ICAN, which stands for Involvement, Consistency, Awareness, and Nurturance, are the core elements of Effective Parenting. The ICAN Workshops equips fathers and parents at all life stages to become Effective Parents.
|Age of Children||Relevant Workshop|
|Birth – 1 year||ICAN Beginning Parenting Workshop|
|1 – 12 years||ICAN Fathering/ICAN Parenting Workshop|
|12 – 20 years||ICAN Parenting Teens Workshop|
ICAN Beginning Parenting Workshop
The arrival of your child can be accompanied by a myriad of emotions. You may feel joy, wonder, and happiness as well as feel overwhelmed, worried, or tired at different times. These are all normal feelings. Like in any transition, this transition into parenthood will mean many changes for you: in your schedule, daily routine, your marital relationship, and more. It can take several months to get comfortable with your new role as a parent. This workshop aims to help you be more prepared for it all.
The foundation of a happy home is a strong and stable marriage.
You were a couple before you became parents. Becoming a parent will put additional stress to your marital relationship. Part 1 of this workshop will equip you with skills and handles to manage the stress and enable you to be effective and happy co-parents of the new born. In this session, you will learn to:
- Strengthen trust and commitment by enhancing your Love Maps.
- Make deposits into your partner’s Emotional Bank Account by responding to his or her bids for connection.
- Overcome contempt by sharing fondness and admiration.
- Resolve solvable conflicts and handle perpetual ones.
The first 3 years of your baby’s life are the formative years. Start right and you will put your child on the path to success.
As new parents, you will need to know:
- The developmental stages of your child
- How to soothe a crying baby.
- What a baby needs.
- How to read your baby’s bids.
- How fathers can be involved.
- How to manage work and family life
- How to manage stress and identify postpartum depression.
NOTE: Sign ups are by couples (i.e. 2 parents) and tied to 2 fixed-date sessions per run.
This workshop is ideal for expecting couples and parents of children 0 – 1 year old.
ICAN Fathering Workshop
“The most important role a man can play in his lifetime is that of becoming a father. Fatherhood is a man’s link with the future.” (Lewis Yablonsky, Fathers and Sons)
In the last 50 years, fathers have gained more recognition. They are no longer the “forgotten contributors to child development” (Lamb. 1975). Numerous studies supports the connection between positive father involvement with better child development. Just what does positive father involvement look like. Ask different people and you will get a different answer. As a result, many fathers are confused. Fortunately, there are studies that have identified for us what effective fathers do. And we will share them with you in this workshop
In this informative workshop, fathers will be equipped to be consistent, aware, and nurturing – the core functions of Effective Fathering. And more importantly, they will empowered through the interaction with fellow father-participants.
- Developing a Father identity
- Knowing the man who is your father
- Understanding positive Involvement
- Importance of being Consistent
- Entering your child’s world through Awareness
- Building up your child from inside out
Participants will be automatically inducted into the ICAN Alumni following the workshop.
ICAN Parenting Workshop
Modelled after our signature ICAN Fathering Workshop, the ICAN Parenting Workshop will equip parents of children from 0 – 12 years old to become Effective Parents.
The job of parenting has become more challenging. Find out how parenting has changed and what parents can do to navigate the challenges and obstacles.
Parenting is teamwork. The home becomes a safe haven when the team works well together. There are forces and factors what can easily undermine this teamwork. Find out what they are and know what you can do to avoid or overcome them.
Finally, parents can together learn what it takes to be Effective Parents: Involved, Consistent, Aware, and Nurturing.
ICAN Parenting Teens Workshop
Parents with adolescent children (10 and above) can attend the ICAN Parenting Teens Workshop. This workshop will help parents see adolescence as an age of opportunity rather than a stage to be endured.
In this 5-hour workshop, we will cover:
- How Long does adolescence last
- Puberty and its effects
- Understanding the Adolescent Mind
- Brain and Cognitive Development
- Problem behaviour
- Mental health
- Conflict Management
- Authoritative Parenting
- And more.
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“Thanks for making me a better father!” | “An eye-opening and important workshop.” | “Practical & excellent workshop for fathers.” | “A worthwhile workshop for fathers to attend, listening to dos and don’ts, experiences of trainers and other fathers.”
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1 Woodlands Rd #04-03, The Tennery, S677899 (top of Junction 10 mall)
Minimum 10 pax