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Courses For Smarter Parents

Pick up new skills with these home-based courses for adults.

By Kelvin Low      29 May 2020

It’s almost the end of the Circuit Breaker. Being cooped up at home, managing kids and work can be challenging. While social and entertainment activities will resume much later, now is the time to equip yourself with new skills to tackle parenthood.

Fortunately, there are courses which you can take from the comfort of home to learn new skills of bettering yourself and your family. Have a look at these courses that offer meaningful life skills. You might just find a new norm for yourself!

Coaching and Mentoring Youths Effectively

National Council of Social Service

Highlighting the benefits of mentoring and the strategies to mentor youths effectively, this course imparts relationship-building techniques and various tools. This workshop also serves to illustrate the importance of self-care strategies for mentors and enforcing boundaries during mentoring.

This course will be conducted online via Zoom, with downloadable materials from LearningCloud upon course confirmation. This course includes an assessment component which will award students with a Certificate of Achievement from SSI upon completion of the course.


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business

This course will help you discover how you can reduce and prevent stress in your own life through formal and informal mindfulness practices. A mindfulness-based approach to stress reduction emphasises the helpful role that awareness and openness can play in facing stressors, and ultimately, leading a richer life.

By the end of this course, participants will have had the opportunity to learn what mindfulness is, how to make wiser choices and develop thinking and habits that are conducive to stress reduction and prevention.

This course will be conducted online via Zoom, with subsequent post-Circuit Breaker classes conducted on campus.


Introduction to Family Engagement in Education

HarvardX

You will learn what family engagement is and why it matters. Family engagement describes what families do at home and in the community to support their children’s learning and development.

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