Do our growing teens consider us a safe place to share about their personal pain? Why is it so difficult for parents and children to talk about the challenges we face regarding mental health?
In this 2-part episode of the ParentEd podcast, mother-and-son pair, Charis and Sean Patrick share about their personal battle and victory over mental health challenges with host, Joanna Koh-Hoe, CEO of Focus on the Family Singapore.
Charis Patrick is a mum of 4 children. She is a family & marital therapist, trainer and family life educator. She is also a resource speaker with Focus on the Family Singapore. Her passion is to transform the next generation by empowering parents in her generation to practice positive and healthy parenting. She also enjoys music, theatrical works and sleep. Sean Patrick is an 18 year old who studies business in a polytechnic and enjoys sports.
Want to engage your tween or teen in meaningful conversations but don't know where to start? To celebrate Youth Day in Singapore this year, youth community movement FamChamps partnered with TableTalk by Vessels to create a Telegram telebot to facilitate conversations between youth and their family. Visit On Second Talk for more details of their initiative.
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Disclaimer: This episode was recorded remotely as we play our part to keep Singapore safe during this season of COVID-19. The audio quality may be slightly affected during the online recording.