Parenting Seminar

My friend is asking help in promoting a parenting seminar. This seminar is part of the program of a 2 day Scientific Convention -the 5th Biennial Convention of the Society of Adolescent Medicine of the Philippines, Inc. Organized in SAMPI is composed of group of doctors, nurses, mental health professionals, counselors who have a deep interest in adolescent health care.

There’s always room for improvement in our parenting repertoire- after all our teens don’t come with a manual!

“Talking About Issues That Really Matter”
September 4, 2008, Thursday, 1:30-5:00 pm
Ballroom B, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas
Sponsor: Unilab Consumer Health
Chair: Rosa Ma. H. Nancho, MD

Interested participants may register solely for this seminar. Fee includes refreshments. See back for more info.
Before/ on August 15, 2008 P500.00 After August 15, 2008 P600.00

Here is the program:

12:00-1:30 pm Registration
1:30-1:40 pm Overview
1:40- 2:40pm The Gift of Presence of Parents: Welcoming Your Child to Womanhood/ Manhood
by Ma.Araceli Alcala, MA, Psychconsult, Inc.
Pubertal changes bring about much anxiety from parents as with their child. By the end of the session, the parents would be able to understand what their child is going through as he or she goes into puberty. They will also realize the importance of their presence in helping their child in this transition.

2:40-3:40pm Late Adolescence: Learning to Let Go
by Zachele M. Briones, MA, Psychconsult, Inc.
By the end of the session, the parent will be able to understand the developmental issues of a teenager in the late adolescent stage and how they can respond appropriately. Given the adolescent’s increasing autonomy, the parents will acquire skills to help minimize risk behaviors such as drinking and drugs and know when to seek professional help.

3:40- 4:40pm Solo Parenting: When Half the “Village” Is Gone
by Sandra C. Ebrada, MA, Psychconsult,Inc.
With the increase of spouses separating whether due to marital difficulties or the OFW phenomenon, more Filipino children are growing up with a solo parent. At the end of the session, the parents will gain an understanding of the person in the solo parent and the new life they have to take. They will also learn the effects of solo-parenting on their child.

4:40-5:00 Wrap –Up

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