Peshali Fernando a Clinical Psychotherapist from Shanghai United Hospital shared her expertise as a professional in the field of child, adolescent and family well-being. As a parent herself, Peshali has lived in many different countries, experienced many different cultures and was able to appreciate the challenges we face, and give us confidence in the fact that we are ‘good enough’ parents.
Parents discovered that there are different parenting styles including the helicopter parent, the laissez-faire parent, the drill sergeant parent, and the consultative parent. At times we all draw on different aspects of these styles and it was interesting to find out why and how we relate to our children at different stages in their development.
The group explored their parenting style through role play and were able to share the challenges and opportunities they face as parents of children, particularly living in an international community.
It is planned that this will be the start of a series of Parent Exchanges and your ideas for what you want to discuss and learn more about are welcomed. Please email Sue Smith with your suggestions.
Up and coming events
Resilient and Resourceful Young People
22 – 24 February, we welcome back Clive Leach to work with us in developing our ‘Community of Well-being’. Some of you may recall from last year, Clive’s very popular presentations on the theme of flourishing. There will be an opportunity to attend an event on Monday 22 February 18:30-20:00 and again on Wednesday 24 February 9:00-10:30 when Clive will talk about developing resilient and resourceful young people. Clive will share with us the latest work on identifying and using character strengths and developing mental toughness to enable young people to flourish and continue to flourish throughout their lives.
The Parent Exchange
Thursday 10 March, 9:00-10:00 Stage One, The Parent Exchange. This forum will be for parents of children currently in the primary school.
If you would like to reserve a place at any of above events please email me here.
Sue Smith, Well-being Co-ordinator