Sem­i­nar to help boost par­ent-child re­la­tion­ship

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

RECOG­NIS­ING THE re­cur­ring strug­gles that par­ents have to mo­ti­vate their chil­dren, Mav­er­ick Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Lim­ited (MCL) will be host­ing a par­ent­ing sem­i­nar later this month, to give care­givers proper guid­ance and tips to help their chil­dren achieve suc­cess.

Un­der the theme ‘Im­prov­ing Chil­dren’s En­gage­ment to­wards Achieve­ment’, more than 100 par­ents, teach­ers and guardian sare in­vited to learn how to bet­ter un­der­stand and ad­dress the ed­u­ca­tional needs of chil­dren in their care.

Melody Cam­mock-Gayle, manag­ing direc­tor at MCL, said it was an is­sue she ac­knowl­edged as a par­ent her­self, as there were chal­lenges in cre­at­ing an at­mos­phere that pushed her child to have a deep ap­petite to achieve.

“This sem­i­nar was birthed from my own strug­gles as a par­ent who wants to see her child op­er­at­ing at op­ti­mum from a place of self-reg­u­la­tion and a deep drive to do well. I needed to learn, and I fig­ure there must be other par­ents like me. So this en­gage­ment sem­i­nar in­tends to pro­vide the tools, path­ways, so­cial pro­to­cols and best prac­tices for par­ents to en­gen­der in chil­dren a gen­uine pas­sion for learn­ing so that they can get, and keep their chil­dren tuned in to learn­ing,” she told The Gleaner.

Through en­rich­ing and im­pact­ful pre­sen­ta­tions, ses­sions will ef­fec­tively cover: iden­ti­fy­ing your child’s learn­ing style and the im­por­tance of work­ing with the teacher to co-cre­ate as­sess­ment cri­te­ria; the role of nu­tri­tion in learn­ing; keep­ing cool de­spite your child’s dis­en­gage­ment; and mo­ti­vat­ing your child to as­pires, and cre­ate pro­fes­sional qual­ity out­comes.

“It is no se­cret the role that en­cour­age­ment and parental guid­ance play in help­ing chil­dren stay at­tuned to learn­ing. As par­ents, we have to know how best to get through to our chil­dren, and we prom­ise that this sem­i­nar will be just what par­ents need to help boost their re­la­tion­ships with their chil­dren and un­der­stand how best to guide them aca­dem­i­cally,” Cam­mock-Gayle said.

Gath­er­ing some of the most pop­u­lar names in ed­u­ca­tion, nu­tri­tion and child care, the line-up of fa­cil­i­ta­tors for the sem­i­nar in­clude: Dr Pa­trece Charles, coun­selling psy­chol­o­gist; Dr Joy Cal­len­der, con­sul­tant nutri­tion­ist; Kaysia Kerr, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of the Na­tional Par­ent­ing Sup­port Com­mis­sion, among oth­ers. Also sched­uled to at­tend is Min­is­ter of State in Ed­u­ca­tion, Min­is­ter Floyd Green, who will be de­liv­er­ing a spe­cial lunch-hour pre­sen­ta­tion.



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