Do you want to cultivate kindness in your kids? This HoneyKids Talk has got you covered.
It’s no secret that we want to raise kind children. After all, being kind makes the world a better place. But in this time of crisis and division, it’s becoming more difficult to create the ideal framework for who our children will become. So how do we foster caring, kind and compassionate qualities in our kids?
In our HoneyKids Talk: The Art of Raising Kind Kids, you’ll learn effective tips and strategies from experts to help you raise kind, altruistic kids. It’s helpful for parents who aren’t quite sure how to correct not-so-nice behaviour, or guide their kids to practice habits like kindness and respect at home.
What you’ll learn
It’s all about teaching today’s kids how to care, give and do good. We’ll provide parents with tips on resolving conflicts, practicing mindfulness, and nurturing the essential social and emotional skills to teach kids to create a culture of kindness in their home. You’ll be hearing from experts Dr Helen Rader, Elementary School Counselor at ICS, Lance Kershner, Elementary School Principal at ICS, Shamini Ras, Elementary School Counselor at SJII and Maureen Russell, Elementary School Vice Principal at SJII.
HoneyKids Talks: The Art of Raising Kind Kids
When: 06 Oct 2021, 12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
Panelists: Dr Helen Rader, Elementary School Counselor at ICS, Lance Kershner, Elementary School Principal at ICS, Shamini Ras, Elementary School Counselor at SJII and Maureen Russell, Elementary School Vice Principal at SJII
Moderator: Chris Edwards, CEO and Founder, Honeycombers and HoneyKids Asia
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MEET THE PANELISTS
Dr. Helen Rader, Elementary School Counselor at ICS
Dr. Helen J. Rader has plenty of international experience, having grown up in South America and teaching in South Korea for 27 years. She and her husband joined ICS when they moved to Singapore in 2019. With her professional background as a classroom teacher and counselor, she’s had a lifetime to gather insight into the distinct challenges, global thinking patterns, and broad opportunities afforded to international students.
As the ES counselor, Dr. Rader addresses and supports the social, emotional, and academic concerns of the entire division’s students. This is done through weekly guidance lessons in each classroom, individual and group counseling, and constant collaboration with teachers and parents to ensure each student’s learning experience is successful.
Dr. Rader employs Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for her Child Centered approach, which focuses on the student’s individual needs at ICS. As a counselor, her ultimate goal is to support the students so that they can focus in the classroom, maintain positive friendships, manage strong emotions, and overcome their personal daily challenges. Dr. Rader holds three Master’s degrees and an EdD in Educational Leadership.
Lance Kershner, Elementary School Principal at ICS
Lance has over 20 years of international education experience, and has worked in the US, Guatemala, Honduras, Egypt, and Singapore. His experience spans a wide array of educational roles, as an Elementary homeroom teacher, Spanish teacher, literacy coordinator, teacher trainer, and principal.
Lance holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in education, a Certificate of International School Leadership, and DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) at the near-native level. His international experience has allowed him the opportunity to teach and interact with children of many different ages and cultures, and this has continued to shape his educational philosophy.
Shamini Ras, Elementary School Counselor at SJII
Shamini Ras is SJII’s Elementary School Counsellor with over 10 years of experience in both local and international settings. Shamini specialises in using eclectic and client-centered approaches when engaging with children, and believes that many opportunities must be provided for the child to succeed. She believes that children and their families can be empowered to increase their emotional resilience through the process of counselling.
Shamini loves to learn from other professionals in the field and uses her positive attitude to collaborate with parents and teachers to bring about increased well-being throughout the community. Shamini holds a Master’s degree in Counselling and is pursuing a Doctorate in Psychology. She is inspired daily by the students that she works with and her 10 month-old daughter.
Maureen Russell, Elementary School Vice Principal at SJII
Maureen Russell is the Vice Principal in the elementary school. Maureen has almost 30 years teaching experience with half of these in senior leadership. Prior to starting in SJIIES Maureen was an elementary principal in her home country of Scotland. She is passionate about supporting student well-being as an integral part of the school curriculum and supporting staff well-being through professional learning and collaboration. Maureen is currently studying for her Masters in Educational Well-being.