Families for Life Council rolls out online resources to keep families meaningfully engaged and safe at home


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In light of the recent move toward home-based learning and work-from-home arrangements due to the COVID-19 situation, the Families for Life (FFL) Council will be launching the #FFLShareTheCare Series to help parents and children stay at home and be safe while finding ways to be meaningfully engaged during this period.

An initiative under the #FFLShareTheCare movement, the #FFLShareTheCare Series is a part of the #SGUnited efforts, to encourage families to bond with one another and other families to build a more resilient society.

Throughout the month of April, FFL will be rolling out a series of online, interactive programming daily via their Facebook page.

1. #ASKFFL Series

The #ASKFFL Series will feature practical advice from doctors and healthcare
professionals on how to keep every member of the family, especially young children and the elderly, safe during this period.

Some of these sessions will be conducted via Facebook Live, and parents will have the opportunity to pose questions on a wide range of topics to doctors and experts, such as keeping the family safe, nutrition tips, caring for newborns, mental health and well-being, and helping children and teenagers understand COVID-19. Couples can also pick up tips on strengthening their emotional connectedness during this time.

And here's the line-up* of experts and topics in the month of April:

Date/Time: 8 Apr, 7pm - 8pm

Topic: Confinement: Practices & Myths
Contributor: Dr Shefaly Shorey, APOP expert
Mode: Facebook Live

Date/Time: 10 Apr,  7pm - 7.30pm
Topic: Strengthening couple's emotional connectedness in the time of COVID-19
Expert: Mrs Sarojini Padmanathan
Mode: Facebook Live

Date/Time: 13 Apr, 7pm - 8pm
Topic: Adequate nutrition for new mummies during confinement
Contributor: Dr Mary Chong, APOP expert
Mode: Facebook Live

Date/Time: 14 Apr, 7pm
Topic: Talking to your Teenagers about safe distancing
Contributor: Dr Elly Sabrina, APOP expert
Mode: Video

Date/Time: 15 Apr, 7pm - 8pm
Topic: Caring for your Newborn
Contributor: Dr Shefaly Shorey, APOP expert
Mode: Facebook Live

Date/Time: 17 Apr, 7pm - 7.30pm
Topic: Redefining couples' roles and expectations
Contributor: Mrs Sarojini Padmanathan
Mode: Facebook Live

Date/Time: 18 Apr, 8pm
Topic: Conflict management with your teen
Contributor: Mr Arthur Ling, APOP expert
Mode: Facebook Live

Date/Time: 20 Apr, 7pm - 8pm
Topic: Foods to eat to boost immunity
Contributor: Dr Mary Chong, APOP expert
Mode: Facebook Live

Date/Time: 21 Apr, 7pm
Topic: Keeping your sanity as a couple
Contributor: Dr Elly Sabrina, APOP expert
Mode: Video

Date/Time: 22 Apr, 7pm - 8pm
Topic: Coping strategies for parents of newborns
Contributor: Dr Shefaly Shorey, APOP expert
Mode: Facebook Live

Date/Time: 24 Apr, 7pm - 7.30pm
Topic: Respectful relationship goes a long way
Contributor: Mrs Sarojini Padmanathan
Mode: Facebook Live

Date/Time: 27 Apr, 7pm - 8pm
Topic: Dealing with fussy children to eat healthy
Contributor: Dr Mary Chong, APOP expert
Mode: Facebook Live

Date/Time: 28 Apr, 7pm
Topic: Things to do at home to keep your mental health
Contributor: Dr Elly Sabrina, APOP expert
Mode: Video

Date/Time: 29 Apr, 7pm - 8pm
Topic: Caring for your newborn II
Contributor: Dr Shefaly Shorey, APOP expert
Mode: Facebook Live

2. Family365 Webinars

Another series in the line-up is the Family365 Webinars for parents and
families. FFL has converted some of our face-to-face programmes (with topics ranging from building resilience as a family in the face of COVID-19 to keeping romance alive in marriage) into online versions for parents to access from the comfort of their homes.

3. #FriendsofFFLShare Series

For parents who want to creatively engage their children, the #FriendsofFFLShare Series will feature Friends of FFL volunteers in light-hearted and engaging content from interactive storytelling to art-jamming. 

Here's the line-up* of experts and topics in the month of April:

Date/Time: 9 Apr, 2pm
Topic: Stories at Pebble Place
Contributor: Mrs Zita Tan, Principal of Pebble Place Development Centre
Mode: Video

Date/Time: 10 Apr, 2pm
Topic: Get Creative with Draw A Story - Art Collage
Contributor: Mandy Lau
Mode: Video

Date/Time: 12 Apr, 2pm
Topic: The Zach & Sara Show - Easter Sock Bunny
Contributor(s): Zach and Sara Edwards
Mode: Video

Date/Time: 16 Apr, 2pm
Topic: Stories at Pebble Place
Contributor: Mrs Zita Tan, Principal of Pebble Place Development Centre
Mode: Video

Date/Time: 17 Apr, 5pm
Topic: Get Creative with Draw A Story - Fashion Paper Dolls
Contributor: Mandy Lau
Mode: Video

Date/Time: 19 Apr 12pm – 12.45pm
Topic: Live Illustration Session On Nature
Contributor: Darel Seow
Mode: Facebook Live

Date/Time: 19 Apr, 5pm
Topic: The Zach & Sara Show
Contributor(s): Zach and Sara Edwards
Mode: Video

Date/Time: 23 Apr, 2pm
Topic: Stories at Pebble Place
Contributor: Mrs Zita Tan, Principal of Pebble Place Development Centre
Mode: Video

Date/Time: 24 Apr, 5pm
Topic: Get Creative with Draw A Story - Cat illustrations
Contributor: Mandy Lau
Mode: Video

Date/Time: 30 Apr, 2pm
Topic: Stories at Pebble Place
Contributor: Mrs Zita Tan, Principal of Pebble Place Development Centre
Mode: Video

*Timing subject to changes. Please refer to FFL Website for latest
updates.

For more information about #FFLShareTheCare Series, you may visit the FFL website (https://www.familiesforlife.sg/Pages/default.aspx) and Facebook page.

#SGUnited #SGTogether #FFLShareTheCare #FamilyStaySafe 


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This article is prepared by

Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.



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