Tabuk CLGU, through the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), began the two-day Parent Effectiveness Services (PES) Seminar, Monday, November 22, 2021, at New Tanglag, Tabuk City.
A total of 35 parents attended the event. Some were walk-ins who came to collect their children’s modules, teachers and barangay officials. “Datayo nga present itatta sa pay kuma ta maallukoy tayo dagituy karruba tayo nga awan itatta nga agbalin akas ehemplo nga nagannak tapnu masurutan da met iti mayat nga aramid nga naadal tayo ditoy,” Brgy. Kagawad Anselmo Alison stated in his welcome remarks.
PES is a regular activity that the CLGU carries out in all of the City’s 43 barangays. This is to improve parental capability among Tabukeno families, particularly during this pandemic period, when most of the household members are at home, and social media platforms have become a daily routine and source of information of a lot of teenagers. This has become a serious issue to address because it has a number of negative consequences.
Myself as a Person and as a Parent; The Filipino Family; Parenting Challenges; Child Development; and Keeping Your Child Safe from Abuse with Orientation on the Law on Violence against Women and Children are among the subjects covered during the session.
The program also includes fun activities that parents enjoyed while learning, such as hand sketching activity where they were able to write topics such as their importance as a person, their strengths and weaknesses, significant childhood experiences, and family goals on each finger, which gave them a means to express themselves.
One of the CWSDO personnel also addressed the toxic and other aspects of a Filipino family that are difficult to understand. She stated that parents should be the ones to support and secure their children’s dreams, rather than becoming their nightmares, because dreams begin at home. “Although parenting is difficult, attempting to do so and making a mistake is at least 10 times more useful than doing nothing. Every failure leads to achievement; being lost is learning the way,” she said.
“Nu mayat iti panagdakkel iti maysa nga ubing, mayat met iti panagaywan ti nagannak na. Parenting is a very hard job but a rewarding one,” the personnel added.
By Rio Kristine Dongcayan Bassong