Family Matters @ Schools
On 14 January 2017, as part of the Parents’ Briefing Day programme, parents of Primary 2 and Primary 4 students were invited to participate in workshops to equip them with practical skills that could help in the development of their children.
Meanwhile, the Primary 2 parents attended the workshop entitled Flourishing Relationship With My Child. Focusing on the 3 Cs of parenting namely Care, Communication and Coach, the programme enabled parents to be engineers of a trusting and respectful relationship with their child that will last a lifetime.
On 6 July 2017, parents of Primary 3 students who were interested were invited to participate in a workshop entitled Parenting In Tandem With Personalities. This workshop uses a well-recognised and user-friendly tool to help parents in the following aspects:
1) identify their own personality type according to the four basic temperaments labelled Sanguine, Choleric, Melancholy and Phlegmatic;
2) use the concepts learnt to gain insights into their children’s personalities;
3) understand why a child act in the way he does, and how a parent can respond, discipline and motivate in order to bring out the best in the child and
4) bring greater harmony and bonding in the family by learning how to get along with each other.
On 27 July 2017, a group of Primary 4 and Primary 6 parents attended a workshop entitled Managing Exam Anxiety and Stress. In the workshop, the invited speaker shared with parents some useful tips to help their children to perform at their peak during examinations. Parents also had a better understanding of the causes of stress and learnt how to help their children to manage exam stress.
On the same day, there was also another workshop conducted for the Primary 5 parents. The workshop Effective Ways to Manage Your Child’s Emotions guided parents in helping their children regulate their emotions. When well-regulated, emotions provide great energy for accomplishing many kinds of tasks which will in turn boost the child’s confidence further.