Expressing Love… in Many Languages
Love has many languages, as the parents and children attending the joint outreach programme and workshop Parent-to-Child Love Languages on 25 April found out.
While their children were kept busy learning inline skating and shoring up on resilience, parents from 16 families living in Yishun learnt about the various love languages. Quality time, words of affirmation and physical touch were some of those discussed in an interactive workshop conducted by two staff members from the Talks and Workshops Programmes Centre.
They also found out which love languages they were most comfortable with, and learnt about the importance of expressing love.
The joint outreach project was aimed at helping parents understand how they can express their love to their children, and ultimately at strengthening the parent-child bond.
At the end of the workshop, they were challenged to discover their children’s love language, and to put what they had learnt into practice.
One father of an 8-year-old son participating in this event said: “I’m now more confident in expressing love to my children through the different love languages, and I’ve understood how important showing love is.”
The event was organised by Children’s Society’s Family Service Centre (Yishun) and the Talks and Workshops Programmes Centre in partnership with Chong Pang Community Club and Yishun Junior College.
Participating families also learnt about the various services provided by Children’s Society, as well as the avenues they could turn to for help.
Each family got to bring home a bag of rice donated by the Chong Pang Community Club.
More than 40 students and teachers from Yishun Junior College served as volunteers.