By Centre for Fathering’s Resource Team Bryan Tan is the new CEO for Dads for Life and the Centre For Fathering. The story of his evolution as a dad is an inspiration to all dads who want to grow their relationship with their children. Bryan Tan, a Senior Officer in the Singapore Armed Forces, entered into early retirement from his … Read More
Thank you very much to everyone who joined us at our Appreciation Concert on 9 November! We were entertained by the talented students from the vocal department of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM). One of the pieces sung was “The Greatest Man” composed by Charles Ives, performed by YSTCM tenor student, Jongwoo Baek. Here, we share with you … Read More
By Gerald Chue, Centre for Fathering I came home to my 9-year-old daughter standing by the front door with a storybook in her hand. At least that was what I thought Natalie was holding on to at first glance. But on closer inspection, I noticed the words ‘Report Book’ printed on the cover. My heart screamed, passed out and woke … Read More
By Edwin Choy, Centre for Fathering Teenagers live in a state of ambivalence in their lives. Sometimes, teens feel like they are invincible “nothing is impossible”. At other times, they can feel absolutely hopeless “everything is impossible”. Fathers who have good relationships with their teenagers will need to coach them during such days. When your teens come to you for … Read More
By Edwin Choy, Centre for Fathering Today we shall focus on how we can use “solution talk” with our teens in a conflict. It is very common for teens to collide in their values with that of their parents. Last week we learnt that using problem talk in the form of blame and shame is not helpful. The good news … Read More
By Edwin Choy, Centre for Fathering Our next discussion will be on how fathers as coach can avoid problem talk and initiate solution talk with their teens. To begin let’s understand the ways we usually lapse into problem talk. Some words tend to be problematic in our conversation with teens. ‘You always’ is a phrase that will get us into … Read More
Our chairman, Richard Hoon, was featured in ST Life’s Quote of the Day! Read the interview published in Life! here.
By Edwin Choy, Centre for Fathering Now that we have laid the three foundations and three basic principles on coaching our teens, we will now proceed to discuss the actual skills for the coaching process itself. The paradigm shift for fathers in coaching our teens is to focus on solutions and not problems. The reason for this shift is that … Read More