A six-member panel has been set up to build expertise in the family life education sector, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) announced on Saturday.
This is part of efforts to improve standards in the sector and provide better family life programmes and resources to families. "With so many competing priorities, it is always important not to lose sight of what is truly important to each of us - our family," said Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing.
He said the panel's priority would be to develop a "basic foundational" curriculum for family life education, to train educators. The experts are thought leaders on various aspects of family life education.
One of them is Mr Arthur Ling, deputy director of Fei Yue Community Services, who has 20 years of experience in counselling, facilitating parenting groups, and conducting marital programmes.
Another is Mrs V. Sarojini, senior director at the Singapore Indian Development Association (Sinda) and a parenting trainer. MSF is also inviting parents to share their parenting challenges on www.facebook.com/ msfsingapore and www.facebook.com/EssentialParenting.sg
Experts such as Mr Ling and Mrs Sarojini will address questions about parenting posted on those pages between Sept 8 and Sept 20.
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