On Sunday 21 January, Nalanda Dhamma School organised a Parenting Workshop where parents explored how effective communication can develop a positive parent-child relationship, and strengthen children’s ability to learn independently. Dhamma speaker and counsellor, Bro. Aggaphala Yap guided participants with interactive activities, group discussions and role-play to foster a collaborative learning experience.
The first step to connect with our children is to understand and address their emotional needs. It is important for parents to acknowledge when children do things right, instead of generalising frequent mistakes they make. When children feel that they are being accepted and understood, it is easier to encourage them to adopt a growth mindset and higher initiative in learning.
This process which requires much patience and compassion from parents will build a strong connection for guidance and correction to be more effective. With newfound confidence, parents felt more equipped with strategies to create a nurturing and supportive home environment. We thank Bro. Aggaphala Yap and the organising team for providing this learning platform, as well as rejoice over parents’ diligent efforts in establishing family well-being.