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JCU Singapore Public Lecture Series: Filial Parenting:


Thu Oct 2 2014, 6:45pm–10:00pm

Where: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Registration Types:

  • General Admission: Free ($0.00)

Listed by: marvinlim5203

The filial parenting style has been identified to be practiced by Singaporeans; it has produced a generation of children different from the past. Is it a preferred parenting style, You be the judge!

The main aim of this lecture is to inform concerned adults on the conditions and workings of filial parenting. The second aim is to hope that this parenting style will be verified, improved on, or refuted by concerned adults mentioned above. The third aim is to look at the consequences of filial parenting in managing the present generation of Chinese Singaporeans, and possibly other families in Singapore who have adopted the filial parenting style. The fourth aim is to hope that researchers and allied health practitioners (for example, psychologists and sociologists) across the world would investigate if a similar parenting style exists among small families of different cultures.

Dr. Foo is a Psychology Lecturer at James Cook University Singapore, Upper Thomson Campus. He is also Consultant Psychologist at The School of Positive Psychology, at Orchard Road, Singapore. He holds a BSc in Psychology from Canada; an MA in Psychology from USA; a PhD in Psychology and a Post-graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from New Zealand.

He has been a psychologist for over 20 years. He has applied psychology in the last 8 years of his 24 years of service with the SAF. He taught psychology at institutions locally (Nanyang Polytechnic, Raffles Education, School of Positive Psychology, James Cook University) and overseas (Massey University). He has practised psychotherapy privately and online (, at local institutions (Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Sunlove Home) and overseas (Asian Health Support Group).