From Generation To Generation: A Mother-Daughter Story

“Do you want to be a part of the greatest rescue of a generation since the beginning of time?”

In August 2003, I signed up for the No Apologies® (NA) Training of Facilitators event, drawn to it by the curriculum on character building and abstinence for youth.

At that time, teen pregnancies and boy-girl relationship issues (among the 12- and 13-year-olds) were on the rise. As I had four young daughters aged 10 to 15 years then, I was naturally concerned and wanted to know how to help them.

Leslie Yeaton, the author of the No Apologies® curriculum, came from America to teach us. To this day, I still remember her challenge to us: “Do you want to be a part of the greatest rescue of a generation since the beginning of time?”

I said “Yes!”, but had doubts about my ability to teach the program as I wasn’t a teacher. But the Focus on the Family team was very encouraging and I became a volunteer facilitator.

I also got involved in the Parent-Teachers’ Association of my eldest daughter’s (Lesley) secondary school so as to advocate the No Apologies® program to be taught in the school. I’m thankful that three of them attended the No Apologies® workshop. My second daughter, who didn’t attend, got personal sharing from me.

After Lesley’s graduation, she applied for a job with Focus on the Family Malaysia and ended up in the No Apologies® ministry! Sometimes, Lesley and I would teach together as a team. What a great way for us to bond!

It’s been a privilege to be a part of this wonderful curriculum and it’s so heartwarming to see students take the pledge of abstinence.

— Chan Sow Cheng (Mother)


Are you passionate about the next generation? Check out No Apologies® programmes!

Share

Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

MORE

MARRIAGE

PARENTING

Behaviour and Consequences

Correcting bad behaviour needs to start in the early years. Train your children up for the real world by disciplining them with the effective use of positive and negative consequences.

Read More >

FAMILY Q&A