Perhaps one of the significant challenges of parents with children younger than 8 years old is understanding what goes on in their minds on one hand, and how to teach them concepts on the other hand. Many parents feel confused as they repeat what they say to their children, and their children behave as if the conversation did not happen, so they repeat the action that their parents told them not to do, or do mistakes that children do not see as mistakes while parents see them as commonsense.
In this regard, Be-Free Program conducted a specialized workshop for parents on 7th May. The workshop focused on the different gaps that might occur between parents and their young children, how to understand the children’s perspective in comparison with the parent’s perspective, and how to deal with it.
The workshop started with examples of real life problems the parents face with their children, discussed its reasons, the difference between identifying the problem from the parent’s perspective and their children’s, and the difficulty it causes when trying to find solutions that parents and children can agree on to solve the problem and avoid it in the future.
The workshop’s main emphasis was on the parents’ outlook to take a role in teaching their children the ways of life, instead of focusing on solving the current problem only, and therefore, the problems become their gateway to teach their children real life lessons on how to stay balanced, understanding reality, how to make decisions, and other important concepts and skills for a more successful and developed life.