“How to Get Your Child to Listen To Your Instructions And Respond Positively Without the Struggle!”

uncooperative child

I have discovered that you can use the Growth ART Coaching Program to transform your child from uncooperative and get them to listen and respond positively to you.

But before I share more about what Growth ART Coaching Program is,

let me share this interesting story with you.

Father and son walking to sunset

Jason was a loving father but often struggled with his 8 years old defiant son Jack.

Despite Jack's bright and curious nature he had a stubborn streak that frequently led to conflicts between the two.

One evening as the family sat down for dinner Jason asked Jack to clean up his toys so they could have more space at the table.

However Jack refused and continued playing with his toys ignoring his father's request.

Jason tried to reason with Jack and explain the importance of cleaning up but the boy refused to listen.

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Jason grew frustrated and threatened to take away Jack's toys if he didn't comply.

As Jack became more agitated, he began screaming and throwing his toys across the room.

Jason felt overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next.

Imagine this scene being played every single day.

How stressed out Jason is.

Dealing with the pressure in his work and going home to a screaming child who doesn't listen.

Jason knew something had to change.

If not he will grow old 10x faster.

Old dad dejected

Jason felt like he was losing his son Jack to his refusal to comply.

No matter what he did he couldn't seem to get through to him.

It was like his words were bouncing off a brick wall.

He has to keep nagging or threatening to use the cane before Jack follows his instructions.

Feeling defeated Jason reached out to the Growth Coach at stART Studio.

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Together they worked on developing strategies to address Jack's defiance, including setting clear expectations and consequences, using positive reinforcement, and improving communication.

The Growth Coach knew that Jack needed a safe space to express himself, to explore his emotions and behaviors, and to learn new skills.

So they started the stART Studio Growth ART Coaching Program on a weekly basis.

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With every brush stroke and every color, Jack began to express his anger and frustration in a non-threatening way.

He was able to identify his own triggers and become more aware of his emotions and behaviors.

The Growth Coach listened to his challenges and empowered him with strategies to self-regulate, providing him with a mindset change that helped him see the world in a new light.

Within just a few months, Jason saw a transformation in his son that he never thought was possible.

Happy boy smiling at dad

Jack became more open and receptive to following rules and boundaries, and his behavior improved significantly.

He has also developed better communication skills, which could help him express his thoughts and feelings more effectively both at home and in school.

Shouting and nagging at home have significantly decreased.

Dad thanking Art coach

Jason was grateful for the Growth Coach's help and the transformation in his son.

Together they had found a way to connect and help Jack grow and develop in a positive direction.

And because of this Jack has been able to focus better in school, resulting in improved academic performance and grades.

The Root Cause of Why Your Child Is Not Listening To You and How Growth ART Coaching Can Solve It?

As parents, it can feel like a personal failure when our child simply won't listen.

Keep in mind, this doesn't mean you're not doing a good job.

child hiding under table

Instead, it's showing your child's natural way of protecting themselves - a basic response to things they think or know could harm them.

When a threat encroaches on our needs, our personalities guide us towards one of three reactions: 

Flee Freeze Fight reactions

These responses are as true for our children as they are for us.

So, when your child seems to be ignoring you…

What you're seeing is just the outward display of these natural reactions.

Their disobedience might be an outright rebellion (a fighter's response), or they might retreat into themselves (the flight response), or they might become unusually absent-minded or distant (a sign of the freeze response).

Keep in mind, kids are still figuring out how to handle their big feelings.

Their responses are not an act of defiance but a cry for help.

child crying for help

They require our support, patience, and guidance to develop the skills they need to manage these emotions.

This is where the magic of Growth ART Coaching comes into play.

By offering a safe, non-threatening space, it allows children to let down their defences and relax.

Boy painting

Once they let their guard down, many positive changes can happen…

They start thinking differently, they get a chance to express themselves, and they realize it's not all their fault.

More importantly, it equips them with the tools they need to manage their emotional responses better.

The heart of the matter is this…

Relationships can quickly spiral out of control when both parents and children are reacting defensively to each other.

Upset parents arguing with child

Both sides see danger, react without thinking, and upset the other, creating a harmful loop that just makes the problem worse.

Understanding these issues is the first step.

But if we understand these issues and give our kids the right skills, we can stop this loop and create a better, more understanding relationship with them by doing Growth ART Coaching.

What is Growth ART Coaching Program?

As a parent, it can be heartbreaking to watch your child struggle with difficult behavior and poor listening skills.

That's where Growth ART Coaching comes in.

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Our program is specifically designed for children between the ages of 5 and 12 who may be facing challenges in school and at home.

At our stART Studio, we provide a supportive and nurturing environment where children can learn to regulate their emotions, develop self-control, and improve their social skills.

