Loretto Convent, Chembur
23rd September 2017
Fr. Leon Rodrigues sdb, the director of AVEC, was invited to take a session for the parents of the Pre-Primary section of Loretto Convent, Chembur on Positive Parenting.
Fr. Leon addressed the gathering on the topic ‘A-Z of Effective Parenting’. He began his talk by highlighting the fact that Parents have been given a great gift. They have been blessed with life and it is their responsibility to take great care of this life. One might think that parenting is easy yet it requires great effort because parenting to us human beings doesn’t come natural. We need to learn effective parenting’.
He helped the parents debunk certain myths about parenting and helped them establish the fact that their ultimate goal is to prepare their child to face the adult world. He highlighted that parents are called to be neither authoritarian nor permissive but ones who follow the mean – democratic who correct with love.
He ended his talk by asking parents to Accept their children, Be good role models, Communicate effectively with their children.