Skopje, 16 December 2018 (MIA) – Each experience shapes the way a child thinks, feels, behaves, and learns. What we talk about at home, the way we raise our children, teaches them how to behave and impacts society. We should all be aware that although love comes to us naturally, parenting is a skill you can learn. Let’s try to be better parents, for our children’s sake and for their brighter future, said Minister of Labor and Social Policy Mila Carovska during the EU- and UNICEF-supported Talks on Parenthood event on Sunday.
To contribute towards developing successful parenting skills, parenting counseling centers were formed in over fifteen daycare centers across Macedonia, the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy wrote in a press release.
The Ministry said it was developing more of these counseling programs, but also increasing the number of preschools and developing the skills of the personnel.
“When society helps parents raise children with secure attachment styles, who believe in themselves, who have empathy, who can cope with disappointment, learn and discover new things, we can create a cycle of human connection and develop a stronger, prosperous and safe community,” UNICEF representative Benjamin Perks said.
So far, Talks on Parenthood were held in Kumanovo, Gostivar, Strumica, Bitola, and Skopje, presenting research on child psychology, emotional attachment, character building, parenting styles, and the impact of negative experiences on child development. mr/16:41