Create with Mum, a unique mother-and-child event designed by Focus on the Family Singapore to help mothers connect meaningfully with their tweens aged 11 to 14 years old, marked its first public run on 12 August 2018.
We ushered in over 100 mums and children at this milestone event. Participants say it was an unforgettable afternoon for them.
Lina Ng, mother of a 14-year-old son, shared that her favourite part was the letter-writing activity. She said, “The quality time we spent together was great, but what makes it even more special is that my son has a memento that he can hold on to, and maybe share with his children in future.”
Kaylene Carter-Ong, mother of a 12-year-old daughter, described, “The hands-on activities, letter-writing, and opportunity to express our love for each other really helped to bring our relationship to the next level. We had an amazing time.”
Adolescence is known to be a stressful period marked by increased tension in the parent-child relationship as children desire greater independence. This makes one-on-one bonding time even more beneficial and necessary.
Through engaging mothers and their teens in fun activities such as bento-making and heart-to-heart conversations, Focus Singapore hopes that the event will enable mothers and their children to share their innermost feelings and love with each other.
Mrs Joanna Koh-Hoe, CEO of Focus Singapore, said, “Youths today face trials and stresses of all kinds, whether in school, relationships, or within the family. By creating an intentional and safe space for mothers to spend time to get to know and communicate their love to their growing teen, we hope that the bonds built and relationship repaired will help our young people know that they matter.”
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Create with Mum is happening on 20 April 2019. Don’t miss out, and sign up today at www.family.org.sg/CreatewithMum!