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Raising siblings: How do I get my children to get along?

Learn tips on how to resolve sibling arguments and foster healthy sibling interactions from MUMs for Life Family Life Educator and mother of three, Alvina Chin.

Read here: https://fathers.com.sg/raising-siblings-how-do-i-get-my.../

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To all new Dads, welcome to parenthood!
 
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.
 
Learn how to start right in our ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด: ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฌ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฝ. This workshop aims to help you be more prepared for it all! 

Find out more here: https://fathers.com.sg/programs/bpp/
 
#DadsforLife #MumsforLife #Parenting #Parenthood #Newborn #Workshop #Singapore
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Postpartum depression is most common among moms, ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜€, ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ. In fact, research shows that around one in 10 fathers experiences depression in the year after their babyโ€™s birth.
 
Whether it is sleep deprivation, money worries, new responsibilities, or the relationship dynamic shifting, dads also have a lot to take on board. This is a huge life change for both parents. On top of this, dads might feel guilty about what their partner is going through, knowing they arenโ€™t the ones breastfeeding at 3am or healing from labour and birth.
 
๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—บ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜€๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜€:

โžก๏ธ Frustration and irritability
โžก๏ธ Working constantly
โžก๏ธ Conflict between how you feel you should be as a man and how you are
โžก๏ธ Increase in complaints about physical problems, like headaches, digestion problems or pain
 
Dads need support too. If you know a new dad who is struggling, do reach out to them. The mental health of the father can play a significant role in the mother's mental health and meeting the needs of the child.
 
Read more: https://wb.md/3ASgPm3
 
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The first 5 emojis on your WhatsApp / Telegram chat describe your parenting style!

Show us in the comments! ๐Ÿ˜‰
 
#DadsforLife #MumsforLife #Parenting #Parenthood #emojichallenge #answerwithemojis #Singapore
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Are you finding difficulty connecting with your teen?
 
Adolescence should not be a phase that parents merely endure and hope for it to end as soon as possible. It is the age of opportunity, according to Laurence Steinberg. 
 
Join us for the โ€œ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด: ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฌ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€โ€ workshop on 6 November to gain insights into the mind and behaviour of your teens. While it is a workshop on parenting teens, parents with a 10 or 11-year old can start to attend this workshop to prepare themselves for what is just around the corner!
 
Parents have an important role in helping their teenage children grow into successfully independent adults. 

Registration ends 30 Oct 2021. Find out more now: https://fathers.com.sg/programs/teen/
 
#DadsforLife #MumsforLife #Parenting #Parenthood #Teenager #Workshops #Singapore
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Parents want their children to succeed in everything they do, especially in exams as it is generally considered essential indicators to keep the children stay on track of their academic goals.
 
However, there will be occasions when a child doesnโ€™t perform. As parents, we can support our children by: 

๐Ÿญ. ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ - No two persons are the same. Celebrate a child's unique self by taking an interest in his/her likes & dislikes and provide encouragement and support.

๐Ÿฎ. ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ - There is such a thing as studying too much and in fact, it can have negative effects. Instead, help your child develop good study habits while maintaining a balance.

๐Ÿฏ. ๐—ข๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ, ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ - Find ways to help your child feel successful instead of penalising them. If punishment is what they get, your child might get more fearful of sharing their academic achievements with you. Let your child know that they can count on you for help so that they will continue to feel motivated to work harder after every exam.
 
Learn more on how to cope with your childโ€™s poor performance in exams here: https://schoolplus.com.sg/handle-poor-exam-results-positively
 
#DadsforLife #MumsforLife #Parenting #Parenthood #Exams #Stress #Singapore
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Many parents today seem willing to go to ever-greater lengths to protect their kids from the pain of dashed expectations.

The irony is that disappointments are actually beneficial for kids. Learning to deal with setbacks helps them develop key characteristics they'll need to succeed, such as coping skills, emotional resilience, creative thinking, and the ability to collaborate.

Here are some ways to teach kids about the gift of failure.

๐Ÿญ. ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป: Many parents find it hard for their kids to experience failure, however it is the only way to develop certain coping and problem solving skills. To face parentsโ€™ own fear about letting kids fail, Resilience expert Rachel Simmons suggests asking themselves the following questions:
- Are the consequences of the mistake permanent or life-threatening?
- What will the child learn if I step back and allow the situation to unfold?

