Are you tired of nagging or screaming at your kids to get their tasks done on a daily basis? Do you feel overwhelmed by the many roles and responsibilities as a working mum (or stay-home-mum) and are exhausted? Are you worried that you don't have the answers to parent them well and struggle to get through to them? Are you afraid that you will lose the connection with them as they move into the challenging teenage years?
This 5-week online course will cut through the complicated theories and go straight to the crucial steps to equip you with easy to implement strategies to be a confident parent as you raise happy kids who will stay close to you even through their teen years.
"I met Michelle 2 years ago and was very inspired by her ways of guiding her 6 kids. I'm grateful that I managed to attend many of her seminars. STAR Parenting course in particular was a fantastic course. The Hot Seat Q&A was enlightening and crucial in helping us get our concerns addressed and learn from what the other parents are facing as well."
- Selena Wong, mum of 2 children
"Michelle has a gift of connecting with parents and keeping it real. Her tips are helpful and practical and she gives us easy baby steps to take to become more positive and empowered mums for our kids. I did as Michelle taught us and my boy went off and finished his chores happily and left me to do my work in peace! "
- Michelle Ngo, mum of 1
With our first 5 kids, we didn't know better. There were daily tantrums, sibling fights and tears. It was exhausting trying to discipline them and I fluctuated between being a chill mum one minute and a monster the next when I lost my cool and yelled at them.
Then I felt guilty.
As they moved into the tween years, it got harder. Soon, we had to deal with 5 teenagers in the house and bigger issues of strained relationships, rebellion and exposure to social media arose.
How I wished there was a quick fix or magic manual with solutions for every problem that popped up.
We went through everything the hard way and made a million mistakes.
We learnt from our mistakes, gained wisdom and experience and had a new chance with Kate.
I've learnt how to discipline Kate calmly, and there's no drama, yelling or threatening.
We have a strong relationship and she's very close to both the hubs and I, and all her siblings.
She's very sensible and thoughtful and even makes breakfast for me when she knows I have a busy work day.
She's able to share her feelings, worries and problems with me openly and we try to solve them together.
She gets all her school work done independently and helps out around the house without me asking.
After 6 kids, we have finally gotten it right and parenting is such a joy.
My hope is the same for you.
I feel you. You want to be the best parent you can be, yet you have too much on your plate and not enough time.
I'll show you my STAR method that has worked for hundreds of parents.
FOCUS ON THESE 5 IMPORTANT THINGS WELL AND YOUR CHILD WILL SHINE
Parenting books or experts tell you that you should do this or that. But most times, it doesn't work for your child! I'll let you in on the secrets that I've sieved out over the past 22 years to raise Successful, Thoughtful, Appreciative and Resilient Children.
Discover 10 easy ways to create real connection with your children so they want to hang out with you even when they are teens. Bring back peace, harmony and love into your home where you hear more laughter than nagging.
It is harder to discipline them the older they get. Learn to guide them with firm boundaries while providing unconditional love without yelling, bribing or punishing. No more uncooperative kids trying to negotiate their way out of your rules.
We Asians tend to shy away from talking about emotions. It's so important because emotions drive everything! Learn the tools and "magic phrases" to talk to them about their feelings so they don't shut you out of their world. Help them to deal with their emotions in healthy ways instead of turning to undesirable outlets or relationships.
We see kids who look good on the outside but they are not happy internally. Make the most of the limited time you spend with your kids by deciphering and tuning in to their special language of love so they don't feel neglected or unloved.
Equip them to face challenges and set backs which is inevitable in life. Learn practical tips so that they are confident, self-motivated and resilient and can rise above their failures.
"As a parent herself, Michelle understands what you are going through and gives practical, down-to-earth advice. She shares her wisdom not merely via textbook style, but from her wealth of experience in raising 6 kids. What you will gain is a real life perspective of parenting that is invaluable."
DR. MARINA TEH
Mum of 2, Orthodontic Specialist
"Michelle is an engaging and passionate speaker with a deep understanding of the challenges that modern parents face. She inspires by the way she nurtures her 6 children, allowing them the freedom to be who they are while instilling in them a strong moral compass for life and love."
Mum of 3, CNA journalist
Michelle Choy is an Occupational Therapist and Mum of 6 children aged 8 to 22. She is Founder and Director of The Little Executive, a skills studio for children and Award-winning blogger at Mummy Wee blog. She is a Parent Coach and sought-after speaker on Parenting, and thought-leader on education. She has been featured on national TV, radio and print media. She understands the struggles parents face and shares her wisdom with compassion and empathy. She listens without judgement and makes you feel supported (no mum guilt allowed!) as she guides you to work towards building a close-knit family with happy, confident and well-adjusted children.
"S.T.A.R. Parenting course was educational and insightful and I learnt how to improve the way I communicate with my boy and build a stronger bond with him. After the lessons, I can watch the replay and recap the valuable tips covered. I shared these tips with my hubby who found them very useful too. Parenting is challenging and I would definitely recommend this course to all parents as it helps you to understand your children better and have a closer relationship with them."
— Jennifer Yeo, Mum of 1, Director, Mrs Singapore Tourism 2012
Cosy group size to facilitate maximum interaction, advice tailored to our Asian context.
Michelle will hand-hold you as she shares her real experiences and guides you in handling the unique issues you face with your kids.
Lessons will be held via Zoom on Thursdays at 9pm from 4 March 2021. Replays are provided.
1. How to introduce the use of digital devices
2. Setting appropriate rules and limits for gadget use
3. How to harness technology positively
4. What are the dangers to look out for
HOT SEAT Q&A
1. 1 hour LIVE Q&A session after the 5 modules
2. Each one gets a chance to be in the hot seat
3. Get your specific scenarios worked through
4. Learn from similar problems other parents face
"I was at my wits' end with my girl and there were daily shouting episodes. The Hot Seat Q&A taught me so much! In just 3 days, both of us are calmer and the peace is restored in our house. Thank you, Michelle!"
- Lauren Tan, mum of 6
5 Weekly lessons via Zoom
Inner circle Community Support in FB closed group
25 days of peer support and reflections
Digital Parenting Cheatsheets
Full Course Materials
Downloadable recordings of lessons you can re-watch
Parents with at least 1 child between the ages of 7-14 years old who want practical tips to raise happy, grateful and all-round successful children..
Sessions are held every Thursday at 9pm, but don't worry if you can't join us live. You can watch the replay of the module at your own convenience.
We don't think twice about signing our child up for tuition, yet hesitate to get expert coaching for a complicated role like parenting! Personalised advice will help you gain insights and aha-moments quicker.
This current intake is tailored to the issues faced by tweens. Simply click on the registration to leave your details and we can start a group for parents with younger kids once there is enough interest.
We owe it to them to parent them well, and let their light SHINE.
Our homes will be a sanctuary of happiness and peace and despite the ups and downs, we will continue to have a close bond with our children as they grow up.
Let's take the first step for ourselves, for our children.
"I had concerns on how to best manage my child, and Michelle's wise and realistic parenting advice helped shed light on the dynamics of my parent-child relationship. Her advice really helped me better understand my child and it improved our relationship."
- Jamie Lim, mum of 3, CEO of Scanteak
"As a mental health professional myself, I found STAR Parenting course to be extremely useful in gaining insights into today's children and their issues. Michelle has condensed a wealth of information into bite-sized, actionable plans to help children and parents in all ways possible."
- Bing Ling, mum of 2 boys
"I highly recommend Michelle's S.T.A.R. course as I have benefitted alot from her tips and her real life experiences to be a better parent myself."
- Serene Seah, mum of 2 and mummy influencer at Xavvylicious