56 episodes

Family life can be unpredictable and chaotic. Amidst work pressures, day-to-day stresses and digital distractions, how can we nurture greater intimacy with our spouse and deepen our parent-child connections?

Join us in our honest conversations about marriage, parenting and work life as we chat with everyday people and experts about the struggles, joys and small victories that we share.

There is no perfect family. As we share stories, offer practical insights and answer your questions, we hope that these episodes will provide hope and encouragement in your journey of becoming a better spouse and a more intentional parent.

ParentEd Focus on the Family Singapore

    • Kids & Family
    • 3.5 • 4 Ratings

Family life can be unpredictable and chaotic. Amidst work pressures, day-to-day stresses and digital distractions, how can we nurture greater intimacy with our spouse and deepen our parent-child connections?

Join us in our honest conversations about marriage, parenting and work life as we chat with everyday people and experts about the struggles, joys and small victories that we share.

There is no perfect family. As we share stories, offer practical insights and answer your questions, we hope that these episodes will provide hope and encouragement in your journey of becoming a better spouse and a more intentional parent.

    Red Flags: When Does My Child's Gaming Become A Problem?

    Red Flags: When Does My Child's Gaming Become A Problem?

    Why do children love playing mobile and internet games? Their answer is usually "Gaming is fun!" but there are often underlying reasons to "just being fun". As parents, how do we identify the issues and help our children cope with their gaming habits?
    Joining our host Chong Ee Jay is Ray Chua, a senior clinical psychologist specialising in helping gamers with problematic gaming behaviours since 2009. He is also a father of two girls.
    An avid gamer from young, Ray is no stranger to the world of gaming. Sharing from his experiences working with children and youth, he delves into motivations that may drive them to gaming and highlights the red flags surrounding gaming. Ray also gives practical handles for parents to work with their children in regulating and meeting their needs in the real world, instead of the virtual world.
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    There is an ongoing battle and multiple tensions adding to the state of our children's mental health and we need to be equipped to guide them through healthy ways to manage life's challenges.
    In our upcoming Suicide Prevention and Mental Health webinar, learn how to:
    Recognise signs of anxiety, depression and mental health challenges
    Know what to do in the event your child experiences a mental health crisis
    Have critical conversations about life and death

    Hear from experienced professionals about the various early intervention strategies surrounding mental health and youth suicide.
    Raising Future-Ready Kids: Suicide Prevention and Mental Health
    Saturday, 8 October 2022 | 10AM – 12PM | Via Zoom
    Use early bird promo code EARLY15 to attend at $35.(Limited to the first 40 registrations, regular rate: $50)
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    If you have enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1498022898 (Apple Podcast) or https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/parented-1010477 (Podchaser). It'll be very helpful for others to find our podcast. You can also help us by copying this link https://www.family.org.sg/parentedpodcast (www.family.org.sg/parentedpodcast) to share with your friends.
    You can also support us by https://www.family.org.sg/givenow (giving monthly). We appreciate your generous giving as every dollar helps to sustain our efforts in strengthening families. Do note that if you are based in Singapore, one-time gifts above SGD$50 or monthly donations above SGD$10 are eligible for 250% tax-deductible benefits.

    • 22 min
    How to Keep C.A.L.M. and Help My Anxious Child

    How to Keep C.A.L.M. and Help My Anxious Child

    Have you found yourself in moments where you're fighting hard to hold back your natural response to your child's anxieties?
    Joining our host, Alicia Boo, is Chan Swee Fen, a family life educator, counsellor and a trainer facilitator. They discuss ways to identify signs of anxiety in our children and techniques to help them overcome their worries and anxieties.
    Using the acronym C.A.L.M., Swee Fen hopes that parents can first apply these strategies to themselves, then guide their children to better emotional health through patience and practice.
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    If you have enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1498022898 (Apple Podcast) or https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/parented-1010477 (Podchaser). It'll be very helpful for others to find our podcast. You can also help us by copying this link https://www.family.org.sg/parentedpodcast (www.family.org.sg/parentedpodcast) to share with your friends.
    You can also support us by https://www.family.org.sg/givenow (giving monthly). We appreciate your generous giving as every dollar helps to sustain our efforts in strengthening families. Do note that if you are based in Singapore, one-time gifts above SGD$50 or monthly donations above SGD$10 are eligible for 250% tax-deductible benefits.

