Teaching importance of good parenting

Five-day course teaches skills to Parkside parents

RELATIONSHIP BUILDER: Masithethe Counselling Services
held a parenting skills course at Dunn Asher Congregational
Church, in Parkside Picture : SUPPLIED

Masithethe Counselling Services held a five-day parenting skill course at the Dunn Asher Congregational Church, in Parkside, recently. The course focused on personal development and skills for building meaningful relationships with an emphasis on parenting skills.
Masithethe director Jackie Orsmond said the course fulfils an important role in the
community.

“Since the best learning and growth takes place through experiencing and doing rather than through passive listening and observing, our training courses are based primarily on
trainee participation, group discussion and experiential learning,” she said.

“The Personal Development and Parenting Skills course is geared to developing and enhancing these qualities in its participants, to develop the qualities and skills of a good
parent requires a degree of self-awareness and self-acceptance, and an ability to relate freely and warmly to others.”

Orsmond said the workshop discussed communication and listening skills, focusing on the needs of the individual child, developmental phases, personal values and prejudices, problem solving, stress management, goal-setting, child safety, selfcare, support system, conflict, management, the effects of trauma on children, genderbased-violence, alcohol and
drug abuse, as well as bullying.

Certificates of attendance were presented to those who took part in the whole course. For more information about the organisation, you can contact them on 043-743-7266
or 084-091-5410, e-mail admin@masithethe.co.za or visit www. masithethe. co. za.

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