Positive Learning: Supportive Parenting Toolbox
Raising children is among the most vital functions of families in society. The up-bringing of children is not limited to the provision of their basic needs of clothing, food, and shelter; it includes teaching them proper behaviour. It becomes increasingly important to identify ways to manage a child’s behaviour throughout various stages of child development up until they become independent individuals and are able to actively and positively contribute to society, bearing in mind the impact of parenting methods on a child’s personality, psychological state, intelligence, and ability to learn, especially during childhood. Studies show that resorting to physical violence with children weakens a child’s cognitive skills and limits their academic achievements, as well as negative effects on the child’s personality and psychological state. The report also indicates that children who were subjected to violence during their childhood are more likely to use physical punishment in raising their own children in the future, leading to an almost unbreakable cycle of violence.
As we strive to create a just society where all its members enjoy their fundamental rights, which include the protection of children and providing them with a safe environment, the idea for the positive parenting project emerged. Ultimately, the project aims to provide parents with positive parenting methods that will assist them in dealing with the behaviour of their children and to encourage suitable behaviours and limit inappropriate ones. In addition, the project seeks to discuss a host of common issues among children from 1 – 12 years of age, and the scientifically-proven methods available to address these issues.
Positive parenting carries the message of child-rearing with affection, and because our children are our most precious resources, we constantly strive to ensure their well-being and provide them with the best. To fulfil its all-inclusive approach towards a just society, the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development - ARDD sought to provide parents with a set of parenting methods to help them perform their duties in a manner that ensures their children’s best interests and to adjust behaviour without causing them any harm while also contributing to the up-brining of a generation of confident and responsible children.”
It is for this purpose that the organisation worked to produce a video series comprised of five segments; each of which provides useful postivie learning tips which parents can use with their children.
Please click here to visit our gallery and watch the videos.