Parent Seminar on “Emotion turnaround: How to promote the EQ of young children” (Videos on EDB YouTube Channel) (Conducted in Cantonese)
In the past year, Hong Kong has undergone unprecedented changes due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic. Children could not go to school and their social activities and opportunities to play outside have been reduced, which resulted in many children showing more negative emotions and even emotional problems. How should parents help children deal with emotional problems and help them build more positive emotions?
Positive emotions are of paramount importance to children in daily life. Children with higher emotion intelligence have not only more friends but also better academic performance and behavioral adjustment. In this connection, the Education Bureau (EDB) has commissioned The Education University of Hong Kong to conduct a talk in which the speaker, Dr. Ian Lam Chun Bun, will explain how to help children build more positive emotions and demonstrate eight science-informed parenting techniques, including active constructive response, descriptive praises, gratitude journal, exercise and nature, active listening, positive reappraisal, deep breathing and four steps to problem solving.
Using these techniques, parents can promote children's positive emotions and deal with children's negative emotions in everyday life. Parents can also teach children to see the good in a bad situation, link up praise with children's behaviours, respond positively to children's sharing of "good news" or "bad news" and assist them in improving their problem solving skills, thereby boosting their confidence.
In view of the current pandemic situation, the above-mentioned seminar will be recorded in advance and uploaded to the EDB YouTube Channel in mid-March. The seminar materials, such as links to videos, PowerPoint slides and the pamphlet on Tips for Parents, etc. will also be uploaded onto the EDB's website on “Parent Education Information at Kindergarten Stage”. Parents can browse the website for relevant information via the following QR Code and path:
EDB YouTube Channel
Parent Education Information at Kindergarten Stage
(Path: 1. Children's Developmental and Learning Characteristics > Related Parents' Talks and Courses)