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22 & 23 SEPTEMBER 2007 Source: Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports

Singapore Parenting Congress 2007 A Great Relationship with Your Child - Do You Have the Tools? Getting more involved with your child today will help you stay connected tomorrow. Not only that, it will help your teenager make better decisions, even about things like smoking and sex. We know it's not always easy. Just like any journey in life, parenting offers opportunities, adventures, positive experiences, and challenges. As parents, we are constantly in a state of learning, growing and improving in our roles as nurturer, mentor and coach. Besides strong support network, parenting resources and programmes can make your job a lot easier. Boost your parenting quotient and learn to speak your child's language. Discover parenting strategies that work, pick up pointers to raise emotionally resilient teenagers, learn how to talk to your child about the birds and the bees and much more. The seminars are for educators and parents of children aged 5 to 16.

Programme Highlights 22/09/2007 9.00am:

Registration of participants

9.15am:

Arrival of Guest-of-Honour Opening Address by Guest-of-Honour Mr Sin Boon Ann Chairman, Government Parliamentary Committee (Community Development, Youth and Sports) & MP for Tampines GRC

9.25am:

“Growing Great Kids in Tough Times” By John Cowan

10.55am:

Tea Break

11.15am:

“Virtual Parenting in a Virtual World” By Dr Frederick Toke

12.15pm:

Q&A session

12.45pm:

End of Seminar

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SINGAPORE PARENTING CONGRESS 2007 Speaker’s Profile and Synopses

John Cowan With 18 years of experience working with youth and their families, John Cowan is a key presenter of Parents Inc (New Zealand) seminars. John has done a wide variety of work: scientist at the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology at Auckland Hospital, youth worker, minister, media producer and social worker with psychiatric patients. His relaxed style of communication, combined with a highly developed sense of humour and empathy for people means that he is in high demand as a speaker. John currently fronts the regular Sunday night Real Life programme on Newstalk ZB. He is widely sought after to contribute regular magazine articles and radio programmes and was a well-known identity on Jude Dobson's TV programmes. John is a gifted writer, and writes much of Parents Inc’s materials and books. He also co-authored New Zealand’s best-seller “Parenting Teenagers: The White Water Rafting Years” with Ian Grant. John is married to Naomi, who helps present many of his seminars. He has three teenage children.

Seminar Topic:

“Growing Great Kids in Tough Times” Join us for an insightful and enjoyable session with John Cowan as he shares on how you can be a pro-active parent and raise great kids. By understanding the ages and stages of your child, parents will be able to structure parenting strategies that work. Find out the keys to communicating with your child, and how you can develop a positive atmosphere at home. John will also reveal useful and effective ways on how you can set loving but firm boundaries with your child and knowing what to do when the going gets tough. Bring your spouse along to discover the importance of both mother and father roles at home.

Dr Frederick Toke Dr Frederick Toke, PsyD, is the Founder and President of Lee Community College and an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor at National Institute of Education (NTU) Psychological Academic Studies Group. He holds a Doctor of Psychology degree with the American University and is a member of the American Counselling Association and serves as the Secretary of Psychotherapy Association of Singapore. Author of several life skills books, he also lectures in counselling programmes and holds public talks/seminars and counsels the community. Dr Toke is a Certified Trainer of Critical Incident Stress Management as well as a Licensed Marriage Solemnizer with ROM. He is also regularly featured on 938LIVE, CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, The Straits Times and local periodicals. Dr Toke and his wife, Agnes, have been married for 18 years and they have 2 lovely teenage children, ages 15 and 14.

Seminar Topic:

“Virtuous Parenting in a Virtual World” A worrying and threatening tribe, teenagers are often viewed as aliens from a different planet by parents and adults alike. This misunderstanding inevitably creates tensions in the home. Such problems may be made worst with the fact that cyberspace have now come to have a great shaping effect upon the way our children and teenagers live and think today. In this seminar, participants will explore the mindset of today’s teenagers and learn about them from a psychological perspective.


22 & 23 SEPTEMBER 2007 Source: Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports

Singapore Parenting Congress 2007 A Great Relationship with Your Child - Do You Have the Tools? Getting more involved with your child today will help you stay connected tomorrow. Not only that, it will help your teenager make better decisions, even about things like smoking and sex. We know it's not always easy. Just like any journey in life, parenting offers opportunities, adventures, positive experiences, and challenges. As parents, we are constantly in a state of learning, growing and improving in our roles as nurturer, mentor and coach. Besides strong support network, parenting resources and programmes can make your job a lot easier. Boost your parenting quotient and learn to speak your child's language.

