Parenting Webinar strengthens resiliency in families amidst pandemic

Teresa Claire Agtay

St. Bridget College – College Department and Senior High School Level jointly held a parenting webinar through Microsoft Teams live last October 3 to talk about the roles of parents in this time of uncertainty and way to build resiliency among family members, with the theme “Parenting and Family resilience”.

The said webinar was conducted by Mr. Jeronimo L. Perez, a former priest turned soft skills trainer and social media influencer and former Executive Director of the GMA Kapuso Foundation, as the main speaker.

“The role of parents in this time of pandemic is really very important in the well-being of their children. Parents need to be involved most especially in their education. Attending parenting sessions would be of great help in knowing about how to raise their children especially their teens and adolescents. This kind of session would inform them of the things they need to do and should do throughout the development of each member of their family,” Mrs. Rona Manalo, the guidance counselor in charge of the event said in a statement.

Mrs. Manalo added that attending in this kind of webinar and event can help parents improve their sense of competency and efficacy when it comes to dealing with different situations and improving their parenting skills.

In the said webinar, Sir Mimo gave three parenting tips to the parents such as being kind to themselves, using their power of choice, and being a loving presence among their families. The webinar aims to spread awareness and knowledge about parenting to a lot of guardians, especially in the midst of online class and this pandemic.