21 Nov- Parent Workshop- presentation

Thank you for attending the workshop on ‘Importance of Resilience’ and the two programs we use in Lower School to build the skills- Kelso’s Choices and Zones of Regulation. Here is the link to slides from the presentation.


Parenting Workshop

Dear Parents,
Join us on the 21 Nov from 8:00am-9:00 am at LLAC lobby for a workshop by Ms Lisa Kipfer and Ms Shelly Chutke  on Student support and coping strategies:
-Importance of Building Resilience
-Social Thinking and Zones of Regulation.
-Kelso’s Choices : Kelso’s Choices is a program based on the premise that all children are capable of being peacemakers and solving their small problems independently.

Come learn the vocabulary we use in school to solve problems so these strategies can be continued to be used at home.


Parent Talk by Lorena Kastner,15 Nov:Sensory Integration Theory

All the information a child receives about the world comes through their sensory systems. Usually unaware, children will process most senses subconsciously through their nervous system. For some children, sensory integration is disordered resulting in difficulties to respond to incoming sensation in an adaptive manner.

In this parenting talk, Lorena Kastner shared an understanding of Sensory Processing Disorder and practical strategies  to understand and assist your child in everyday life skills.


Bilingualism in Children

Bilingualism in Children: Parenting Talk on 24 Oct
The presentation  focused on the nature of bilingual development; ESL & language delay; the benefits of bilingualism. Arthur Fang, a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist shared common myths & misconceptions.

manage your worries and frustration! – “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou

Name! It Tame !It Reframe It!:

A book by William Mulcahy, Zach Gets Frustrated, shares this triangle’s philosophy. Zach, while on the beach with his brothers and his father, becomes angry that his kite won’t fly.  He stomps over to his father and inquires, “So when can we go home?”  The father and the brothers are having such a good time that the father wants to stay at the beach and, equally important, wants Zach to enjoy his time as well, so he shares with his son the secret of the Frustration Triangle.  He tells Zach that first he must name what frustrates him, must say in words what the problem is.  Once he names it, Zach can now tame it, by using relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, meditating, stretching, or imagining something that he loves.  The third step, reframing it, allows Zach to see that not flying the kite is frustrating, but being at the beach with his family, having the opportunity to dive into the waves, and building sandcastles can be fun.  All of a sudden, the frustrating piece is left behind, and Zach can enjoy his time with his family at the beach, the original source of the frustration.


Emotional Resilience- Parenting talk by Dr Ying

October 18- Emotional resilience refers to a person’s ability to adapt, manage and overcome stressful situations. A child who is emotionally resilient is better equipped to cope with adversity and recover from hardship. Fortunately, emotional resilience can be fostered and nurtured and in this parenting talk, Dr Ying Kan  shared the latest research on emotional resilience and suggested practical strategies to support  childred to develop the flexibility and adaptability required to manage life’s ups and downs.

Parenting the Digital Native- Parenting talk by Dr Mark Gandolfi



The Internet is a vital part of our world and an important tool in education. Research shows that, students are spending an average 44.5 hours per week online. Nearly 23% of youth report that they feel “addicted to video games” (31% males, 13% females.) How do we, as parents stay connected with our children and ensure they stay safe?
Dr. Gandolfi, Executive Director and Senior Clinical Psychologist shared some valuable information.