Programme Highlights 22/09/2007 2.00pm:

Registration of participants

2.15pm:

“Effective Communication Leads to A Successful Parent-Child Relationship� By Sheena Jebal

4.00pm:

Q&A session

4.30pm:

Tea Break

4.45pm:

End of Seminar

Discover parenting strategies that work, pick up pointers to raise emotionally resilient teenagers, learn how to talk to your child about the birds and the bees and much more. The seminars are for educators and parents of children aged 5 to 16.

Make a difference in your relationship with your child today! Organised By

Supported By

Official Media


SINGAPORE PARENTING CONGRESS 2007 Speaker’s Profile and Synopses

Sheena Jebal Sheena Jebal, a MediaCorp Radio’s Lifelong Learner Award 2006 recipient, holds a Masters in Social Science (Applied Psychology and Counselling) and is currently pursuing a PhD (Research & Coursework) Psychology. Sheena is the CEO and Founder of NuLife Care & Counselling Services Limited, a non-profitable organization providing youth with tuition services integrated together with counselling. NuLife also specializes in preventive, developmental and remedial work targeted at youth-at-risk who are not receptive towards their family support or lack the support from their families. Ms Sheena is well sought after for professional opinions on current affair programs on Vasantham Central and the local Tamil radio station Oli 96.8FM on youth related issues such as self-harm, suicide and Boy Girl Relationship.

Seminar Topic:

“Effective Communication Leads to A Successful Parent-Child Relationship” As parents, should you encourage or discourage your child from being involved in a Boy-Girl Relationship (BGR)? When is the appropriate age for your child to be in a BGR? Let Sheena share practical parenting tips on how to communicate freely with your child on under-age sex, abortion and its consequences and not consider them as taboo. It is essential for parents to have an open communication channel especially when their child has started investing more time in BGR and has less time with their parents. Parents need to be educated on parenting skills that will enable them to handle their child when resolving issues on addiction (Cyber, Drugs, Smoking & Alcohol). How can parents engage their child in healthy activities and to communicate to them on the importance of choosing and mixing with right peers.


22 & 23 SEPTEMBER 2007 Source: Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports

Singapore Parenting Congress 2007 A Great Relationship with Your Child - Do You Have the Tools? Getting more involved with your child today will help you stay connected tomorrow. Not only that, it will help your teenager make better decisions, even about things like smoking and sex. We know it's not always easy. Just like any journey in life, parenting offers opportunities, adventures, positive experiences, and challenges. As parents, we are constantly in a state of learning, growing and improving in our roles as nurturer, mentor and coach. Besides strong support network, parenting resources and programmes can make your job a lot easier. Boost your parenting quotient and learn to speak your child's language.

Programme Highlights 22/09/2007 3.00pm:

Registration of participants

3.15pm:

“Boys and Girls: Different Strengths, Different Challenges� By John Cowan

5.00pm:

Q&A session

5.30pm:

Tea Break

5.45pm:

End of Seminar

Discover parenting strategies that work, pick up pointers to raise emotionally resilient teenagers, learn how to talk to your child about the birds and the bees and much more. The seminars are for educators and parents of children aged 5 to 16.

Make a difference in your relationship with your child today! Organised By

Supported By

Official Media


SINGAPORE PARENTING CONGRESS 2007 Speaker’s Profile and Synopses

John Cowan With 18 years of experience working with youth and their families, John Cowan is a key presenter of Parents Inc (New Zealand) seminars. John has done a wide variety of work: scientist at the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology at Auckland Hospital, youth worker, minister, media producer and social worker with psychiatric patients. His relaxed style of communication, combined with a highly developed sense of humour and empathy for people means that he is in high demand as a speaker. John currently fronts the regular Sunday night Real Life programme on Newstalk ZB. He is widely sought after to contribute regular magazine articles and radio programmes and was a well-known identity on Jude Dobson's TV programmes. John is a gifted writer, and writes much of Parents Inc’s materials and books. He also co-authored New Zealand’s best-seller “Parenting Teenagers: The White Water Rafting Years” with Ian Grant. John is married to Naomi, who helps present many of his seminars. He has three teenage children.

Seminar Topic:

“Boys and Girls: Different Strengths, Different Challenges” There is probably no more exhausting, exciting, frustrating, or gratifying job than that of being a parent. One-minute things are going well and the next you are pulling your hair out wondering if you are going to survive. No matter what your socio-economic status or your education, parenting is an adventure second to none. We all want well adjusted and happy teenage sons and daughters. Discover with John Cowan as he highlights the differences between parenting a son versus a daughter. Understand the firm yet friendly tools on disciplining and communicating with your boys as you coach them towards success. Learn the how-tos to strengthen your daughters’ identity and confidence. Let John impart practical parenting skills on how you can build mutual trust and healthy independence with your sons and daughters as you set the appropriate boundaries on them facing the dangers of sexuality and internet addiction.


