Parenting Talk

Title: Transition to Secondary School

Day & Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Time: 8.30 am to 10.00 am (Registration starts at 8.15am)

Language: English

Speaker: Dr Agnes Tan

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Synopsis: Children entering into adolescent and secondary school involve a number of major changes for them. While most children are able to cope and get accustomed to them, some may struggle and may require additional support.  For a few, lack of preparation or support can result in them floundering and facing difficulties such as lack of confidence, inability to make new friends and adjusting to the new academic curriculum. This could negatively affect them throughout their remaining secondary school days.
This workshop will help parents understand the challenges faced by their teens, how to support them emotionally, providing structure and practical tips on helping them make the transition into adolescent & secondary school. It is based on meeting our child’s core emotional needs and also incorporates movie-therapy.

Profile of Speaker

Family Life Educator, Registered Counsellor, Trainer

 Agnes trained as a medical doctor in London, England and has worked there as well as in Singapore. She gave up her medical practice to pursue mission work for over a decade. Agnes currently works as a Trainer, Counsellor and Family Life Educator – she holds a Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling, and a Graduate Certificate in Parent Education Leadership Training, both from Swinburne University, Australia. She is a Registered Counsellor with Singapore Association for Counselling. Agnes enjoys teaching and has taught the Bachelor of Social Science and Diploma in Counselling Skills for Edith Cowan University, Certificate in Practical Counselling classes, Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) courses, and has also taught and supervised trainee School Counsellors. She is also a certified trainer for Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme), “Good Enough Parenting”, “I Choose Us” marriage programmes and many others. She has over 20 years of experience and is a sought after speaker in schools and organisations. Agnes is happily married to Steven for over 24 years. They work closely as a couple, and are passionate about building strong and resilient families. They have a son and a daughter, both in tertiary studies.


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