Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Introduction: Parenting Challenges Today

Summary: Parenting environment today is different from when our parents raised us. It is more challenging with the onset of the internet, television, drugs, etc. To add to these, more often than not both parents are working, thus there could be lack of supervision and lack of deep understanding of each child's needs. Thus, it is important for a parent to "consciously" take on their roles as parents. Parenting does not come with a manual so it is best to study the cases of "successful" parents and see how we can learn from them. It is observed that successful parents have a long-term vision and are confident of their authority. A good parent knows his/her priorities: spouse, her/himself, children - in this particular order.
Discussions: Concerns raised in bringing up children are: too much tv, not enough time with children, not sure if we get to mold them properly, too much focus on sex especially in the media, lack of supervision, breakdown in communication.

2007 PowerMoms Course Outline

The course outline for the 2007 PowerMoms Talk Series are as follows:

June 13: Introduction/Parenting Challenges Today - Why learn more about parenting? Have a vision for your family. Set your priorities.

June 27: Growing-up, the Developmental Stages of Behavior - Know the different stages of development, behavior and developmental missions: infancy, toddlers, middle childhood, adolescence, adulthood

July 11: Communication in the Family - Know the causes of communication gaps, talking turn-offs. Making communication possible

July 25: Building Self-Esteem & Positive Discipline - Children with high esteem are happy, productive and most adjusted. Know the importance of self-esteem and how to help kids develop high self-esteem.

August 8: Helping Children with Studies - Fostering love of learning, study habits.

August 22: What's Love Got to do with it? - Philosophy behind sex education and education of affections; explaining is age-appropriate language

September 8: Raising Responsible Children - Concluding session focuses on character formation: the parents' greatest legacy; aspects of character and which values are important.

2007 PowerMoms Talk Series

This is the blog for the PPS' PowerMoms Talk Series. We intend to give you a summary of what was discussed after each session. You may send your insights and comments for each of the topics covered. Discussions here are open for participants and for non-participants alike.

For this year 2007, PowerMoms will be held every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of June, August and September. This is being held at the Shell Office, 38th Floor, RCBC Tower, Ayala cor. Gil Puyat, Makati City.

If you are interested to attend just send us an e-mail at parenting.paradigms@yahoo.com and we shall get in touch with you soonest. Hope to see you there!