Dr Cheryl Seah and Minister Sun in conversation for parenting webinar

CEI Director in Singapore, Dr Cheryl Seah, will explore how sensitive caregiving benefits children’s cognitive and mental wellbeing, in in an upcoming webinar with Ms Sun Xueling, Minister of State for the Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Social and Family Development.

Co-organised by CEI's partner the Centre for Holistic Initiatives for Learning and Development (CHILD) and Suncare SG, the webinar is the latest episode in the series, "Navigating Parenthood: Myths vs. Science".

Cheryl will discuss the evidence for and practice of sensitive caregiving, based on a recent easy-to-read evidence insight published by CHILD. “Sensitivity” describes a caregiver’s ability to be aware of a child’s signals, and evaluate and respond to them in a meaningful, accurate and appropriate way.

A sensitive caregiver recognises the child’s bids for attention (especially when the child is distressed) and responds to meet needs, even when there are other competing demands. Responding to a child’s signals helps them develop a secure self and explore their environment more confidently, in the knowledge that their emotional and physical needs will be met.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday 24 July at 8.30pm SGT.

More information and register for the webinar HERE

Access the evidence on sensitive caregiving HERE