Using art as a medium, we create a safe space for each child to unleash their unique inner artistic potential.

Girl painting

It's amazing to see how art can help children express themselves in ways they may not be able to do with words.

And as they explore their thoughts and feelings through the process of creating art, they can learn to better manage their emotions and behaviors.

This will in turn let them focus better in school, resulting in improved academic performance and better relationship with their parents.

Benefits after attending stART Studio Growth ART Coaching Program

Imagine a harmonious family, where trust and respect have been restored. No more tension, just love and support for each other.

Picture a 'found' child who has regained hope and a bright future. A life where they feel safe, secure, and excited for what's to come.

See a child who has improved emotional health, who feels like they belong and has a newfound sense of confidence. No more feeling lost or alone.

Picture a child who is now able to exhibit positive, healthy behavior. A life where they feel empowered to make good choices and do the right thing.

Envision a future where a child can thrive academically and beyond, with the ability to focus on their passions and dreams.

Visualize a child who has developed a stronger sense of self-worth and self-esteem, who knows they are capable of achieving greatness.

Imagine a child who feels truly supported and valued, no matter what life throws their way.

Picture a child who feels loved and accepted, just as they are. No more feeling like they have to be someone they're not to fit in.

Who is Elfin Ng?

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With a 22-year career as an educator and mentor, Elfin Ng is a champion for children who may require intervention.

She's armed with a plethora of qualifications, including a Degree in Preschool Education and Leadership, a Masters in Social Science, and certifications in Western Art, Practical Counselling for Primary School and Therapeutic Art Life Coaching.

In addition, Elfin is certified in the internationally acclaimed profiling tools, TetraMap.

These comprehensive trainings have given her important understanding about how people think and feel.

This helps her relate to and support her students and mentees better.

Her collaborations with Educational Psychologists have enabled her to custom-design learning plans, successfully aiding children diagnosed with High Functioning Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia.

Elfin's mission is to equip each child with self-regulation, self-love, and social skills, helping them discover their talents and thrive both academically and personally.

Amazing results from our students

Jaz Lai, Father of Jonas (10 years old with Asperger)

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"When my son Jonas was diagnosed with autism, I was scared and confused."

Hello, I’m Jaz and I'm here to share my experience with Elfin.

I didn't know what to do or where to start.

My son was having a hard time in primary school. Then I met Elfin, and she has been a lifesaver.

Elfin has been working with Jonas on a weekly basis to help him realize his talents and potential.

As a result of her unique activities and exercises, I am able to see changes in Jonas on a monthly basis.

His teachers have given us wonderful feedback about his behaviour in school, and I am so proud of him.

There are times when Jonas can be disruptive due to his condition, but Elfin is always understanding and patient with him.

She has provided us with so much support, guidance and love.

I cannot thank Elfin enough for all she has done for us.

She is a true blessing, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for help with their special needs child.

Thank you, Elfin!

Rylyn, Mother of Yu Han (7 years old with Autism)

"Their approach is not only encouraging, but also incredibly empowering and patient."

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Elfin has truly been a remarkable support for my child with special needs.

Their approach is not only encouraging, but also incredibly empowering and patient, which has made all the difference in my child's progress.

Despite the fact that we reside in the East and the commute spans a lengthy 1.5 to 2 hours each way, Elfin's dedication has made every minute of travel worthwhile.

It's a testament to their exceptional skills that my usually impatient child eagerly anticipates the long MRT journey every time I mention our visit.

I can't help but give a resounding thumbs up to Elfin for their outstanding commitment and impact.

Mrs Tan, Mother of Kai Jie (scored >99.9% percentile for IQ Assessment)

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"My 3-year old son has shown remarkable development thanks to the program."

The transformation is significant; he's now more 'advanced' in his understanding and articulation for a child his age.

I was utterly surprised when one day, he volunteered to explain how volcanoes are formed.

And it wasn't just a jumble of toddler words.

He articulated it clearly, using his own simple terms that were appropriate for his age.

It was a proud moment as a parent, seeing my little one confidently expressing complex concepts.

This program is indeed a fantastic tool for early learning and development.

Vivienne, Guardian of Nur (5 years old with self-esteem issues)

"In just five months of joining the program, we've seen a tremendous transformation in our daughter, Nur."

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Previously, she was a bit shy, particularly when it came to interacting with older children.

Now, she confidently engages with them, unfazed by their age or size.

It's a stark contrast to her earlier hesitations and one that fills us with pride.

Moreover, the program has brought about a significant shift in Nur's overall demeanour.

She's happier, more vibrant, and her warmth radiates to everyone she interacts with.

She's become outgoing, unafraid to express herself or to step out of her comfort zone.

