During one of the sessions, I was asked to write down the positive things I feel towards my child. So I wrote them and decided to stick the note on my 10-year-old daughter's wardrobe. When she saw it, she was so touched. We weren’t doing well recently, the note actually helped mend our relationship. I am so happy I attended the workshop and learned how to better relate to my daughter!

- Workshop Participant

About

A practical parenting workshop that aims to equip you with the essential tools you need to raise independent and resourceful children. Learn how to better understand your kids and your own parenting style while being an effective and communicative parent to your child every step of the way.

Why Parenting with Confidence?

  • Learn compelling and creative strategies to engage children at specific ages (0-6, 7-12, 13-19)
  • Enjoy dynamic exchange of ideas and anecdotes with fellow participants
  • Hear timeless parenting principles backed by trusted research from parenting experts

Customised workshops by age group

0-6 years

Parenting a newborn or preschooler can be intimidating, especially for first-time parents. Through this module, participants will learn how to establish a strong foundation during the child’s formative years.

  • Identify your parenting style and be an effective Parent-Coach
  • Identify your child's personality and successfully meet his/her needs
  • Apply discipline strategies and techniques
  • Communicate effectively, impart values, and create good memories for your child

7-12 years

School is usually a big transition for both parents and children. This critical period is also an opportune time to build up your child's self-esteem and confidence when it comes to interacting with others. Be equipped to nurture independent and responsible children!

  • Communicate effectively with your child
  • Teach your child how to balance choice and limits
  • Build up your child and impart crucial problem-solving skills
  • Get in first to address "tween" issues and independence

13-19 years

Many parents struggle when their child hits adolescence because it seems like everything is changing. The secret to keeping the parent-teen relationship strong during this trying period lies in the parents’ ability to guide them in making critical choices while reinforcing foundational pillars.

  • Equip your teen with a strong sense of responsibility
  • Employ practical tools for engaging your teen's cooperation
  • Have open and honest discussions about topics like media discernment, sex and money
  • Balance limits, choices and consequences for your teen while giving them needed space

Who Should Attend

  • Parents with children between 0-6, 7-12 and 13-19 years of age
  • Grandparents and primary caregivers
  • Parent Support Groups seeking a well-structured, practical curriculum with small group discussions
  • Educators (e.g. Family Life Educators, Preschool Teachers, etc)

Details

Duration: 12 hours (2-3hr weekly sessions)

Format:

  • Video learning
  • Facilitator-led dialogues
  • Small group discussions
  • Individual exercises
  • Fee: $120 per person, $180 per couple (from Feb 1, 2016)

Frequently Asked Questions


1Do I have to attend all 4 sessions of the workshop, or do I choose which session/s to attend?

Yes participants are required to attend all 4 sessions for a complete learning experience.

2Will there be make-up lessons if I can't make it for a particular session?

Sorry we're unable to arrange for a separate make-up session for absentees. However, we can arrange for you to have a quick catch up with the facilitator either before or after the next session.

3Must I have an account with PayPal in order to make payment?

No, a PayPal account is not required to make payment. Upon selecting the PayPal option at the Checkout page, you will be directed to the PayPal page where you are given 2 options to choose from — "Make payment with your PayPal account" & "Proceed to make payment without a PayPal account". Select the latter option and you should be able to proceed with the transaction.

4Do I receive a Certificate of Attendance once I have completed the workshop?

Yes we will be able to provide you with a Certificate of Attendance upon request and full attendance.

5Can I bring my child along for the workshop?

Sorry, but we do not encourage parents to bring their children along for the workshop so that parents are able to give their fullest attention during the workshop.

We encourage you to source for a babysitter to take care of your child while you are away at the workshop. Thank you for your understanding.

6Does Focus provide child-minding services?

Sorry but we do not provide child-minding services.

7If I have registered for a workshop but unable to attend all sessions, can my spouse/friend attend the sessions on my behalf?

Sorry, but we do not allow sharing of registration. In cases where you are unable to attend certain sessions, we can request for the trainer to provide a quick catch-up for you on the topics that you have missed, either before or after the session.

8Do you have religious content in your curriculum?

Our content is based on general values that are applicable to everyone regardless of their religious backgrounds.


Upcoming Workshops

 
Skip to search results
 
Additional Image
A practical workshop to empower parents to raise their children with strong values. Pick up tips on effective communication and learn how to raise your children as secure daughters and confident sons!

When: September 12 – October 3, 2017
Additional Image
Parenting a newborn or preschooler can be intimidating, especially for first-time parents. Through this module, participants will learn how to establish a strong foundation during the child’s formative years.

When: October 7–28, 2017

Sign Up Now!

Withdrawal Policy

A 50% administrative charge is required for any withdrawals made at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the workshop. No refund will be given for any withdrawals made within 2 weeks of the workshop, or in cases of non-attendance. Registrants may be eligible for a transfer to another workshop if request is made at least 2 weeks before start of workshop.

How to Register

For Individual Registration

Sign in

Sign in with your Focus on the Family Singapore user account Select "Create account" if you do not have an existing account

Register Myself

Select "Register Myself"

 Individual

Under "Registration Options", select "Individual"

 Couple

Proceed to checkout

Once done, select "Proceed to checkout"

For Couple Registration

Sign in

Sign in with your Focus on the Family Singapore user account Select "Create account" if you do not have an existing account

Register Myself

Select "Register Myself"

 Individual
 Couple

Under "Registration Options", select "Couple"

+ Add a guest

To register for your spouse, select "Add a guest". Key in the spouse's details accordingly

Proceed to checkout

Once done, select "Proceed to checkout"

Upcoming Events

Articles

Free Resources

Give / Volunteer