Second Session: What is my identity?
Last session: Brain Builder Activities
Phew! My husband and I have just completed a workshop for parents with children 0-6 years old. It was a pretty crazy commitment I must say: to run a workshop for 4 weeks, each about 3 hours long!
Crazy because each week I had to scramble to look for someone who was willing to take our 3 active boys while we did the workshop: one week, they were parked with a friend; 2 weeks, they were with my in-laws; another week, they were with my parents. It was also a crazy idea because I have never really been confident about my parenting. I do read here and there on good parenting tips but I have always struggled with my role as a mother. So when my husband dropped this crazy idea about running this workshop, I was not too keen. Well, we did in the end conduct the workshop and it was not as daunting as I thought it would be. We used materials from Focus on the Family and I must say they have excellent materials on parenting. Each participant received a book of practical parenting tips – a survival kit for all parents. While preparing myself for the workshop, I benefitted greatly from revisiting the materials. If you are like me, who can’t afford the time to read long, theoretical or lofty ideas about parenting, this course could be extremely helpful for you. The 3 areas that participants found particularly beneficial were (i) knowing how to be a backbone parent, (ii) learning the tools on engaging cooperation and (iii) creating a childhood to remember. I do not know when we will run this workshop again but if you are keen, do drop me an email. We might consider running it again if we have sufficient interested parents. You might like to run through these videos to hear what the participants have to say about this workshop.