In 2012, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 1 June as the Global Day of Parents, to be observed annually in honour of parents throughout the world. The theme of the Global Day of Parents 2022 is “Appreciate All Parents throughout the World”.
Since the 1980s, the vital role of the family has increasingly come to the attention of the international community. The General Assembly adopted several resolutions and proclaimed the International Year of the Family and the International Day of Families.
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Family is forever. It is the foundation of a society. Almost all family members get a day dedicated to them, for example, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and even siblings’ day. So why not an International Day of Families?
The United Nations considers the Family a vital institution in society by celebrating the International Day of Families. The year 1994 was proclaimed as the International Year of Families by the United Nations. It was to act on the changing social and economic structures that have affected the family system internationally.
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Although each child is unique and special in the eyes of their parents, some may wonder, what are the qualities of a good daughter and son?
All parents love their children undyingly. They want to be proud of them and make them happy. They sacrifice a lot to make and keep their children satisfied with their life. They all dream of giving birth or raising the perfect daughter or son.
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Parenting is the activity of bringing up a child as a parent. It comes with a lot of responsibilities and complex decision-making. It aims at a child’s physical, social, and intellectual development until adulthood.
Parenting does have to be necessarily done by the biological parents. An older sibling, a stepparent, a grandparent, a legal guardian, an aunt/uncle, other relatives, or a family friend can do the parenting job. The society also has a role in parenting a child, especially orphaned or abandoned children.
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Around their mid-teens, adolescents’ interest in dating tends to grow more, explaining why 15 years olds are dating more and more these days. But is 15 an appropriate age to start dating, and what are the benefits and consequences of teenage dating?
Dating is a natural, healthy, and crucial component of the emotional development of any young person. However, some may start dating at a very young age, and parents often fear that their child will get hurt, manipulated, or heartbroken.
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The COVID-19 global crisis forced the world to be in a complete lockdown, including schools’ closures and work to stop the spread of the disease. Parents staying at home with their children may negatively and positively impact the child’s psychological well-being.
Many countries reported a fall in child attachment, while other countries showed that the lockdown increased child attachment. This article highlights six different countries with child’s attachment during the lockdown.
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YUVA, in close collaboration with the SIDUS Learning & Development Institution and the Centre for Counselling & Mindfulness, has successfully completed the first cohort of Positive Parenting Programme with 20 parents at the Goodlands Village Hall on Saturday, 10 August 2019.
This 12-hour short course aimed to equip parents with the necessary skills and tactics to be self-sufficient and to be able to cope with family issues more wisely. The final outcome of this course was quite satisfying. The parents have shown great improvements in their behaviours and perceptions.
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The YUVA Academy, in close collaboration with the Sidus Learning & Development Institution and the Centre for Counselling & Mindfulness, has come up with a new empowerment programme – the Certificate in Positive Parenting Programme. This 12-hour short course reiterates the fundamentals of a strong and secure family support system that aims to equip parents with the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient and to be able to manage family issues.
The Certificate in Positive Parenting Programme covers a broad range of topics, including what parenting skills are, the dynamics of discipline, teaching values to our children, small and daily habits that will make the difference and more. It is ideal for all parents, but can also be a very useful tool for caretakers, grandparents, teachers, and anyone who spends a lot of time helping to shape the minds of the next generation. The programme provides an overview of all the parenting skills that are necessary to raise a healthy and well-adjusted adult. It will also help participants to learn where and why some challenges may arise and how to best go about overcoming them.
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