Within a week of the launch, we have 500 registrants for the Parents Webinar. We have decided to go up the next tier to 1,000 people on Zoom Webinar. Thank you for spreading the word on this, especially, to those who have benefited from these dialogues previously.
This is not the first time we are organizing the Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Dependency. It is into her 5th Edition this year! This year, we are thankful for Tencent’s support so that we are able to make this webinar free for all.
It is happening on the 21 May 2022, Saturday, from 10.30am to 1.30pm. Click here to registered and for more details.
In addition, this year we have undertook parents’ suggestions and added workshops to the webinar, to specifically cater to parents’ needs. For obvious reasons, after the webinars in previous years, there was little follow up on a larger scale. There were many individual-requests for help and support, and there were attended to; but for those who require more group support and skills development, there were none.
Therefore, there are three Parenting Challenge Workshops that have been organized across the island. Please take note of the dates, place and time:
22 May 2022 (Sun) 17:00 – 19:00 – Suntec Convention Ctr 1 Raffles Boulevard Level 3, Summit Rooms 1 -2 Singapore, 039593. For registration and more details, click here.
28 May 2022 (Sat) 10:00 – 12:00 – Heartbeat@Bedok 11 Bedok North Street 1 Class Room 2 Singapore, 469662. For registration and more details, click here.
29 May 2022 (Sun) 10:00 – 12:00 – Heartbeat@Bedok 11 Bedok North Street 1 Class Room 2 Singapore, 469662. For registration and more details, click here.
The workshop is a follow-up to our Parents Webinar. During the Webinar, communication strategies and theories on games and gamers would be introduced. The application of the strategies and theories in a real-life family situation is not easy. Role play is a good tool to help contextualize the strategies and theories for home situations and deepen the adoption of strategies by reenacting them in a safe environment.
For example, role play is used to rehearse the diffusion of difficult situations to prevent confrontations that can jeopardise parent-child relationships. The group size for this session is limited to a maximum of 10 persons as it will be dynamic and interactive. Each session will be conducted onsite in person.
Our very own psychologists will be conducting the sessions and put out common scenarios in families, and through role plays, to illustrate the application of the strategies and theories discussed.
For those who have not attended the Parents Webinar, you are welcome to register but do bear in mind that time will not be spent explaining and going through the strategies and theories again in detail in the workshops, due to time constraints.