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Upcoming Events

Date: 23 April (Friday), 0930 – 1130

Speaker: Alastair Leo Tan

Synopsis

How do you build a relationship with your child based on discipline, self-control, trust and respect that endures through time, life stages and situations?

How can you do all this and ensure relationships are strengthened by it?

Be prepared for a time of discovery and reflection that will provide you with the understanding and application of discipline and communication strategies that will not only strengthen family bonds but will also help your child manage their emotions, learn self-control, and practice discipline as they take greater responsibility of their own goals and success. What should you do when your child crosses the line, and you have to enforce discipline and punishment? ‘Spare the rod and spoil the child’. Does this still work today?

What will you do when your loveable, obedient child begins challenging you with opinions and perspectives of their own – how do you deal with an independent teenager who prefers the advice of friends and from social media rather than yours?

All these questions and much more will be answered in this 2-hour interactive workshop. Parents will be equipped with a better understanding of the concepts of discipline and punishment and how to enforce them using discipline strategies that are both timeless and proven.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Date: 29 May 2021 (Saturday), 0930 – 1130

Speaker: Alastair Leo Tan

Synopsis

‘The apple never falls far from the tree.’ What does that mean to you as a parent?

How does your parenting style impact your children’s lives – are you also responsible for their failures as much as their successes?

How do you strike the perfect balance between managing, controlling and letting go? What happens when you don’t?

Parents have so much on their hands these days. It’s already hard enough finding the time to manage one’s careers and to have enough time for self, how do parents even find the time fine tune their parenting styles let alone strike the right balance without it being a painful process of trial and error?

Come join us for this 2-hour interactive workshop to learn not just about parenting philosophies and techniques, but to also discover your own styles and strengths and to leverage these to overcome your difficulties and shortcomings. Which parent hasn’t gotten angry with their child and regretted some of the things that were said or done? How do you ensure mistakes are learnt and not repeated?

Come hear from a father of 5 who also works with prison inmates ranging from 14-74 to learn how his parenting philosophies have yielded children who are MOH and NTU scholars, straight A students and student leaders. Hear from his personal missteps over the last 20 years and how he combines what he has discovered as a professionally trained counsellor and life coach with common sense to find the right balance for each situation he has faced as a parent and a coach.

 
 
Alastair Leo Tan

Alastair Leo Tan (Professional Counsellor and Certified Life and Family Coach)

Alastair is a professionally-trained counsellor and executive coach working with teenagers, career professionals, families and couples.

Apart from conducting family and self-awareness training programs for male inmates in Changi Prison; he lectures at Media, Design & Advertising School, and conducts training seminars, workshops and coaching to corporate clients on a variety of topics such Effective Leadership, Problems Solving, Reflexivity as well as Effective Communications.

Alastair has a private psychotherapy practice working with both local and regional clients facing difficulties in handling life transitions, relationships and emotions. These may range from dealing with loss, change as well as managing addiction, anger, stress, anxiety, eating and image issues.

Alastair provides personalized coaching to professionals and companies who are looking to elevate staff performance. He is also a sought-after speaker on a wide range of parenting issues including enforcing discipline, improving communications, managing emotions and handling transitions for academic success.

Alastair holds a Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling) from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia and is also a Certified Executive & Life Coach and a Licensed Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner.

Alastair has been happily married for over 25 years and is a father of five, ranging from 16-28 years old.  He is a firm believer in the strengthening of family bonds in today’s fast paced society through the building up of relational and communicational skills in order for them to develop as individuals as well as a family.

He spent over three decades in the advertising & marketing industry and was a business development consultant in the financial services sector before becoming a professional counsellor, executive coach and trainer.

 
 

Date: 06 May 2021 (Thursday), 0930 – 1100

Speaker: Vincent Soo

Synopsis

Every parent knows the importance of equipping children with the intellectual skills they need to succeed in school and life. But children also need to master their emotions. Researchers have found that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and ability to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life.

And as acclaimed psychologist and researcher John Gottman shows, once they master this important life skill, emotionally resilient children will enjoy increased self-confidence, greater physical health, better performance in school, and healthier social relationships.

The 1.5-hour talk is aimed to help parents to:

  • Learn the best ways to respond when your child is sad, angry, or scared
  • Discover how to use emotions as opportunities for connection and teaching
  • Learn how to set clear, consistent limits while helping your child problem-solve
 
 
 

Date: 19 June 2021 (Saturday), 0930 – 1100

Speaker: Vincent Soo

Synopsis

In our Asian culture, it is easy to catch our children doing wrong and tend to focus on our children’s weaknesses. We think that fixing their weaknesses will make them strong and successful.

Albert Einstein wrote, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

The 1.5-hour talk is aimed to help parents to:

  • Learn to catch your child doing right
  • Discover your child’s strengths and talents
  • Protect your child from the anxiety and depression that are almost epidemic in children and teens today.
 

Vincent Soo (Relationship Artchitect)

Vincent Soo is a Family Life educator, relationship coach and psychotherapist for individuals, couples and families. He conducts workshops for singles, couples and parents to help them to enhance their relationships. He has also been conducting marriage preparation and couple enrichment workshops. As a Relationship Coach, he believes strongly in helping singles, couples, parents and their teenagers to build positive and flourishing relationships. He specializes in helping them to navigate their relationship challenges and establish great relationships with the significant people in their lives.

As an accredited provider of Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), I had worked with more than 200 parents in individual parenting sessions, and conducting more than 20 Triple P seminars in primary and secondary schools over the past few years.

As a Positive Psychology Coach, Vincent helps individuals to identify, develop and apply their character strengths to improve their mental wellbeing and live flourishing lives. He also helps individuals and students to identify and manage their emotions, empathise with others, establish and maintain healthy relationships with others, and make responsible decisions. He conducts Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), Stress Management and Anger Management workshops in schools.

Vincent Soo is happily married for 24 years. His wife, who is a teacher, shares the same passion as him in strengthening marriage and family relationships.