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13th Singapore Children's Society Lecture

Friday, 23 August 2019

“Parenting: Does one size fit all?” by Dr John Elliott  

Ever since the harm done by poor parent-child attachments was studied in the UK in the 1950s and 1960s, there has been extensive research into parenting and its consequences. Unfortunately, little of this research has been conducted in Singapore or even in Asia. As a result, there has been a tendency to assume that research findings from Western societies are more universal than they perhaps really are, and to extrapolate these findings to Asian societies accordingly. 

This lecture highlights the potential areas where there might be grounds to hesitate in accepting the standard textbook view of best practices in parenting. It will consider the extent to which this standard view should be regarded as universally desirable.

Date: Saturday, 12 October 2019
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm (Registration and refreshments begin at 9:15am)
Venue: Mochtar Riady Auditorium
SMU Administration Building Level 5
81 Victoria Street, Singapore 188065 

About Dr John Elliott 
Dr John Elliott is an academic with a deep interest in the social and cognitive development of young children. He was an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore and he retired last year. Dr Elliott is a long-standing volunteer with Children’s Society, and is actively involved in the Research Committee, having served as its Chairman for 20 years. He is now advisor to the Research Committee, and is also a member of Children’s Society’s Research and Advocacy Standing Committee. 

How to register for the event?
Admission to the lecture is by registration only. Please click here to register. Registration is free. 

For more information
Please contact our Advocacy and Research Department at 6358 0911 (Mondays – Fridays, 8.30am – 5.30pm) or email SCSLecture1@childrensociety.org.sg