Islamabad: A local school chain has decided to equip parents with necessary skills to deal with their children effectively at home to ensure their success in the years to come. In the first phase, forty teachers working in different branches of were selected to participate in a three-day seminar so that they can be equipped with the knowledge, techniques and material to conduct parenting classes in their respective cities.
Speaking at the seminar titled ‘Parents School Seminar,’ trainers told participants that Pakistani students are gifted, they deserve best possible start in practical life for which every possible effort will be initiated including introduction of latest teaching and learning strategies.
Children of many families fail in school, not because they are poor, but because their parents lack the necessary parental skills to understand the importance of education in order to support their children, they said.
The speakers said that understanding, correcting and teaching proper habits and then study behaviour leads to raising a better student which is mother of success.
The seminar focused on understanding the philosophy of nurturing parenting, assessing high risk parenting beliefs and environments, creating competency based lessons and programmes tailored to meet the individual parenting needs of families, and implementing programs at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels.Important parenting themes like creativity, child abuse, hyperactivity, effective study techniques, stress management, sibling rivalry, effects of TV and computer, importance of games and children motivation were part of the programme.Participants also learnt how to monitor the success of families through on-going process evaluation strategies designed to measure the attainment of parenting knowledge and skills. The participants learnt to help parents set consistent, reasonable expectations based on their child’s age, developmental and skill level.
Keeping in view the present day family structures, the initiative taken by Pak-Turk Academy of Teaching and Learning Excellence will help the parents bring up the long awaited golden generation.