A famous saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and a caring and considerate society helps to build strong families. Let’s celebrate families from July to September as we explore how supportive employers, family-friendly businesses and the sort of impact parents have on children.

Here are some videos to brighten your day and inspire you:

Supportive employers and businesses

Video source: Made for Families SG

Welcoming 1st Jan 2020 Babies

Come meet some eight-month-old babies born on 1 January 2020 and their parents! We’ll find out how supportive and understanding employers have helped in bringing up baby, by providing time off to take the baby to see the doctor, or family and friends who chip in to help when needed.

Video source: Made for Families SG

Family Experiences. Let’s Make It Our Business!

Follow this family as they discover fun family experiences, made possible by Made For Families businesses that welcome children and provide conducive environments for families to be together!

Family bonding

Video source: Families for Life

My Family Weekend

Life is made up of precious moments and memories of family. There’s nothing like in-person interactions to build bonds and connect with family members. In this video, you’ll meet different families and learn what memorable things families do together. One tip is to gather with immediate and extended family every week to build lasting bonds.

Video source: Made for Families SG

Family Joy

Enjoying your family time may leave you wanting more! Watch this clip to find out the joys of time together with this family and find out about the happy and unexpected way in which they hope for more joy.

Video source: Made for Families SG

Family Bonding. Let’s Make It Part Of Our Communities!

Family-friendly communities bring smiles to all! Follow the family as they enjoy a fun day out, made possible by public amenities within the community that are Made For Families.

Parents’ impact on children

Video source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Gift To Our Next Generation

Have you ever wondered if your children follow your behaviour, and whether your example and actions impact them? Watch how eight children from different families in home settings pretend to be mummy and daddy, and if they mirror what dad and mum do at home!

Video source: Ministry of Manpower

Working together for progress

It can be seriously challenging to be a single parent, juggling caregiving and providing for the family. This video will touch you through its unique perspective of viewing a single mother's journey through her son's eyes, as she works to improve herself to give a better life for her son.

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), has designated 2022 as the Year of Celebrating SG Families (YCF). This will see Families for Life, Alliance for Action to Strengthen Marriages and Family Relationships (AFAM), and Made For Families partners come together to offer a range of family-friendly events, programmes and resources that can help you to build strong and happy families. Find out more!

Tags: Family Bonding /Parent-Child Relationships