The advent of diverse family structures such as nuclear families, step-families, single-parent families and extended families has resulted in parent-child interactions becoming more complex. As societies evolve, the skills necessary for effective communication and nurturing relationships within a family system surfaces as an acute growing need. These essential skills enable individuals to be valuable contributing members of the family. Whispering Hearts Family Service Centre (WHFSC) tapped on the arising need with the piloting of the Family Life Skills Workshops to prepare parents and children for their respective roles.

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By: Sam Tao, Social Worker Associate

Ho Yeow Hung, Social Worker

There is a barrage of information from the media that suggests that vigour - physical strength and good health - are vital to the quality of life. Yet despite knowing that, the choice of inaction always emerge victorious to overpower one’s desire for a positive change.

 

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Parents often wonder what is in the world of their teenage children (youths), and how they can forge a closer bond with them. This article introduces to parents elements of the current youth culture, and how they can support their youths through this turbulent period.

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WHY DO WE NEED TIMEOUT?

According to Oxford Dictionaries (n.d.), timeout is defined as the “time for rest or recreation away from one’s usual work or studies”.

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Examination period is right round the corner! Are you and your child prepared to handle the examination stress? Read on for tips from our social workers and tackle examination stress today!

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