The Straits Times
Published on Nov 02, 2012

Instilling values in kids without being a nag


PARENTS often worry over how they can talk to their children without coming across as nags, and without their children challenging every word that is said. To help mums and dads, experts will be providing tips at The Sunday Times Parents Forum on Nov 10.

Guest speaker Carmee Lim, vice-chairman of the new Media Literacy Council, will also impart tips on dealing with issues that young people commonly face, such as cyber-bullying and game addiction. Other speakers include a positive psychology coach, senior journalists and a trainer from the British Council.

Participants will also get a sneak peek at exciting mobile technology and can try their hand at using this technology to build spelling, vocabulary and comprehension skills.

The forum will also see the launch of a handbook on using news to discuss issues like character and citizenship with their children. The book features suggested tasks and activities tackling topics such as commitment and resilience, as well as a personal asset checklist to assist young people in their development.