Positive Parenting Approach leads to all round development of a child
Child Friendly Dimapur, AIDA conducted a workshop on 23rd April 2022 at AIDA conference hall under the theme “positive parenting approach” with the objective to educate the women on the dignity of all children and the need of ensuring their well-being and development. The program was attended by women from different localities of Dimapur.
Rev. Fr. Dr. Paul Punii SDB, Principal, Salesian College Dimapur was the resource person of the event. During the session he shared that positive parenting approach leads to all round development of a child and stressed on three development aspect of the child – mind, body and soul. In addition, he spoke on the emotional intelligence of a child and encouraged the parents to give equal attention and opportunity to each child. Sharing on the four different types of parenting approaches, he stated that authoritative parenting approach is one of the best approaches as it helps an individual to nurture a child more effectively, be more responsive and supportive, yet set firm limits for the children. He encouraged the participants to avoid authoritarian, permissive and uninvolved parenting style as it leads to low self esteem and low social competencies of a child.
He insisted on the participants to handhold, appreciate good behaviour, spend quality time with the children and become a role model for the children by leading an exemplary life.
Later, Ms. Garrol Lotha spoke on the various National Legal Policies relating to the rights of the children and encouraged the participants to be more responsible in nurturing a child and take up responsibility to advocate and mentor children towards making Dimapur a Child Friendly City.