How Can Parents Support Social-Emotional Wellbeing of Young Children During and Beyond COVID-19
The first webinar of this series was conducted on February 4, 2021. The title of the webinar was “How Can Parents Support Social-Emotional Wellbeing of Young Children During and Beyond COVID-19’’. The Science of Love and Its Wonders in Early Childhood Development”.
Dr. Faryal Razaaq, CEO, The FEEEL PTV LTD was the guest speaker and Ms. Khadija Khan was the moderator of the webinar. The aim of the webinar was to help parents, caregivers, teachers and other ECD practitioners to provide the required support to children to ensure social, emotional, and mental well-being, especially during the pandemic. The areas which the speaker focused during her talk included, signs of mental wellbeing of children, importance of love and what are some practical steps to address mental health issues especially during the pandemic. COVID-19 as we all know has badly affected children’s social, emotional, and mental wellbeing around the world and the children in Pakistan are not spared from it. This situation requires parents, teachers and all other ECD workforce to equip themselves with the required skills and knowledge to provide care to children. Dr. Faryal Razaaq explained how love and affection plays pivotal role in a child’s life; she said that even chronic behavioral issues can be dealt with care and love in the formative years of children by giving them opportunity to express their feelings and emotions openly, listening to them attentively, fulfilling their needs and giving them love and affection. Adverse experiences have a negative impact on the overall development of children so parents and other caregivers should learn how to provide a nurturing care to children. For more details visit the below links: