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.