Most Singaporeans agree that it is important for parents to tell their children that they are proud of them. However, less than half say they have been told those words by their own parents.
As reported by The Straits Times, the statement above were findings of a recent survey conducted by MindChamps PreSchool Singapore. Thus, to get more parents to affirm their children, MindChamps PreSchool and The Straits Times have jointly organised the inaugural “I’m Proud of You” Day – a two-day family festival that is set to take place during the Children’s Day weekend this October.
How often do we say, “I’m Proud of You” to our children?
According to the survey which polled 306 respondents between the ages of 15 and 60 years old, 75.8% of respondents felt that it would mean a lot to them when they are told “I’m proud of you” by their parents.
However, only 45.8% of respondents have been told that by their parents.
“I’m Proud of You” Day – A Champion Family Festival
Looking for fun and enriching things to do with your kids in Singapore this October? Through the “I’m Proud of You” Day, the organisers hope to encourage parents to spend quality time with their children and celebrate their little victories.
To a young child, not knowing that their parents are proud of them could equate to [the realisation] that they do not love them. This is a gap in many families, and the I’m Proud of You movement is to fill in this gap,
– Mr David Chiem, Founder, Chairman and CEO of MindChamps
The children’s festival will be held from 7 to 8 October 2017 at Singapore Expo Hall 1 & Max Atria Gallery from 10am to 9pm. The large-scale indoor carnival offers more than 35 specifically designed activities for kids that promote learning and parent-child bonding, some of which includes:
- Meet-and-greet sessions with mascots from the popular Korean animated TV series, Pororo
- Live pony rides
- Indoor family soccer matches
- Inline skating
- Slalom scooting
- Bubble-logy and kids pottery workshops
- A collection of elaborate inflatable course
Be sure not to miss the parenting talks and workshops from renowned ST journalists, One FM 91.3 radio deejay Shan Wee, and MOE educator and teaching specialist Debra Ann Francisco.