Good Guidelines

by Sharon Low
(Singapore)

Thank you so much for sharing. It has shed some light as to how I can move on. Only wish that the course would last longer so that I could ask more questions.

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Jul 13 Session afterthought

by Jayne Chua
(Singapore)

I feel motivated with renewed energy to nurture my 3 kids after attending your session today. I wish there are more sharing on how parents can discover the passion of their kids and more examples of how parent nurture the passion. Overall I enjoyed the experience and will continue benefit from your passion and insights. thanks.

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Interesting seminar

by Marie Soh
(Singapore)

Very interesting and informative seminar that presents ideas and information on how to motivate and explore the passion of the child as well as the importance of enforcing discipline and resilience to pursuing of the passion.

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See Lights in Son Future Education

by Liang Lay Khim
(Singapore)

Glad that I made the right decision to attend today's seminar.
I have always worried about my son education especially studying in Singapore.
Ever since he started his main stream education, my bonding with him is not as good compared to those times when he was younger. I am only stress free in the month of Jun and December.
After attending today seminar, I found hope for my son education.
Thanks Pamela for organizing these seminars.
Lay Khim

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Inspiring... What Shuld We Do Next?

by Yvonne Ho
(Singapore)

To me, the seminar had been very inspiring, and got me really thinking about what we want for our children. With 3 very different gals (aged 8, 5 and 1.5yr), they have all got different needs. And I always worry if the education is suitable for them, and if they can fit in.

Whether accelerated or not, I feel that it will depend on the child. But certainly with home schooling, I now know that there's always this education option that can cater to their individual pace.

I had very excitedly shared my thoughts on the seminar and takeaway with my hubby. So, now we really need to think through what's next. On the way back, I went to pick up the P3 text books. Time to go through the rest of this year's syllabus with my daughter, and start next year's soon!

Thanks again, Pamela for sharing so generously with us. By the way, I had missed last week's seminar. Will there be a second session?

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Thanks Pamela, for the surprises!

by Adrian Ng
(Singapore)

I attended the course with a view to understand how to get my kids to read, as well as to get some tips or insights on how to better nurture my kids. The seminar was short, but Pamela was able to point us in various directions to explore more of what we would need, and with surprises in store as well! If anyone thinks raising a kid is tough, you have to hear from Pamela who raises five -- without a maid!

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Insightful. Thought provoking. Energising

by June Foo
(Singapore)

Definitely insightful to hear from you in person your perspectives and approach. It was a thought provoking session that sparked off many more questions and reflections about our own parenting approach. A valuable & energising session. Thank you!

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Self discovery

by Lynette Tan
(Singapore)

Through today's course, I not only understood a bit more about how I can help my child survive our education system and find her passion at the same time, I also understood more about the difference between my husband and I. He is more of the "gifted learner" while I am more of the "achiever". Hence, the differences in some of our approach towards parenting.

I guess through my past 12 years of working and trying to climb the corporate ladder, I have forgotten about my own passion and my own style of learning. I realised (or rather, was reminded) that I was like many of the children other parents talked about. I could memorize telephone numbers, not for their numbers, but by the tone of each number. I could also "sing" a person's telephone number. I used to read ahead of the lesson - read my notes etc before each class (I had started doing that since Primary sch all through to Uni).

During the course, I suddenly remembered how nice it felt to be prepared ahead of class. But yet, when it came to my own children (eldest is now in K2), I am not preparing them for school in the way that they would be happy. To me, it was, since I found school easy, I had expected it to be the same for them, and I didn't really regard their passion/pace.

Through the course, I also learnt a few tips on how to manage my children and show them some direction. I was quite clueless prior to this. After the course, I felt pretty empowered and positive. Thanks!

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Lots of hard work but less directionless already!

by Andrea
(Singapore)

July 13 2013 seminar - Attended the course on understanding child's giftedness and acceleration, nurturing my child's passion and learning abilities. It really is a lot of hard work, no shortcuts or magic silver bullet. But I feel much less directionless now, and more aware of how I can help guide my child. Because our learning styles are so different, I always struggle to help my child. Coming to P1 next year, I was getting desperate but I feel more hopeful now that there are definite ways I can keep helping my child and even remove my self-imposed lid on her maximum potential. The future looks bright already for her and I'm glad.

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Informative & Insightful

by Esther Tay
(Singapore)

An informative seminar that helps parents find their bearings in Accelerated Learning.