๐Ÿฎ. ๐—˜๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ (๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ) ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ: Failure is an excellent teacher and here are some ways to celebrate:
- Introduce โ€˜Failure Fridayโ€™ by reading about a famous person who failed
- Discuss the acronym for F.A.I.L (First Attempt In Learning) 

๐Ÿฏ. ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต: Failure can be overwhelming sometimes. Parents can help children establish a more mindful attitude through a RAIN technique created by Michele McDonald, a Mindfulness Teacher:
 
๐—ฅ - Recognise what is happening
๐—” - Accept what has happened
๐—œ - Investigate with kindness
๐—ก - Non-identification: a passing process that comes and goes and not who we are
 
Here are more ways to teach your child that failure is good and a crucial step on the path to learning: https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/help-kids-overcome-fear-failure
 
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๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜โ€™๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ด๐—ผ ๐—ฃ๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—˜!

Dads and Mums, join Centre for Fathering and Special DADs for Life in supporting persons with disabilities!

Hereโ€™s how to go purple:

๐Ÿ’œ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿญ: Upload a photo/video of yourself in purple with a message of inclusion on Facebook/Instagram with the following hashtags: #SupportInclusion  #CelebrateAbilities  #PurpleParadeSG  #SpecialDFLPurpleParade 

๐Ÿ’œ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿฎ: Post on your social media platforms and tag 3 friends and and tag @purpleparade (Make your post public so that we can see it)

You can order The Purple Parade T-shirt at https://www.purpleparade.sg/shop. And donโ€™t forget to join The Purple Parade Livestream Concert on Saturday, 30 October 2021, 3pm at https://fb.me/e/2xBm9od8z

#DadsforLife #MumsforLife #SupportInclusion #CelebrateAbilities #PurpleParadeSG #SpecialDFLPurpleParade
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We wish all little ones and the young-at-heart a very Happy Childrenโ€™s Day!

#DadsforLife #MumsforLife #FamiliesForLife #ChildrensDay #Singapore
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Children of every generation have associated exams with fear, anxiety and stress. It is important for parents to make a conscious effort to maintain an environment of peace and calm.

Here are some tips to help your child manage:

๐Ÿ”ธ Make sure your child eats well: a balanced diet is vital for your childโ€™s health. 

๐Ÿ”น Help your child get enough sleep; good sleep improves thinking and concentration. Cramming all night before an exam is a bad idea, instead allow your child to wind down between studying and going to bed.

๐Ÿ”ธTalk about exam nerves; remind your child that itโ€™s normal to feel anxious. The key is to put these nerves to positive use. If anxiety is getting in the way, encourage your child to practise the activities they'll be doing on the day of exam as it will help to make it feel less scary.

Read the full article: https://bit.ly/3BftEI9
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Parents want the best for their children. They often dream of their children attending the best of universities and then securing a most respectable job in modern society.
 
However, there is a fine line between being a good parent capable of stimulating kids to be achievers and taking things too far. 
 
During this exam season, let us remember that ๐’‘๐’๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’†๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’Œ๐’†๐’š and here are some helpful reminders:

โœ” ๐—˜๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ: Encouragement coming from parents can be a childโ€™s stepping stone to success, nevertheless, it is also our responsibility to teach our children to accept failure without losing heart. 

โœ” ๐——๐—ฒ-๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜: Be completely aware of the things that raise your stress levels. Parents must first take care of themselves so that they can take loving care of their children. 

โœ” ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฒ: Parents tend to schedule their lives around their childโ€™s exam and thatโ€™s when we create too much stress in the home environment. Do family things together like going out. When your children see you not getting stressed about exams, they too will adopt that attitude.
 
Here are more tips from a child psychologist to help your child deal with causes of exam stress: 
 
https://www.parentcircle.com/how-to-deal-with-exam-stress-tips-from-child-psychologists/article

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We are looking for ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฒ fathers to support Purple Parade 2021! The parade takes place on 30 October on Facebook live @Purpleparade

Hereโ€™s how:

1. Go to https://tinyurl.com/64c6ncf5 and place an order for your Purple Parade T-shirt (Sponsored by Centre for Fathering)

2. Once you have received your T-shirt, follow these simple instructions to show your support!

โ€ข Step 1: Upload a photo of yourself wearing the T-shirt on Facebook/Instagram with the following hashtags โ€“ #SupportInclusion, #CelebrateAbilities, #PurpleParadeSG #SpecialDFLPurpleParade, and also tag @PurpleParade

โ€ข Step 2: Post on your social media platforms and tag 3 friends or more to go purple!

Please post by ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿต ๐—ข๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ! For more information, go to fathers.com.sg/special-dads-for-life/
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