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Raising Kids Overseas
18 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$20
We all know parenting is hard – and it doesn’t come with a manual. (We wish it did!) It can make things doubly hard when you’re overseas, living a different life to the one you would be if you’d stayed in your “home country”.
The purpose of this talk is to share with parents areas of consideration for fostering responsibility in their kids’ lives. Key areas covered include:
- Getting on the same parenting page;
- Four rules about rules;
- Four rules about consequences;
- How kids try to avoid consequences; and
- Common parenting issues faced throughout the child/teen years
About the presenter
Dr Jeff Devens has worked for over 20 years in international education as a psychologist, counsellor and educator. He currently provides individual counselling to students, parents and faculty, coordinates crisis response teams, provides parent talks on a range of mental health and parenting issues, writes for school and communication publications, and teaches various courses. His first book, A Parent’s Guide to Raising Kids Overseas, was released in 2017. Jeff has presented in numerous international schools, from The Anglo-American School in Moscow to UWCSEA here in Singapore.