Learning Session with Parents and Guardians
On November 23, 2016 (Tuesday) at 1:00 to 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon, a learning session was conducted at the school’s Audio-visual Room entitled “Unleashing your Children’s Potentials” (Building a Culture of Blessing in the home). The speaker was Dr. Dave A. Magalong Jr. Thirty-two (32) parents attended.
The topic was very timely as most of the parents find it very difficult to handle the kids and young people most specially in the area of discipline and communication. It was pointed out that each child is like a seed that has to be exposed to the right environment to unleash its potential power for life and optimal growth, the key to unleashing our child’s potentials is to first build the right environment for any approach to succeed.
Each child must be able to identify himself. There are four “I’s” in identifying as follows:
- The I that I think I am
- The I that I think others think I am
- The I that think I am
- The I that I really am
It is very important that we affirm the good behavior and successes of our children as it will help them build their confidence, it empowers and motivates them to even do better next time.
The speaker emphasized that parents should never curse their children as it destroys their identity, it cripples their potentials and purposes that are given by God.
It is also very important that parents have to be consistent in their “house rules”. The parents (mom and dad) should agree on what consequences should be imposed when the child violates any household rule. They should never give-in to the bargaining of their children.
Some Bible verses were explained (during the learning session). Ephesians 6:4, “ Fathers do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Colossians 3:21, “ Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart.”
The learning session somehow had given the parents godly insights that will help them in dealing with their children.
Shared by: Lucia D. Josol
PNJK-IS JHS Head
Photos by: Mary Ann Raper