I started to read up and find out more about this so that I can help my child. It is like treading into new frontier and I felt rather lost.

Your sharing on your experiences with your children encourages me. Even though it is not going to be easy, it is possible and achievable.

Thank you very much.

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Informative and good

by Malissa Seow
(Singapore)

Clear on topics, gives enough information to help our child and soul search our parenting perspective.

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Excellent Seminars!

by Kai Li

Hi Pamela,

What you shared during the 2 seminars is to me light in a dark tunnel. I was groping in this dark tunnel called MOE since i had my first child 6 years ago. As much as i love my country, our education system does not go well with my belief system. What goes in, comes out. The "food" that our system offers is not what i want to feed my children. I considered home schooling but was not confident enough. I thought of bringing them overseas but that is easier said than done. Your sharing has given me very practical information and advice with which i definitely want to put to use. I now see the options available other than the traditional route. Hearing from a successful mother of 5 gives me confidence to pursue these new found alternatives with my children.
Thank you for the wonderful sessions and i am definitely looking forward to more.

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Nurturing Early Primary School Years-Much Food for Thought

by Sian Hwee
(Singapore)

Pamela's sharing give me much food for thought and I am starting to think that an accelerated education/home school is an viable alternative to the mainstream education system here.

Definitely going to explore more on this topic and see if my wife and I can start to do homeschooling for our 2 kids.

Thanks Pamela for the sharing and inspiration !

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Thank YOU.

by sophia evangel cheah
(JB MALAYSIA)

I Found out I was in the wrong class as I am not sending my kids to school. But I was very bless by what was shared, I picked up lots of information. I am glad that Pamela went through it and sharing from a mum point of view. She gave me a goal and hope, it redefine my objective of home-schooling my boys. How far the end in mind for my kids I should have. I completely love the fact that she is VERY practical and clear.

I wish that the course fee will be cheaper the next seminar of my choice. For the lower income are entitled with scholarship; for the wealthy one $250 is so affordable, but for the middle income like us are a little steep.

Now I like to know the how to moving forward especially we are already out of the education system.

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Is acceleration the right step?

by Pei Lin
(Singapore)

Well done! It was an excellent seminar. I am happy that I attended your seminar.

Before I listen to your seminar, I shared the same concern as other parents in the seminar if children will get bored in school when we accelerate them. After attending your seminar, you have reassured me that I have been doing the right steps by partially homeschooling my child at home and at the same time by sending her to kindergarten to socialise and play with other children. I have been teaching my 5 year old at her own pace. Her level of English reading, writing, mathematic and mandarin is a few years ahead of her peers. Although she has already known all the work in school, she still enjoys going to school and is very happy to play with her friends at her age.



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Common Sense Parenting...

by Petrina Tjioe
(Singapore)

Came to the course with the objectives of learning how to identify giftedness, passion... and how to motivate the child to achieve excellence (vs mediocre) in his gifts. Was curious too what a differentiated education consists of.

Seminar wasn't quite what I expected although I was reminded again that a lot of it boils down to common sense parenting, and providing the resources as necessary to help the children develop into who they can be.

The idea of acceleration and teaching ahead of school curriculum is something I don't do because I want the child to be alert and responsive (vs being bored) during class times. So it was interesting to note that you advocate teaching 6 months in advance of curriculum. But I guess I might start small and try something that supplements, instead of teaching in advance the MOE curriculum. My hope is there'll be little repetition and in essence they might learn more when it's put together? Not sure how it'll work out though... I guess the best way to start is researching on resources that homeschool communities use? :-)

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No regrets

by Liang Lay Khim
(Singapore)

I attended your seminar, without regret.
Thanks for organizing this seminar.
As mentioned to you earlier, I have no problem with my son's character and he has always been a very caring boy since young.
But ever since he started main stream education, I have problem with his academic.
He is pretty weak academically and I am feeling I didn't help him enough.
Last year, after some research, I bought him for a test and was diagnosed to be dyslexic.
I have informed his form teacher and school but was quite surprised that they do not have much knowledge in handling children with this learning abilities except to comment that my son is slow in his works by his teachers.
I strongly believed by son can make it, it's a matter of time and with correct motivation...etc.

After attending your seminar, I have more ideas of how to guide and what to expect of him and knowing that there are other paths toward education.

I am looking forward to high school launch next week.

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