ISS PTA Online Webinar 2021
To usher in the new year, our ISS PTA has organised a 3-part online webinar, sharing powerful strategies to support your children throughout the new year, specially for our ISS community members.
Three renowned speakers will be joining us for the webinar, with each of them sharing their knowledge and understanding about said topics, such as parenting in digital age, raising healthy kids and tips to help children thrive in this pandemic.
Everyone is invited to join us and do show your support for this webinar!
To RSVP, please click on this registration form here.
Webinar 1: New Rules for Parenting in Digital Age
Speaker: Dr. Wonsun Shin
Date: 28 January 2021, 7:00-8:00PM (Thursday)
Digital media have become an essential part of young people’s lives. While digital media offer unprecedented opportunities for children and teenagers to learn new things and connect with others, their overdependence on digital media have raised various concerns among parents. This talk will discuss how young people use digital media and engage in risk-taking behaviours and how parents can effectively guide their children living in the constantly changing media environment.
*First 20 participants to register for this slot will receive “Screen Obsessed“, a book written by Dr. Wonsun
Dr Wonsun Shin is Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head in Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne in Australia. She has extensive research experience in youth, digital media, and parenting, with a focus on the roles played by parents in children’s acquisition of knowledge and skills relevant to their functioning as media users and consumers. She has received multiple research awards and recognitions from renowned international academic organisations. She serves on the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of Advertising and the International Journal of Advertising.
Webinar 2: A New Model For Raising Healthy Kids
Speaker: Jill Castle
Date: 4 February 2021, 7:00PM-7:45PM (Thursday)
Parents want to raise healthy kids, but they need a holistic strategy that addresses the whole child – one that truly nourishes, inside and out. Blending her powerful story and her experiences as a pediatric dietitian of over 29 years, Castle challenges audiences to shift their focus from food solutions to a modern whole-child approach, including the interaction of food, feeding and childhood development. Attendees will learn a strategic approach to child health while learning practical ways to build healthy meals and snacks, effectively interact with children while feeding them, and support their learning and independence with eating.
Jill Castle is one of the nation’s premier childhood nutrition experts. Known as a paradigm shifter who blends current research, practical application and common sense, Jill inspires audiences to think differently about feeding kids. A sought-after speaker, advisor, and media contributor, Jill has inspired TEDx and a range of nutrition, medical, government and parent audiences. Jill serves on the Board of Advisors of Parents Magazine and is the nutrition advisor to a handful of privately held child nutrition companies. She is the creator of TheNourishedChild.com, a parent nutrition education website and author of the books, Eat Like a Champion, Try New Food, The Smart Mom’s Guide to Starting Solids, and co-author of Fearless Feeding.
Webinar 3: 7 Tips for Helping Kids Thrive in COVID Pandemic
Speaker: Dr. Anisha Abraham
Date: 4 February 2021, 7:45PM-8:30PM (Thursday)
Raising kids particularly during a pandemic can be challenging. In this webinar, Dr Anisha Abraham will provide top strategies and practical tips on helping our kids to navigate issues such as navigating screen time and social media, handle stress and anxiety, maintain routines, keep kids motivated and stay physically healthy.
Dr Anisha Abraham is a pediatrician, teen health specialist, public health researcher, parent of two boys, and author of the book “Raising Global Teens”. Over the last 25 years she has lived with her family and worked in the US, Asia and Europe. She is currently based in Washington DC and on faculty at Georgetown University Hospital. Her passion is helping kids especially those with a cross-cultural background to thrive. Dr Abraham has been featured on a number of media outlets including CNN’s Headline News, the Washington Post, NPR, and the South China Morning Post. For more information or to see her Tedx talk go to dranishaabraham.com