By: Trisha Mae M. Salen
The best thing that parents could give their children is their precious time. Nowadays, parents somehow neglect giving the much needed time to their children. Most of them focus their attention in office and business work. This oftentimes results in conflict between a parent and a child. This issue was the focus of the Grades 7 and 8 Parents’ Seminar on September 24, 2016 at the RCI Rodriguez Audio-Visual Room.
With the theme, “Parenting the Millennials,” the activity aimed to develop and foster smooth relationship between parents and their children. The resource speakers were Bro. Gregorio Cayetano, the BEC Coordinator and Servant Leader in Most Holy Rosary Parish, and Vice President of RCI Rodriguez Alumni Association, Maria Theresa Pacatang. Both speakers shared their knowledge and wisdom on parenting to help parents guide their millennial children. They also gave advice on how parents and children could understand each other during different times. A big majority of the Grades 7 and 8 parents participated in the activity. Academic supervisor Leonila Santos welcomed the parents and RCI Rodriguez campus head Carmencita Alcantara extended gratitude to the parents and encouraged them to take to heart the resource persons’ sharing.
For Grades 9, 10, and 11 parents’ seminar, the theme was “Parenting 21st Century Generation Children: Its Challenges and Solutions.” The objective was to impart theoretical, practical, and statistically-based information regarding 21st-century children and parents. The resource speaker, Region IV-A CHED Supervisor II Renifer Francisco, was the parent of a Grade 10 student. She is also a lecturer/trainer and the focal person of Gender and Development (GAD). The speaker discussed the A to Z of good parenting, described the Net Generation and its characteristics, and advised her fellow parents on how to deal with the challenges of parenting millennial children.
The activities were organized by the Office of the Guidance Counselor.