Malayan Colleges Mindanao, A Mapúa School (MCM) launched The Parenting Hour: A Webinar on Positive Effects of Hybrid Flexible Learning on Students and How Parents Can Support Young Learners last 06 May 2022 via Zoom and streamed live on Facebook. The online event is part of the school’s initiative to effectively engage parents and guardians in tackling the common challenges surrounding students’ welfare amidst the new normal educational landscape.
The online event had esteemed speakers discuss the important role of parents in the educational success of their children.
“[The parents] are the absolute truth of their children. Sana po tayo ay maging magandang ehemplo lalo na po if you are raising zero- to eighteen-year-olds since those are the ages when they develop ethical identity. Importante po na matuto po tayo magkaroon ng frequent communication sa ating mga anak,” according to Dr. Sheila Marie G. Hocson, Far Eastern University (FEU) Guidance Director as she emphasized that parents have the most powerful influence on their children and that their behavior greatly affects that of their children. She also motivated parents to constantly communicate with their children.
([The parents] are the absolute truth of their children. Hopefully, we will be a good example especially if you are raising zero- to eighteen-year-olds since those are the ages when they develop ethical identity. It is important that we learn to have frequent communication with our children.)
On the other hand, Positive Discipline Advocates of the Philippines Founder Ms. Zaida M. Padullo encouraged parents and guardians to build a mutually respectful relationship with their children, and comprehensively communicate their rules, limits, and expectations.
“We encourage our parents and teachers to draw the line kung hanggang saan yung consideration — kung ano yung pwede and hindi. Kailangan po clear yung expectations sa ating mga anak. There has to be clear rules na pinag-a-agree-han ng mga magulang at ng kanyang mga anak. You have to be firm and kind at the same time,” said Ms. Padullo.
(We encourage our parents and teachers to draw the line as to the extent of consideration — what is possible and what is not. We need to clear the expectations of our children. There have to be clear rules that are agreed upon by the parents and their children. You have to be firm and kind at the same time.)
This edition of The Parenting Hour was co-hosted by TV Personality and mom Ms. Suzi Entrata-Abrera, and MCM’s Guidance Facilitator Mr. Charlymer C. Dingal and was largely attended by parents and guardians of students from Davao City schools.
The Malayan Colleges Mindanao aims to continuously engage parents and guardians, and provide opportunities for parenting support in helping build a healthy home and school environment for students in line with its mission of providing quality education.