Workshop on Promoting Positive Parenting

Workshop on Promoting Positive Parenting
Pakistan Alliance for Early Childhood in collaboration with PAHCHAAN and Pakistan Piedatric Assosication (PPA) conducted a workshop on Promoting Positive Parenting on Friday, December 10, 2021 in Serena Hotel, Islamabad. Dr. Tufail Muhammad Khan Chairman Child Rights Group Pakistan Pediatric Association (CRG-PPA) started the Workshop by giving a welcome note to the participants. Afterwards Ms. Khadija Khan, CEO, PAFEC shared objectives and background of the Workshop. Moving forward Prof. Dr. Mowadat Rana, Psychiatrist Rawalpindi gave a key note speech on Understanding the Importance of Positive Parenting for a Nation. Followed by this Dr. Naeem Zafar, President PAHCHAAN, gave a key note speech on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their long term Mental and Physical Impact on Children and Adults.
The panel discussion started with the following presentations:
 Age-appropriate Developmental Requirements of Children, Importance of 1st 1000 days, Child-growth Monitoring, Responsive Caregiving, Recognizing Danger Signs and
Taking Timely Action by Dr. Muhammad Moaz, Child Specialist, Convener Pakistan Pediatric Association Lahore
 Recipe for Playful Parenting – Its Impact on Psychosocial & Emotional Development of Children by Dr Shelina Bhemani, Asst Professor, Research & Lead ECD Parenting Programme, Aga Khan University
 Reading to Children, Creating Book Bonding, School Readiness by Mr. Muhammad Rafique Tahir, Former Joint Educational Advisor, Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training
 Digital Influences, Impact of Screen time on Child Development by Dr. Aisha Mehnaz, Chairperson Konpal Child Protection Society
 Digital Influences, Impact of Screen time on Child Development and Online Dangers and Parental Control by Ms. Zahida Manzoor, Child Protection Officer, UNICEF Lahore
 Parental Responsibility in Child Protection & Safeguarding by Ms. Afshan Tehseen Bajwa, Chairperson National Commission on the Rights of the Child
After this this the panel discussion was open for question-and-answer session. Dr. Naeem Zafar concluded the Workshop by sharing conclusion and recommendations. Ms. Wajiha Qamar, Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training was chief guest of the Workshop.

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