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Communications professional hosts parenting seminar

Sunday, October 15, 2017

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Maverick Communications Limited is seeking to stimulate interest in a parenting seminar it is staging at the end of the month.

Using the theme: Improving Children's Engagement toward Achievement, the event is targeting 100 parents, teachers and guardians who want to learn how to better understand and address the educational needs of children in their care.

“This seminar was birthed from my own struggles as a parent who wants to see her child operating at optimum from a place of self-regulation and a deep drive to do well,” said Maverick's managing director, Melody Cammock-Gayle. “I need to learn, and I figure there must be other parents like me. So this engagement seminar intends to provide the tools, pathways, social protocols and best practices for parents to engender in children a genuine passion for learning so that they can get, and keep, their children tuned in to learning.”

She said the seminar will feature some of the more popular names in education, nutrition and child care, including Dr Patrece Charles, counselling psychologist; Dr Joy Callender, consultant nutritionist; Kaysia Kerr, CEO, National Parenting Support Commission, among others. Junior education minister Floyd Green is also scheduled to participate.

Cammock-Gayle said the sessions will cover such topics as: identifying your child's learning style and the importance of working with the teacher to co-create assessment criteria, the role of nutrition in learning, keeping cool despite your child's disengagement and motivating your child to aspire to, and create professional quality outcomes.

“It is no secret the role that encouragement and parental guidance play in helping children stay attuned to learning. As parents, we have to know how best to get through to our children and we promise that this seminar will be just what parents need to help boost their relationships with their children and understand how best to guide them academically,” the Maverick Communications boss said.

The parenting seminar is scheduled for the Spanish Court Hotel on October 28.

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