்தரங்கு
9.30am - 1.00pm

நம் பிள்ளையின் போட்டித் தன்மையை வலுப்படுத்துதல்
ரமேஷ் முத்துசாமி

336
Closing Dialogue Session
2.30pm - 6.00pm

Are You A Superhero To Your Child? (Discussion session)
Moderator: Susan Ng
Panellists: Ms Diana Ser, Mr Jeff Cheong, Mr Edmund Tay, Dr Khoo Kim Choo and Mrs Esther Lai
Summit 2
中文讲座 4
2.30pm - 6.00pm

教养的智慧-了解4-6岁的孩子,做最给力的父母
侯婧老师
304
SESI BAHASA MELAYU
2.30pm - 6.00pm

Menjadi ibu bapa yang aktif: Membimbing anak-anak untuk masa depan
Ms Azhanani Kamis
336


TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM SISTIC. CLICK HERE TO GET IT!
For more information- visit www.singaporeparentingcongress.com

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Active Parenting - Developing Your Child Holistically
Date: Saturday, 30 July 2016
Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm
English Session 1

Every parent wants success for their children. But what is true success and how do we achieve it?

In today’s world and tomorrow’s future, we see challenges that require more than academic excellence. A child needs holistic development in order to be a true success!

This talk will focus on what parents can intentionally do to develop their children in 4 areas – Active Learning, Character Choices, Emotional Health and Social Skills.

All these areas are interlinked to help our children be resilient in the face of challenges so that they can be true successes in life.

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Shared Parenting - The Active Fathering Difference
Date: Saturday, 30 July 2016
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
English Session 2

Most parents are deeply concerned about their children’s future. The chances of your child succeeding in navigating this increasingly challenging world, increases with intentional preparation. Your interaction with your child now can make a difference in building them up to be resilient people.

1. Research On Fathering
The difference involved fathers make in their children’s lives

2. The ICAN of Fathering
How fathers can connect with their children now

3. Building Resilience in Children
Fostering strength, hope and optimism in your children

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Active Parenting- Preparing your child for the future
Date: Saturday, 30 July 2016
Time: 2.30pm – 6.00pm
English Session 3
*This session is also available in Malay. For more, click here.

Did you know that loving your child means wanting what is best for them long-term?

Parenting children can be incredibly challenging and sometimes we think it was all about surviving homework, tests and examinations. Whilst most of time, we are focusing on and bringing up our children to a level of achievement, we might have forgotten the basics of what our parents did train us up in and how success is defined in this generation. Think of a 10 year child. Fifteen years forward, does he/she have what it takes to cope with the real world?

In this talk, we will share on how as parents, we can inculcate values and build social and emotional competences so that our children will realise their full potential.

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"Give Me 5 More Minutes Please???"
FaceTime vs ScreenTime: Finding The Right Balance
Date: Sunday, 31 July 2016
Time:
9.30am – 1.00pm
English Session 4
*This session is also available in Mandarin. For more, click here.


“What is the last thing we touch before we sleep and the first thing we touch when we wake up?”

“How much screen time on the smartphone should I give to my child every day?”

“When is the suitable age to give my child a smartphone?”

“I want to have interaction time with my family but everyone is glued to their screens! What can I do about it?”

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. Secondary and Tertiary teenagers seem to must have a smartphone because of the endless group chats. Parents ourselves are often guilty of being glued to our screens too for work and entertainment that we sometimes neglect quality family time.

We all recognize the importance of family face time (face to face interaction time) but yet so often fall into the alluring trap of screen time. What can we do about it?

In this session, parents will gain insights into their children’s mobile and digital technology habits, as well as how to connect and engage with their children more effectively. Parents will learn of good practices and practical advices in setting healthy boundaries at home to cultivate good digital usage habits leading to right balance of face time and screen time.

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The Joys Of Grand-parenting
Date: Sunday, 31 July 2016
Time:
9.30am – 1.00pm
English Session 5

*This session is also available in Mandarin. For more, click here.

We can’t choose whether we want to be a grandparent or not. But we can choose to be the kind of grandparent we want to be.

Some of us are on call 24/7 while others may see their grandchildren once a week or occasionally. We often happily serve as babysitters, chauffeurs, cooks and provider of special treats. We contribute to the children’s well-being and development in many ways while supporting their working parents. Sometimes there are issues that need to be addressed: do parents expect too much of grandparents? What if parents disagree with grandparents’ way of taking care of the children? What if grandparents feel that young children should play and not have to attend so many classes?

Grandparents also have a life of their own and should not feel obligated or be expected to be responsible for the grandchildren at all times. Much as we enjoy our grandchildren and helping out our grown up children, we need to make time for ourselves - to exercise, have fun with our friends and pursue our own interests.

This session celebrates grand-parenting and is targeted at both grandparents and parents.

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Preparing Your Child For Successful Transition: Pre School To Primary School
Date: Sunday, 31 July 2016
Time:
2.30pm – 6.00pm
English Session 6

How do we prepare our children for primary school?

How do we ensure that our children are better able to cope with the transition from pre-school?

In this workshop, find out practical ways and means to support your children in the next phase of their journey. Your child’s pre-school will have put in place preparatory programmes and measures in the kindergarten 2 year to your child.

Find out how you can partner your child’s pre-school teacher in successfully paving the way for your child to give him or her a good start to the primary school years.

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Are You A Superhero To Your Child? (Discussion Session)
Closing Dialogue Session

Date: Sunday, 31 July 2016
Time:
2.30pm – 6.00pm
Closing Dialogue Session

Parents are often busy with their work schedule and thinking of ways to provide for their child. Most of the time parents are physically present but mentally they are in a galaxy far away.

It does not take much for you to be a superhero in your child’s life. Your support and presence in their everyday moments make you a superhero.

If you, like many parents, struggle to maintain a balance between work and family, there are ways to improve this situation and make the most of your special parent-child moments.

Join in the friendly discussion with local celebrity mum Diana Ser, Families for Life Council member Jeff Cheong, popular parenting blogger Edmund Tay, Founder-Director of Preschools for Multiple Intelligences Dr Khoo Kim Choo and Family Life educator Esther Lai. Get advice from fellow parents as well as experts on how you can juggle between work and family and unleash your parenting super powers!

Discussion topics include:

- How can we prepare our children for a future we don’t know?

- It takes a village to raise a child: The role of extended family in a child’s development
- Decompressing and finding the ‘me’ time – Mission impossible?

- Impact of technology on parenting: Development or disaster?

- When parents go to work: The role of grand-parents

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