Parenting classes in Singapore are great for connecting with other families as well as finding support and comfort from others!
Being a parent is not easy, especially given today’s hectic schedules and way of life, and if you’re a first time parent, it can be even more trying and tricky at times. Hopefully you’ve got a good support system (friends, family and helper) in place to keep you going, but we’ve rounded up some cool parenting classes around town to give you a little extra help if you need it.
Here’s you guide to the most popular parenting classes in Singapore.
- Parent Link
Offering a customizable combination of classes, services, and events to help you get best prepared for pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period, including First Aid classes. Sign up for their Conscious Parenting course to help build confidence in your innate ability to parent with confidence, love, guidance and patience rather than anger and punishment.
Price: Course price unavailable at the time of printing.
Location: 15 Tham Soong Avenue, Singapore 597031
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- Julia Gabriel Centre
Focused on toddlers aged 1½ – 3 years old, mums will love attending the Bilingual Play Club to help kids learn English and Mandarin simultaneously. Many studies support the learning of two or more languages to improve the overall functionality of our brains to become better thinkers, while boosting our ability to negotiate meaning, think critically, and problem-solve.
Price: Trial class at $64.20 (weekday) or $69.55 (weekend). New term starts on 27th June for 10 weeks, at $642 (weekday) or $695 (weekend) slots.
Location: 583 Orchard Road, #04-00 Forum, Singapore 238884 and 4 Tampines Central 5, #05-03 Tampines Mall, Singapore 529510
- Focus on the Family Singapore Limited
Check out their ‘Parent-Coach Dialogues’ workshops for a better understanding of different parenting styles and how it applies to your kids. They also offer ‘Parenting with Confidence’ workshops to provide parents with the essential tools required to raise independent and intelligent children of different age groups.
Price: $80 per dialogue (Includes a participant’s handbook and a $20 rebate*), $180 when you sign up for all 3 dialogues in the same age group. Parenting with Confidence: $120 per person, $180 per couple.
Location: 9 Bishan Place, #08-03 Junction 8 Office Tower, Singapore 579837
- Baby Sensory
With classes designed for babies from birth to 13 months, Baby Sensory classes offer various baby activities to build up a vocabulary of sensory experiences (e.g. visual, auditory and tactile), to enhance physical contact (massage, reflexology, touching, cuddling and rocking) between you and your baby and to promote the development of speech through the use of sign language, music, song and puppets.
Price: Price unavailable at the time of publishing.
Location: Several venues island wide.
- Singapore Supernanny
Had enough sleepless nights and getting through the day like a sleep-deprived zombie? Getting help to with your baby’s sleeping patterns is easy now, meaning that you can get that good night’s rest that you need! Approved by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) as a Family Life Education speaker, Zoe Chu is a familiar household name when it comes to baby sleep training expert, parenting coach and parenting speaker.
Price: Different packages available for babies and children according to age.
- Mom n Baby – Nurturing Touch Specialists
Mom n Baby is Singapore’s first organization to host the ‘Infant Massage Instructors Training Course’ since 2005. Aimed especially for babies aged up to 24 months, the massage sessions here are carefully designed to help moms and babies bond better through a nurturing touch through the 5 session IAIM Infant Massage Program. Establish a lifelong connection with your baby as you engage in a two-way interaction using touch, voice, eye contact and movement.
Price: Usually $600 for a 5 week course for private sessions, special promotions are currently available for other packages.
Location: Blk 372 Bukit Batok, St 31 #02-376, Singapore 650372
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- Mother & Child
Have concerns or problems with breast feeding? Lactation Consultations can be arranged at Mother & Child, in the hospital, or in the comfort of your own home if you prefer. Learn the principles of good breastfeeding techniques and enjoy bonding in one of the most intimate ways with your baby.
Price: From $150 per session.
Location: #03-11 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933 and 8 Thiam Siew Avenue, Singapore 436846.
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Written for Parents World by Priyanka Elhence. Priyanka is a busy mom of 9 yr old twin boys. She writes on anything from lifestyle and dining to parenting and celebrity profiles.