    • 24 min
    A Growth Mind-Set: How can our Kids be Empowered?

    A Growth Mind-Set: How can our Kids be Empowered?

    Raising children comes with a myriad of challenges and concerns, be it physical, psychological or academical. Despite these stresses, can parents raise resilient children with a Growth mind-set? How can a Growth mind-set empower and enable our children to thrive as they grow and mature?
    Join our host, June Yong, who chats with Jocelyn Wee, a mother of 3 and an educator who teaches primary and secondary school kids critical life skills. Speaking of the Growth mind-set, Jocelyn shares practical handles such as the power of "yet" and gives examples of how to model, encourage and help your child implement and practice it.
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    Ever wondered: How can I be a better Parent-Coach for my child?
    Join us for our upcoming PSLE Special: Empowered to be a Parent-Coach webinar and learn how to love and support your child, get equipped with a tailored game plan and be your child's greatest coach and cheerleader as they prepare for the final lap towards PSLE!
    Saturday, 9 July 2022 | 10 AM -12 PM
    Fee: $50
    You may tune in with a friend/your spouse using a single device!
    Registration is still open at https://www.family.org.sg/RFRKPSLE (www.family.org.sg/RFRKPSLE).
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    If you have enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1498022898 (Apple Podcast) or https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/parented-1010477 (Podchaser). It'll be very helpful for others to find our podcast. You can also help us by copying this link https://www.family.org.sg/parentedpodcast (www.family.org.sg/parentedpodcast) to share with your friends.
    You can also support us by https://www.family.org.sg/givenow (giving monthly). We appreciate your generous giving as every dollar helps to sustain our efforts in strengthening families. Do note that if you are based in Singapore, one-time gifts above SGD$50 or monthly donations above SGD$10 are eligible for 250% tax-deductible benefits.

    • 22 min
    Taking on the Top Mission of Fatherhood Ops

    Taking on the Top Mission of Fatherhood Ops

    No man knows what parenthood has in store until he becomes a father. But before that moment arrives, is it possible for one to be ready for fatherhood? How can fathers embrace being a son, husband, father, and friend all at the same time?
    Join our host, Chong Ee Jay, who chats with Isaac Tan, a father of a daughter, with another on the way! Speaking of strong foundations for one's journey of fatherhood, Isaac shares about the relationship with his father, reflects on his own relationship with his wife, and discusses how dads grow in community with fellow dads - all of which points to the fact that fatherhood is a journey not meant to be taken alone.
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    This Father's Day, we want to thank dads for bravely answering and committing to the Call of Daddy: Fatherhood Ops!
    From 10 to 20 June, Focus on the Family Singapore's Father's Day Campaign will feature the following free resources for dads and families:
    Compilation of stories by dads for dads
    Digital Resource for dads and kids
    IG Reel series for laughs and learning

    Head to https://www.family.org.sg/CallofDaddy (www.family.org.sg/CallofDaddy) for more information!
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    If you have enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1498022898 (Apple Podcast) or https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/parented-1010477 (Podchaser). It'll be very helpful for others to find our podcast. You can also help us by copying this link https://www.family.org.sg/parentedpodcast (www.family.org.sg/parentedpodcast) to share with your friends.
    You can also support us by https://www.family.org.sg/givenow (giving monthly). We appreciate your generous giving as every dollar helps to sustain our efforts in strengthening families. Do note that if you are based in Singapore, one-time gifts above SGD$50 or monthly donations above SGD$10 are eligible for 250% tax-deductible benefits.

