Empowering parents to connect, understand, and thrive in the landscape of child development
On November 17, the Nations Parents Academy hosted a workshop entitled "Parenting with Connection" at the main campus library. The workshop, led by our High School College Counselor, Ms. Michelle Ray, aimed to tackle the challenges parents face in comprehending and implementing effective strategies for child development, exacerbated by the pandemic.
The workshop exemplified a key best practice implemented at Nations. The Connect Child approach, elucidated in the presentation, centers on understanding the reasons behind a child's behavior and equips adults with tools to address it respectfully. This seamlessly aligns with the positive behavior and logical consequences framework practiced in Nations.
Parenthood is a dual challenge and reward. The workshop provided a platform for parents to reflect on their teaching techniques and learn different parenting approaches. Understanding that a child's behavior is a normal facet of development, not a reflection of parenting skills, instills confidence in decision-making and promotes the child's success in socioemotional intelligence.
At the end of the presentation, parents gained insights into cultivating strong bonds with their children, skillfully addressing behavioral and learning difficulties, and disciplining with love and respect without instilling fear.
The "Parenting with Connection" workshop at Nations Parents Academy has emerged as an invaluable resource for parents navigating the intricacies of raising children. By addressing common concerns, exemplifying best practices, and providing actionable knowledge, the workshop empowered parents to forge stronger connections with their children and foster a positive, nurturing environment for their growth.