Whenever someone becomes a parent, the developmental journey is for both - the parent as well as the child. The basic idea of this project is to focus consciously on this journey to enhance the old-age practices and incorporate new strategies to help the child’s development.
Parents of children upto age ten.
With increased equal work opportunities, female empowerment, and a shift from joint to nuclear families, many challenges arise when people become first-time parents. Parents are often not able to dedicate enough time to their children. This leads to serious consequences such as physical and mental issues. Maa Foundation aims to create awareness by linking how parents' actions directly impact a child's development.
The early childhood years are the most crucial and foundational years of a child’s development. All the experiences a child gets during these initial years build their future personality and plays a pivotal role in shaping their character and personality. Keeping this in mind, we thought of working with parents because they are the individual's closest to children. The aim is to pass the idea of the holistic development of the child. Parenting has three essential components. Firstly, care protects children from harm. Care also encompasses promoting emotional as well as physical health. Secondly, control involves setting and enforcing boundaries to ensure children’s and others’ safety in ever-widening areas of activity. Thirdly, development involves optimising children’s potential and maximising the opportunities for using it. Although a reasonable consensus exists about “bad parenting,” there is no agreement about its opposite, particularly in a diverse and rapidly changing society. Ultimately, the goal is to achieve a harmonious relationship between parents and children.
This program is designed into structured hour-long sessions for eight consecutive weeks, focusing on various themes. Overall, these themes talk about understanding child development and parenting, multiple activities we can implement for their holistic development, effective communication with children for their holistic development, keeping their health and safety into consideration, strategies to develop appropriate behaviour in children and lastly, the importance of all the caregivers' involvement in child development. The sessions are week-long, where parents are given few assignments to complete, and along with assignments, we provide parents with relevant documents.
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