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     A parenting seminar has been held by Ivy School Training Department, at Ivy School Main Hall on Saturday, August 27th, 2016, presenting Ms. Linda Rahardjo, BCS (Honours) who brought up the concept of Vision-Oriented Parenting to the surface.

     With her dynamic style and characteristic, Ms. Linda blended proven psychological principles with practical parenting advice on helping improve both parenting and relationship with teenager and kid.

     In this light-hearted, interactive 2-hour seminar, Ms. Linda gave the objectives of vision-oriented parenting which is a review of essential strategies for parenting teens, practice in effective communication with them, development of a family education and establishment of an effective and fair discipline plan.

     This seminar presented a loving approach to parenting that enhances relationship between parents with the child, strengthen it, and helps us enjoy parenting more. The relationships with each other and with the child are the most powerful tools in raising a happy and successful child. Ms. Linda addressed common parenting concerns and offered ways to resolve them in effective ways. She said that parents are the hero for the children. The children are the arrows in our hands that are ready to be shot off to the sky. Ms. Linda also mentioned about her 30 minutes communication formula. She said that we need to give children 30 minutes off from all the sharing and talking. Give them 30 minutes free time before we sit them down and ask them to share what on their mind politely. We cannot also do the shouting to them to avoid the uncomfortable situation at home. Family manner has to be kept well so we might live in a pleasant condition.

     One of the attendees asked shared about her unfriendly behavior that her boy has. He is a bad-temper boy that doesn’t like to talk much. Concerning to this, Ms. Linda said that we have to change the approach if there’s something wrong in the relationship. Teens need to be understood and appreciated. So as a parent, we have to go in-depth about their activities, what draws their attention, and so on. For that reason, we must give them space to act like what they want, while we monitor and control it from “the other room”.

Ms. Linda also explained about how important the motherhood is.
Mother, is the oldest profession in human life that is awarded by God,” said Ms. Linda.

Surabaya, 29 August, 2016
Edwin Mclean


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