This change in Nur, her newfound confidence and joy, has been one of the most rewarding aspects of the program for us as parents.

It's a joy to see our child thrive, and we can't wait to see how she continues to grow and flourish with the program's guidance.

Chen Yin, Mother of Shane Ng (4 years old with Anxiety)

Shane Ng pic

"This programme is both intriguing and worthy of high praise."

The coaching is personalized to fit each child's unique needs, and that makes all the difference.

My son, Shane, has some issues with anxiety.

The teachers in this program have shown him nothing but care and attention.

They've made a point to understand and cater to his needs, providing a supportive environment where he feels safe.

Over time, I've seen Shane's confidence grow steadily.

He's starting to come out of his shell, and it's beautiful to watch.

The program isn't just about academic learning; it's about helping children like Shane to trust in themselves and their abilities.

What makes this program stand out is its interesting approach.

Using therapeutic art to help children learn and grow is not something you see every day.

Yet, it works wonders. Shane enjoys the art activities and doesn't even realize he's learning through them.

This program is truly commendable for its innovative approach and its caring, attentive staff.

Poh Lian, Mother of Kayden Yoo (in Gifted Education Programme)

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"Kayden's educational journey took a leap forward under Ms. Elfin's guidance."

Her program provided him a robust foundation in expressing himself.

The results were beyond our expectations. Kayden didn't just learn; he excelled.

Today, he thrives in Rosyth's Gifted Programme, a testament to the solid groundwork laid by Ms. Elfin.

He's not only keeping pace but outperforming, showcasing his strong linguistic capabilities.

We are grateful to Ms. Elfin for her role in Kayden's academic growth, and we credit her program for setting him on this path of exceptional learning.

Mrs Lin, Mother of Jaeden Lin (in Gifted Education Programme)

Jaeden Lin pic

"At 22 months old, he had yet to utter a single word. As a parent, you can imagine my worry and my heartache."

My child, Jaeden, was a late talker.

I yearned to hear him speak, to communicate his thoughts, his feelings.

Then, we discovered the Elfin’s Programme.

After a mere six months in the program, the change in Jaeden was nothing short of miraculous.

My once silent boy was not only speaking but reading - in both English and Chinese, no less - by the time he turned 3.

It was an incredible, tear-inducing moment to hear him read out loud for the first time.

And Jaeden didn't stop there. By the age of 5, he was reading over 800 Chinese words.

I could hardly believe it - my little boy, reading primary school textbooks, years ahead of his peers.

It filled my heart with so much pride and joy.

I couldn't have asked for a better outcome, and it's all thanks to Elfin.

Growth ART Program Is Now Open For Registration!

Are you seeking a path toward Growth Through Art, fostering a Growth Mindset, and promoting the emotional well-being of your child?

Join us at stART Studio for our transformative Growth ART Coaching Program, designed to guide children on a unique journey of emotional development.

Unlock the potential of Growth Through Art as we nurture creativity, resilience, and self-discovery. Our program is dedicated to fostering a Growth Mindset, helping children conquer stress and embrace the therapeutic benefits of art.

In this personalized coaching experience, we focus on building emotional well-being, instilling confidence, and providing a supportive environment for your child's growth. Together, we'll embark on a creative expedition that not only produces artistic masterpieces but also enhances your child's ability to navigate emotions and develop a positive mindset.

Excitingly, for families eager to try our new Growth ART Program, we're offering an introductory discount at only $38, reduced from the regular price of $60.

At stART Studio, we believe in the power of Growth Through Art to shape not just artistic skills but also to fortify the emotional resilience of children. Join us on this enriching journey toward a brighter, more emotionally balanced future for your child.

But it doesn’t end there…

Present 1

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Inner Feeling Cards - To help your child develop empathy and build better relationships with people...

First they need to know how to recognize and express their feelings.

But expressing feelings may not come naturally to all children, especially children with special needs. 

This is why we created these special sets of Expression Cards for you, to help your child identify their emotions.

Why is it important for your child to know how to express their feelings?

When your child falls into a pattern of emotional suppression where they can't express themselves well.

Their first reaction is usually frustration and outburst. 

Kids who understand their emotions are less likely to act out by using temper tantrums, aggression, and defiance to express themselves. 

A child who can say, “I’m angry at you,” is less likely to hit. 

And a child who can say, "That hurts my feelings," is better equipped to resolve conflict peacefully.

So if you start your child early by letting them know how to express their feelings, you are cultivating long-term emotional well-being in them.

Teaching your child about his emotions will help him become mentally strong and have the coping skills to deal with them are more resilient.

Present 2

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The Activity Cards

The Activity Cards is a versatile tool designed to keep children entertained, engaged and empowered to make their own choices.

Each card features a simple activity.

