Parenting has never been that easy. Smart Parenting is typically affected by the culture that we create, tradition that we believed and the religious affiliation that we were raised. However it is the Family Lifestyle that makes the difference.
With the rise of the 20th century many families have changed their “parenting styles”. In the Philippines, the diversity of culture has greately affected its parenting style. Although, given that we are a Christian nation has typically considered embracing the culture of keeping the christian traditions which has greately impacted these generation.
‘Family values‘ has become ubiquitous in our culture and yet it has not received serious, thorough, and substantive analysis—until now.
- A History of Modern Evangelicalism
Today, we live by the norms of society where we accept the morals depending on what is trending and famous amongst social media. Facebook posts for example have molested the morals of society, where they can easily watch sensual types of videos and pictures. Because of this factor, there is what is now known as “national social emergency” in the Philippines according to Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM). POPCOM Executive Director Juan Perez III said there is an average of 530 teenagers that get pregnant daily, and the figure has stayed above 500 since 2010. The number hit a high in 2017, when the agency recorded about 574 teen pregnancies per day. It is painful for parents to see that their children are being co-parented by gadgets and social media.
If we fail to guide the youth, we fail to gain the world.
As the famous slogan of our national hero says, “the youth is the hope of our nation” but how can we attain what we hope for if every child is not properly parented. I would like to introduce to you, The World Needs a Father program that will enrich parenting.
I have attended this program last year and I found this training as the answer to the national emergency. This program is packed with practical applications and sustainable approaches for Filipino parents. Below are the topics to be discussed:
- The Cry of the Digital Generation
- Every Season Counts
- Wounds Revealed and Healed
- Biblical Manhood
- Fathers Provide Moral Authority
- Father Confer Identity
- Father Provides Emotional Identity
- Fathers Affirm Potentials
- Motherhood Design
- The Single Mother
- Establishing Community Practice
This program catered to a holistic approach for Fathers, Mothers, Single Parents. They also encourage singles and soon to get married couples to attend these sessions. Currently, the sessions will be held on March 3 – May 19, 2020, at CCF Center, Pasig City. For more details please check the link below:
Truly, how we parent determines the direction of our family. If we do not do something about it, who would? It does not matter how difficult the parenting strategies are, as long as we want to provide a brighter future for our children we will make the change that everybody aspires.