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Parenting Challenge Workshop: Communicating & Engaging Gaming Youths

Parenting Challenge Workshop: Communicating & Engaging Gaming Youths

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Parenting Challenge Workshop: Communicating & Engaging Gaming Youths at Home through Role Play

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Parenting Challenge Workshop: Communicating & Engaging Gaming Youths at Home through Role Play

This 2-hour workshop is a follow-up to our Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Addiction. During the Webinar, communication strategies and theories on games and gamers were introduced. The application of the strategies and theories in a real-life family situation is not easy. Role play is a good tool to help contextualize the strategies and theories for home situations and deepen the adoption of strategies by reenacting them in a safe environment. For example, role play is used to rehearse the diffusion of difficult situations to prevent confrontations that can jeopardise parent-child relationships.

The group size for this session is limited to a maximum of 10 persons as it will be dynamic and interactive. Each session will be conducted onsite in person. COMEBACK psychologists will put out common scenarios in families and through role play to illustrate the application of the strategies and theories discussed.

The sessions will be conducted by COMEBACK Psychologists Nicholas Gabriel Lim and Poh Xing Yong. 

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  • For those who have not attended our Parents Webinar, you are welcome to register but do bear in mind that we will not spend time explaining and going through the strategies and theories in detail due to time constraints. 
  • Each session is similar in its framework, structure and objectives. 
  • Please wear your masks throughout the workshop.
  • All sessions are in-person. There is NO online option.

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Dates: 29 May 2022 (Sun)

Time: 10am - 12pm

Venue: Heartbeat@Bedok Class Room 2

Free Registration (U.P S$180/participant) We are very thankful for the support of Tencent for making this possible.

Speakers/Facilitators:

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Nicholas Gabriel Lim

Nicholas Gabriel Lim is the principal psychologist and a board of director at COMEBACK.

As a registered psychologist, he has worked with youths for 2 decades. He is the co-founder of the Youth Work Association (Singapore), a clinical supervisor to young budding psychologist, a youth mentor, and an author of the book Parents’ Playbook for Helping Youths Succeed and the ebook Understanding Adolescents, both under the main theme of Clash of the Mind and Heart.

He has spent his career in the people, private and public sectors. All of which have been with youths, families, and advocates of youths.

Given his depth and breadth of work with youths, he has been on various government advisory councils, like the Media Literacy Council and the National Council for Problem Gambling.

Nicholas not only has Degrees in Psychology from the University of Queensland and the Nanyang Technological University, but also various clincial and practice certificates like for Youth Work Coaching and Supervision, Choice Theory and Reality Therapy, Adventure Therapy, and Therapeutic Behavior Management, just to name a few. He is currently reading law.

In his free time, Nicholas enjoys reading a good book and heading to the gym. Together with his beautiful wife, he has three children. He lives by his favorite mantra, a life well reflected would be a life well live!

Nicholas Lim's Website: https://nicholasgabriellim.com

Poh Xing Yong

Xing Yong is an Associate Psychologist with COMEBACK. He has struggled with game dependency since Primary school, and now aims to help others overcome their similar struggles in game dependency using his past experiences and background in Psychology. He has completed his Psychology Degree (Honours), and is currently pursuing further studies in Counselling Psychology to further hone his skillsets.

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Our May Programmes

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The 5th Edition of Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Dependency

We are running the 5th edition of our Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Dependency this year! We are thankful for Tencent's support to be able to make this webinar free for all.

For this Parents Webinar, we seek to equip parents with frameworks to help parents better understand games, gamers and game addiction, which we termed game dependency. With better understanding of games and your child’s gaming motivations, parent-child communication and relationship can be improved. Developed from the understanding of a youth's brain development, various communication strategies will be examined. We will also do a brief introduction to neurofeedback intervention that is noninvasive and non-medication-based, that can help programme the brain to achieve greater mastery over ineffective or dysfunctional behaviours, i.e. game dependency, poor relationships, etc.

The speakers are Nicholas Gabriel Lim (Chief Psychologist, COMEBACK), Poh Xing Yong (Associate Psychologist, COMEBACK) and Ruth Lim (Esports Coach, SOOS OIO).

DATE: 21 May 2922 (Sat)

TIME: 10.30am - 1.30pm

Zoom webinar

Free registration

For more information about the webinar and speakers, go to the event page https://uggg5.eventbrite.sg

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TeleTrip Festival - Bonding with Family and Friends through Video Games

We are kickstarting this upcoming June holidays with TeleTrip Festival where we gather families and friends to play three popular video game titles, Pokemon UNITE, Brawl Stars and Roblox: Super Striker League. The three game titles are family-friendly and a great activity to bond.

TeleMatch is a friendly tournament with a positive culture to reap the benefits of playing together. We encourage parents whose children are already playing these games to form a team with their child and participate. The rules of TeleMatch are designed to create a safe environment for teams and players. Parents can use the TeleMatch rules to inculcate good gaming habits. There will be an online Zoom briefing a few days before TeleMatch so that parents and teams know what to expect.

TeleTrip Festival is a hybrid event. Registrants can choose to play onsite but slots are limited. Our Esports coach will be onsite to provide very brief team coaching after every match for teams that are playing onsite.

Click on the respective links to go to the event page for more details and registration.

Registration Deadline: 15 May 2022 (Sun)

21 May 2022 (Sat) 3.00pm - 6.30pm - Pokemon UNITE https://www.teletripgaming.com/events/telematch-pokemon-unite-21-may-2022/

22 May 2022 (Sun) 10.30am - 1.30pm - Brawl Stars https://www.teletripgaming.com/events/telematch-brawl-stars-22-may-2022/

28 May 2022 (Sat) 3.00pm - 6.00pm - Roblox: Super Striker League https://www.teletripgaming.com/events/telematch-roblox-28-may-2022/

29 May 2022 (Sun) 2.00pm - 7.00pm - TeleTrip Festival Finals

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