22 & 23 SEPTEMBER 2007 Source: Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports

Kongress KeIbuBapaan Singapura 2007 Memegang peranan sebagai ibubapa umpama mengharungi perjalanan yang penuh dengan pulangan yang hebat dan kadangkala terpaksa melalui cabaran yang tidak kurang hebatnya juga. Didalam setiap projek yang kita lakukan, selain daripada ada peluang serta pengalaman positif, sudah pasti akan ada cabaran. Ibubapa memegang peranan yang besar, sebagai pendidik, pembimbing dan pelatih. Maka itulah kita harus tanamkan wawasan untuk mempertingkatkan diri selagi kita memikul peranan ini. Kita boleh menjadi ibubapa yang cemerlang jika rajin berusaha untuk menimba ilmu pengetahuan berkaitan dengan pendidikan keibubapaan, menerusi sumber-sumber yang ada, selain daripada mendapatkan rangkaian sokongan yang kuat. Tingkatkan ilmu keibubapaan anda dan belajar untuk lebih memahami anak-anak anda.Dapatkan strategi yang berkesan, panduan bagaimana membesarkan anak-anak diperingkat remaja agar tidak mudah atau terus terjebak kelembah yang tidak diingini.

Aturcara: 23/09/2007 10.00 pagi

Pendaftaran

10.15 pagi

“Anakku Genius!~ Memperkasa kepintaran, mencipta kecemerlangan Menerusi pendidikan awal kanak-kanak dirumah.” By AlTahir Syed Omar

11.45 pagi

Rehat

12.00 t’hari “Mari berbicara tentang S.E.X (Mengambil Keputusan yang bijak, Mengurus Emosi dan Melakukan tindakan yang hebat.” Oleh : Cik Siti Hamidah Abdullah Bahashwan 1.30 t’hari

Sessi Soal Jawab

2.00 petang Tamat

Lakukan perubahan pada perhubungan anda bersama anak-anak dengan segera!

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Kongress KeIbuBapaan Singapura 2007 Profil Penceramah & Sinopsis

AlTahir Syed Omar Cikgu AlTahir Syed Omar, seorang Pengarah Dalam Pendidikan disekolah tadika Iman’s Kindergarten. Pengalamannya dalam bidang pendidikan ini merentasi perkembangan pelajar di sekolah tadika, menengah dan maktab rendah. Sumbangannya yang kriatif didalam melakarkan kurikulum serta program-program latihan untuk para guru sangat dihargai. Cikgu Altahir Syed Omar akan menyentuh tentang topik – ‘Anakku Genius! – Memperkasa kepintaran, mencipta kecemerlangan menerusi pendidikan awal kanak-kanak dirumah.’ Sesi ceramah ini akan membantu memperkasakan ibubapa, agar dapat menampilkan kelainan dalam mendidik anak-anak, cara-cara mengatur langkah-langkah berkesan, berdasarkan kepada rujukan terkini tentang pendidikan diperingkat awal kanak-kanak, perkembangan terbaru dalam sikologi anak-anak serta penyelidikan tentang otak. Dengan pemahaman lebih tajam lagi, ibubapa diharapkan dapat mengamalkan panduan yang diberikan ini untuk menyediakan persekitaran pembelajaran yang sihat, menggerakan minda belajar anak-anak serta membentuk sifat ingin belajar dalam diri mereka. Dapatkan panduan bagaimana hendak menggarap prinsip disebalik pemikiran seorang genius/cerdik pandai serta panduan belajar secara bijak yang boleh diamalkan oleh kanak-kanak ini untuk terus berjaya disekolah.

Topik tentang :

“Anakku Genius!~ Memperkasa kepintaran, mencipta kecemerlangan Menerusi pendidikan awal kanak-kanak dirumah.” Sesi ceramah ini akan membantu memperkasakan ibubapa, agar dapat menampilkan kelainan dalam mendidik anak-anak. Cikgu Altahir Syed Omar akan berkongsi cara-cara mengatur strategi atau langkah-langkah yang berkesan, berdasarkan kepada rujukan terkini tentang pendidikan diperingkat awal kanak-kanak. Perkembangan terbaru dalam sikologi anak-anak serta penyelidikan tentang otak. Dengan pemahaman lebih tajam lagi, ibubapa diharapkan dapat mengamalkan panduan yang diberikan ini untuk menyediakan persekitaran pembelajaran yg sihat, menggerakan minda belajar anak-anak serta membentuk sifat ingin belajar dalam diri mereka. Dapatkan panduan bagaimana hendak menggarap prinsip disebalik pemikiran seorang genius/cerdik pandai serta panduan belajar secara bijak yang boleh diamalkan oleh kanak-kanak ini untuk terus berjaya disekolah.