    • 31 min
    To Nag or Not to Nag, That is the Question

    To Nag or Not to Nag, That is the Question

    Nobody likes to be nagged at. Or being the nag. But couples often find themselves caught in these situations of being annoyed with each other. Is there a way to end the nagging?
    Joining our host, Alicia Boo, is Natalie Yeo who has been married for four years. They dissect the anatomy of nagging and Natalie shares her hard-fought journey of first-year nagging woes to present-time win-win situations.
    Find out how she challenged herself with "1-minute chores", which changed her own attitude and posture over time - and even her husband's.
    "While nagging at its core is very well intended, a lot of times it really doesn't sound loving or supportive. When I learned to think the best of my spouse, I really realised that nagging isn't the best way to communicate what I'm trying to say to him."
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    Dear married couples, while regular dates are essential to stay connected, a good date is not about how often you head out with your spouse but rather, giving committed time to draw in to each other - to communicate and connect.
    Focus on the Family Singapore would like to invite you and your spouse to join us for the Best Date Ever on 20 or 21 August 2022. Re-Connect and Re-Ignite the Romance with your Forever Date!
    Sign up at https://www.family.org.sg/bestdateever (www.family.org.sg/bestdateever). Early bird rate ends on 30 June 2022.
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    If you have enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1498022898 (Apple Podcast) or https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/parented-1010477 (Podchaser). It'll be very helpful for others to find our podcast. You can also help us by copying this link https://www.family.org.sg/parentedpodcast (www.family.org.sg/parentedpodcast) to share with your friends.
    You can also support us by https://www.family.org.sg/givenow (giving monthly). We appreciate your generous giving as every dollar helps to sustain our efforts in strengthening families. Do note that if you are based in Singapore, one-time gifts above SGD$50 or monthly donations above SGD$10 are eligible for 250% tax-deductible benefits.

    • 24 min
    If Consistency is Key, What Happens When There are no Mid-Year Exams?

    If Consistency is Key, What Happens When There are no Mid-Year Exams?

    With the recent government announcement regarding removing mid-year examinations for all primary and secondary school students, what have parents made of this decision? Would it mean less practice for examinations or one less opportunity to track their child's academic progress?
    Joining our host, June Yong, is mother of two, Judith, who shares her honest thoughts about what is truly important in a child's academic journey and aptly reminds parents that each unique child learns and excels differently, with holistic growth being of greater priority and importance.
    Judith is a family-life advocate and work-life consultant who believes that strong marriages and sound parenting make for resilient families. Judith began her career in market research before moving to pursue a passion in family life education. Currently, Judith splits her time between championing for families through training and writing, and raising her two sons, Micah and Ezra.
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    If you want to better support your child’s mental health as they take their exams, join Focus on the Family Singapore for our PSLE Special webinar on being Empowered to be a Parent-Coach. This webinar is suitable for parents of Primary 4 to Primary 6 children.
    At the webinar you get to role-play and practice how to handle real-life scenarios with experienced facilitators. You’ll also hear from an insightful and candid sharing how a mum supported her son through PSLE last year.
    PSLE Special: Empowered to be a Parent-Coach
    Sat, 9 Jul 2022 | 10 AM - 12 PM | Via Zoom
    Use early bird promo code EARLY15 to attend at $35*
    (Limited to the first 40 registrations, Regular rate: $50)
    For more details and registration for the webinar, head to https://www.family.org.sg/rfrkpsle (www.family.org.sg/rfrkpsle)!
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    If you have enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1498022898 (Apple Podcast) or https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/parented-1010477 (Podchaser). It'll be very helpful for others to find our podcast. You can also help us by copying this link https://www.family.org.sg/parentedpodcast (www.family.org.sg/parentedpodcast) to share with your friends.
    You can also support us by https://www.family.org.sg/givenow (giving monthly). We appreciate your generous giving as every dollar helps to sustain our efforts in strengthening families. Do note that if you are based in Singapore, one-time gifts above SGD$50 or monthly donations above SGD$10 are eligible for 250% tax-deductible benefits.

    • 24 min

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