Parenting Talk (February): Raising A Socially Intelligent Child


As parents, we may remember wanting desperately to be accepted and approved of by other kids and the longing for a best friend while we were growing up. It is no different for our children today. Some children make friends easily, whereas some others may find making and keeping friends a challenging issue. Some may hide behind social media, having many “friends” yet feeling lonely.

What does it mean for a child to be socially competent?

How do we go about helping our child make and develop friendships?

This workshop will provide parents with tips to help children grow in social skills and develop friendships.

Date: 27 February 2016

Time: 9.00 – 11.00 am

Venue: Teaching Lab (Level 1)

About the Speaker – Mr Xavier Woon

Xavier is a FamilyMatters@School speaker and has given numerous talks in schools on parenting and the upbringing of children and teenagers. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from Purdue University and a Masters in Social Science (Counselling) from the University of South Australia. He is also a qualified Singapore Armed Forces para-counsellor and a certified trainer on the Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument. Xavier is married and blessed with two boys and two girls.

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