Siti Hamidah Bahashwan NAMA Siti Hamidah Bahashwan memang tidak asing lagi. Sebagai pemegang ijazah diUniversiti tempatan dan luar negeri, beliau banyak melibatkan dirinya dalam kerja-kerja kemasyarakatan serta mengendalikan program serta bengkel-bengkel keibubapaan. Dalam Kongress Keibubapaan 2007 ini, Puan Hamidah Bahashwan akan berkongsi tentang pentingnya mendidik anak-anak dengan menggunakan kaedah S.E.X. S.E.X. disini mendefinasikan 3 prinsip utama untuk memastikan anak-anak menjalani tumbesaran yang sihat dan menjadi anak yang bijak. S.E.X. bermakna Smart Decision, Emotionally Intelligent dan XtraOrdinary Action. Sesi bersama Puan Hamidah Bahashwan ini pasti akan memberikan kesegaran serta informasi berguna untuk ibubapa tentang bagaimana anak-anak ini boleh dididik agar menjadi bijak atau S.M.A.R.T. didalam membaut keputusan serta apa yang mereka inginkan dalam hidup.

Topik tentang :

“Mari berbicara tentang S.E.X (Mengambil Keputusan yang bijak, Mengurus Emosi dan Melakukan tindakan yang hebat.” Dalam Kongress Keibubapaan 2007 ini, Puan Hamidah Bahashwan akan berkongsi tentang pentingnya mendidik anak-anak dengan menggunakan kaedah S.E.X. S.E.X disini mendefinasikan 3 prinsip utama untuk memastikan anak-anak menjalani tumbesaran yg sihat dan menjadi anak yang bijak. S.E.X. bermakna Smart Decision, Emotionally Intelligent and Xtraordinary Action. Sesi bersama Puan Hamidah Bahashwan ini pasti akan memberikan kesegaran serta informasi berguna untuk ibubapa tentang bagaimana anak-anak ini boleh dididik agar menjadi bijak atau S.M.A.R.T. . (Specific, Measurable / Motivating, Attainable / Achievable, Realistic and Time Bound) didalam membuat keputusan serta apa yang mereka inginkan dalam hidup.


22 & 23 SEPTEMBER 2007 Source: Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports

Singapore Parenting Congress 2007 A Great Relationship with Your Child - Do You Have the Tools? Getting more involved with your child today will help you stay connected tomorrow. Not only that, it will help your teenager make better decisions, even about things like smoking and sex. We know it's not always easy. Just like any journey in life, parenting offers opportunities, adventures, positive experiences, and challenges. As parents, we are constantly in a state of learning, growing and improving in our roles as nurturer, mentor and coach. Besides strong support network, parenting resources and programmes can make your job a lot easier.

Programme Highlights 23/09/2007 3.00pm:

Registration of participants

3.15pm:

“Raising EMO-tionally Resilient Teenagers� By Dr Frederick Toke

5.00pm:

Q&A session

5.30pm:

Tea Break

5.45pm:

End of Seminar

Boost your parenting quotient and learn to speak your child's language. Discover parenting strategies that work, pick up pointers to raise emotionally resilient teenagers, learn how to talk to your child about the birds and the bees and much more. The seminars are for educators and parents of children aged 5 to 16.

Make a difference in your relationship with your child today! Organised By

Supported By

Official Media


SINGAPORE PARENTING CONGRESS 2007 Speaker’s Profile and Synopses

Dr Frederick Toke Dr Frederick Toke, PsyD, is the Founder and President of Lee Community College and an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor at National Institute of Education (NTU) Psychological Academic Studies Group. He holds a Doctor of Psychology degree with the American University and is a member of the American Counselling Association and serves as the Secretary of Psychotherapy Association of Singapore. Author of several life skills books, he also lectures in counselling programmes and holds public talks/seminars and counsels the community. Dr Toke is a Certified Trainer of Critical Incident Stress Management as well as a Licensed Marriage Solemnizer with ROM. He is also regularly featured on 938LIVE, CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, The Straits Times and local periodicals. Dr Toke and his wife, Agnes, have been married for 18 years and they have 2 lovely teenage children, ages 15 and 14.

Seminar Topic:

“Raising EMO-tionally Resilient Teenagers” In this seminar, participants will be introduced to various parenting models for raising resilient, emotionally healthy teenagers capable of confronting life's challenges and bouncing back from setbacks. The speaker will discuss such important topics as: coaching teenagers how to solve problems and make decisions; encouraging self-discipline, self-control, and interpersonal skills; and how to help their teenagers develop key competencies and character traits.

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