Counseling for secondary kids

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Counseling for secondary kids

Postby millan » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:33 am

Hi,
Any one has advice on good counseling or psychiatrist to recommend?

My son got attitude problem.. violence inclined (not in action yet).. and poor interpersonal skills...

Really need help on this :?: :cry: :stupid:

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Postby ooptimizer » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:27 pm

Nowadays all schools have school counsellor. If go to private one, must pay a lot of money.

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Postby harini » Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:16 pm

Hi,

Hmmm - can consult the school counsellor, but that goes into the school records too. So if u want to do something discreet, maybe pay more and get a private counsellor.

You can try Raffles Group, Camden, Mount Eizabeth, they all have child psychologists. Good luck and please dont worry too much, maybe a bit of the harmonal changes at this age too...

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Re: Counseling for secondary kids

Postby Startz » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:53 pm

millan wrote:Hi,
Any one has advice on good counseling or psychiatrist to recommend?

My son got attitude problem.. violence inclined (not in action yet).. and poor interpersonal skills...

Really need help on this :?: :cry: :stupid:


As I don't have the specifics,the few I am suggesting here specialise in the counselling of youths: Singapore Children's Society (the one at Toa Payoh), Students Care Service(hougang and clementi).

If u call the Samaritans of Singapore hotline no, they too will be able to point you in the right direction of resources appropriate to your circumstances:D

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Postby pinkapple » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:47 am

U can try these community services

Care Community Services
http://www.carecom.org.sg/

TOUCH Community Services
TOUCHLine 1800 377 2252, "seek to empower youths to be more effective in managing life issues."
available from Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 6pm.
http://www.touch.org.sg/

Actually you can work with the school counsellor. If it's anything serious, counsellor will refer to external agencies.

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Postby millan » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:58 am

harini wrote:Hi,

Hmmm - can consult the school counsellor, but that goes into the school records too. So if u want to do something discreet, maybe pay more and get a private counsellor.

You can try Raffles Group, Camden, Mount Eizabeth, they all have child psychologists. Good luck and please dont worry too much, maybe a bit of the harmonal changes at this age too...


If it goes to record book, it means?

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Postby vivi33 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:36 pm

No they dont write in report book. Just a record that the child went for school counselling. I sent my DS for counsel too but i get his approval first before i approach the school counsellor. now he is happy in school and scoring As.

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:13 am

pinkapple wrote:U can try these community services

Care Community Services
http://www.carecom.org.sg/

TOUCH Community Services
TOUCHLine 1800 377 2252, "seek to empower youths to be more effective in managing life issues."
available from Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 6pm.
http://www.touch.org.sg/

Actually you can work with the school counsellor. If it's anything serious, counsellor will refer to external agencies.



I think the above suggestions are good. Heard them over the radio many times.

Alternatively, speak to your church pastor if you do not mind. School counselling seems like more negative (personal opinion, plus the school record - the child may back fire)
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Postby millan » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:50 am

vivi33 wrote:No they dont write in report book. Just a record that the child went for school counselling. I sent my DS for counsel too but i get his approval first before i approach the school counsellor. now he is happy in school and scoring As.


Mind if I ask what is the triggering factor to get a counsellor?

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Postby KoalaMummy » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:21 am

millan wrote: Mind if I ask what is the triggering factor to get a counsellor?


I don't think there's any triggering factor (correct me if i m wrong). cos i persoanlly talk to the school counsellor and ask abt this. Basically, they will just put a remark that your son has seen a counsellor.. that's it. no other details will be there. The counsellor assure me that there won't be any "black mark" on the students. He advices me to send my son (P4) for counselling before it's too late. He told me many parents procastinate and it 'worsen' as the kids goes into teenage where there'll be more problem (puberty etc) to worry about.

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