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When Helping Becomes Unhelpful

Managing Anxiety: More Support Less Accommodation

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In-person and Zoom

It’s painful to watch young people struggling with anxiety. However, because learning how to cope independently is key to managing stress and anxiety, adults need to learn when and how to resist the urge to help.
In this talk, educators and parents will learn the importance of reducing accommodations as a way to more effectively support youth with anxiety. Talking points include... Read More and Register

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Creating Empowering Conversations with Your Children

FOCUS Parent Support Workshop

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In-person

Tired of arguments and power struggles? Looking for new ways to connect and deepen relationships with your children?
Join us for an interactive face-to-face workshop with FOCUS committee member and Executive Coach, Aurora Aritao PCC, to look at the nature of coaching conversations and how these differ from other conversations... Read More and Register

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The F.A.T. City Workshop Video Sharing and Discussion

How Difficult Can This Be

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Live Zoom

F.A.T. stands for Frustration, Anxiety and Tension. How difficult can this be in classrooms for children with SpLD and AD/HD?
Cheryl Raper, FOCUS Chairman and Special Education teacher, will facilitate this informal session to share parent concerns, challenges, strategies and resources in a supportive and confidential setting... Read More and Register

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The school you want OR the school they need

How to make an overseas educational experience a success for your child

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Live Zoom

Join us for the evening for a boarding school discussion with our guest speaker, Jennifer Bush, Independent Educational Consultant, who has lived in the United Stated, United Kingdom, Brazil and Singapore, and having been educated in France, Australia and her native United States.  She will discuss strategies for choosing a school to... Read More and Register

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Understanding Dysgraphia

A Brain-Based Learning Difference

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Live Zoom

Children with messy handwriting and poor spelling skills may have DYSGRAPHIA, a brain-based, learning difference that affects writing, typing, and spelling and is common to those with ADHD and/or dyslexia. 

Early identification of dysgraphia is important to ensure students receive the specialized instructional activities that can improve handwriting and related skills.  In this session, you will learn about... Read More and Register

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Differentiation in the Classroom

Equalising Opportunities, Not Outcomes

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Live Zoom

Join us for this special workshop with Dr. Loretta Giorcelli, one of the region's foremost education experts, providing inclusive ideas to inclusive education to educational and medical bodies, schools, parents and community groups across Australia and internationally... Read More and Register

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Magic Tools for Creating Change at Home

A Discussion and Sharing on Home Support Approaches

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Live Zoom

Hoping for a magic trick to create change at home?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a magic tool to make things happen at home, but there is wisdom to be gained from a combination of knowledge, creative experiments, and tracking what works... Read More and Register

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Executive Function / ADHD Coaching

Increase Skill, Lower Stress, Preserve Relationship with Your Tweens and Teens

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Live Zoom

Is homework a battle field in your home?

How can we better support the development of these important executive function skills without damaging our relationships?

ADHD/Executive Function Coaching expert, Jodi Sleeper-Triplett will introduce foundation coaching skills and strategies to more effectively support your child while decreasing stress and frustrations... Read More and Register

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ADHD 2.0 Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction

Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell

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Live Zoom

Join us for this special talk with Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, child and adult psychiatrist, expert on ADHD, Harvard faculty member of 21 years, international speaker, and New York Times best-selling author to explore the complex and often contradictory tendencies common to those with ADHD.

Drawing upon the latest science, and 40+ years of professional and personal experience, Dr. Hallowell will discuss... Read More and Register

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What Makes Written Assignments So Challenging

See it from your child's perspective

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Live Zoom

I don’t know what to write! Is there any parent who hasn't heard that frustrated statement from a child?

Join us with Trena Rauner, a writing specialist who will highlight recent research on writing instruction and help us better understand the complex writing process and how to help a child communicate his/her knowledge in writing with less anxiety.

You will engage with a writing assignment to see it from your child's perspective and discuss... Read More and Register

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The Art and Science of Reading to Your Child

Joint Session with Bring Me A Book

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Live Zoom

Bring Me A Book Hong Kong and FOCUS, collaborate to share strategies parents can use at home to strengthen language skills, literacy development, and the parent-child relationship, by reading aloud, talking about pictures and words in age appropriate books.

Join us to explore the "art" of helping your child at home and the "science" of why parent support is important for academic skills and parent-child relationship... Read More and Register

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Mindful Screentime

The critical skill of the 21st century

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Live Zoom

Screen time is a battleground for most families. With pandemic dictated social distancing, online school, video games, endless chats, and Netflix binges have filled the gap but increased conflicts over how much screen time...

Join us and take away with a valuable cheat sheet for your family to explore a new set of screen time principles... Read More and Register