The goal is to prevent boredom and provide children with a sense of ownership over their playtime.

That way, they will more likely be engaged in the chosen activity willingly.

To implement the use of Activity Cards, encourage children to pick a card whenever they are looking for something to do.

Saving you the headache to come up with things to do to entertain your children.

Start empowering them to take charge of their playtime.

You gonna love this Activity Cards!

Present 3


Printed Book - “The Parenting Toolkits: Building a Listening Relationship with Your Child”

“The Parenting Toolkits: Building a Listening Relationship with Your Child” is a compassionate and practical guide for parents.

It empowers parents to foster a strong and respectful connection with their children.

Drawing inspiration from the metaphor of painting tools such as brushes, palette, canvas and easel.

This book provides a unique framework for improving communication, encouraging cooperation and nurturing positive parent-child relationships.

This book offers a combination of practical strategies and real-life examples.

I sincerely hope that you will derive as much joy from reading this book as I did from writing it.

These 3 presents have a real value of $60 and I will pass them to you during the program.

Why am I doing this?

It’s because I want to build long-term relationships with you. 

My passion is to coach young children and turn them into successful and responsible young adults.

And I want to show you how Growth ART coaching program can do that for your child.

Available lots are filling out fast.

So click here now for a trial lesson now.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at hello@startstudio.sg

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Growth ART sessions are open for children aged 5 to 12.

Each session of our Growth ART program lasts for 1 hour, providing ample time for creative exploration and expression.

sTART Studio embodies the Art of Parenting to provide children with an outlet to have better communication, learn to stop fighting and begin listening to others. We do that through the Therapeutic ART Growth approach which offers numerous benefits for children, including emotional expression, stress reduction, improved self-esteem, enhanced problem-solving skills, increased creativity, special focus on better communication, understanding points of view of others, and learning to express emotions appropriately.

sTART Studio is operated by experienced Growth Coaches who are trained in the Therapeutic ART Growth approach and have a deep understanding of child development.

We provide all the necessary art materials and supplies for the sessions. Parents do not need to purchase any additional materials.

Yes, we have a well-designed approach that focuses on nurturing creativity, emotional well-being, and personal growth through engaging art activities.

Yes, we believe in celebrating and recognizing the artistic achievements of our young participants. We organize art exhibitions or showcases where children can proudly display their artworks.

No prior art experience is required. Our Therapeutic ART Growth program is designed to be inclusive and suitable for children of all skill levels and backgrounds.

We focus on the process of creating art rather than strict assessments. However, our growth coaches will provide parents with feedback for their children, nurturing their artistic development and personal growth.

Yes, we maintain small class sizes to ensure personalized attention and foster a supportive environment at a 1:6 teacher-student ratio.

Our program fee is $480 for 10 units and it covers all the necessary materials and supplies. There are no additional hidden fees or expenses.

We have a flexible cancellation policy. If your child cannot attend a session, please inform us 24 hours in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate a makeup session.

To create a focused and distraction-free environment for the children, we encourage parents to wait outside the foyer during the art sessions. 

We prioritize the safety of all participants. Our studio is equipped with age-appropriate art materials, and our growth coaches ensure a safe environment by providing guidance and supervision throughout the sessions.

Yes, we have received positive feedback from participants who have participated in our Growth ART program. We are constantly gathering more testimonials and success stories of how our program has positively impacted the emotional well-being and artistic growth of children.

Absolutely! At stART Studio, we believe in nurturing artistic talent. We will provide information about local art events where children can showcase their talents if they are interested. 

To register your child for our Growth ART sessions, you can visit our website or contact our studio directly. We recommend registering early as spots can fill up quickly. While we don't have a strict registration deadline, it is best to secure your child’s spot in advance to avoid disappointment.

We understand the importance of making art education accessible to all children. While we don’t offer financial aid or scholarships at the moment, we encourage you to reach out to us and discuss your situation. We may be able to explore alternative options or provide guidance on available resources.

Yes, our Therapeutic Art Growth program incorporates age-appropriate art projects and themes that are designed to stimulate creativity and personal expression. Our Growth Coaches carefully select projects that align with each age group’s developmental stage and interests, ensuring an engaging and enriching experience for your child.

At stART Studio, our philosophy is centred around fostering creativity, emotional well-being, and personal growth through art. We believe in providing a nurturing and non-judgmental environment where children can freely express themselves. Our approach combines providing a calming therapeutic environment, developing fundamental artistic skills, and exploring various art mediums to inspire imagination and self-discovery.

We hope these answers provide you with a better understanding of our Growth ART program at stART Studio. Should you have any further questions or require additional information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. 

We look forward to welcoming your child and igniting their artistic journey!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at hello@startstudio.sg

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