27 May 2022

Parent University: Encouraging your shy child & Making the most of the time we have

We invite parents to join the last Parent University Wellbeing interactive event of the year. We plan to offer a two-part session, giving time for questions and answers about any wellbeing issues in the second half of the session.

  • From 6:00pm – 6:30pm we will focus on the published theme for this session and the last one which was postponed: Encouraging your shy child and Making the most of the time we have.
  • From 6:30pm – 7:00pm we will offer a clinic session to answer specific questions and concerns parents have about their children, especially during distance learning. We’ll focus on issues related to wellbeing and child development, so if you have specific questions or concerns that you’d like to raise in advance, please add them to the form below.

 

Encouraging your shy child and Making the most of the time we have

In this session, we’ll explore what shyness looks like in children and what steps, if any, you can take to support children with it. In the following part, when thinking about making the most of the time we have, we’ll explore how we use the time we have with our children to best advantage, particularly in our busy working lives.  

 

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 6:00 – 7:00pm

Where: Sign up on this form and we will send you a link to the Zoom session on the morning of Wednesday, 1 June.

Who is it for: RCHK parents and caregivers are invited to attend and participate. 

 

 

This session will be Zoom-based but interactive, so we ask that you only sign up if you are able to participate in conversation during the session. 

 

 

 

Missed our previous Parent University Wellbeing Sessions?
Here is the summary and some useful resources parents are welcome to refer to 

 


Session 6: Sibling rivalry, tantrums and staying positive as a parent

Like us, children can choose their friends but they can’t choose their family. This session was focused on sibling rivalry and arguments between siblings, cousins or other family members. We recognise that our current situation in Hong Kong means that children may be spending more time than usual with their siblings and cousins. We’ll discuss strategies to manage the flare-ups and disagreements that surface, as well as sibling rivalry and jealousy. We also looked at ways of maintaining your own positivity as a parent or carer.


Session 5: Self-efficacy and self-management

In this session, our Wellbeing team led by Stephanie Howdle-Lang looked at self-efficacy and self-management and how they relate to each other. Ways to help children develop self-management and self-efficacy at home were discussed, as well as some of the approaches we take to support them in school.

Some of the tips and suggestions we shared in the session are in these two very helpful advice sheets from the American Psychological Association:
8 TIPS FOR FOSTERING CHILDREN’S SELF-REGULATION AND PROMOTING CREATIVITY
9 TIPS FOR MOTIVATING CHILDREN
We’d also like to draw attention to these two blog posts about supporting distance learning at home. These have been written from the perspective of parents in schools who provide mainly independent learning rather than Zoom lessons, but the strategies and suggestions are still useful to consider.
HELPING KIDS STAY MOTIVATED FOR LEARNING DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING

 


Session 4: Emotional Wellbeing and Positive Feedback

A group of parents and guardians joined Stephanie Howdle-Lang and Geoff Wheeler online on 20 January to engage in discussion and learning around helping our children with friendships, knowing how to give them feedback that helps, and helping them to focus. We enjoyed the session and hope that everyone found it useful.

The information we shared is summarized in these three information sheets:

FEEDBACK  |  FRIENDS  |  FOCUS

Session 2 of the Parent University: Wellbeing series was focused on Screen Time vs. Family Time and below is the handout with the tips summarizing that interactive session organized by RCHK Wellbeing Team in collaboration with the Red Door Centre.

CLICK HERE FOR ‘SCREEN TIME VS. FAMILY TIME’ SLIDES

Session 3 of the Parent University: Wellbeing series was focused on  Physical Wellbeing and Emotional Wellbeing. The slides from the presentation can be accessed via the link below.
Rebecca Thompson, PSHE Secondary teacher, led us through a variety of strategies for looking at ways parents and guardians can support their children’s approach to sleep, nutrition and physical activity. A particular high point was the Brain Break ‘Move and Freeze’ activity with musical accompaniment!
CLICK HERE FOR ‘PHYSICAL WELLBEING AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING’ SLIDES

 

 

Updated: 17 March 2022; 11:56