Welcome to our new webinar series - Stamford Connects - for interested parents who want to know more about international schools in Singapore. We will be adding a new topic every 2 months. Do join us and connect!
Adolescence can be an exciting, but challenging life period. There are a wide range of physical, social, emotional, psychological as well as academic changes that are occurring, leading some of our children to become vulnerable. When given the right resources and support though, we can help them to achieve positive outcomes leading to a flourishing, healthy and successful future.
At Stamford American International School, we believe in the development of the whole child, and the support that we provide in Middle School reflects the needs of the adolescent at this particular life and developmental stage. We understand the impact of changes in the brain, the heightened social and emotional needs, and the support structures that we can provide to help young people to achieve academically. We understand why the adolescent is suddenly more involved in impulsive, risk-taking behaviors, why they start to pull away from adults and are more involved with peers, and why they are seeking independence and autonomy in their life. This provides the foundation for the work that we do in supporting them.
In this session we will take a look at the adolescent developmental stages, with a focus on brain development, and social and emotional growth. We will also take a look at how we meet student needs through our advisory program, focused on improving social and emotional wellbeing, and we will explore the impact of COVID, screen time, and other current challenges on the wellbeing of our young people. The home-school partnership is an essential element in developing healthy young people, so we will look at ways that parents and the school can work together to enhance adolescent wellbeing.
Please join us on April 23rd, 2021 from 12:00-1:00pm SGT to learn more about how we support the varying needs of the middle schooler, and how you can support your child through a challenging life period.