Session 3: Thursday 28 March 2019 – Battle of the Screens: Gaming, Screen Use And Finding Balance
In the third of the Parent University Wellbeing Series, we will explore screen use and gaming.
Do you think your children are on their devices too often?
Do they immerse themselves in worlds and games you don’t understand?
Are you struggling to find ways to support them in finding a balance between connected and unplugged?
Then this Parent University session is for you!
Balance is something we are always seeking, for ourselves and for our children. Building on ideas from the session on Social Media last month, this session will explore the presence of screens in our and our children’s lives and suggest some ways that we can help children to learn to manage their own engagement with a plugged-in life.
When: Thursday 28 March, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: RCHK SPC (first floor of the Primary building)
Who: Ideal for RCHK parents and caregivers to attend, and it is designed for any family that is trying to maintain a balance in their homes.
How: Register Your Attendance Through Gateway.
Session 4: Thursday 2 May 2019 – Finding The Right Words: Emotional Literacy And Managing Stress
The brain of a developing child or adolescent is not the same as the brain of an adult. From the age of 5 to 15, our children are developing their concentration and language abilities, learning how to relate to others, growing self-competence and, eventually, developing logical and abstract thought.
Part of this process is the development of emotional literacy – an important life skill, and a tricky one to master. How can we help our children to develop their ability to recognise, understand, handle and appropriately express their emotions?
This Parent University session is the fourth in our Wellbeing Series. It will focus on ways that we can help our children through these difficult emotional times from childhood through adolescence.
Session 5: Wednesday 5th June 2019 – What style of parenting works best?
* Note that the date of this session has changed from that published previously, due to the Public Holiday this week.
Every parent is different!
There are, however, broad styles of parenting – which are the combination of strategies you use to raise your children.
The parenting strategies you choose to use will sometimes be a result of your own experiences and sometimes the result of a conscious decision, but they will always impact on the children experiencing them.
During the final session of the Parent University Wellbeing Series we will explore some different styles of parenting, encouraging parents to recognise their own style from the strategies they use.
We’ll also try to answer some of the big questions:
In the first of the Wellbeing Series of Parent University at RCHK, faculty members at RCHK spent time finding out more from parents about what they want to know more about. Our counsellor, Moira Conroy-Stocker, shared information about child development, focusing on the five key areas of physical development, intellectual development, language development, emotional development and social development.
We shared a video with parents giving more information about what this looks like for an RCHK student.
We gathered information from parents who attended through discussion and by taking data from question charts around the room.
Our technology coaches, Phil Knight and Jay Prohaska, were our filmmakers for the event. One of the films they made shared some information we gathered from students about what they wished their parents knew.
Geoff Wheeler and Stephanie Howdle-Lang then shared some suggestions about ways to help children to open up to their parents. Some of the tips they shared are available on this handout.
We used the data to plan the next four sessions of the Parent University Wellbeing Series.
RCHK hosted Positive Schoolsfor the Positive Schools Asia Conference, from 22 – 24 November 2018, with educators flying in from all over the world to learn more about how to implement wellbeing practices in their schools.
ESF’s Quarry Bay School hosted URSTRONG, an internationally recognised Social Emotional Wellbeing program, on Thursday 25th October.
The aim of URSTRONG is to empower children with the skills, language and self-confidence to be better friends and develop healthier relationships.
URSTRONG held two ‘Language of Friendship’ workshops, which were designed for parents/carers to attend with their children.
Adolescence is a time of big social changes, emotional changes and changes in relationships. A recent survey conducted by the Hong Kong Playground Association last month, asked 3,177 young people, aged six to 24, showed that 31.6% of participants suffered from mild to extremely severe stress, while 38.7% had moderate to extreme anxiety. This presentation focuses on prevention and on what modern psychological science says parents can do to build happy and resilient young people.
Presented by Australia’s highest profile child and adolescent psychologist, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg this entertaining and informative session will equip parents with the skills, knowledge and evidence based strategies to help young people successfully tackle the developmental tasks of adolescence and to put in place the protective factors that reduced the chances of them developing any of the high prevalence disorders.
Date: Monday 3 September 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Renaissance College
Performing Arts Centre
5 Hang Ming Street, Ma On Shan
New Territories, Hong Kong
Fee: HK$200 per person
Registration and Ticketing: Click here to register and book your tickets by Friday 31 August 2018
– Seats are limited
– Parking is not available at the school campus